cartoon violence

Update: As several alert commenters note, the Doonesbury strip that Jim Hoft is complaining about is a summer rerun. It originally ran on September 2, 2012, at which time the 111th Congress was still very much in session. So there you go: Not even the very minor “win” in Hoft’s fact-check turns out to be […]

Excess skin collection bucket Mike Huckabee has been having a ball ever since he discovered how devastatingly cheaply Taiwanese animators are able to computer visualize his conservative evangelical sex fantasies. His library of cartoon videos is so far is mostly fantasia flavors of “Reagan + Jesus kill black muggers and Nazis,” which are all pretty […]

By the Comics CurmudgeonDid you know that right now, thanks to some extra-tasty crack that the Gays slipped to the members of the DC City Council, dudes are marrying other dudes in our nation’s capital, and ladies are marrying ladies? This has been happening for about five years, of course, but only in parts of […]

By the Comics CurmudgeonAh, the good ol’ days! They were much better than our current existence, did you know that? Like, it was illegal for the President to be a Socialist! And also, people didn’t just filibuster things all the time, because they knew it was a douchebag move, so they saved it for really […]

Look, our old friend Josh Fruhlinger has written a thing for “legitimate publication” Newsweek! It is a close reading of a zit ad of some sort, maybe? Click the clicky, comment generously, buy everything advertised everywhere on the site, and maybe he will write more things about zits. At the very least, he may be […]

COMICS CURMUDGEON  11:08 am June 12, 2009


by Josh Fruhlinger

By the Comics Curmudgeon Look, one of the things we namby-pamby liberals get critiqued for is our inability to just stand up and show some moral courage, to say that some things are right and some are wrong. Usually we’re all like “Oh, there’s context” or “It’s society’s fault” or “Who are we to judge” […]

CARTOON VIOLENCE  2:25 pm January 2, 2009

Worst Year Ever

by Josh Fruhlinger

By the Comics CurmudgeonWelcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the far-off futuristic year 2009! Though the rapidly aging 21st century has repeatedly failed to deliver on its promises — flying cars, domed cities on the moon and ocean floor, universal peace supervised by a one-world government, shiny jumpsuit-based couture, sex robots — we still begin each […]

CARTOON VIOLENCE  9:00 am December 26, 2008

Happy Hobo Christmas!

by Josh Fruhlinger

By the Comics CurmudgeonHey, everybody, have you heard about the economies? Of course, your Wonkette staffers spend their days luxuriating in the well-appointed, mahogany-trimmed, Campbell Brown-subsidized Wonkette HQ, but we are given to understand that things in the outside world aren’t going so great, money-wise! In fact, this li’l economic downturn has even affected Christmas, […]

By the Comics Curmudgeon You know who we miss already, even though he’s not technically “gone” yet? Our President, George W. Bush! He was fun to draw and always getting into hilarious scrapes — like choking on a pretzel, remember that! And he liked to dance around for our amusement! With that kind of entertainment […]

SLACKERS  5:59 pm August 15, 2008

by Ken Layne

CALM DOWN NERDS: Famous person Josh Fruhlinger’s beloved “Cartoon Violence” will be back next week, and every week … starting next week. [Cartoon Violence]

IRAQ  12:00 pm July 25, 2008

High Art, Low Art

by Josh Fruhlinger

By the Comics Curmudgeon Say, have you heard that all boundaries between high and low art have been blurred? It’s true, supposedly! That’s why comic books written for socially maladjusted children are now being turned into critic-friendly movies, and famous paintings are being transformed into dopey kitsch. Is there any kind of art that it’s […]

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By the Comics CurmudgeonThose of us who have been forced (either for vaguely professional reasons or by sheer cussed compulsion) to follow the presidential campaign over the past year or so might use a number of terms or phrases to describe it. “Dreamlike,” perhaps. “Nightmarish,” maybe. Or possibly, “A horrible, violent mescaline hallucination during which […]