This was a photo illustration for campusprogress.org that never got published. It was for an article about the different ways the National Anthem has been interpreted. The latest trend is hip-hop or R&B.
Well, this ends the two strips a week run. I expect I’ll return to it in a few months, after I have the chance to get a ahead on the comics so I’m not killing myself at the last minute to get it done.
The governments excuses for wiretapping aren’t making much sense. According to them, they are only for international calls from known or suspected Al Qaeda operatives. Does this mean they don’t monitor domestic calls of Al Qaeda operatives? Like the ones the 9/11 hijackers probably made to each other? I really wish they would. Oh, and with a warrant like the Constitution talks about. In fact, if there are Al Qaeda operatives on American soil that we are openly aware of –and feel free to call me crazy here– I’m leaning towards arresting them.
I got an e-mail about my last comic, A Modest Proposal, from a guy that runs the website barrelsofblood.com. He has calculated the amount of blood we have spilt for oil in Iraq in barrels.
The number of pints of blood in the average human body = 10
The number of gallons of blood in the average human body (8 pints per gallon) = 1.33
The estimated number of gallons of blood lost by an injured person = .25
The number of gallons in a BARREL OF OIL = 42
I had planned to do a Brokeback Mountain comic, but events led me to pitching it to a magazine for a full page strip, which seems like it will seee the light of day before the Oscars. So I cheated a bit and slightly reworked a comic I did back in the day when Idiot Box just started. I have always wanted to redraw it with the current porportions of the strip so it could be printed, so here you have it.
New Toon will be posted late tonight…
The Beast’s 50 Most Loathsome People of 2005 is up. Read it.
I was going to rant about the amount of lame ass editorial cartoons on Brokeback Mountain, but Mikhaela already did that for me.
August Pollack is hosting the 2006 George W. Bush Dead Kitten Survey.
I knew this would happen someday
AFTER a burglar broke into caricaturist Bill “Weg” Green’s Heathmont home on Sunday, it took the 82-year-old just seconds to draw his attacker.
Fifteen minutes later, patrolling police caught a suspect and Mr Green’s drawing proved they had the right man.
found via Comics Reporter.
I’ve been wanting to comment on 50 Cent’s rampant commercialism ever since I heard of his new brand of water. I would call him a sell out, but that would imply he had integrity at some point. Apparently in the rap community making your living selling crack to people in your community, then using that money to buy guns, cars, and diamonds and gold that starving Africans mined from the Earth gives you credibility.
50 Cent is everything that is wrong with rap. Besides the obligatory mysogyny, homophobia, and materialism, he seems to be the rapper that made it cool to start beef and shoot people again. I thought after Biggie and Tupac rappers chilled out a bit and realized dying prevented them from making more horrible albums.
Fuck Freddy, Michael Myers, Leatherface,the Leprechaun, and everyone else.
The Gingerdead Man is hands down the best horror movie of the last, oh, three centuries.
I saw it last night and I must say it’s in the running for Best Picture at the Oscars. Brokeback Mountain watch out! And yes, you read that right, Gary Busey is the Gingerdead Man. He plays an insane killer who gets sent to the electric chair, but when his ashes are delivered to his mysterious mother, she mixes them into a secret batch of gingerbread seasoning for the unsuspecting local bakery. 15-20 minutes at 450?later the GingerDead Man is born.
This movie contains the greatest plot hole of any horror film I’ve ever seen (besides cookie dough coming alive in the form of a 7 inch tall cussing maniac with super strength). The people in the bakery just stay there the whole movie as the GingerDead Man kills them one by one. Are they trapped? In the middle of a desert? No. They are in the middle of a city. They could walk out the front door, get in their car, drive home, and go to sleep. Why this never happens is a bit of a mystery, but it does allow for the movie to take place. And for that I am grateful.
Here’s a new illustration for the SF Weekly’s book review section. The subject is writing about politics, which is the topic of whatever book this illustration is for. It’s one of my first times putting half-tone patterns in my stuff. I like the way it looks so I’ll probably do it again. click on them to enlarge.
I didn’t think it would come this soon, but it has. The point where actual news reports are so ridiculous, so insanely funny , that I cannot exaggerate them any further. Nothing can be added to make it more absurd.
What then is my role as a satirist? Am I to just transcribe reality itself and count on it being mind-bendingly comical?
Such is the case with this cartoon. All information is taken from this USA Today article.
Masheka Wood celebrates MLK Day.
Lloyd Dangle muses on the limits of Presidential powers.
August Pollak revisits the history crying in the courts. Apparently Mrs. Alito is in good company.
And, unfortunately, Steve Notely looses points with me for making fun of the golden nectar that it SoyMilk. But if you’re are a soymilk hating, puss-filled, cow milk drinking radical you’ll probably enjoy the comic.