Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ol' Greco

I was flipping through one of my old sketchbooks today, and came upon this motley trio. Apparently, at one time, I had delusions of creating a series of updated Greek Gods. I abandoned it, possibly for these reasons. It didn't seem all that original, so I quit before I could get to a hacker Hermes, oil baron Hades, or Poseidon, who, I imagine, would have some hand in making all those Blue Planet films.

Ah, the more I think about it, the less this sounds like such a bad idea. Maybe later.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tea Bomb!

Now this went through a number of phases, but the point remains the same: in an open democracy, parties that collude with extremist groups will not do well in general elections. In one, there was a Trojan Tea Pot. There was a Russian Roulette Tea Party. Tea pots filled with acid. A Shining-like moment with a giant teapot spilling over with blood. Sharks in a tea pot. Snakes in a tea pot. The possibilities are almost endless.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Democracy in ACTION!!

Quickly now, vote for your favorite caption! Or come up with your own! Or come up with some one else's! Or just tell me what you think!

Monday, March 8, 2010


Boaters who want to attract sharks have this practice, called chum, of throwing scoopfuls of blood and fish guts into the water. Sharks smell the blood, and swarm. Now, most intelligent boaters, the ones who know what they're doing, know when to stop chumming. If too much blood goes into shark infested waters, a frenzy could occur, which is bad for everyone, including the guy hold a dripping bucket of fish guts over the water.

This is what I see on the Right right now. Demagogues and pundits are throwing hateful, bile-filled misinformation out into the culture, and the disaffected, potentially violent, and racist members of our society are swarming.

Let's hope they're smart enough to know when to stop. Before someone gets bit.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Red States

This recent grassroots swing to the radical right is toxic. We're seeing it getting people hurt and killed already, and anyone who dares to touch will be stained by it. The Tea Party movement seems like a phenomenon right now, but in a decade, its followers will be seen as the evil twin of the hippies.