Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Six of one...

I've thought about it,and decided that there can only be one of two reasons why the editor at The New York Post thought this political cartoon based on a recent incident in Connecticut,was funny..

1) He is an incredibly backwards-assed,socially malignant bigot,with absolutely no sense of the positive consequences that truly subtle political satire can produce..Or,
2)..There is no 2nd reason.


Don't get me wrong.
When it comes to the first amendment,I may not agree with what you say,but I'll be first in line to defend your right to say it.
'The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls',..after all.
But,..no matter what angle I view this from,I can't come away from it feeling enlightened,or amused..

There's my two-cents...Before taxes.
Let us cleanse our intellectual palates,..shall we?


..Now that stuff's funny right there!

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15 Comments:

At 4:06 PM , Blogger jan said...

Political cartoons are supposed to be funny?

 
At 4:19 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Jan- Good point!..I suppose they can serve some kind of purpose if they make you angry,or even disgusted.
This one just left me thinking,'What's really the point?..
It's like pornography,..I know what it is when I'm searching for it on the Internet.

 
At 6:15 PM , Blogger billy pilgrim said...

you'd need an infinite number of monkeys banging away on an infinite number of typewriters for and infinite amount of time to write a stimulus bill that's worth a hill of beans.

an infinite number of monkeys would probably cost more than the stimulus bill.

 
At 6:23 PM , Blogger Miss Healthypants said...

Dude, I MUCH prefer your cartoon (not that you wrote it or anything *grin*).

 
At 7:34 PM , Blogger Random Thinker said...

I don't get it.

 
At 7:52 AM , Blogger Mom said...

As usual, we agree with one another.

 
At 8:15 AM , Blogger Doralong said...

Often people attempting to be "clever" merely only end up looking like assholes...

 
At 8:34 AM , Blogger sageweb said...

The New York Post cartoonist is an ass..looking for attention. He got it. THe new York Post editor is a bigger ass.

 
At 11:07 AM , Blogger rosemary said...

The cartoonist is a double asshole. One on his backside and the other in his skull. The other cartoon reminds me of Steve.....ask a question like the forest one or say oh, "What happens to our memories after we die?" And he launches into an elemental, scientific answer when he could just say something like I don't know to appease me......or shut me up.

 
At 3:39 PM , Blogger citizen of the world said...

If there had been a cartoon about the chimp being shot that had nothing to do with Obama, it might have been okay (still likely dumb, by whatever), but I don't see how this one passed muster.

 
At 4:40 PM , Blogger Sling said...

If the artist and the Post wanted to express dissatisfaction with the stimulus bill,there's probably a thousand clever and thoughtful ways to do it.
Hell,I'm for the bill,and I could come up with a dozen or so myself that would get that point across without scraping up archaic attitudes.
At least,I'd put things together that are relevant,one to the other.
This was just STUPID!

 
At 5:50 PM , Blogger Allan said...

It's a terrible and inexcusable cartoon but it's awesome free advertising.

 
At 8:36 PM , Blogger yellowdog granny said...

it's the new york post..what does anyone expect?...buttroys..
i love non sequire...(Sp)

 
At 8:24 AM , Blogger LostInColor said...

I like your cartoon. That was good stuff.

 
At 2:36 PM , Blogger booda baby said...

I wouldn't know if the second cartoon was funny because my eyes are old and tired. But I'm going to believe you.

I do like the exercise of deciding if the first cartoon was funny - 'if' being the always present thingie when it comes to humor - and I think it's hilARious if you're tiny of mind and visionless and the proud owner of a single digit IQ that is lucky enough to live in a country that might sigh at your unimpressive brain power but still respects your right to spew whatever shit you think passes as wit.

 

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