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Obama, the Gates arrest, and the police

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  1. I guess this thing isn’t over until Friday “funnies” takes a stab at it too. Can we drop it now?

  2. And Bok…is in…the WIN column!

  3. I don’t know. There’s probably come back tour in the works.

  4. Don’t kid yourself JLM. This thing is going to be around for quite a while longer. Any time El Presidente Barry gets his hands on something, the media follows along like a puppy.

  5. This one is awesome.
    No Marmaduke test needed this week. Clear winner.

  6. I saw this bok cartoon earlier this week and knew it was going to be on Friday Funnies. He actually made a really good one.

  7. Well above average.

  8. First time ever that Friday Funnies was better than XKCD

  9. LOL, Friday Funnies just totally ROCK!

    RT
    http://www.anon-web-tools.tk

  10. Yeah, I guess for all the subpar FFs, a gem was bound to pop out sooner or later.

  11. THe only thing wrong with it is the car isn’t a Prius…….

  12. Fridays will never be the same again.

  13. …a poised and smooth Sergeant Crowley Hit and Run reader said in a 15-minute news conference after the session. “We didn’t spend too much time dwelling on the past, and we decided to look forward.”

  14. “THe only thing wrong with it is the car isn’t a Prius…….”

    When you see Prius owners scratching off their Obama stickers, the revolution will truly have arrived. I don’t think we’re there quite yet…

  15. I don’t know, could have used more crying Statue Of Liberty.

  16. Like a good solid bm after years of having the skitters.

  17. Earns a solid three “mehs” out of four.

  18. The whole premise hinges on their actually being cops who voted Democratic. Unlikely.

  19. I swear to god, if Hollywood makes a buddy picture about a harvard professor and a cop who arrests him and then they end up as best buddies, I’m going to hurl.

    -jcr

  20. if Hollywood makes a buddy picture about a harvard professor and a cop who arrests him and then they end up as best buddies, I’m going to hurl.

    Um, that actually sounds like it could be good, if directed by David Lynch. I don’t think Lynch has done a buddy cop movie yet.

  21. And if you want a less surreal and disjointed version, you can go with Michael Mann or John Singleton.

  22. And if you want a less surreal and disjointed version, you can go with Michael Mann or John Singleton.

    How about they go undercover in pursuit of a mysterious new designer drug, and Bill Duke directs.

  23. that actually sounds like it could be good

    I hope you’re kidding. If not, consult a good shrink for some remedial action to improve your taste in films.

    -jcr

  24. Stop Or Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Will Shoot!

  25. If not, consult a good shrink for some remedial action to improve your taste in films.

    Whoa, my taste in films couldn’t be better. I just know that while most executions of this premise would be poor indeed, in the right hands…GOLD.

  26. Stop Or Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Will Shoot!

    Gold.

  27. a buddy picture about a harvard professor and a cop who arrests him and then they end up as best buddies,

    Do it as a satire of politics and buddy movies, and I think you may have something. Now, to cast it . . . .

    May I suggest Robert Downey Jr. in blackface as the professor?

  28. Steve Gutenberg as the cop?

  29. I don’t know who should play the Professor, but Nicholas Cage* should play the cop. Think really twitchy and over-the-top, but with the Nic Cage hangdog expression?

  30. Did you see the beer choices? Obama ordered a Bud Light. Impeach the motherfucker already.

  31. I was thinkin Al Sharpton as Gates with Mark Fuhrman as Crowley. Maybe a Spike Lee project. Bill Cosby as Obama.

  32. Did Obama bill them for the beer?

  33. Well, if Spike Lee’s doing it, Giancarlo Esposito has to play Gates.

    And Cee-Lo Green can reprise his role as “Rollo Goodlove” (channeling Al Sharpton).

  34. “44 Seconds in Cambridge” is the title I’m going with.

    Obama ordered a Bud Light.

    I know! Hasn’t he heard of Nati Ice? PBR? 😉

  35. Don’t know why but I’m surprised people are putting this one in the plus column. I didn’t think it was all that funny.

  36. I think we should break out the Eddie Murphy kids-movie magic and Will Smith can play all three roles. And Zach Snyder green-screen the whole thing and digitally insert; the backgrounds and all the fight scene can be in fast-forward, slow-motion seizures. For good measure, add a few Bay-bla-splosions! and Zoe Salada to teach Smith-Crowley that the blacker the fruit, the sweeter the juice.

  37. Here’s my idea for saving the newspaper industry: dirty political cartoons. Like, say, Mr. Globe Head is having sex with the Statue of Liberty, and then Uncle Sam walks in and says, “my precious Liberty! And my best friend!” Or maybe if John Q. Public is getting head from Little Annie Fannie Blind Justice, and then he goes, “suck, Justice, suck! ‘Blow’ is just a figure of free speech!” Also, more coupons.

    Note to Pulitzer Committee: please send my award to

    Iowahawk
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    5205 Highway 6 West
    Coralville, IA 52241

  38. Damn, SugarFree, so you’re the guy that Executive Produced Dragonball: Evolution and most of Michael Bay’s movies.

  39. I hate it when politicians order cheap pissbeer. It’s either a cynical attempt to look like “joe sixpack” or it displays a serious lack of knowledge about decent beverages. Either way, I don’t trust ’em. I bet Obama doesn’t serve two-buck Chuck at White House dinners–why break out the Bud for the plebes?

  40. I’m hoping it wasn’t Bud Light and he was just say that for the common man touch. Maybe Ommegang Witte or a Schneider Weisse.

  41. From the pics I’ve seen it looks like typical American rice-beer to me.

  42. db,

    Only Obama drank Bud Light. Crowley had a Blue Moon, Gates a Sam Adams Light, and Biden had a Bucker (non-alcoholic.)

    The realization that Biden doesn’t drink makes all the daffy things he says just plain chilling.

  43. Gates had a red stripe and Crowley had something with the word moon in the name. I’ll look.

  44. All I saw were pictures with the beer poured into mugs–no bottles. But I haven’t been paying much attention, either.

  45. I can’t believe you libertarians hate on good old American piss-beer. It makes us seem like elitists and probably explains why Libertarians can’t get elected to high office.

    Here, get back in touch with “the people”.

  46. Crowley had a Blue Moon, which is made by Molsen-Coors.

    I suppose Obama’s Bud Light was contrived everyman stagecraft for lunchbox proletarian voters, but intense beer snobbery creeps me out. I’ve tried all those $12/bottle suds made by eunuch monks in Luxembourg using yeast found only on the inner folds of 3000 year old truffles. Pheh. I’m happy enough with a Shiner Bock or 1960 Formula Schlitz.

  47. I’m hardly surprised that Obama chose bud light. He’s a politician. I expect politicians to choose bland and uninteresting.

    I wonder if the white-supremacist and racist conspiracy guys are going to read anything into Crowley choosing a beer in the witbier style (translation ‘white beer’).

    The realization that Biden doesn’t drink makes all the daffy things he says just plain chilling.

    Threadwinner – because it’s true.

  48. I don’t know who should play the Professor, but Nicholas Cage* should play the cop. Think really twitchy and over-the-top, but with the Nic Cage hangdog expression?

    Well Cage does have the soon-to-be-released form:

    Herzog-Cage Bad Lieutenant remake/reboot

  49. The realization that Biden doesn’t drink makes all the daffy things he says just plain chilling.

    SugarFree wins the thread. But Art-POG wins the Oscar.

  50. I suppose Obama’s Bud Light was contrived everyman stagecraft for lunchbox proletarian voters, but intense beer snobbery creeps me out.

    If being everyman was his goal, he should have ordered a Natty Boh.
    http://www.nationalbohemian.com/

  51. Bud-light is extremely popular down here with blacks. Miller high life being a distant second, with the retired aged folks.

    (apologies if my use of the term “blacks” is offensive)

  52. > The realization that Biden doesn’t drink makes all the daffy things he says just plain chilling.

    Iirc, Buckler’s slogan is “He conquers, who conquers himself”. Ha!

  53. “THe only thing wrong with it is the car isn’t a Prius…….”

    Angry white men don’t drive Priuses, even if they did vote for Obama.

  54. I would have chosen a budget minded domestic import, Meister Brau.

  55. Suge, the red banner thingy on the left side of the link is hilarious!

  56. I had it adblocked. That is funny. Good bumper sticker material.

  57. Work flitered, SugarFree. too bad. Now I’ll have to wait til Tuesday, as I’m going out of town direct from work.

  58. Obama drank Bud Light.

    I don’t even drink beer, and I know that’s crap.

    -jcr

  59. Angry white men don’t drive Priuses

    Oh, you’d be surprised. Here in California, you can see some white guys in electric pussy cars cursing a blue streak if they get cut off in traffic.

  60. I thought the anonymity bot was the thread winner. It was the funniest comment all day.

  61. Some steps in the wind…

    I hear, in
    the strength
    that always
    remains, the
    delicate rhymes
    of a deep
    sensibility, and
    even a pleasure
    where the
    sun-rise appears…

    Francesco Sinibaldi

  62. How about this one next time, Bok:

    Show a cop with a Taser wire connected to a fried-looking old lady on the ground (next to her, a still-smoking walker). The smug-faced cop is thinking to himself, “Now THAT’S acting stupidly!”

    And maybe the old lady’s car has an Obama bumper sticker.

  63. “contrived everyman stagecraft for lunchbox proletarian…”

    obama – when statecraft isn’t an option…

  64. 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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