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Terror and Sadness (and Sad, Terrifying Boredom)

By the Comics CurmudgeonSo obviously, living in America today is one long roller-coaster ride of joy and despair and rage, because of the Depression and the Politics. And so our political cartoons reflect this our discordant reality. ...

A Series Of (Almost) Teabagging-Free Cartoons

By the Comics CurmudgeonWhat is the single most important event to have occurred in recent U.S. political history? If you said "the election of our first black president" or "the financial crisis and the associated large-scale government intervention...

Grant Wood’s Body Lies A-Mouldering In The Grave

By the Comics CurmudgeonOH MY GOD WHAT HAVE THOSE GAY LIBERALS DONE NOW? They have taken Iowa, possibly our least gay state, and gayed it all up, with the gay marrying, and ... such! One sign of...

A Children’s Treasury Of Stupid Cartoons About the Auto Industry

By the Comics CurmudgeonIf you asked the average American in olden times (1960) what glories would await them, auto-wise, in the Mysterious Future Year of 2009, they would be all like "flying cars" and "nuclear-powered cars" and "cars operated...

Recession Time Is Sexytime!

By the Comics CurmudgeonWell, if Prince is singing about AIG or something, then the recession must officially be sexy! It all makes sense, really: most pastimes Americans have up to this point enjoyed involve spending gobs of money...

And We Shall Give Ourselves Over To The Beasts

By the Comics CurmudgeonHa ha, another week gone, another week in which our economy and the posh lifestyle it has afforded us continues to circle the drain, leading us inevitably towards despair! This has of course led to...

Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures

By the Comics CurmudgeonOnce every a generation or so, it's important that our comfortable lives are shaken up, so that we can take stock and figure out what's really important. Sure, economic disruptions are painful, but they can...

Another Week, Another Batch Of Terrifying Demon-Things

By the Comics CurmudgeonRemember back in the good old days, when our leaders were generally believed to walk on two legs, to not be covered with viscous mucus, and to have been born from human women in the normal...

Bring Me The Head Of Tom Daschle

By the Comics CurmudgeonDAMN YOU, CRUEL FATE! The greatest cartoon-related controversy since a bunch of pissed-off dudes in Pakistan burned down a KFC to protest the marriage of Elizabeth to Anthony in For Better Or For Worse, the...

Everything Is Bad

By the Comics CurmudgeonThe economy's in the crapper! Tim Geithner cannot and will not save us! The stimulus is not stimulating enough, or is too stimulating, or something! Judd Gregg and Barack Obama are getting a divorce! It...

Barry Brings Sexy Back To DC!

By the Comics CurmudgeonHey, how's what's-his-name doing, you know, the Muslim fellow? President Whosit? I guess there's some sort of stimulus thingie he's dealing with right now, and some tax-related dealies with the people he's trying to...

Good-bye, America’s Sweetheart!

By the Comics CurmudgeonSo did you hear that Rod Blagojevich, America's noblest, most sexually potent governor, was removed from office yesterday, because of racism, or maybe jealousy over said sexual potency? Everyone loved Blago -- minorities, poor people,...

We Fight The Smears So Barry Doesn’t Have To

By the Comics CurmudgeonNow that President Obama is at last really the President, we here in the satirical-media community must immediately drop our oppositional attitude to those holding political power in this country and work as hard as...

Cartoon Violence Is Some Kind Of Cartoon Dominatrix-For-Hire Now, Apparently?

By the Comics CurmudgeonBeing a political cartoonist has got to be kind of rough. They're all getting fired as newspapers downsize, and those that still manage to have a job drawing cartoons, for money, inevitably make political points that...

Everything Is A Terrifying Nightmare

By the Comics CurmudgeonRemember a couple of months ago, when everything was all Hope this and Change that and Yes We Can whatever, and you thought that everything was going to be all sweetness and light from here on...

Worst Year Ever

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,...