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The Solyndra problem

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  1. What did Samuel Johnson say about puns?

    1. “Back that ass, back that ass, back that ass up.”

  2. Do I owe Mr. Potato Head money?

    1. Mr. Potato Head has a luxurious mustache, not that feeble philtrum smear.

      1. That is about the perfect caricature of Rep. Waxman.

        1. The world does not need more visual depictions of his hideousness. Not that any cartoon can approximate the horror.

          1. google image “rep waxman”, second pic in from left…

        2. I’ve always thought that Waxman looked like one of the Morlocks from the George Pal version of The Time Machine.

  3. I thought the joke was that in the cartoon there are two examples of things that waste taxpayer money and don’t accomplish anything.

    1. It is supposed to be funny?

      1. No. Friday funnies are never intended to be funny. They are there to give us a chance to post 100 comments about how unfunny they are.

  4. More like “stellar panel”. Amirite?

    Also, by neglecting to put Solar: Man of the Atom on the panel, you missed a chance for an esoteric reference.

    1. far more esoteric if it hadn’t recently been relaunched…

      1. Fuuuuuuuuuck. I really need to stay up on my comics. I don’t think I’ve read Wizard since 2008.

  5. Bok is an abyss. Scream into it and know that you are alone.

  6. [Insert generic witty comment.]

    1. Har har har!!

      +10000

      1. [insert attack watch approved comment]

  7. This is another example of having to read the comments to figure out what this thing is about.

  8. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  9. Faster than light

    http://news.cnet.com

    /8301-30685_3-20110594-264/physics-shocker-neutrinos-clocked-faster-than-light/

    1. If neutrinos don’t interact with matter do they even exist?

      1. Neutrinos do interact with matter, it’s just that the interaction is very weak. In quantum physics a weak interaction means an improbable one. In fact there are trillions of neutrinos streaming through you right now, but the probability that any one of them interacts with your matter is extremely low.

        1. the probability that any one of them interacts with your matter is extremely low

          So, neutrinos aare kind of like celebrities then?

    2. I’m burning through the skies Yeah!
      Two hundred degrees
      That’s why they call me Mister Fahrenheit
      I’m trav’ling at the speed of light
      I wanna make a supersonic man of you

    3. You’re getting warmer, Earthlings.

    4. And they, unlike those who say human activity is causing the climate to change, have openly shared all their data and methods, and invited other scientists to repeat what they have done.
      They’re following the scientific method, unlike OwlGore and his disciples.

      1. Well, if you put something out there that challenges the existing understanding in a major way, you’re under a little more pressure to prove your case anyway.

        1. But what you call “existing understanding” is based upon data and methods that have not been shared, computer models that intentionally ignore many variables, and a vote among people who are only allowed into the club if they promise to vote ‘yes’.

          That ain’t science.

        2. Maybe this will somehow give clues as to how gravity operates? Or quantum entanglement?

          1. How about magnets? How do THEY work?

            1. That question sure is attractive to people in several different fields of physics.

    5. Right now, I am guessing that this will be shown to be some sort of strange misinterpretation or something. But it sure would be interesting and exciting if it turns out to be true. If relativity is wrong, then then we might have a much better clue about where to look for the solution to the whole quantum gravity problem.

  10. Who got blown for the loan?

  11. Los Angeles fire truck used as porn film backdrop
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/s…..2-09-31-01

    1. The hose makes for easy cleanup afterwards!

    2. If they got paid for the use, what’s the problem?

  12. Bring back Balko. Puppycide is funnier.

  13. The comic used two panels to make a pun on panels–very meta. Not funny, but meta.

      1. Yeah, I also made an ironic meta-reference to this. Mine was possibly less funny than the cartoon itself.

        1. That’s unpossible, Art-P.

          1. You might have a point.

    1. What gets me is, isn’t Warren’s ROADZ!!eleven!somalia!one!!11!! argument about things done by state and local govts, but used to defend a multi trillion federal behemoth?

      1. An inability to understand federalism and subsidiarity, while simultaneously preferring the highest level of government, is common for liberals.

        1. i was thinking it seems more like an over-educated magician…
          look over here, I want you to focus on what I want you to focus on, never mind the fact that problem is the spending not the amount of taxation, whether or not it is “fair”, blah blah, blah blah blah…
          and, oh yeah, Owebama, go back to the sandbox and learn about tintaafl…

    2. Will the state of MA confirm that a majority there are retarded by electing this idiot?

      1. They have had three straight house speakers go to federal prison. They consistently elected the brother of a notorious mob boss to powerful positions in state government. The re-elected Barney Frank after the house crash that he was largely responsible for creating.

        Yeah, Massholes really are that retarded. My inlaws are Massholes. They are wonderful people. But they are retarded when it comes to politics. My father and mother in law are the most anti-abortion devout old time Catholic people I know. Yet, they vote Democrat in every election. Now how can someone who honestly believes abortion is the most pressing moral issue of our time vote for a party that is fanatically committed to abortion on demand? It is like they are brainwashed.

        1. You’d be surprised how many offices don’t even have a candidate without a (D) running. In many local races there is only one candidate on the ticket.

        2. I have a liberal friend in Pittsburgh who is old school Catholic, bleeding heart liberal and is passionately against the death penalty. He claims to be against abortion, but said that since it’s the law of the land, women should have access to it. Just when I thought liberal logic couldn’t get any more warped.

      2. Gladly, as long as you keep in mind it’s majority and not all. There are still some normal people up here. Not many, but we’re around.

    3. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police-forces and fire-forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory ? and hire someone to protect against this ? because of the work the rest of us did.

      Wow, who knew that all the tax money came from the bottom 50% that pay no taxes instead of the “rich factory owners” that are freeriding on the backs of “the poor”.

      Obviously we need to tax the poor more since they have all the money.

      1. And just how educated were those workers, anyway?

      2. You hired workers the rest of us paid to that you paid taxes to help educate. You were safe in your factory because of police-forces and fire-forces that the rest of us paid you paid taxes for.

        The nerve. People who pay shitloads of taxes getting the same benefits as everyone else.

        You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory

        Well, unless you’re Gibson Guitars, of course, where exactly that happened.

        ? and hire someone to protect against this ? because of the work the rest of us did.

        Because businesses never hire private security. Nosiree.

        What an utter idiot.

        1. Yeah, that is some dumb shit. And you hear it all the time.

          Without police, etc. rich people could provide their own security, no problem. The police, etc. are there to protect the “rest of us” (whatever that means).

    4. Arrrrgggggghhhhhhh……

      Shorter Warren: Pay no attention to the outright theft of your money so we can underwrite bad investments by the ultra-connected. Those fuckers who actually make something are getting wealthy, let’s take it because they are doing better than you and that sucks.

    5. saw this response on Instapundit
      http://img97.imageshack.us/img…..00×448.png

    6. What was that old statement by Bill Buckley about how he would rather be governed by a hundred people randomly taken from the phone book than the faculty at Harvard?

      At this point, don’t we need to create anti-credentialism? If you are associated with an elite college or university in this country and you are not a hard scientists, chances are overwhelming that you will believe absolute nonsense and be a completely ridiculous and dangerous person.

      1. I think Warren’s statement that credit card terms and conditions should be less than 100 words long pretty much demonstrated that she was a dangerous idiot, and no further demonstrations were really required.

        1. She is. And she is rewarded with tenure at arguable the country’s most prestigious university and given powerful influence in the government.

          At some point, don’t you have to start questioning the whole system? If FERMI lab started hiring and giving tenure to people who believed in Ptolemaic physics, wouldn’t we start thinking something had gone wrong with the whole institution?

          1. Worse, she’s giving H&R Warren a bad name.

          2. I question the whole university system as a whole after having graduated from one. It’s disturbing to realize how out of touch many ‘educated’ individuals are with simple concepts of logic and reasoning.

        2. She’s not an idiot, she just thinks the average voter is an idiot.

    7. AAAAAUUUUGGGGHHHH!

      You used public roads building your company. And since you’re rich, you deserve to pay 10 times more than everyone else for the use of those roads.

      Sounds like paying your “fair” share to me. (S)

  14. I don’t get it.

      1. Come on, guys. It’s obvious. On the *left* is a *grill* intended to be useful; on the *right* is a *grilling* intended to be useful.

        1. Ah ok. I thought it was a solar panel.

          1. Many people apparently did.

            1. Mmm, very good, Rich. It could use arrows with labels saying ‘grill’ and ‘grilling’

        2. What would take it to the next level would be to give Waxman a rapper-style grill which is intended to be useful in distracting from his face.

          1. With another arrow from ‘grill’? Superb.

            1. Perhaps too subtle? Maybe we should add a brief explanatory paragraph to make sure the clever wordplay doesn’t go over people’s heads.

              1. Needs more labels.

          2. Hi Slug.

    1. I’ve been patient with the Friday Funnies, but this one has pushed me over the edge into outright disdain. When I can do better, it’s not very good.

  15. This is the least funny Friday Funnies in a while.

    And that bar is pretty low.

  16. Does anyone know of a good Chrome plug-in that will totally block all Flash Shockwave?

    I mean like not even start to load it when it’s on the page.

    I’m getting pretty fucking sick of “The Flash Shockwave Plug-in Is Not Responding”.

    I want to like Flash because Apple doesn’t like it, but I’m just too annoyed now.

    1. Kill Flash works pretty well. Replaces all Flash with a clickable box.

    2. I know Fluffy requested something for Chrome, but for any of you of the Firefox persuasion I recommend the Flashblock plugin for the same purpose.

  17. Enduring the consistently un-funny political drawings which are published on Fridays are like a rite of passage. They weed out the weak, and allow us to bond through our shared misery. Much like a frat initiation, military basic training, etc. The Jacket(tm) is a stern taskmaster; it rewardeth us with Lobster Girl when it deems our devotions worthy, but makes us endure the Friday [Un]Funnies to remind us that the road to freedom is hard and rocky.

    1. That, and the Friday Funnies Comment Threads are always worth a laff.

    2. Thus creating a bonded, loyal community of….rugged individuals. Or something.

      GENIUS!

    3. Cognitive dissonance, baby!

  18. Two Panels — both worthless. I get it. Waxman dig is a plus but does not come close to a saving grace.

    Epic! Fail! It is not funny. Friday funnies should be funny Bok.

    Go read some of Ramirez shit to get your muse on.

    1. Friday funnies should be funny

      You’re new here, aren’t you?

  19. I personally would be in favor of a full pardon for the Solyndra CEO if he would appear before Congress, go under oath, and say “You fucked up. You trusted us.”

    1. “Like”

  20. I theorize that it would be a huge let-down if the Friday Funnies were really that funny. The diminished humor in the comments would be a net loss.

  21. Nobody said ‘solar death panel’ yet?

    1. Oh, shit, they could’ve tied it together incoherently with the executions in Texas, too. Opportunity lost.

  22. Oh, come on. It ain’t Oliphant, but it was worth a grin. I take it none of you ever read The Economist. Seriously, if you get this bent out of shape over what’s in Friday Funnies, you need a browser plug in that automatically reboots your computer if it even tries to load anything containing the name “Kallaugher.”

    1. Really, you have a point. Despite the limitations of the one-panel political cartoon format, it’s almost like we Reasonoids come in expecting Pulitzer-prize winning cartoons every Friday. Bok does fine work and I am a fan of his draughtsmanship. It’s still fun and funny to complain whenever his cartoon is any less funny than a really good The Far Side panel.

  23. He makes Elena Kagan look smokin’ hot. He’ll, she IS hot!

  24. Enduring the consistently un-funny political drawings which are published on Fridays are like a rite of passage. They weed out the weak, and allow us to bond through our shared misery. Much like a frat initiation, military basic training, etc. The Jacket(tm) is a stern taskmaster; it rewardeth us with Lobster Girl when it deems our devotions worthy, but makes us endure the Friday [Un]Funnies to remind us that the road to freedom is hard and rocky.
    http://www.aimengcrystal.com/s…..c-114.html

  25. Curious. What’s the difference between protest dance at Lincoln Memorial and the ongoing month long protests on Wall Street? Really? Reason was all over the dance protests and police violence, yet weeks have gone by of PEACEFUL PROTEST for a real REASON and nothing of reason stated.

  26. It would, in fact, be funny if Henry Waxman et al. were actually huffing and puffing about the state’s lost money injected into Solyndra. Unfortunately, the reaction from the left seems pretty universally to be that the government didn’t put enough money into Solyndra, and that was why they failed. Unbelievable.

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