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Okay, you're just autotrolling again with number 1.


Posted by: Hamilton-Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 5:00 PM
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They're caricaturists, you can take it.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 5:01 PM
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That fourth drawing of HRC is really, really unfair.


Posted by: Klug | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 5:14 PM
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Obama-as-Miles looks nice, but I'm not sure I get the point.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 5:20 PM
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his big old ears make their job easy.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 5:27 PM
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Obama-as-Miles looks nice, but I'm not sure I get the point.

Obama is black.


Posted by: lemmy caution | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 5:38 PM
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6: As comment #4 is at pains to point out.

Obama really gets off easy from all these illusionists. After the past week's revalation that such a racist like Wright is a long-time buddy, is there any faith in Obama left? Perhaps someone should at least draw satan on his shoulder, or dress him in a black KKK outfit.

Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 5:41 PM
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I like the one in the first set demonstrating how recognizable Obama is from behind. That artist also has by far the most interesting style and appealing line.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 5:42 PM
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6: As comment #4 is at pains to point out.

Buh?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 5:43 PM
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9: Sorry, comment #4 attached to the article...


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 5:44 PM
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3: It's also not recognizable as Hillary at all. In fact, none of the 4th cartoonist's caricatures are recognizable -- Obama playing the bugle? And wtf is up with McCain's face? If there were more than one black guy, or woman, or old white guy in the race, you wouldn't be able to figure out who was who.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 6:07 PM
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10: At first glance, I read comment #4 as being written by John McWhorter. It's a lot funnier that way.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 6:09 PM
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I agree with rfts in 8 that the drawing of Obama seen from behind is good, but really, most of the caricatures by all four of them are bad. The one of McCain in a top hat looks more like a younger Ted Kennedy with a fake mustache. The third set is particularly lifeless.


Posted by: JL | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 6:23 PM
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3, 11: Are people saying you've never noticed Hillary's butt?


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 6:24 PM
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12: Especially since it's totally the sort of thing McWhorter would say.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 6:25 PM
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Next you'll say you've never wondered what Yoda's penis looks like.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 6:26 PM
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Anyone else wonder if Rob's wife ever reads his comments here?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 6:28 PM
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I love it that the response to a speech where Obama goes on for 5 minutes about the principles of the American revolution and the signing of the constitution immediately gets a bad response from . . . citizens of our former colonial masters who fail to respond to its emotional appeal. It's like "Stereotypes of the American Revolution: 2008 edition"

Guess what: people who still have the Queen of England as their head of state don't believe in or like to be lectured about the American revolution or any of its principles! Guess what: Americans don't like cynics and power politics! It's almost like people fought a war about this stuff.


Posted by: robert halford | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 6:37 PM
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Oh shit. That was meant for the thread with a lot of funny British people talking about Obama.

First time I jump into a comment pool, and I've dived into the kiddie pool instead of the deep waters ten feet away.


Posted by: robert halford | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 6:40 PM
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It's also not recognizable as Hillary at all

Sure it is. In fact, I'm pretty sure it's based on a photograph, which I remember but have been unable to find.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 6:51 PM
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it's based on a photograph, which I remember but have been unable to find.

Right, well, the lurkers agree with me in e-mail.



Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 6:52 PM
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You have no idea.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 6:57 PM
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Dudes. Move on to item number 2 of the post, whatever it entails. It will make you smile, is the word. Jesus.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 6:59 PM
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It didn't make me smile.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 7:00 PM
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The bottom set is the weakest of the bunch, with the exception of the Obama-as-Miles drawing, which is the most interesting. It's a very active caricature (and not at all a derisive one). The artist is imagining a future President Obama. His head is already bowed, heavy with the crown. He's turned inward, which is the opposite of the candidate's manic and messianic extroversion.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 7:02 PM
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Also, if anyone lives in the Bay Area and likes marching bands, I'm going to the Extra Action Marching Band show at 12 Galaxies Saturday night.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 7:03 PM
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Are they anything like Mucca Pazza? I like Mucca Pazza.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 7:05 PM
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That's one large band.

I'm pretty ready to want to go to this concert, though it would interfere with my ability to see Grayceon at Annie's Social Club.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 7:07 PM
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Birushanah is also on the bill with Grayceon and are, in fact, the headliners. You've got admit that this is a pretty nice poster.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 7:09 PM
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If I was a poster like that, I'd be unstoppable.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 7:10 PM
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What, we don't rate a full-fledged meetup, Wrongshore?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 7:17 PM
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The one with Obama facing away was the only good one.


Posted by: David Weman | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 7:23 PM
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I'm pretty ready to want to go to this concert, though it would interfere with my ability to see Grayceon at Annie's Social Club.

Another thing that may interfere with your ability to see Grayceon this Saturday March 22 at Annie's Social Club:

http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:cs940FBXGyUJ:eventful.com/events/san-francisco/music-birushanah-japan-drain-the-sky-grayceon-/E0-001-008609890-1+Annie%27s+Social+Club+Birushanah+Grayceon&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us&client=firefox-a


Posted by: lemmy caution | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 7:27 PM
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That's a good point.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 7:28 PM
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Also, if anyone lives in the Bay Area and likes marching bands, I'm going to the Extra Action Marching Band show at 12 Galaxies Saturday night

I'm going to be in the Bay Area too! To see a friend perform at the Lyric Opera. We could reprise the Wrongshore/jms non-meetup.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 7:36 PM
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18, 19: [Gives secret devil sign.] Breakin' the law! Breakin' the law! [Bangs head.]


Posted by: Beavis & Butt-Head | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 7:41 PM
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Where's w-lfs-n?

Just picked ip a 24-bit remastering of Per Un Amico. Wow.

Life is worth living, for a little while.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 7:50 PM
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24: It didn't make me smile.

I see your point.

The Birushanah poster is marvelous.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 7:54 PM
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It didn't make me smile.

That's because you suck. The pineapple piece was nice. And it's the only time I've seen, like, notes or a bibliography to a NYT article.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 7:55 PM
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Also all the caricatures are awful, yes.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 7:56 PM
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Doesn't anyone like birds?


Posted by: swampcracker | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 8:12 PM
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Those caricatures really suck. I'd point to Steve Bell as an example of how to do it, but to be honest, his caricatures of Obama and Clinton aren't great either. So instead I'll link to Josh Fruhlinger's Cartoon Violence instead, which gives American editorial cartoons the treatment they deserve (with a few exceptions).


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 8:15 PM
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two things that will make you smile:

Judson's post on the life the the pools in pineapple leaves.

Swampcracker's pictures of egrets.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 8:52 PM
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JMS, I almost called you today. I thought I might want The Best Fish Taco In Ensenada, and for some reason I associated that with you.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 9:04 PM
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I eat there like every other day.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 9:09 PM
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41: Sorry, buddy.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 9:16 PM
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26 is like eight SFBA in-jokes and tribal references in one.

19: no sweat dude. Good job with the whole Judas Priest thing.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 9:21 PM
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Thanks to Ginger Yellow for making me aware that Wonkette, like MAD, has a Joke and Dagger Dept.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 9:27 PM
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14: No, Rob, I've never noticed her butt. But even in the famous dancing-in-the-swimsuit-on-the-beach picture, it wasn't noticeable.


Posted by: Klug | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 9:36 PM
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Swampcracker, if you ever pass through Minnesota I can show you heron, pelican, gull, tern, and grebe rookeries.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 9:38 PM
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47: How Zegnatronic of you to notice.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 03-19-08 10:14 PM
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Lighter #3: Hilarious interview with George Clooney.

This is what Esquire is good at.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 03-20-08 12:26 AM
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Clooney really is awesome. No wonder he's the Official Unfogged Man-Crush.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-20-08 12:51 AM
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And how:

Clooney likes to make jokes about how he's an alterkocker. It helps, of course, when the visible ravages of age are confined to a few gray hairs. It's also easier when you've had your eyes done. Or at least that's what a bunch of celebrity sites claim. Clooney reads aloud from one:

In a bold and unprecedented move for a celebrity, George Clooney openly admitted to having cosmetic surgery.

"I love this one," he says. "This was everywhere. Oprah did a show where Julia Roberts and I interviewed each other. And Julia said, 'Would you ever consider plastic surgery?' And I said, 'I got my eyes done, what do you think?' "

Clooney opens his eyes wide, like Betty Boop.

"I was in Italy when it aired, and all of a sudden it was all over the Italian papers. Once it switches languages and loses all sense of irony, and it's bouncing back and forth.... They used to say you can't make a joke in print, but you can get away with it on film. But now you can't get away with it there."

He pauses.

"I did get my balls done, though. I got them unwrinkled. It's the new thing in Hollywood -- ball ironing."

Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 03-20-08 12:52 AM
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I loved the pineapple story. Thanks, ogged.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 03-20-08 7:00 AM
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Posted by: das | Link to this comment | 03-20-08 8:26 PM
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