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November 28, 2016
superman vs brainiac

Everyone knows the “Jingle Bells, Batman smells” song… well now the time has come for an alternative. I bring to you “Superman Smells.”

Please teach it to your impressionable young children, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends’ kids, neighbor kids, stranger kids, etc.

November 13, 2016
Nancy gloryhole
10/31/1949
November 13, 2016

DEMOCRAT: Trump won because Republicans live in their own Facebook bubble and refuse to read real news… also, left-wing journalists who were critical of Hillary ought to be hung for treason crossarms

November 9, 2016
donald trump oreo

Trying to think of some upsides. Uhh… I’m happy for that college professor guy who said Trump was going to win. They’re going to add a Donald Trump animatronic at Disney World. Things must be looking good for the factory that made all those Wacky-Bush-Quote-A-Day calendars.

That’s all I’ve got.

October 22, 2016

Mallard Fillmore Watch

Mallard Fillmore, 10/22/2016

10/22/2016
  1. A couple weeks before the election is the perfect time for America’s second-most syndicated political daily strip (source: my ass) to crank out some observational humor tripe
  2. In case you’ve forgotten, Chet is one of Mallard’s supporting characters. I don’t think he has actually appeared in the strip for like a year
  3. Who the hell says “catchwords”
  4. Zero clue what the “what” thing is referencing
October 18, 2016
Nancy gumballs
03/16/1950
September 23, 2016

A followup to this post… they make Halloween costumes of video game streamers now:

September 20, 2016

Was going through my books and found my copy of Matt Furie’s Boy’s Club (dated 2006), which I got at a comics fest in 2010. This was between the “feels good man” era and the “Sad Pepe” era:

Forget Hillary Clinton and Rachel Maddow’s denunciations of the supposed Nazi frog, this is the only “Pepe explainer” you need:

Also, I think this is the comic where “Sad Pepe” comes from?

August 24, 2016

rubbercat.net, May 2012:

The realization candidates for office now have to make their own meme-generating apps, that on some infinitesimal level among a hopefully small minority of voters the election will be decided by Which Side Has The Better Memes, is horrifying

New York Times Magazine, August 2016:

“It’s like a meme war,” Rivero says, “and politics is being won and lost on social media.”

August 22, 2016

It’s a shame to see Gawker disappearing into the void. I thought the Alex Pareene/Ashley Feinberg era of the past year or so was the best it’d ever been. Meanwhile, my devastating takedown from 2011 still stands.

August 3, 2016

Mallard Fillmore Watch

Mallard Fillmore, 08/02/2016

08/02/2016

This is my favorite genre of Mallard Fillmore strip, the sputtering, aggrieved “Oh yeah, well, a DEMOCRAT did something bad, too..!” routine. This all-time classic from the Mark Foley scandal is another fine example:

Mallard Fillmore, 10/23/2006

10/23/2006

I assume Tinsley made Gerry Studd’s name big because he couldn’t find a picture of him on Google. Speaking of which, I love how over the years his footnotes have gone from “SOURCE: AP” or whatever to “SOURCE: WASHINGTON TIMES” to, finally, “SOURCE: GOOGLE SOME OF THE WORDS IN THIS STRIP.” I was trying to find some examples and came across this notable effort by someone to track down and check the strip’s references, which I wish they’d kept up.

August 2, 2016
July 25, 2016
The Way This Pig Dances Will Blow Your Mind

Hey! Check out my friend Josh Weisbrod’s cartoon Unfriended, now on Vimeo! That’s an order!

July 21, 2016
this is my resting beach face

When did Pop Tarts get so needlessly vulgar?

July 14, 2016
sufjan file names

Damn it, Sufjan

June 28, 2016
United States weather

That definitely narrows things down

June 24, 2016


Excerpt from Nancy Reagan, the Unauthorized Biography by Kitty Kelley

This is absolutely part of my House of Cards headcanon