Cartoon Open Thread


Artist – Joe Heller

In other news, the $5,697 dollar price tag for accompanying Glenn Beck on his trip to Israel does not include tickets for his googley-eyed sermon.

Please use this thread to discuss whatever it is you wish to discuss.

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  • http://cousinavi.wordpress.com cousinavi

    Jumped up Jesus on skis, Ashby! How long have you been sitting on that cartoon? I could have used that a few hours ago.

    • JMAshby

      Only for about 2 hours.

  • dildenusa

    So does Beck’s trip to Israel coincide with the crapture? I hope so.

  • muselet

    “This is not a charity event. A portion of the package purchase price includes a fee that will help defray the costs related to the hosting and production of the all Glenn Beck Restoring Courage events,” according to Beck’s website.

    But of course.

    -alopecia

  • Pixielicious

    Thanks for that cartoon. Some posters on this blog, you know, with names similar to Pathetic Parroting Puss seemed to think that we should all be behind the glorious, free program. Next, I expect him/her to sing the praises of only letting property owners vote….

    • JMAshby

      I laughed.

  • Pixielicious

    Does everyone have the Rapture Tracker (sponsored by NASA, Google, Pepsi-Cola and Nike….) running on their computer? It’s almost as fun as Santa Tracker, only you get to see little bodies flying up in the air!

  • muselet

    Orrin Hatch misunderstands the plain meaning of words:

    Hatch released a statement, entitled “Hatch Condemns President’s Demand that Israel Revert to Pre-1967 Borders.”

    So much fail in just a few words.

    -alopecia

  • http://phydeauxpseaks.blogspot.com Bob Rutledge

    cousinavi, has the shit hit the fan there in tomorrow yet?

    • http://cousinavi.wordpress.com cousinavi

      This is an automatically generated reply. Cousinavi is not available at this time.
      Relax. He has not been raptured. Even if there were a god, Avi is not the sort that would qualify for rapturous consideration, trust me.
      Avi is spending the day mocking Christians for still being here.

      /Good times.

      • Dan_in_DE

        There are almost no Christians here in E. Germany. I’ve met two of them in the past four years. One was an evolution-denying jerk-off from, you guessed it: God bless America! The other was from here– and, engaging him in some friendly debate about the cosmos and the nature of our reality– he was so ridiculously reasonable, that we had to really dig to find some obscure epistemological question to argue about.

        This is, by the way, one of the great plus points of living in the former German Democratic Republic. The people are about 90% atheist, I’d say, and those who claim to be Christians are almost unrecognizable as such to the American observer.

        • JMAshby

          Sounds like I need to move there.

      • Dan_in_DE

        Avi, you’re in Thailand, right?

        are there that many douchey Christians around to mock?

        • http://cousinavi.wordpress.com cousinavi

          I’m in Taiwan. Sorta similar, but the beaches aren’t as impressive and there are fewer lady boys skilled in Muay Thai. No tuk tuks.
          The religious delusions on this little island run the gamut from Taoist to Buddhist to Confucianism to Animist and all stripes in between. There are Taiwanese Christians, largely the result of missionary work or parental abuse – and LOTS of very sincere Mormons pedaling about on bicycles accosting the unwary at red lights.
          Most of the ones I mock come from the US…most commonly the southern states. They aren’t here to convert the heathens – they’re largely fresh college graduates who have come to teach English and brought their theological delusions with them. I know of one, in particular, who literally speaks in tongues IN THE CLASSROOM whenever the spirit touches her (so she claims). I don’t mock her for a variety of reasons:
          1. Mocking anyone that batshit crazy is probably dangerous
          2. She would consider it something akin to being martyred – being attacked for her profound faith in Jesus – and I don’t want to encourage her
          3. I know some of the teachers at the school and am advised that the kids have unanimously branded her as something to be tolerated when necessary and avoided when possible. I love it when the faithful are their own worst advertising (which is so often the case)

          There’s a missionary of one form or another who lives in my neighborhood. I see him with his kids on the basketball court, or down by the pool fairly regularly. One of my friends told me he has some rather predictable opinions regarding homosexuals and Jews – suffered a rather lengthy rant.
          In that sickening Christian way, he means well and is very sincere in his racism and homophobia. I’m anticipating the conversation…saving it the way one slowly chews through the last few trees of broccoli while eying a big slice of pie.

          Mocking the faithful. I’m not sure if it’s something of which I should be proud, but I sure as hell can’t resist it.

          • Dan_in_DE

            I’m with you – it’s hard to resist.

            The Mormons are here in Thüringen too – their busy as can be in the two big city centers, running around in suit and tie accosting strangers to rant about loving Jesus. I used to think that they were here because it’s the heart of the communist, heathen GDR. But nah, they’re just every damn where in the world, not to mention a lot of them learn German in school and want to practice it.

            Recently listened to an episode of This American Life centered on the idea of pursuing something despite overwhelming rejection, and they interviewed a couple of those young mormons about why the hell they would bother to go proselytizing in the face of so much rejection. It’s sad really. Their success is so dismal as to be a complete and utter waste of time.

          • http://cousinavi.wordpress.com cousinavi

            Mormons learn whatever language is spoken in the country where they will go on their mission.
            Quite honestly, the Mormons have The Best language teaching programs on the planet. Here in Taiwan, they arrive FLUENT in Chinese – and Mandarin ain’t no Latin language…trust me, it’s a royal bitch to acquire. That’s how Jon Huntsman learned Chinese – as a Mormon missionary in Taiwan.
            I’m sure it’s the same for German when they arrive in the Fatherland.