June 7, 2008

The Funnies

The Family Circus, 6.5.08
The Comics Curmudgeon says:
A discussion about the nature of eternity, set against a blank, featureless void: behold the beginning of the transformation of the Family Circus into Existential Despair Comics.

This post is in honor of Warren Ellis, who wrote today:

Everything is happening, all the time, very fast. I like that.

Thus, Oberliner is very fast and a little of everything:

Via Digby, Bush is manly. This is what he said to some troops in Afghanistan:

“I must say, I’m a little envious,” Bush said. “If I were slightly younger and not employed here, I think it would be a fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping this young democracy succeed.”

“It must be exciting for you … in some ways romantic, in some ways, you know, confronting danger. You’re really making history, and thanks,” Bush said.

Yes, I’m sure that getting shot by militants is exciting. And, if it’s anything like the soldering games I played when I was growing up, probably romantic and fantastic too. The difference, I suppose, is that I was carrying a “gun” made out of PVC pipe, and the bad guys didn’t shoot back.

David Brooks of MSNBC proves that media personalities might have a harder time taking up the mantle of the middle-America everyman than they would like to think.

BROOKS:The magic is not felt by a lot of people. It’s not felt, obviously, by a lot of less educated people, downscale people. They just look at Obama, and they don’t see anything. And so, Obama’s problem is he doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who could go into an Applebee’s salad bar, and people think he fits in naturally there.

Applebee’s doesn’t have salad bars (via Anna Marie Cox (formerly known as Wonkette) of Swampland).

Lastly, sorry Mr. Ellis, but this probably isn’t science. There ought to be a little scientific anti-realist in all of us, after all.

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