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Inside: Funny therapist cartoons!“No one would do such a cover of McCain, playing into the most damaging rumors, but imagine this: a jaunty young John, in his pilot uniform, sitting comfortably and chatting with his Vietnamese captors. Two gorgeous gals serve his every wish. He is smoking a cigar and drinking a martini. In the next room other POWs are being intensively interrogated. Ha ha, Republicans?” [Cover by Jeremy Glass, inspired by Blorts and Lew Rockwell … wait, what?]

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  • El Bombastico

    He at least got the teeth right. On McCain, I mean… not on the stereotypical evil buck-toothed Asian. It’s the right hue of yellow.

  • Inadequate Blackmail

    “I don’t know anything about satire, but I know what I like.”

  • Crow T. Robot

    It’s funny ’cause it’s true.

  • shortsshortsshorts

    My reality has been devastated by the lack of walnuts in this depiction. Therefore it is not authentic.

  • greatgooglymoogly

    I’d rather see one of McCain dressed up in a black leather sex-slave-boy outfit and a spike collar, doing tricks for a bunch of debauched fat-cat donors and/or corporate bigshots, while Cindy stands off in the background wearing her dominatrix outfit. Or maybe that’s not “ironic” enough.

  • ManchuCandidate

    “Hey GI, I ruv you rong time. Suckee suckee like gilfliend back home?”

  • Truculent

    Numbah 10

  • V572625694

    How about a picture of Charles Keating blowing him. Okay, okay, that really happened. But still! Think of the artistic possibilities.

  • shortsshortsshorts

    [re=39697]greatgooglymoogly[/re]: *fap fap fap fap fap fap*

  • ronaldpagan

    His crippled wife should be crying in the distance.

  • Guppy06

    [re=39698]ManchuCandidate[/re]: If girlfliend back home was as good at the suki suki, he might not have kicked her to the curb.

  • tunamelt

    McCain looks very well-preserved in that image. Like dipped in formaldehyde.

  • anabellum


  • Delicious

    So that’s the VIP room at a Hanoi Hilton. Good for John.

  • jimh

    Where is the outrage?

  • teebob2000

    I hadn’t seen the full cover yet. By me the stores keep New Yorker is up on the top shelf and covered, between Juggs and Hot Rod.

  • murality

    [re=39697]greatgooglymoogly[/re]: ass2ass

  • loquaciousmusic

    [re=39743]teebob2000[/re]: That’s cool, bro. I know a lot of people who masturbate to Roz Chast cartoons.

  • liquiddaddy

    I thought he looks like Hugh Hefner. Are people really allowed to still draw Asian men caricatures like that anymore?

  • lessreal

    There is no campaign finance reform in the champagne room. Yeah, we sure found that one out the hard way…

  • Anita Cocktail

    [re=39720]tunamelt[/re]: I think it’s all that botox in his forehead.

  • Anita Cocktail

    [re=39696]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: Plus the Asian woman isn’t wearing her Slim Slacks.

  • lessreal

    The lass feeling up McCain’s chest appears a little concerned, like she just found a lump.

  • PoliticalGraffiti

    i believe in equal opportunity hatred. touche

  • Canmon (the Inadequate)

    Why are there no Republicans posting how they think this is outrageous and offensive this is on any of those blogs or this one?

  • moldilox

    an obvious fake, can’t be a new yorker cover without the black vertical stripe on the left hand side.

  • Street Organizer

    Wait. Huh? Why is a oriental man attached to John McCain’s groin? Wait! Whoaa-no! Is the New Yorker implying that John McCain has a parasitic Vietnamese twin?! :(

  • Pelagius

    [re=39778]Canmon (the Inadequate)[/re]: Because Republicans still have their superior sense of satire (e.g. The 1/2 Hour News Hour) intact.

  • masterdebater

    What is that girl doing to our war hero? That could be misconstrued.

  • Wee Mousie

    What? No John McCain as the late Richard Widmark, playing Tommy Udo in Kiss of Death, shoving Carol McCain’s wheelchair down the staircase in his rush to reach Cindy’s trust fund?

  • sanantonerose

    Is that George Peppard?

    Ten years ago / In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire… The McCain Team.

  • josereyes.theroof

    [re=39765]lessreal[/re]: R.I.P. Gerald Levert.

    (Still amazed a pop-gospel singer would appear on a song titled “No Sex (in the Champagne Room)”.)

  • Neilist

    You can make fun of those Pinko Commie Gooks if you like.

    But they were wayyyyyyy too smart to let Walnuts near the controls of one of their expensive MiG-17s (or worse, an even more expensive MiG-21).

    With John “Whoops! I Did It AGAIN!” McCain on flight duty, the North Vietnamese Air Force would have been reduced to ground unit within a couple of weeks, tops!

  • regisgoat

    Hmm. Funny in the abstract, but too few people are accusing McC. of singing like a canary when those yellow devils got him. Now, hear me out, what if he was in an old folks home eating mac and cheese and staring off into space…

  • RuperttheBear

    Where’s the one with him dumping Carol or whatever the hell her name is out of her wheelchair and offering it to Cindy dressed up like a JonBenet Ramsey ballernina cowgirl? WHERE IS THAT ONE?

  • HomoPolitico

    Meanwhile, Cindy should be in the backround, mainlining meth into her viens and buying little brown children with cash.

  • AlexisHidell

    [re=39831]sanantonerose[/re]: Yes, and that is not a racist caricature of an East Asian man – it’s “Howlin’ Mad” Murdoch in clever disguise.

  • bitchincamaro

    I call bullshit. Since when did The New Yorker start using photos for their covers?

  • RuperttheBear

    [re=39789]Pelagius[/re]: Is “” latin for “retarded”?

  • sanantonerose

    [re=39921]AlexisHidell[/re]: And the pretty Asian lady is Templeton “Faceman” Peck!

  • ElmerDinkley

    Walnuts shit ain’t too buku.

  • mlee1

    That doesn’t look like Walnuts. Needs more face cancer.

    Face cancer which is exclusively transmitted by bukkake. Must be how that second pretty Asian lady became Michelle Malkin.

    and NOOOOO!!! By posting this comic, Wonkette has been tricked into giving “greater currency” to Lew Rockwell Paultard propaganda.

    P.S. have some more Obama hentai:

  • Grizzly

    The most “damaging rumor” I’ve heard about McCain is that he is as old as the pyramids and has an ugly face. Also that he can’t turn on a computer.

    Jesus, if anything this cover makes him look *more* legitimate…