#1 By: Cory Doctorow, September 11th, 2013 10:10
#2 By: John Fleming, September 11th, 2013 10:20
It's not April 1st, right? I didn't just blank out for seven months?
#3 By: Miramon, September 11th, 2013 10:20
What? The link is to an unattributed quarter-page article posted in 2003. Slow news day, yes, but this is ridiculous.
#4 By: John Fleming, September 11th, 2013 10:21
I just checked the date myself. Maybe it's 10-Year-Old News day or something.
#5 By: Paul Coleman, September 11th, 2013 10:21
This is how rumors get started...Oh, I see what you did. Carry on.
#6 By: Jason Andresen, September 11th, 2013 10:22
Did someone dig up an old Onion article by accident?
#7 By: Jonathan Roberts, September 11th, 2013 10:23
But it's very difficult for courts to rule on them; lots of experts have to be called in.
I'm imagining all the experts huddling around a picture of Dobby, then glancing at Putin and snickering.
#8 By: Rob Knop, September 11th, 2013 10:27
The last paragraph of the article gets it wrong, though. Gollum doesn't look like George W. Bush; he looks like Dick Cheney. Reference: http://entmoot.tolkientrail.com/archive/index.php?t-7087.html
#9 By: Cowicide, September 11th, 2013 10:31
Have all the world's leaders finally gone completely, batshit insane? I guess it was just a matter of time, but I'd hoped it wouldn't be happening in my lifetime. The only reason these crazies haven't been able to send us all into another world war by now is probably because of the Internet.
#10 By: parfae, September 11th, 2013 10:34
"Master has provided Putty with.. clothes?"
#11 By: Christopher Waldrop, September 11th, 2013 10:39
Dobby smiled entirely too much to ever be compared to Putin. Not long after he first became president the library where I worked got a pictorial biography of Putin, and we played "Find the smile".
He was only smiling in one picture, where he was looking at someone's baby. And even there he was probably thinking, "Mmmm. Veal."
#12 By: IMB, September 11th, 2013 10:48
Putin is too vain to ever think that he resembles Dobby.
#13 By: Kutulhu Mythos, September 11th, 2013 10:48
Was it "Take Grandma To Work Day" at the BB office? She's a dear, but she still needs to stop forwarding this kind of rubbish.
#14 By: Sarge Misfit, September 11th, 2013 10:58
falls out of his chair laughing
#15 By: Earl Hoppe, September 11th, 2013 13:02
Actually Dobby should be the one suing Putin for looking like him. If Dobby wins Putin will have to wear a paper bag over his head at any public appearances.
#16 By: Sarge Misfit, September 11th, 2013 13:32
No bad, Cory, if it makes people laugh
#17 By: Boundegar, September 11th, 2013 14:32
I am beginning to believe Boing Boing is very gullible. But still very entertaining.
#18 By: IMB, September 11th, 2013 14:51
I bet he'd still be shirtless.
#19 By: Cowicide, September 11th, 2013 15:27
Why would you put it past the nut? We're talking about this same maniac, correct? The guy who got his panties all in a bunch over a painting of him in women's underwear? I mean, what sort of person in his position of power has got time for that kind of crap aside from Kim Jong-un?
#20 By: Boundegar, September 11th, 2013 19:25
Just because it's plausible, doesn't mean it's true. A ten-year-old story with only the sketchiest of attributions is suddenly given a new lease on life as blogs around the globe assume, if it's on Boing Boing, it must be a Fact.
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