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  1. yea, go ahead and bash on social security. it is still working and your buddies are not. sharing the wealth is what our country was founded on.

  2. Well, that didn’t take very long.

    Kinda like what your partner says…” Man, that was fast”

    For theirs and our sake learn to have a bit more restraint!

  3. I think we’ve stumbled upon the secret to successful Friday Funnies: having a brain-dead troll that makes the comic seem funny by comparison.

  4. A troll whose shift button is broken too.

  5. LOL, dude that is pretty funny!

    jess
    http://www.online-privacy.se.tc

  6. yea, forget about free minds here.

  7. Well, Reason, at least the anonymity spammer likes the cartoons.

  8. Brain dead trolls and Anonymity Guy! JACKPOT!

    And, for the record, this is one of Bok’s better efforts, though that isn’t saying much.

  9. …this is one of Bok’s better efforts…

    So there I was, not laughing. And then this occurred to me, all the while I was there, not laughing.

  10. I’m stumped. Is that a reference? Or just your own creation?

  11. Happy New Year everybody.

    No, I am not the creator of nobody u no.

  12. No, I am not the creator of nobody u no.

    Good, that would be embarrassing.

  13. What’s brown and sticky?

    A stick.

    This was voted the World’s Funniest Joke on a www survey.

    Happy?

  14. This is one of the better Friday Funnies out there. Sad thing is that far too many of our fellow citizuns would not get it and we have a lot of congrus peeple who are willfully blind to the problem knowing that they won’t have to deal with it in their lifetimes…

  15. “forget about free minds here.”

    Capital letters at beginning of sentences too.

  16. How do you guys like my latest effort? I create my cartoons by thinking of mediocre analogies (Soc.Sec. = Ponzi Scheme) and then making a mediocre drawing about it. Even though any smart high-schooler can put out equivalent work, they don’t get paid the big bucks like I do…!! 🙂

  17. Nigel Watt-

    Notwithstanding the fact that I have slammed him and vice-versa, I like Joe.

  18. I am Chip Bok’s inflamed sense of rejection.

  19. Something tells me Chip Bok doesn’t exactly get paid big bucks.

    Not that I do, but still.

  20. It seems to me that Hit & Run should just post nothing, label it “Friday Funnies”, then invite all of the commenters to hurl insults at the nonexistent cartoon and cartoonist.

    Only Baked Penguin has offered an alternative, as far as I know. Unfortunately, I can’t link to his cartoons for some reason.

  21. libertymike, don’t worry, i will spank you by quoting myself later.

  22. It’s alan, the Ekonomiks genius who doesn’t know what Keynsiansism is.

    You all need to take Econ 101; then you’d think he’s funny.

  23. I miss Jeff MacNelly.

  24. Only Baked Penguin has offered an alternative, as far as I know.

    Here’s my idea: Drop “Friday Funnies” and use the resulting savings and/or space to secure the services of a certain columnist who just lost one of his jobs.

  25. For my New Year’s resolution, I’m going to profread my comments.

  26. If you take Econ 101 and it is taught by anyone worth a damn you learn what a massive failure Keynsianism is.

  27. I took four semesters of economics, and I remember only a few things: guns, butter, Dutch tulips, and Keynes was an ass. Oh, and I remember the Laffer.

  28. Here’s my idea: Drop “Friday Funnies” and use the resulting savings and/or space to secure the services of a certain columnist who just lost one of his jobs.

    I love the Village Voice. It’s free, it has hilarious personal ads, and it has (had?) Savage Love. Also, insanely pretentious independent film reviews.

  29. Is the Village Voice one of those free papers that pays the bills by running a section dedicated to pr0n ads?

    A friend of mine used to do layout work for the Providence Phoenix. Part of his job was to draw the black stars on the pr0n ads.

  30. getting hentoff a column in reason would be awesome.

  31. Is the Village Voice one of those free papers that pays the bills by running a section dedicated to pr0n ads?

    Yes it is, joe. What’s fun is going down to their loading dock on Wednesday (it used to be Wednesday, at least) nights, where they give out advance copies of the paper which normally gets put on the street Thursday morning. The place is a circus because all the people who are trying to rent an apartment are there to get a half-day jump on everyone else. Also, actors and models will go too for a little advance knowledge of casting calls.

  32. Pro Lib – I had to let the site go for monetary reasons. I was going to get in touch with dhex or Jake Boone, both of whom offered me hosting space at point in the past.

  33. guys, i had to cut back on posting for monetary reasons. thanks free market!

  34. Save the BakedPenguins!*

    * BP, position yourself as yet another victim of global warming, and the money will flow.

  35. I was going to call my website a financial institution and ask for a $4.8 billion bailout.

    It had over 10 pages at one point, after all.

  36. Well, Social Security is like a Ponzi scheme without the need to convince new investors. We need to come up with a name for this brilliant business model – how about a “Roosevelt Scheme”?

  37. When I took Econ 101, Keynes’ reputation was still intact.

    Shows how old I am, doesn’t it?

  38. The global warming thing may be the way to go, though. It evokes more sympathy. Either way, I’ll have to sober up my avatar before he testifies in front of Congress.

  39. What’s fun is going down to their loading dock on Wednesday

    Damn, E, that does sound like fun.

  40. When I took Econ 101, Keynes’ reputation was still intact.

    Shows how old I am, doesn’t it?

    The way people have been acting the last few months, I would say this places you somewhere short of graduation, say, 18 – 22.

  41. BP,

    What about free space like over at Blogger?

    Isaac,

    I was in college during the Reagan years. There were still some holdouts, but the rejection of Keynesianism was in full motion by the time I was taking my economics classes.

  42. R C,

    Ah, you refer to the Zombie Keynes, to be followed by Zombie Marx.

  43. Keynes is highly regarded, please don’t be ignorant. I’m going to tell you how things work, after all I’m in my mid 20’s and have all the answers. Obama relying on his team of experts will straighten this mess out, and if he can’t do it…well, no one can.

  44. There were still some holdouts, but the rejection of Keynesianism was in full motion by the time I was taking my economics classes.

    Too bad it didn’t last. Keynesianism appears to be king these days.

  45. Like I said, Zombie Keynes walks among us.

  46. Pro L – I intent to get the site back up some time in the near future, it’s just right now I can’t be spending any cash I don’t absolutely need to. (Also, Blogger annoys me with its limitations. I find HTML a lot easier to deal with.)

    Also, I bought a used copy of an Econ textbook (that the store wouldn’t buy back) from some sorority girl for $2, then CLEP’d both those classes.

  47. PL, when I took Econ 101, LBJ was president.

    But RC Dean’s little joke was funny anyway.

  48. Ah, you refer to the Zombie Keynes, to be followed by Zombie Marx.

    And where the Zombie Marx goes, can the Zombie Lenin be far behind?

  49. Judging by the number of zombie financial enterprises stalking the earth, it looks like somebody definitely managed to kill Zombie Schumpeter.

  50. Actually, re Madoff. If the allegations are correct, it appears he went a few steps further that Ponzi. Ponzi, at least, paid of his early investors but was caught fairly early when he couldn’t keep paying them.

    As I understand it, Madoff was issuing totally bogus investment statements showing huge gains and wasn’t caught until a significant number wanted to cash in. If it hadn’t been for the bank crunch he might have gotten away for a lot longer.

    Ponzi at least had that foreign stamp thing that blew up on him. Apparently Madoff was just outright stealing his investor’s money.

  51. Would somebody care to explain to me why Madoff isn’t in the Tombs, instead of lounging around his fucking giant luxury apartment? If he was a guy who stole twenty bucks from a liquor store, he wouldn’t get released on his own recognizance.

    I just hope there are people on the sidewalk beneath his window twenty-four hours a day, yelling, “JUMP, BERNIE! JUMP, YOU FUCKER!”

  52. I take back all the mean things I wrote about John McCain when he called for Christopher Cox’s resignation.

  53. Keynes is just too advanced for the people trolling here.

  54. Yup, except “people” is a plural term, troll.

  55. Troll is also both a noun and a verb, like dick.

  56. Part of his job was to draw the black stars on the pr0n ads.

    Wouldn’t have been easier to just use the publicity stills?

  57. What puzzles me about Madoff is how anyone thinks they can get away with a Ponzi scheme. Eventually the house of cards has to collapse, and the more “successful” you are at the swindling, the more numerous the folks who will be hunting you down.

    I guess I would never make a good criminal. After my fifth million I would cash out and disappear.

  58. sorry joe, i learned all of my econ from you. replace my earlier comment with “although keynes was ahead of his time, he was no joe p boyle”. better?

  59. *kiss kiss*

    Love ya, fan club.

    Yes, I did kick your ass in that discussion about economics.

    Please keep bringing it up. Happy memories.

  60. An intense light.

    With fine
    manners the
    mask of a child
    invites me to
    cry, when the
    moonlight
    appears; I hear
    a blackbird
    near the sound
    of a small lamp,
    and everything
    shines like
    a terse sensibility.

    Francesco Sinibaldi

  61. Just like the old Soviet Union–cartoons in the service of the ideology. Fucking disgusting.

  62. Lefiti, Paul Sameulson, an avid New Dealer, happily called Social Security “a Ponzi scheme that works” in Newsweek, back in the 50s I believe.

    This has nothing to do with ideology, it is simply a fact that SS *is* a Ponzi scheme. Whether that means we should reform or abolish it is all that’s legitimately up for debate.

  63. It seems to me that Hit & Run should just post nothing, label it “Friday Funnies”, then invite all of the commenters to hurl insults at the nonexistent cartoon and cartoonist.

    This is because political cartoons suck ass. Not one of them has ever been funny. Maybe if they could get Peter Bagge to do a weekly comic, the feature would be worthwhile, otherwise, they need to take it off life support.

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