Friday Funnies

A well-earned prize

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  • guy in the back row||

    Wow, that is one racist picture.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Is racist the correct term?

    I'm searching for a word to describe when someone draws a European caricature that looks like that.

  • hmm||

    accurate?

  • wingnutx||

    It reminds me of an illustration from National Lampoon's "Foreigners Around the World".

  • Ska||

    I hear ya - not every Swede wears spectacles and sports a double chin.

  • Rich||

    I agree. I've never seen as egregious a depiction of a Norwegian.

  • NorLib||

    Indeed! As a Norwegian I am apalled. reason, you can expect a lawsuit the coming week on behalf of 4.7 million furious Norwegians.

  • Banana-eating Jungle Monkey||

    I'm offended.

  • Kyle Jordan||

    Goddamn! When did they let Ratboy out of his cage!?

  • ||

    Weekly World News much?

    Ohh, I thought you meant Batboy....well, bat DO have large ears!

  • Mango Punch||

    WE WANT XKCD!!!!!!!

  • ||

    +1

  • John Tagliaferro||

    +2

  • Mango Punch||

    Like this would have been perfect to put up about beer gate.

    Reason should at least allow readers so submit their sketches/cartoons.

  • Mainer||

    Did the police officer swear at Gates ?

  • ||

    He's a cop. What do you think?

  • ||

    Classic

  • Tholan||

  • ||

    What a fresh take on the whole Nobel controversy. I'm looking forward to Stantis' take on the Treaty of Ghent.

  • @||

    It's true because it's funny.

  • Kyle Jordan||

    You know what this picture reminds me of? It took me a while to get it but I busted out these books due to the holiday and the picture above reminds me somewhat of the artwork from the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series of books. This pic is more direct but I think it could fit in.

    This post is of no significance. I just thought it was kind of cool.

  • Xeones||

    I hear Michael Jackson died, too.

  • Rich||

    Oh. Well, then, *his* Nobel Prize will be posthumous.

  • Kyle Jordan||

    That's why he's getting the prize. His dying brought peace to the children of the world.

    Or maybe the peace of mind I recieved at the image of him clutching at his chest and grabbing his crotch at the moment of the attack and screaming "Hee-HEEEEE!!!"

  • ||

    Jamon, Jamon...on de beet sha now hamnon HUH!

    HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • Kyle Jordan||

    ZOMBIE!!!!!

  • Micheal Jackson||

    Where's my prize?!

  • Zombie Public Option||

    I want one also!!

  • hmm||

    A comic of the DC network pool kicking the snot out of Obama would have been funnier, and a little more timely.

  • ||

    Get it, guys? I tried to say that President Obama has largely done nothing to deserve the Nobel Peace Prize! Hah!

    It's extra funny because I added elephant-like ears and large Chiclet teeth to Obama's visage.

    My next masterpiece will involve Ben Bernanke furiously working a bike pump attached to a bubble labeled "Housing". Where do I come up with this stuff?!

  • ||

    Where do I come up with this stuff?!

    I am born anew in your brilliance.

  • Kolohe||

    My next masterpiece will involve Ben Bernanke furiously working a bike pump attached to a bubble labeled "Housing".

    That actually wouldn't be too bad.

  • ||

    how bad is it when it's actually impossible to mock the friday funnies, because the you cant think of bad enough jokes.

  • Untermensch||

    Anyone else noticed that caricatures of Obama and Bush II look quite a bit alike? They both feature Dumbo ears.

  • ||

    Big ears are easier to draw.

  • ||

    It is short hand for "this is the president of the US"...sort of like all those pictures with halos over saints.

  • Xeones||

    Untermensch: That's 'cause Barack Obama is George Bush with a tan and better PR.

  • Kyle Jordan||

    :clapping:

    Snark aside, you're hitting real close to the mark with that one X.

  • @||

    Obama has way more entertaining staff as well, and by entertaining
    I mean Special Olympics-brand entertainment.

  • ||

    Don't forget the months he spent living with Professor Higgins.

  • ||

    That's 'cause Barack Obama is George Bush with a tan and better PR.

    Threadwinner. Well played, sir. Well played.

  • ||

    Dang, this would have been terrific two weeks ago. Probably the best Obama's Nobel cartoon I've seen.

    Funny
    Late to the Party
    Very good artwork
    Grade: B

  • The Yellow Kid||

  • anarch||

    Pasting his birth certificate in the blank space would be a start.

  • anarch||

    Shoulda said Constitute a start.

  • Colonel_Angus||

    The drawing of Obama reminds me of this:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figure_with_Meat

  • Yerbaff||

    OK. This is bugging me...

    They're shanking wrists, not shaking hands. I'm not around anyone to shake their hands to test this out, but shouldn't Obama's thumb be on Obama's side of the other guy's thumb?

  • ||

    The "Friday Funnies" cartoon is definitely the lamest aspect of the entire Reason site. Santis seems incapable of doing anything more than giving poor graphic realization to his always unfunny ideas.

  • HeadTater||

    I was just reading an opinion piece in my local paper that Ernie Banks (the former Cubs player) deserves a Nobel as much as Obama.

  • abercrombie milano||

    My only point is that if you take the Bible straight, as I'm sure many of Reasons readers do, you will see a lot of the Old Testament stuff as absolutely insane. Even some cursory knowledge of Hebrew and doing some mathematics and logic will tell you that you really won't get the full deal by just doing regular skill english reading for those books. In other words, there's more to the books of the Bible than most will ever grasp.

  • nike shox||

    is good

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