Lt. John Pike Pepper Sprays His Way Into Art History

Pep­per spray stu­dents in the face on Fri­day, and you wake up the face of evil on Sat­ur­day. Then, the brunt of some clever jokes on Mon­day. Look! There’s Lieu­tenant John Pike pop­ping into the famous paint­ing, The Spir­it of ’76, and mac­ing a wound­ed sol­dier while he’s down. That’s low.

Now the sym­bol of French free­dom, Delacroix’s Lib­er­ty Lead­ing the Peo­ple. Is Pike using pep­per spray? Or, on clos­er inspec­tion, is that a shot of deodor­ant? Quel con ce mec.

Free­dom from Want is part of Nor­man Rock­well’s Four Free­doms series of paint­ings. And guess who is ruin­ing free­dom, Thanks­giv­ing and every­thing whole­some?

Yes, he even­tu­al­ly des­e­crates Picas­so’s anti-war mur­al, Guer­ni­ca, too.

A baby seal? WTF Pike?!!

More art his­to­ry fun awaits you at the Pep­per­Spray­ing­Cop Tum­blr site.

H/T Heather and Wash­Po

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