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Object Lesson: John Altoon's Oswald spoof is very Internet
Object Lesson: John Altoon's Oswald spoof is very Internet

Plug the words "Lee Harvey Oswald" into Google image search and you'll turn up all the classic pictures of the man who shot John F. Kennedy: the mug shot, the backyard portrait of Oswald holding a rifle, and the moment in which Jack Ruby puts an end to his life. There is also a whole lot of Internet ridiculosity: cleverly Photoshopped images depict Oswald in an X-Box T-shirt, holding a banjo, playing in a band. My favorite shows James Leavelle, the Dallas detective who led Oswald on his fatal perp walk, attending a high school dance party. This perpetual state of half-real visual irony is simply part of our culture now. The Onion  satirized 9/11....

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