Archive for the ‘One Thousand Words’ Category

Why we don’t let cartoonists write policy decisions

About one in twenty car­toons by Michael Ramirez is actu­ally worth a read; most of the time he pro­duces far-​​​​right nitwit­tery that, rather than pro­vid­ing bal­ance or nuance to my openly social­is­tic and lefty views, sim­ply rep­re­sents cog­ni­tive noise. It’s unfor­tu­nate, too, because Ramirez is actu­ally one hell of a skilled illus­tra­tor. He clearly puts a lot of […]

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Helpin’ out my homies

Or at least my fel­low pas­sen­gers on the Lorelei, the steam­boat that fig­ures in Mark Siegel’s out­stand­ing web comic, Sailor Twain. I mean, just look at this. Here’s the first page.

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SHE SAID YES

After sad­ness cometh joy. She said yes. She said YES. SHE SAID YES. She SAID yes. She said YES, she said yes, she said yes. She said yes. She said YES. SHE SAID YES. She SAID yes. She said YES, she said yes, she said yes. She said yes. She said YES. SHE SAID YES. She […]

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In the interest of fairness…

…I took on a few other icons. Behold Jesus of Nazareth… …Siddhartha Gautama, also known as Buddha… …and one Chas. Darwin of Down House. Wanna guess who gets pissed off? SPOILER: It won’t be the athe­ists, and prob­a­bly won’t be the Buddhists.

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I drew Mohammed!

If this makes you angry, you’re a moron. Via the fun folks at SP-​​​​Studio, for­merly Planearium.

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An interesting coincidence

This toon, by Patrick Chappatte and via Cagle, sums up pre­cisely what I think is wrong with “full-​​​​body” scan­ning at air­ports. What’s strik­ing is that I was think­ing it just this morn­ing. There is no way that a “body scan­ner” can pos­si­bly tell you any­thing about the per­son being scanned. Reliance on tech­nol­ogy to pro­vide us “safety” […]

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I hate to have to admit it…

…but this lit­tle polit­i­cal toon by Cam Cardow is a hell of a lot closer to the mark than I would’ve believed, at this same time last year. Via Cagle’s pad.

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Worth passing along

For those of you unfa­mil­iar with the back­story, an Iranian man liv­ing in Arizona ran over — and killed — his 20-​​​​year-​​​​old daugh­ter because he said she was get­ting to be “too west­ern­ized”. He was, of course, Muslim. Now before you get twitchty about this, it’s hap­pened with all right-​​​​wing god­tards. The Christians are every […]

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Café scrawlings

I know, I know. Beasts of Delphos. I know! I will get back there. Crossconversting some parts of the text to HTML proveth tricky. Besides, I spent most of this week down with what I strongly sus­pect was the flu, and not just any flu, but H1N1 itself. Why? Well, it hit me fast, and it hit me hard. Wasted […]

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BofD is late, I know.

Issues with the inter­net con­nec­tion have kept me from my Friday update. Ideally they’ll be resolved today. Meanwhile, here’s a lovely car­toon from Cagle’s pad. Bill Day got it on the nose.

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A tryptich for the times

What we had: What we dreamed of: What we ended up with:

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Post 501

Like you thought it would be some­thing else.

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