IT'S NOT DARK YET BUT IT'S GETTIN' THERE  11:30 am October 31, 2008

Lil’ Sarah Palin Wants Welfare Handouts

by Ken Layne

Shadows are falling and I've been here all day ...
Dolly’s sadistic parents have dressed her as America’s most-hated angry dingbat, so the neighbors will feed her poison. (Thanks Josh!)

 

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dannygutters October 31, 2008 at 11:31 am

Man I miss the Dysfunctional Family Circus

Texan Bulldoggette October 31, 2008 at 11:33 am

Meh…who cares? Now if Dilbert showed up in black face…that would be a problem.

ManchuCandidate October 31, 2008 at 11:34 am

Who threw eggs at Bill Keane’s House?

“NOT ME!”

Neon Trotsky October 31, 2008 at 11:34 am

Halloween=Socialist Redistribution of Our Nation’s Candy Resources

facehead October 31, 2008 at 11:35 am

It is so nice to see the Family Circus look at the oncoming race war from the humorous perspective of young children awaiting a fun and scary Halloween.

fatherfigure October 31, 2008 at 11:35 am

Is that Halloween, or just a prototypical West Virginia on Monday evening?

JohnnyMeatworth October 31, 2008 at 11:36 am

Check out The Nietzsche Family Circus: http://www.losanjealous.com/nfc/perm.php?c=16&q=46

Christastic October 31, 2008 at 11:36 am

[re=157759]dannygutters[/re]: I think my favorite doctored “Family Circus” cartoon was Jeffy running into the kitchen saying “Mommy, what are Borteds?! Daddy said I should have been one!”

StephanieInCA October 31, 2008 at 11:37 am

I’m already tired of Palin costumes, and I haven’t even seen any yet.

Question, though: Is an Ashley Todd costume already overplayed? Or just right? Also, do I really have to punch myself in the eye, or can I just use mascara?

Cape Clod October 31, 2008 at 11:37 am

Oh, how precious! The Family Circus always helps me navigate the puddles and muddles of this goofy world!

tootsieroll October 31, 2008 at 11:37 am

And like good little politicians, those kids always blamed those invisible democrats, Ida Know, and Not Me.

illnoise October 31, 2008 at 11:37 am

Clearly Bil Keane’s rotting corpse hasn’t witnessed trick-or-treating in 25 years, no uppity parent would think of letting their kids trick or treat in the dark these days.

regisgoat October 31, 2008 at 11:38 am

Hilarious! Somebody told me that Bil Keane went to a comics convention and immediately told a bunch of BLUE SMUTTY STORIES from the podium to try to be “one of the guys,” so the fans wouldn’t think he was a muff for writing this horrible comics strip. Note that one of the other fuckers is supposed to be Iron Man. Weirdly, Lynda Barry wrote this spirited defense of Keane in the intro for the Best Comics of 2007. I’m still trying to get my mind wrapped around that one.

facehead October 31, 2008 at 11:39 am

[re=157768]Neon Trotsky[/re]: I’m voting for you.

regisgoat October 31, 2008 at 11:39 am

[re=157778]StephanieInCA[/re]: try a little burnt cork…

sleepy October 31, 2008 at 11:39 am

srsly, love the dylan allusion.

ode to the undecideds?: http://www.bobdylan.com/#/songs/not-dark-yet

Hairy Reed October 31, 2008 at 11:41 am

Also, my most loathed comic EVER.

DoctorCulturae October 31, 2008 at 11:42 am

This is odd. Mr. Keane, Lawrence Welk on line one.

I expect Chris Rock to come in and say, “Yeah, it’s dark enough. Git back in the house, crackers.”

grendel October 31, 2008 at 11:43 am

They’re just waiting for the race riot to begin so they can go loot them up an HD teevee!

Meth Lab for Cutie October 31, 2008 at 11:44 am

Family Circus cracks me up

keep hope alive

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=995R8OwDQs4

Texan Bulldoggette October 31, 2008 at 11:45 am

[re=157794]Hairy Reed[/re]: Kind of up there with Ziggy.

El Bombastico October 31, 2008 at 11:45 am

[re=157785]regisgoat[/re]: Billy is supposed to be Iron Man??? I thought he was dressed as the 2004 electoral map.

Barack Like Me October 31, 2008 at 11:46 am

I want pics of the inevitable zombie mash-up between Joe The Plumber, Ashley Todd, and the Disaster From Alaska.

Only problem is is that the first 2 components of that outfit can be put together for dirt cheap, it’s that $150K price tag for the last part of that costume that might give one pause.

Whatever, due to the crashy crashy that went on this month I’m on a budget this year, so I’m wearing a suit and tie today and going out as “Unka Joe, Teh Senator, Bitches”. Instead of saying ‘trick or treat’ my line tonight is gonna be ‘Who gives a shit?’

AngryBlakGuy October 31, 2008 at 11:47 am

…I swear to god the the first kid to come to my door dressed as a politician is getting a sock full of pennies to the face! Be creative god damn it!!!

tootsieroll October 31, 2008 at 11:47 am

[re=157773]JohnnyMeatworth[/re]: That is fabulous! Lookie the random quote I got:

Insanity in individuals is something rare – but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.

grendel October 31, 2008 at 11:48 am

[re=157773]JohnnyMeatworth[/re]: Thank you! That’s great… Almost as good as Garfield without Garfield

magic titty October 31, 2008 at 11:48 am

Ooooh Family Circus! Well done, Kenneth. Well done.

AngryBlakGuy October 31, 2008 at 11:48 am

…I would have preferred the “Boondocks” version.

Servo October 31, 2008 at 11:48 am

[re=157794]Hairy Reed[/re]:
More than “Kathy”?

Viva la Cynthia October 31, 2008 at 11:49 am

[re=157771]facehead[/re]: Srsly. This is the most amazing political cartoon ever, and I’m not even sure Bill Keane realizes it.

magic titty October 31, 2008 at 11:49 am

[re=157804]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: I’m sorry, have you not read Marmaduke??

Dave J. October 31, 2008 at 11:50 am

Also, “dark” = “the black people”? Am I right? Sheesh.

Delicious October 31, 2008 at 11:52 am

“It’s always there, in the lower right hand corner, just waiting to suck.”

StephanieInCA October 31, 2008 at 11:52 am

regisgoat: the more i think about it, the more i kind of WANT to punch myself in the eye, to make the stupid go away.

Dairy Queen October 31, 2008 at 11:54 am

that’s actually La Pequena Sarah Palin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV8uEzGuvfc

L.A. Trash October 31, 2008 at 11:54 am

Is Billy dressed up as Rorschach?

grendel October 31, 2008 at 11:55 am

[re=157810]tootsieroll[/re]: I got this one:

There are no facts, only interpretations.

http://www.losanjealous.com/nfc/perm.php?c=16&q=132

coolcatdaddy October 31, 2008 at 11:56 am

Sigh. Now “Pluggers” will have to work in a Palin reference.

StephanieInCA October 31, 2008 at 11:57 am

[re=157819]Dave J.[/re]: (r/t “dark”=”black people”) That’s how I read it… Reminds me of the Axe “Dark Temptation” ads, where all the white ladies go crazy for the “Chocolate Man”: http://urbzen.com/2008/10/23/once-you-go-axe-you-never-go-back/

Texan Bulldoggette October 31, 2008 at 11:57 am

[re=157818]magic titty[/re]: Not in a long time. Cartoons kind of got passed over while I was looking through the WANT ADS!

grendel October 31, 2008 at 11:58 am

[re=157810]tootsieroll[/re]: OMG… I got one that perfectly describes this election from the Repug point of view:

Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive.

Canmon (the Inadequate) October 31, 2008 at 12:01 pm

[re=157778]StephanieInCA[/re]: If you are going as Ashley Todd have someone else do the backwards “B”. You don’t want to do it in the mirror and accidently do it the right way round.

Meth Lab for Cutie October 31, 2008 at 12:03 pm

[re=157788]regisgoat[/re]: burnt cork, the foundation of any good hobo costume!

golliwog October 31, 2008 at 12:06 pm

Melamine for halloween! Keep it dark.

NoWireHangers October 31, 2008 at 12:07 pm

Wow. Since I’ve been getting my news online, I’ve forgotten how horrifically unfunny Family Circus is. Thanks, Wonkette.

tootsieroll October 31, 2008 at 12:09 pm

[re=157838]grendel[/re]: You know it.

Oh- everyone must watch that la pequena Sarah Palin if you haven’t yet.

rmontcal October 31, 2008 at 12:09 pm

[re=157768]Neon Trotsky[/re]: Yes, I think we all got it. Thanks for explaining the joke. You are the comedy assassin.

cal October 31, 2008 at 12:13 pm

Batman… Ironman…

Is Bill Keane suggesting that Palin is Wonder Woman??????????

Kev-O-Tron October 31, 2008 at 12:14 pm

Editors? Can we have a Wonkette costume party? I’m all dressed up like 14 year old Thai hooker and I want the world to see.

Dave J. October 31, 2008 at 12:16 pm

[re=157846]NoWireHangers[/re]: Wait, WHAT? Haven’t you seen that one where Billy does something cute and ghost of his grandfather is watching him and smiling? Or the one where “Not Me” is a ghost who does random shit in the house and the kids say “Not Me” when asked who did it, and the parents don’t believe them?

You probably just didn’t get it the first time around. You should go back and read those ones another fifty times.

magic titty October 31, 2008 at 12:17 pm

http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/10/media_figures_admitting_that_d.php

Haha – Drudge losing influence.
Say it ain’t so, Joe!

TGY October 31, 2008 at 12:18 pm

[re=157768]Neon Trotsky[/re]: Candy is the opiate of the masses. Unless it’s meth. Or booze, which is proverbially ‘quicker’. Ok, candy is the opiate of the *fat* masses. Ah. Unless it’s Doritos or Lays Potato Chips. Or twinkies. Or beer.

Yeah, beer is the opiate of the people. Unless it’s vodka.

Eh, fuck it.

WadISay October 31, 2008 at 12:19 pm

The empty-eyed parents, the soulless suburban moonscape, the ghosts of departed elders in the Family Circus…”Is it dark enough yet?” Oh yeah, it’s dark enough.

thefrontpage October 31, 2008 at 12:20 pm

What the hell is Keane doing adding unsubtle racial elements to his tired, stupid, cliched, moronic alleged comic strip? So is Keane racist? Is he a conservative? Hey, if you don’t like black people, Keane, just come on out and say it–we don’t your veiled bigoted, prejudiced racist crap from you! What a complete idiot. This alleged comic strip should have been scrapped from the Post years ago–it’s just a stinking pile of crap.

grendel October 31, 2008 at 12:21 pm

[re=157848]rmontcal[/re]: Haha… You are the comedy messiah, for you have resurrected comedy from death!

Norbert October 31, 2008 at 12:23 pm

I always hated that Family Circus family. Hated. Even as a small child. They probably registered their invisible grandpa so he could vote for WALNUTS. Well, it’s on now, Bitches!, cuz Marmaduke is in the tank.

Larry McAwful October 31, 2008 at 12:24 pm

[re=157780]tootsieroll[/re]: I think you have it backward. Ida. is very Republican; Me. is more Democratic.

rmontcal October 31, 2008 at 12:28 pm

[re=157877]grendel[/re]: Are you calling me the Obama of Comedy? Am I The One? HENGGHH?!

Miller October 31, 2008 at 12:31 pm

What the fuck is Billy? Iron Spider Man? You’re slipping Keane. Learn the fucking colors.

http://thesebastards.blogspot.com/

Larry McAwful October 31, 2008 at 12:32 pm

[re=157829]coolcatdaddy[/re]: How ’bout this:

“Pluggers don’t need to hit Nieman Marcus until the after-Christmas clearance sales.”

“Plugger babysitter.” (Show a cartoon of several kids in a playpen surrounded by Secret Service agents while Mommy gives speeches.)

Bonus: “Plugger plumber.” (Show a cartoon of a bald guy in a tuxedo and cowboy hat singing into a microphone in a recording studio.)

Anonymous Office Zombie October 31, 2008 at 12:46 pm

[re=157773]JohnnyMeatworth[/re]: Genius!

Theta October 31, 2008 at 12:53 pm

Republican kid-touchers are getting starbursts in their pants over this cartoon, you betcha.

binarian October 31, 2008 at 1:00 pm

[re=157900]Miller[/re]: What the fuck is Billy? Iron Spider Man? You’re slipping Keane. Learn the fucking colors.

Maybe he’s Optimus Prime?

paigow October 31, 2008 at 1:04 pm

I don’t think that’s Sarah Palin. She looks more like Laura Engalls Wilder to me. And since when does Batman’s costume have a large amount of BROWN in it? I’m confused.

Maus October 31, 2008 at 1:11 pm

[re=157971]paigow[/re]: She could also be FLDS.

trondant October 31, 2008 at 1:13 pm

Somebody needs to photoshop a backwards B into that pumpkin hanging in the window and post it.

3-legged Bloodhound October 31, 2008 at 1:19 pm

Palin: vapid and vain enough to take the statement, “Yeah, she’s beautiful, but stupider than a flaming pile of dogshit” as a compliment.

timemaker October 31, 2008 at 1:42 pm

Are we sure it was palin? It could have been Tina Fey.

catsquatch October 31, 2008 at 1:48 pm

[re=157809]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: I read that as …I swear to god the the first kid to come to my door dressed as a politician is getting a sock full of P3N1S to the face!
My first thought: I never would have pinned ABG as a Republican.
Second thought: I need more coffee/

sarahconnor October 31, 2008 at 1:55 pm

Don’t worry, Billy, only five more days until Obama brings teh dark…

norbizness October 31, 2008 at 2:17 pm

Imagine what it must be like, living in a tan void unpopulated by objects save a lame jack o’lantern decoration.

regisgoat October 31, 2008 at 2:26 pm

[re=157963]binarian[/re]: Good guess, but he’s got that big headlight on his chest, so I’m thinking he’s supposed to be Iron Man. But God, who knows with the Keanes? I mean it’s like trying to decipher
some retarded child’s drawing.

DangerousLiberal October 31, 2008 at 3:57 pm

Just like the dude said in the movie Go: “There it sits at the bottom of the page, reliably waiting to suck.”

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