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A writer and editor of this website from 2006 to early 2012, Ken Layne is occassionally seen on Twitter and writes small books and is already haunting you from beyond (your) grave.

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  • Monkey

    Does this mean McCain and Obama are going to sniff each others’ asses at the next debate?

  • grendel

    Something about “you can’t teach an old dog how to answer questions on teh Teevee”

  • dutchie

    Is it just me or does McCain look kinda yellow in that cover?

    Perhaps his stay in the Hanoi Hilton caused changes other than inability to use technology and a crabby disposition?


  • TGY

    That is, like, damned funny.

  • Special Agent Jack Mehoff

    I’d rather not apply human traits to a valuable food source for the coming apocalypse thank you.

  • SayItWithWookies

    So this means we should RFID John McCain so we can find him if he wanders out of the house in his bathrobe?

  • sezme

    [re=118871]dutchie[/re]: They dyed his skin to match his teeth.

  • ihasasad

    The tan one on the back cover makes me think of Cindy for some reason

  • cal

    Hopey and Dopey

  • magic titty

    [re=118887]ihasasad[/re]: there’s actually an awesome picture of Cindy looking exactly like that, but i can’t find it on the tubes. Someone, please help! She has on a blue dress and – aw, fuck it! – she looks just like that dog. Please find.

  • obfuscator

    The black dog’s facial expression is one of wisdom, empathy and steady leadership.

    The white dog seems to be confused and possibly defecating.

  • Sara in the West

    [re=118879]Special Agent Jack Mehoff[/re]: I don’t think McCain will taste that good–too tough and grisley

  • superfecta

    Awesome! I used to work at Nature, this is their best cover ever!

  • ihasasad
  • http://joshreads.com Josh Fruhlinger

    A friend of mine adopted a dark brown dog from a family in Arkansas. They also had the dog’s light brown litter mate up for adoption. The dogs were named “Buckwheat” and “Alfalfa,” respectively. For reals.

  • keepinitrealyo

    [re=118919]Josh Fruhlinger[/re]: I knew you’d weigh in on this one… it’s too good a visual for you to ignore.

  • WhatTheHeck

    One dog looks studley and the other, neutered… on both covers

  • Scooter

    Black Dog is my ringtone! White Dog is just white noise.

  • wilmawonker

    [re=118871]dutchie[/re]: yeah, he’s a lab.

  • widestanceromancer

    I refuse to accept McCain calling himself The Butterscotch Maverick.

  • OzoneTom

    Is jaundice a symptom of teh norovirus sickness?

  • jbd

    Now that the liberal media has invoked Led Zeppelin, the race is essentially over.

  • commiegirl

    Okay, that is fucking ADORABLE.

  • CivicHoliday

    The layout editor deserves a raise. Page design while high is really working for ya, buddy. :)

  • ForeignSickSpecialist

    [re=118856]Monkey[/re]: According to that norovirus in G’town, I think there’s enough ass sniffing going on in DC.

  • nurple

    Nature podcasts are aweseome. All the readers sound like Harry Potter characters.

  • Words

    [re=118919]Josh Fruhlinger[/re]:

    In a similar vein, last weekend my local newspaper stated, in a column on pets and animals that are up for adoption, that black dogs and cats are harder to find homes for than white and lighter colored ones. ‘Course we are in the South, so…….

  • President Beeblebrox

    Latest fivethirtyeight.com probabilities:

    Black Lab 83.8% probability of victory
    Yellow Lab 16.2%

    …before the Diebold Factor, of course.

  • Polly Sigh-Entist

    my black lab is named Baron – does that make me a Socialist? (damn Europeans!)