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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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  • Varchar

    I wonder if they’re listening to this in there: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUEkOVdUjHc

  • Delicious

    I knew it was Cheyney’s fault!

  • Delicious


  • Lascauxcaveman

    How’s the market doing today? Have the “buying opportunities” started showing up yet?

  • Scarab

    Make it funnier, I just lost my life savings.

  • Gopherit v2.0

    Yup. We have the highest average standard of living in the same way you can put one hand in boiling water, and one hand in liquid nitrogen and, on average, be comfortable.

  • cal

    Are those horrible grinning Asiatics in the car?

  • facehead

    Right, cause in ‘merica, we gotz da sines tellin us all wear we go.

  • El Bombastico

    The dog represents America’s obscene dependence on foreign oil. The Chinaman represents… well, Chinamen.

  • Serolf Divad

    Dang, I hop in to make a Cheney joke and looks like I’m the 60th guy who noticed the resemblance.

  • Jobbotch

    Let’s parse the passengers. Cheney, McCain, Mickey Rooney in “Breafast at Tiffany’s”, a rabbit-dog, and.. and… a midget skier?

  • WhatTheHeck

    Gotta get in shape so I can walk the 15 miles to work and be the best worker in the world.
    Some old guy told me I had to.

  • Scarab

    Cheer up, I have it on good authority that is all just a plan by Louis and Billy Ray to corner the frozen concentrated orange juice market. Any second now the markets will turn around and shoot up. Wait for it… wait for it…

  • Special Agent Jack Mehoff

    I have no idea what’s going on right now. A bunch of people I don’t recognize in what appears to be a 60’s era European car. Maybe the car has Truck Nutz…

  • ManchuCandidate

    I’ll bet you a dollar they don’t.

  • Tommy Says Soooo

    This is the end, MY FRIENDS, the end…no one gets out of here alive….without eating hobo meat.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Ingrates — we should be on our knees thanking the rich for the immense character-building opportunity that they’ve made for us over the next ten or so years. After subsisting on potato skins and sawdust we’ll get to march off to war and be the next Greatest Generation — huzzah!

  • AngryBlakGuy

    FAKE!!! I think WALNUTS! is far more likely to drive his car into a crowd of bystanders.

  • natteringnaybob

    Reminds me. Where the fuck has Cheney been?

  • Mista Eko

    That is the last time I want the Republicans and the Chinese to imitate the Joad family. Ever.

  • National Fried Boloney League

    I think it’s Cheney Driving the US off a cliff, taking Chimpy (in flight-suit mode), McCain & Palin with him. They all look Asiatic is because they all wanted to resemble our former Chinese overlords before the world economy imploded. The dog could be a reference to religion (Ya know…. dog spelled backwards…)

    All hail our new Canadian overlords, and lookin’ forward to the free health care and cheap maple syrup, eh?

  • Anonymous Office Zombie

    Everything sucks in America including the new Wonkette, now with 100% more depression. I can get the same feelings of hopelessness and despair by actually paying attention to my dead-end job and life, thank you very much.

  • Miller

    They can’t even make Cheney an menacing octopus, strangling the globe? Where have you gone Thomas Nast?


  • cal

    [re=126256]Miller[/re]: Nice blog. I’ve always suspected that children aren’t really our future.

  • sanantonerose

    Cheney mowing down an unemployment line. In cahoots with Asians, to boot!

  • NoWireHangers

    Is that supposed to be Palin or a Chinese overlord in the left backseat? Actually, everyone in the backseat looks vaguely Asian. And Cheney looks like Ed McMahon.

    You know what, a cartoon with Ed McMahon (a la Publishers Clearinghouse) at the wheel and China in the backseat would probably make too much sense.

  • lawrenceofthedesert

    Political cartooning has gone into the toilet since the Murdoch Brigades starting buying papers and hiring fascist editors. The alternative weeklies should have taken up the slack, but they were a bunch of fatcats, too, back when they were worth something (before craigslist sprang and they were too greedy to respond). It was once a noble profession.

  • lumpenprole

    “The American way of life is not negotiable.”
    So send cycle back the dollars you foreigns and be quick about it.

  • The Station Manager

    I call bullshit. They’re fucking carpooling commies.