Friday Funnies

The UK riots

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  • WWNGD?||

    I dislike this cartoon because of the thickness of the lines in the drawing.
    Have a good weekend Reasonites!

  • Art-P.O.G.||

    Too much to hope this was the real Nick Gillespie?

  • Aqua Buddha||

    At least it was funnier than the riots themselves.

  • Aqua Buddha||

    Everyone in the cartoon is white. Bok is therefore racist, and therefore all libertarians are racist, and therefore any attempt to cut the size of govt is racist.

  • Mr Whipple||

    BINGO

  • Your Teacher||

    D- for multiple cliché violations.

  • ||

    Joke's on you Bok, we ain't got no LTE here yet. Cop that!

  • ||

    I thought ipads were 4G.

  • Aqua Buddha||

    This is funnier:

    No shooting events in front of the kids
    Boris wants to stop yoof from watching Olympic shooting events because of their gun-glorifying effect. Is he joking?

  • ||

    Boris is a toffee-nosed clown.

    My buddy saw him riding his bike the other day and managed to get his attention by yelling "Boris ya bloody wanker!" My mate was quite chopped at the time.

  • Art-P.O.G.||

    'Chopped'? I'm assuming this is slang for 'pissed'?

  • Art-P.O.G.||

    'Pissed (UK)'

  • ||

    Yup. It's antipodean slang, but I think it's entered the UK vernacular now too.

  • Greer||

    Mate, chopped, wanker? What language are you speaking?

  • Paul||

    He pulled his motor over to the curb, put a few coppers in the box, rang up the clark and said there's been a bit of a cock-up, a kerfuffle, and he'd appreciate it if it could be put straight.

  • PermaLurker||

    that would be kerb, you wanker

  • goober1223||

    Boris! Why always Boris...

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    So now it's a crime to carry around an Etch A Sketch and a block of Swiss cheese? Fuckin' police state.

  • Doktor Kapitalism||

    I don't know what color *your* cheese is...

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Are you coming on to me?

  • Art-P.O.G.||

    S'addite.

  • Aqua Buddha||

  • ||

    The lawyer had a nice rack

  • Bee Tagger||

    Teeth are too straight.

  • ||

    The Onion has a rather amusing send-up of libertarians here:

    http://www.theonion.com/articl.....and,21205/

  • Oprah||

    Annual contest to see which island-dweller can best hijack a normal conversation with a tirade about the corrupt U.S. tax code

    I nominate Aqua Buddha, with honorable mention to John.

  • ||

    This was a nice detail:

    Emergency blue-light phones that connect directly to the Cato Institute

  • Oprah||

    Ha! The joke's on them. Reason libertarians know that Cato is too intellectual.

  • Paul||

    Cato's that guy who attacked Inspector Clouseau every night, right?

  • ||

    No, he's O.J.'s right hand man.

  • Art-P.O.G.||

    So sad to go from working for the Green Hornet to working for OJ.

  • sarcasmic||

    Penn and Teller, every Thursday night

    Sign me up!

  • Bill||

    What! No, Bill Maher?

  • WWNGD?||

    A bunch of Republicans anyway

    le sigh.

  • ||

    i thought the horrible-scopes were funnier...
    then again, i was very sad when Life was cancelled...

  • Paul||

    Huge pile of free guns right in the middle of each island

    That's not funny, that would kick ass!

  • yonemoto||

    free guns

    What are we, socialists?

  • Art-P.O.G.||

    I think they just mean 'free' in the sense that the guns are also libertarian.

  • Sinic||

    The looter's teeth are too straight.

  • Art-P.O.G.||

    Goosebumps.

  • Art-P.O.G.||

    I give Bok +1 point for not drawing Big Ben.

  • Mr Whipple||

    Is this supposed to be about the rioting in London, or the flash mobs in Philly? This seems like a mixed metaphor to me.

  • ||

    rioting in London

    Needs moar ay-rabs

    flash mobs in Philly

    Needs more negroes

  • Mr Whipple||

    Exactly

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Plus, the chav's teeth are not crooked enough.

  • Bee Tagger||

    It wouldn't be reason.com if the cops weren't more crooked than a brit's teeth.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The bobbies are leaning a bit, although that might be them backing away from that soul-stealing portable recording device.

  • Fluffy||

    The British police are too masculine. They look like cement head American cops.

    Since they're British, shouldn't they be mincing around with cups of tea, doing silly walks and shit?

  • ||

    Most brit cops are bald, endomorphic types.

  • Fluffy||

    Funny, I always thought they looked like Mr. Bean.

  • Paul||

  • Warty||

    I don't get it.

  • NeonCat||

    This cartoon is a take-off of an AT&T ad in which a bunch of people in trench coats, black t-shirts and jeans are in a train station. Noon comes, and a loser white dude starts doing a dance routine as everyone stares at him. He looks up and realizes he is the only one dancing. His phone blurps at him and he sees that the flash mob has been moved to 12:30. He apologizes to the p.o.'d looking white woman and disappointed black guy nearby.

  • Almanian||

    *gives the "Jesus Fucking Christ - REALLY?" stare*

  • Fatty Bolger||

    The ad's not bad, but it's hardly iconic enough to base a cartoon on.

  • goober1223||

    It is bad because what sort of organizational skills would you have to move a flash mob time at the last moment? And what sort of douchnozzle would only watch the clock instead of looking around at all of the other people that were supposed to do it.

    Not the worst ever. Certainly at least partially entertaining.

    Solid "C".

  • Fluffy||

    Also, since this is an internet cartoon, there's really no reason you couldn't have embedded a sound file into the page to play the Benny Hill theme.

    -1 for missing the obvious.

  • Bee Tagger||

    You want just the sound from Benny Hill???

  • Hank||

    All my lands and titles to the man who can attach that sound file to every archived clip of Dems and Reps "debating" the debt ceiling.

  • Ska||

    Yakkity Sax should always be playing in the background on CSPAN 2.

  • Paul||

    This.

  • Late||

    Has anyone mentioned crooked teeth yet?

  • Paul||

    No, please do.

  • Art-P.O.G.||

    I honestly think this was only the first (OK, maybe second) crooked teeth joke in this thread that was self-consciously ironic.

  • ||

  • Fluffy||

    In addition to my earlier remarks, let me note in passing that the teeth of the UK residents portrayed in this cartoon are far too straight.

  • rather not||

    One eyed rioter and a bobby who has a scrotum chin.

  • sarcasmic||

    I like the subtle commentary on how the Brit rioters are rich kids.
    No low or middle class Brit has teeth that straight.

  • ||

    well, at least he wasn't wearing a white and black checkered scarf on his face...

  • Tim||

    I split my sides laughing. Reason should also run Family Circus.

  • FlyoverCountry||

    Make it a trifecta of funny with Marmaduke!

  • R||

    Add Garfield and I'll be sure to read it...

  • Almanian||

    What, no "Cathy"?

  • Paul||

    Throw in something from Gary Trudeau and I'll never cancel my subscription.

  • Art-P.O.G.||

    Trudeau, Larson, MacGruder, Watterson, Schultz and a handful of others have successfully created good art and good storytelling where it seemed unlikely, given the format.

    Cartoons like Marmaduke and Family Circus on the other hand, survive by being 'relatable' instead of good.

  • emerson||

    What is that dog going to sit on next?

  • goober1223||

    Come on, they have to add something that's got a really long story line that's never worth it, like Gil Thorp or Mark Trail or Dick Tracy. And I only know of those because of the Comics Curmudgeon.

  • Jerry||

    The teeth are too white.

  • Hank||

    I should have looted a 4G.

    So this will be his second flash mob so far? Ambitious bugger.

    Also, teeth.

  • goober1223||

    Yeah, didn't make sense to me either. Serial flash mobbing is just another way of saying "looting with friends". Now THERE'S an app idea!

  • Aqua Buddha||

    I split my sides laughing. Reason should also run Family Circus.

    I vote we create a "Dysfunctional Friday Funnies" website. Other than this one, of course.

  • Art-P.O.G.||

    We should see if we can get Seanbaby to provide the captions.

  • Mike M.||

    Why did Bok put a roller coaster in the background?

  • guy in the back row||

    Haven't we moved on to the next crisis? Those riots were so two weeks ago.

  • Opie||

    What's with the nice teeth?

  • Sparky||

    I think these cartoons are intentionally bad to allow the comedic genius of the H&R posters to shine through. Or maybe I'm giving him too much credit. Oh and what's with the straight teeth?

  • H&R posters ||

    Genius is relative, of course. On the family tree, we're the baboons.

  • ||

    We're the amoebas.

  • ||

    Needs more labels.

  • Alan Vanneman||

    Funniest "Reason" cartoon eveah!

    On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being "The General" and 10 being "The Three Stooges Fuck Meet Snow White," this ranks a good -38, much higher than any previous Friday Funnie!*

    *Is it possible that someday "Reason" might try some, you know, market forces on the whole cartoon thing, instead of this lousy stinking monopoly shit they've got going now?

  • ||

    I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, HitPenny.çom

  • Doktor Kapitalism||

    What's with the ce*dille?

    *Accent acute

  • Alan Vanneman||

    OK, mathematically that's incoherent, but you get the point. Down is up, up is down.

  • Art-P.O.G.||

    Well, you were being deliberately hyperbolic, so it works.

  • Almanian||

    If I were sage, I would say

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  • I||

    I thought that was Episiarch's schtick.

  • squishua||

    Bok copies an ad I saw on tv last night. Boooo!

  • Art-P.O.G.||

    Well, I'd give him the benefit of the doubt and say he probably independently arrived at the same joke.

  • Art-P.O.G.||

    Whoops, never mind. But I think 'reference' is more apt than 'rip-off'.

  • Todd||

    I love this cartoon, this is literally what this rioting was about. Bunch of hooligans trying to loot and steal instead of getting jobs.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Teeth.

  • ||

    "Annual contest to see which island-dweller...." Oprah|8.26.11 @ 7:57AM

    Self-employed individuals file quarterly, not yearly (annual). The contest should be monthly, or at the absolute very least, quarterly.

  • Bob||

    Well they got the Friday part right

  • Blue sky||

    Haha, good idea.

  • Moncler||

    The majority of us understand individuals produced by the actual Sperry Organization which have created the term topsiders children title.

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