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  1. Actually…not half bad.

    Except for the part about Big Government dying in 1996. That’s just stupid.

    But other than that.

  2. Is Chip Bok a fast zombie or a slow zombie? That’s a self-portrait, right?

  3. agree – not bad

    if you handicap the cartoon by considering it’s Bok’s work, it’s excellent

  4. If you handicap the cartoon by considering it’s H&R’s Friday Funnies… WIN

  5. I actually enjoyed this one. Love the illustration of Zombie Big Government.

  6. rubber-stamp, minimal effort, calculated to be bien-pensant aligned-with-original-post comment

    http://www.privacy-troll.theypaymetodothis.theydon‘tpayou!

  7. *eyes wide…hair straightens… stands on end*

    ZOMBIES!!!

    Feets don’t fail me now!

  8. Big Government looks rather friendly … still, shoot ’em in the head!

  9. Friday Funnies: Just when I thought I was out… they pull. Me. Back. In.

  10. Thumbs up.

  11. We did not bury the era of big government in 1996, we cut a few taxes but government had our credit card so they kept on getting bigger.

  12. Racist, racist racist!

    Come on people, isn’t it obvious? This racist cartoonist is, in a blatantly racist manner, invoking racist stereotypes about zombies and voodoo. Haven’t you seen The Serpent and the Rainbow, the racist movie about Haitian voodoo zombies? This cartoon is obviously meant to appeal to the racist paranoia of white people. This is an attempt to distract white people’s attention from the real issues by evoking racist images of black voodoo doctors turning people into zombies.

    The other thing wrong with this cartoon is that it is racist.

  13. We did not bury the era of big government in 1996

    I think it’s referencing the fact that Bill Clinton said in 1996 that the era of big government was over.

  14. the era of big government was over

    Not yet, but soon – ie when the governed are fully absorbed into the governors.

  15. Mad Max,

    RACISM!?!!

    *eyes bug out…hair stands on end*

    Feets do yo’ stuff!

  16. Sorry no. And not just no FUCK no.
    The era of BIG Government was resurrected eight years ago by W and a Rep. congress.

    Obama and the Dems are just continuing what W and the Reps started.

    So much for hope and change should be the theme.

  17. Dude, watch that epithet!

    Reagan’s “voodoo economics,” didn’t they work?

    And I voted against the guy. Twice!

  18. Not bad; you get to be an editorialist for another week, Bok.

  19. Love the illustration of Zombie Big Government

    The smiling, happy, benign one portrayed? The artist blew it. It should have been the scariest, bloodiest, smelliest zombie ever drawn, as befitting the calamity ahead.

  20. A “savior” can “raise the dead.” YES!

    When, in the history of religion, did that happen? I admit, I’m not the most well versed on religion, but I don’t recall any of them having saviors that raise the dead.

  21. I consider this a win since the bar was set at beating any Marmaduke cartoon last week. I realize it’s a low bar, but this clearly beats it like an olympic champion powering over the pole-vault bar.

    Reinmoose, if you’re being snarky, fine. Otherwise the idea of raising the dead is pretty entrenched in Christian myth (e.g., Lazarus). I’m guessing you’re being snarky though.

  22. no… I wasn’t being snarky

    I forgot about Lazarus

    /embarassed only slightly

  23. ‘When, in the history of religion, did that happen? I admit, I’m not the most well versed on religion, but I don’t recall any of them having saviors that raise the dead.’

    John 11:1-45

    Luke 24:6

    1 Corinthians 15:52

    Apocalypse of Saint John (aka Revelations) 20:11-15

    On a related note, don’t forget 4 KINGS 4:18-36 (2 Kings 4:18-36 in the Protestant Bible) and Acts 36-41)

  24. Haven’t you seen The Serpent and the Rainbow

    “Don’t bury me! I’m not dead!”

  25. I mean Acts 9:36-41

  26. Mad Max | March 6, 2009, 8:20am | #

    Racist, racist racist!

    Come on people, isn’t it obvious? This racist cartoonist is, in a blatantly racist manner, invoking racist stereotypes about zombies and voodoo. Haven’t you seen The Serpent and the Rainbow, the racist movie about Haitian voodoo zombies? This cartoon is obviously meant to appeal to the racist paranoia of white people. This is an attempt to distract white people’s attention from the real issues by evoking racist images of black voodoo doctors turning people into zombies.

    The other thing wrong with this cartoon is that it is racist.

    Don’t forget, “Birth of a Nation” inspired the zombie genre. You hit the mark right on.

  27. OK OK!

  28. Reinmoose, not to worry – the fables of your tribe are are far to many to keep track of.

    I give Chip a B+ best effort evah!

  29. Shouldn’t Big Government be holding a cigar?

  30. Mad Max was lying in wait ready to beat you over the head with his bible at a moments notice. I’m guessing he has it tied to his circe.

  31. Paul Krugman on NYT today: “Geithner and Paulson, you naughty boys! Don’t feed stray zombies….. now if you bring them home as pets, then you can feed them….”

  32. Hey, lay off Max. He managed to make an oblique The Serpent and the Rainbow reference. However, he would have really nailed it had he somehow brought Angel Heart into it.

  33. Zombie Uncle Sam should be leading a zombie army of banks, carmakers, homebuilders, unions, and realtors.

    And they’re coming for YOU!

  34. Moose, don’t feel bad, it’s not like any raising of the dead actually happened.

    Lazarus was faking comotose because his wife annoyed the hell out of him and he wanted to be rid of her obnoxious ass. Jesus grabbed him by the nutsack (as he were wont to do) and ol’ Laz yelped and lept up from his false slumber to the applause of those gathered ’round. The end.

  35. Moose, don’t feel bad

    I don’t really, actually. I figure it’s a testament to my continued dedication to not reading my bible. I got weak once and read half-way through Genesis, but I was able to stop myself before my brain rotted too far.

  36. I thought Lazarus was killed by Macy’s.

    And it’s “Revelation” (no “s” on the end). I say this fully understanding that the neurosis is my problem and is in no way intended to burn Mr Max.

  37. I mean Acts 9:36-41

    Damn. For a second there I thought you had the special edition that explains everything.

    Ah well.

  38. He managed to make an oblique The Serpent and the Rainbow reference. However, he would have really nailed it

    You just had to bring up that part of The Serpent and The Rainbow, didn’t you? I just don’t want to think of Bill Pullman that way.

  39. You just had to bring up that part of The Serpent and The Rainbow, didn’t you? I just don’t want to think of Bill Pullman that way.

    I was thinking more of the blood sex scene between Mickey Rourke and Lisa Bonet in Angel Heart.

  40. Even without the fondness I hold in my heart for zombies, I think that would have made me smile.

    I’m in shock, but that was actually funny. And on Friday. The name works!!

  41. Nah, it wasn’t that funny.

  42. You’re trying to tell me you aren’t thinking about scrotums on a Friday morning? Bitch, please.

  43. Reinmoose,

    Hmm, was that comment snark?

    Anyway, raising the dead is something which messiahs, heroes, etc. have been doing for a long time. Or well, they’ve made claims about such that is.

    Mad Max,

    Yeah, that’s true (re: the various Biblical citations), but most of what is claimed of Christ was claimed of many figures prior to him. He fits within a long line of Mediterranean/Near East heroes, messiahs, etc.

  44. You’re trying to tell me you aren’t thinking about scrotums on a Friday morning? Bitch, please.

    I’m shaving mine right now.

    “At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum…it’s breathtaking. I highly suggest you try it.”

  45. I’m just having a bad morning. Forget I said anything.

    I’m going to stop talking now

  46. People get mythology mixed up all the time, Rein. You won’t believe how many times I forget that Leda was turned into a swan and not a bull like Europa.

  47. ‘most of what is claimed of Christ was claimed of many figures prior to him. He fits within a long line of Mediterranean/Near East heroes, messiahs, etc.’

    The similarities between paganism and Christianity can’t be all that great. I’ve read too many secularists who harp on how different Christianity was from paganism (to the disadvantage of the former).

  48. Mad Max,

    Jesus was just one of a variety of peripatetic faith healers, etc. who were popular before, during and after Christianity’s founding. My personal favorite of this archetype is Apollonius of Tyanna. This is one of the reasons why it takes so long in the process of creating the canonical Gospels for Jesus to become the Christ and then eventually divine.

  49. I’ve read too many secularists who harp on how different Christianity was from paganism (to the disadvantage of the former).

    Not necessarily. One of the most common tropes from earlier secularists was that paganism:christianity::christianity:secularism. It’s an interesting rhetorical move: You show how Christianity was an improvement over what went before and then use it to show how continuing the good trends in Christianity while tossing out the stuff the author considers to be nonsense will bring you to a modern secularist position. Among others, James Frazer makes a similar move.

    I can’t really unpack it all, but when secularists emphasize a disconnect between paganism and Christianity in the midst of polemic, there are rhetorical reasons that have little to do with any actual differences.

  50. I agree with some of the above posters – we don’t really have need for an alternative this week. However, I did one prior to knowing that…

  51. Is it just me, or does the zombie LOOK like Bill Clinton. If so, we have double funny for the same price…

  52. when did big government ever die?

  53. Because the government was so itty bitty and cute for the past 8 years. Yeah, right.

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