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  1. Or an abattoir.

  2. so….. Mises.org posts a new South Park episode clip before Reason?

    you guys really dropped the ball there.

  3. I can’t tell: is this racist or sexist?

  4. Editorial cartoonists like myself need a government bailout.

    We can’t compete with our foreign counterparts. My work speaks for itself, unfortunately! :-p

  5. Obama looks a little Nixonian there.

  6. Sven,
    Sexist of course! Not racist if there are no monkeys in it…
    oh wait….

  7. for crying out loud, obama. is. not. muslim!

    if this is libertarianism, count me out.

  8. for crying out loud, obama. is. not. muslim!

    Oh course not, because then including the pig in the image would be Islamophobic and the HRCs in Canada would ban Reason in Canada…

    Come to think of it, if we put a turban on Obama and added a monkey to this we could make the HRCs explode in pure, stuttering RAGE.

  9. Concerned Citizen, I’m honestly interested in what thought process brought you to your comment.

    It could only be hilarious.

  10. Ooh, ooh, and the fact that he’s using his left hand on the pig must be a coded anti-Muslin message.

  11. (Before anyone corrects me, I know it should really be Mooselman.)

  12. I can’t tell: is this racist or sexist?

    Both. Are you new to Amerikkka?

  13. What the hell, are they banning insulting comments this morning? This sucks!

  14. domo,

    Who got banned?

  15. fuck, damm, screw…

    insults seem to be working fine

  16. Normally the thread would already be think with insulting comments about how the friday funnies aren’t. Since this one blows as much as all the others, I conjecture the reason such comments aren’t present is the banhammer.

  17. That is a horrible likeness of Obama, but I don’t see how it’s implying he’s a Muslim…

    Also, this might be the worst cartoon on Friday Funnies in weeks! Congratulations Reason team.

  18. Bok’s cartoons are insulting, but only to the intelligent.

  19. there you go…

  20. Normally the thread would already be think

    Drink!

  21. Believe it or not, I rate this one as better than average.

    Much better than average.

    Sorry, Bok; no bailout for you.

  22. I don’t get it, actually. What’s with the “keep out” sign? The comment “maybe lipstick would help” doesn’t make sense. Help what? Dress up the pig (iow – stimulus bill), right? But who’s suggesting it needs dressing up? Obama’s not even paying attention to him but has this vacant look in his eyes and DOES look a lot like Nixon (in cartoons).

    Seriously, wtf?

  23. Don’t think, moose. It just makes it worse.

  24. That is a horrible likeness of Obama, but I don’t see how it’s implying he’s a Muslim…

    I believe the look of glowering distaste is supposed to be directed at having to touch a pig rather than at the snarky question being asked by the white guy.

    When someone (not you, of course) doesn’t have a sense of humor (like many on the left and the right,) it’s easy to misread the clues, verbal or visual, that are supposed to guide you to a humorous conclusion from a statement or scene. This the basis for most kerfuffles over cartoons all over the world.

    Not that this cartoon is humorous, but it’s plainly not about want to eschew the pig.

  25. Eschew the pig!

  26. Chew the pig? I just had some ham. Maybe I could Twitter all of you about it.

  27. It would make a pretty good handle for someone…

    I wish I could actually see typos in preview. I just gloss right over them. Fuck.

  28. Hmmm…not bad, IMHO. Chip Bok shows up the dude who does Marmaduke and possible Cathy Guisewhite (in one smooth motion).

  29. I wish I could actually see typos in preview. I just gloss right over them. Fuck.

    I don’ t evan use pReview unlessI use complicated tags

  30. Reinmoose, presidents normally have a ceremony with press present when they sign a bill. Obama signed the recent, pork filled spending bill without the usual fanfare. So the president who campaigned with open government on his platform is trying to minimize the attention given to this bill. Rather than changing his spending habits, he’s just trying to change the perception of his spending habits. He’s forgotten that a pig is still a pig, even with lipstick on it.

  31. Rienmose,

    itry’ll tht for awhale.

    Also, did anyone else notice that the pen nib is hovering over the “c” rather than the “k”? Is he writing over his first signature backwards? Writing from right to left?

    OMG! SECRET MUSLIM!

  32. I don’ t evan use pReview unlessI use complicated tags

    We know.

    (ducks)

  33. jtuf –
    Oh right! Because when the president signs it, that’s when everyone finds out what it is!
    I don’t buy that. Like anybody gets any real insight from watching him sign it, especially when there was such a big public hullabaloo (sp?) when it was being discussed.

  34. It’s still better than a Chapman column.

  35. Hullabaloo

    A baloo is a bear. A hull is a part of a ship. A hullabaloo is a ship made out of a bear.

  36. domo,

    While not exactly chuckle inducing, I thought this one was okay.

  37. A baloo is a bear.

    Arggggggggg! Damn you standardized test sample questions!

  38. Obama looks pissed, but i’d be pissed too if i was in a cartoon called “Friday Funnies” and it wasn’t.

  39. I believe all God’s creatures have a soul – except bears, Bears are actually Satan’s children

  40. “Hullabaloo”?

    Girls in miniskirts and go-go boots!

    *whistles, waggles eyebrows*

  41. Junk is sculch. Junk is sculch.

    Therefore, a woman’s pubic region should henceforth be called “sculch” in situations where a clumsy qualification like “chick junk” might be normally employed.

    Sculch also has the advantage of being onomatopoeic for certain sounds the region makes.

  42. I’m convinced Chip Bok’s efforts are being subsidized with TARP money. How else could the outcome be so consistently opposite of what was intended?

  43. Therefore, a woman’s pubic region should henceforth be called “sculch” in situations where a clumsy qualification like “chick junk” might be normally employed.

    hear, hear!

    I’m convinced Chip Bok’s efforts are being subsidized with TARP money. How else could the outcome be so consistently opposite of what was intended?

    : D I have to give Bok credit for reading these comment threads, though.

  44. Why is the background so dark? Are they supposed to be drowning in ink, or something?

  45. Why is the background so dark?

    The lights are off to conserve electricity.

  46. The lights are off to conserve electricity.

    Don’t be a wingnut. The progressives don’t really want us to go back to the dark ages like that. They have the lights on – they’re just CFLs and have only been on a few minutes so far.

  47. “Oooh, they hum like angels!”

  48. “Oooh, they hum like angels!”

    That’s just the ethereal glow of phosphor in the CFLs that makes them look like angels.

  49. “Maybe I could Twitter all of you about it.”

    Thank you! Twitter! I LOVE it!

  50. Twitter is the result of egotism running up against shitty phone keyboards. Remove either and it would cease to exist.

  51. Are they supposed to be drowning in ink, or something?

    Well, if that’s the case, it’s the wrong color.

  52. Friday Funnies Wry Grimaces

    Fixed.

  53. Dudes and Dudettes, Don’t you see? The comic itself is not the friday funny, the comment thread is. Chip Bok knows this. This comic should have taken place at the special olympics, and it should be Jay Leno telling Obama about the pig. Then in the bottom, you know how comics sometimes have like a little guy in a bush saying something? It should be Palin, Sarah, saying something like “well I never…!” and a priest/minister person could be saying to her “Gov. Palin, when is the wedding?” and a state trooper will be behind him like there is no wedding, and if you want to get arrested then just keep talking about the wedding, and basically what would be happening is that Bok would just be throwing in like everything from the news and current events and hope that maybe even just one of those things will make you laugh.

  54. How many libertarian grad school students does it take to dissect a cartoon? Sheesh.

    Made me laugh.

  55. I thought it was funnier than usual.

    I didn’t laugh. But I didn’t sneer, either, and that’s high praise for Friday Funnies. The feature doesn’t exactly make me leap out of bed and sprint to the ‘pooter.

  56. Funniest FF, evar!

    Rush Limbough getting prepped for anal sex with a Chimpanzee, while getting sex tips from a bulimic Michael Moore?

    Pure genius!

  57. A Christian, a Jew and a Muslim walk into a bar.

    And then they start trittering. I LOVE it!

  58. The lights are off to conserve electricity

    Obama inherited the dark!

  59. Obama looks pissed, but i’d be pissed too if i was in a cartoon called “Friday Funnies” and it wasn’t.

    Yes it was, and still is, Friday.

    Oh you are stupid. I am smart!

  60. Obama looks pissed, but i’d be pissed too if i was in a cartoon called “Friday Funnies” and it wasn’t.

    Robinson Crusoe’s Friday was black, Obama is black.

    Jeez, use some ‘maginashun, Dude!

  61. Obama looks pissed, but i’d be pissed too if i was in a cartoon called “Friday Funnies” and it wasn’t.

    Black Friday, Dumbass.

  62. Much better than the usual Bok effort. Tying together “pork” spending with the “lipstick on a pig” kerfuffle – not bad.

    Of course it is also racist, homophobic, sexist, xenophobic and anti-Islam.

  63. Actually, he looks a little like Adrian Monk there. You can even see that he’s going back over the ‘c’ in Barack to get it juuuust right.

    The pig looks too much like a certain Kennedy.

  64. Has there ever been a Kennedy who wasn’t certain?

  65. Has there ever been a Kennedy who wasn’t certain?

    Caroline.

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