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The new senator from Minnesota


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  1. “Likes his lawyers”? Try “likes simple addition”. It was Coleman and his lawyers who kept suing, kept falling further and further behind in the count, and kept up the charade of the legal recount being some sort of theft.

    Franken won. Get over it.

  2. We need a new name for this. Friday ?????

  3. Haven’t looked at the cartoon yet but I’d like to say this…

    Fuck Al Franken. Al Franken sucks.

  4. And now having looked at the cartoon, I give it a B-.

  5. add one more clown to the Senate – BFD
    sad, tho, he didn’t use to take himself seriously – now I guess he has to pretend to….but we don’t

  6. bah – there’s no punch line?! C-

  7. It’s perfect – because Franken has never been funny either.

    jon – didn’t Coleman win on the first count?

  8. Reason: please stop paying for these cartoons.

  9. Minnesota did just fine with only one senator during this whole election challenge. I say we downsize the senate, just like every real business has been downsized recently.

  10. Weak. We’ve been making similar but more amusing references on Hit’n’Run for, like, two weeks now.

    Reason should replace the Friday “Funnies” with congressional slash fiction by SugarFree. It would not be a step down.

  11. I secomd Terry. Thank god I was too busy partying to catch SNL in the 80s.

  12. Don’t look too closely to that second word, there.

  13. I declare this the bad joke thread…

    Q: Where’s the difference between Franken and Coleman?
    A: The color of the buckets*

    *Of course this only makes sense, if you know the template: “What’s the difference between X and a bucket of shit?”

  14. How does Bok FAIL?
    Let me count the ways…

    Naw It’s not worth it. Besides the artwork is good.

    Grade: D+

  15. What’ll we get with Friday Funnies?
    Every ‘ting you want
    (Except humor)

    Sittin’ at home drawing my cartoons
    Countin jokes by the phases of the moon
    Picked up the telephone, then dialed the 7 digits
    Said, ‘I’m sendin’ the cartoon, are you gonna print it?’
    I sent in the cartoon, Reason always wanted more
    They kept naively believing a good joke was in store
    You won’t like my cartoons, I’m givin’ you fair warnin’
    They’re a real soporific, ’cause me so boring

  16. See, even Mad Max is funnier than this cartoon.

  17. Reason should replace the Friday “Funnies” with congressional slash fiction by SugarFree. It would not be a step down.


  18. Kim Jong Il played Stuart Smalley? I don’t get it.

  19. Its pathetic the way these Coleman supporters are fighting the will of the people. Why can’t you just accept the results of an election?

    National Organization of People Who Have Trouble Understanding Arrows (aka DNC)

  20. Vaguely homoerotic caricatures; it’s a growth industry.

    Tell your kids to forget business school.

  21. See, even Mad Max is funnier than this cartoon.

    I’m just amused he knows Me So Horny well enough to parody it.

  22. Really? This is now somehow either funny or insightful? It’s so watery, but with a smack of ham.

  23. Bush won get over it.

    Wait a second.

    Good strategy + right lawyers + right districts = win election

  24. I say we downsize the senate, just like every real business has been downsized recently.

    If the downsizing involves pitchforks, torches, and a guillotine, sign me up.

  25. the friday funnies are a continual conceptual art project, a revolving 24-7 post-surrealist swing of absurd metaphor, caricature and “comedy” that parodies the concept of political cartooning while throwing the inherent vapidity of the form right in our faces.

    chip bok is a pencil scribbling on a human face, forever.

    bravo, sir. bravo.

  26. I have to agree with dhex. That’s so unfunny it has to be deliberate. It’s kaufmanesque.

  27. You guys just don’t get it.

    Franken is a self-admitted communist!


  28. TF,

    Yes, Coleman did win on the first count. But then there was a legally-mandated recount where he lost votes. And then lost more and more until he was behind, and Coleman kept digging. The fact is that Coleman lost the election based on the rules set forth well before the election happened. It was messy, but it was well within the rules.

    And the Supreme Court liking or not liking him had nothing to do with it. Their ruling was on the merits of Coleman’s lawyers’ claims, which were found to be not only lacking, but damn near laughably lacking in substance.

    It was a close election, sure. But if the rules say there’s going to be a recount if it’s close by a certain amount, then there’s going to be a recount. Like it or don’t, but I’m pretty confident the result is the correct one.

  29. I like dhex’s take and Xeones’ idea…

    Sugarfree’s Lovecraftian erotica seldom fails to bring a smile or a horrified gasp to my face.

    I do still like Bok’s art, though, despite the fact that the Friday Funnies have a success rate similar to a batting average.

  30. 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. I’m not concerned that Mr. Crumb will go to hell or anything crazy like that! It’s just that he, like many types of religionists, seems to take it literally, take it straight…the Bible’s books were not written by straight laced divinity students in 3 piece suits who white wash religious beliefs as if God made them with clothes on…the Bible’s books were written by people with very different mindsets…in order to really get the Books of the Bible, you have to cultivate such a mindset, it’s literally a labyrinth, that’s no joke

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