The Fiskie Award for 2009 Goes To: A Raving Freakazoid Nut Sandwich

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He spreads End Times craziness and has guests who suggest Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the Antichrist. He constantly predicts that the end of America is imminent. He asserts that President Obama is a “racist with a deep-seated hatred of white culture.” He says President Obama is part of a decades long communist plot to destroy the country. He thinks the Rockefeller Center in Manhattan is a hotbed of commie propaganda. He promotes a book by W. Cleon Skousen, a crazed work of conspiracy theories that served as an inspiration for the John Birch Society. He interviewed a spokesman for the Birch Society, and said their ideas are “starting to make more and more sense.” He spread a conspiracy theory that the Cash for Clunkers website was part of a plot to take over your computer and confiscate everything you own. He compares Fox News to Jews during the Holocaust. He rants about the government over a backdrop of Nazi demonstrations.

And that’s just the short list.

He’s a creationist, a climate change denier, a conspiracy theorist, a demagogue — and he weeps frequently on the air, sometimes after hearing the songs of Paul Anka.

So now, without further ado, we present the winner of the coveted Idiotarian Award for 2009 — who else? — Glenn “Raving Freakazoid Nut Sandwich” Beck.

(Illustration by Lizard Army operative Jaunte.)

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242 comments
1 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 9:51:33am

C'mon Glenn! Take a bow!

2 RogueOne  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 9:52:09am

Nice illustration Jaunte!

3 darthstar  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 9:52:17am

Glenn Beck loves this kind of attention.

4 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 9:52:23am

Great artwork Jaunte!

5 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 9:52:41am

He did seem to outdo most of the others for the pure volume of Teh Stupid (tm) last year. One might even go so far as to call him the Godfather of the Right-wing Nutjob Meltdown.

6 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 9:53:08am

The country is full of vampires.

7 celticdragon  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 9:53:46am

This is a thing of beauty. :)

8 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 9:54:09am

re: #6 lawhawk

He made a shitload of money off of that. So? It worked.

9 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 9:55:02am

Congrats to Jaunte on the artwork. Nice!

10 celticdragon  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 9:55:25am

re: #8 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

He made a shitload of money off of that. So? It worked.


The fact that he did is disturbing, and says nothing good about our polity.

11 Sharmuta  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 9:55:50am

Jaunte... it's BRILLIANT!

12 UncleMonkey  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 9:57:19am

I absolutely love that illustration, Jaunte. Awesome, awesome work.

13 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 9:57:28am

re: #11 Sharmuta

Jaunte... it's BRILLIANT!

A more than adequate replacement for Cox and Forkum. Bravo.

14 Gus  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 9:57:46am

Great job Jaunte.

"And the 2009 Fiskie award goes to, Glenn Beck, for his portrayal as A Raving Freakazoid Nut Sandwich playing himself on The Glenn Beck Show."

[Loud Applause]

15 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 9:58:00am

Hey, I'm stupid. What's with the "Vicks"? I don't get it.

16 ferris  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 9:58:07am

Just curious but what happened to nominations and voting? That was a big part of the fun.

17 Digital Display  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 9:58:08am

Great art work!

18 reine.de.tout  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 9:58:22am

Jaunte - great art!

I wonder how long it will take Glenn to mention this award on his show?

19 Mocking Jay  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 9:59:05am

To celebrate this momentous occasion let's take a look back at Glenn's War Room...

20 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 9:59:14am

re: #16 ferris

Was a wash, Charles called off the voting... second place is a three hundred way tie.

21 Summer Seale  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 9:59:49am

Jaunte, that illustration rocks! Awesome job! =)

22 celticdragon  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 9:59:51am

re: #16 ferris

Just curious but what happened to nominations and voting? That was a big part of the fun.


It's kinda like the year when there was only one nomination for the Oscar for special visual effects, and that was "The Empire Strikes Back".

Nobody else was even remotely in the running.

23 Digital Display  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:00:05am

I'd like to thank the academy for recognizing pure genus when they see it..
To my Tea bagging friends.. My racists buddies..My rightwingnuts brothers-in-arms.. Obama and all the rest..I proudly accept this award..
-Glenn Beck
/Anybody seen my clown nose?

24 celticdragon  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:00:43am

re: #19 JasonA

To celebrate this momentous occasion let's take a look back at Glenn's War Room...

[Link: www.colbertnation.com...]

The werewolves were frakking awesome!

25 That's Glenn Beck to you  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:00:51am

[Tears welling up ... lip quivering]

You like me, you really like me!

26 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:01:03am

Where's TGBTY? I'm looking forward to his speech.

27 darthstar  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:01:08am

re: #15 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Hey, I'm stupid. What's with the "Vicks"? I don't get it.

Vapor-rub...gives that nice warm, tingly sensation. My guess is Beck mixes his Vick's with Preparation-H.

28 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:01:26am

re: #26 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Oh. There.

re: #25 That's Glenn Beck to you

29 Sheila Broflovski  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:01:33am

Good job jaunte!

Everybody go to jaunte's most recent comment and give him a ding up!

30 Darth Vader Gargoyle  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:01:42am

I don't know... He just doesn't seem that bad to me...
//

31 Varek Raith  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:02:38am

OLIGARHY!11!!!

32 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:02:53am

re: #26 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Where's TGBTY? I'm looking forward to his speech.

re: #25 That's Glenn Beck to you

Question answered.

33 Mocking Jay  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:03:08am

re: #29 Alouette

Good job jaunte!

Everybody go to jaunte's most recent comment and give him a ding up!

In bed

34 Gus  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:03:24am

re: #27 darthstar

Vapor-rub...gives that nice warm, tingly sensation. My guess is Beck mixes his Vick's with Preparation-H.

That's from the photo shoot.

Vicks Vapor Rub and the Silver Gopher

35 celticdragon  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:03:39am

re: #25 That's Glenn Beck to you

[Tears welling up ... lip quivering]

You like me, you really like me!

Upding for gratuitous Sally Fields joke :)

36 Fenris  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:04:21am

Love the illustration. Gives me a goal to shoot for.

37 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:05:11am

re: #34 Gus 802

Oh. Well, I guess that proves that I don't pay attention to him.

38 Varek Raith  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:05:28am

Nice illustration, Jaunte!

39 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:05:46am

And I'm assuming that Ms. Palin was first runner up?

40 Varek Raith  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:06:02am

Oh, shazbot. Please delete the double-post!

41 Jaerik  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:06:36am

Buy gold!

42 Sharmuta  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:07:00am

re: #13 thedopefishlives

A more than adequate replacement for Cox and Forkum. Bravo.

And those were tough shoes to fill. Our Jaunte did spectacularly! Bravo, indeed!

43 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:07:29am

The stalker site put up a thread yesterday praising Beck's hour long Birch Society alternative history lesson. It's sad that so many people are sucked into that stuff.

44 celticdragon  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:08:57am

re: #39 Stanley Sea

And I'm assuming that Ms. Palin was first runner up?


She will doubtless be miffed at this insult to her teaparty creds, and Charles will be added to her growing "evil bloggers to be banned and possibly sued, slandered or arranged to be arrested when I think up a good lie" list.

45 jamesfirecat  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:10:25am

re: #15 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Glenn Beck uses Vick's Vapor rub in order to sting his eyes so that he can cry on command during his show.

He says that he's getting more and more use to it though so I eagerly await the day when Glenn Beck needs to mace himself to bring the tears...

46 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:11:18am

re: #45 jamesfirecat

What a poopy head.

47 celticdragon  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:12:02am

re: #45 jamesfirecat

Glenn Beck uses Vick's Vapor rub in order to sting his eyes so that he can cry on command during his show.

He says that he's getting more and more use to it though so I eagerly await the day when Glenn Beck needs to mace himself to bring the tears...

I would be delighted to pepper spray him. Maybe I can get a job at Fox...

48 Mocking Jay  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:12:10am

Whatever happened to the "We Surround Them" meme? Did everyone just say F it and go home?

49 jamesfirecat  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:12:41am

Well I'm sure we all hope that Glenn Beck will accept this award graciously and move on to bigger and better things... or at the very least move on, because if he keeps going at his current pace he may win a second Fiskie come 2011, has that ever happened before?

50 jamesfirecat  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:13:31am

re: #48 JasonA

That was an especially stupid meme given that it only takes one look at a map to know that the coasts are a heck of a lot more blue than the landlocked states. So in reality we (the democrats) surround you!

Boogie Boogie!

51 Darth Vader Gargoyle  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:14:25am

re: #50 jamesfirecat

That was an especially stupid meme given that it only takes one look at a map to know that the coasts are a heck of a lot more blue than the landlocked states. So in reality we (the democrats) surround you!

Boogie Boogie!

Yeah, but we control the food...

52 Fenris  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:14:26am

re: #49 jamesfirecat

Well I'm sure we all hope that Glenn Beck will accept this award graciously and move on to bigger and better things... or at the very least move on, because if he keeps going at his current pace he may win a second Fiskie come 2011, has that ever happened before?

Even Halle Berry took her Razzie Award with grace. Maybe Beck will give us his Uwe Boll impression.

53 Kragar  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:14:50am

re: #50 jamesfirecat

That was an especially stupid meme given that it only takes one look at a map to know that the coasts are a heck of a lot more blue than the landlocked states. So in reality we (the democrats) surround you!

Boogie Boogie!

We're surrounded? Good. Now we can fire in any direction!

///

54 Darth Vader Gargoyle  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:15:30am

re: #53 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

We're surrounded? Good. Now we can fire in any direction!

///


"They've got us surrrounded, the poor bastards!"

Gen Chesty Puller IIRC

55 celticdragon  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:15:44am

re: #51 rwdflynavy

Yeah, but we control the food...


Heh! I would point out that California, Oregon and Washington have an awful lot of farms and orchards, however...

56 palomino  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:15:56am

The Grim Weeper actually laid the groundwork for Brit Hume's proselytizing the other day. Months ago Beck began his 912 Project; and the second of his 9 Principles is "I believe in God; He is the CENTER of my life." (Thus, no atheists, agnostics or skeptical Christians need apply.)

Fox News is crossing a previously sacred line between news and religious promotion. Not a promising development.

57 Kragar  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:15:57am

re: #52 fenrisdesigns

Even Halle Berry took her Razzie Award with grace. Maybe Beck will give us his Uwe Boll impression.

Ducks will sing soprano before that happens.

58 Blueheron  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:16:17am

re: #18 reine.de.tout

Jaunte - great art!

I wonder how long it will take Glenn to mention this award on his show?

This evening?

59 amused  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:16:28am

The trouble is, Beck is not really completely crazy. He started working in radio when he was 13 years old. He's done the morning zoo radio shows. He works very hard at what he does. The trouble is that he appeals to so many people with what he knows is pure theater. People who really want to believe his theater is some sort of 'truth'. Forged but accurate.

60 jamesfirecat  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:16:35am

re: #52 fenrisdesigns

You mean he's going to announce his intention to box the people who disagree with him? Because hell I'm a hopeless computer geek and even I'd be willing to go a few rounds in the ring with Beck!

61 celticdragon  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:17:05am

re: #56 palomino

The Grim Weeper actually laid the groundwork for Brit Hume's proselytizing the other day. Months ago Beck began his 912 Project; and the second of his 9 Principles is "I believe in God; He is the CENTER of my life." (Thus, no atheists, agnostics or skeptical Christians need apply.)

Fox News is crossing a previously sacred line between news and religious promotion. Not a promising development.


True. I was astonished when Brit started auditioning live for the 700 Club.

62 Fenris  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:17:15am

re: #60 jamesfirecat

You mean he's going to announce his intention to box the people who disagree with him? Because hell I'm a hopeless computer geek and even I'd be willing to go a few rounds in the ring with Beck!

That or simply insist he's a "fucking genius."

63 [deleted]  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:17:56am
64 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:18:56am

re: #63 celticdragon

Pepper spaying? Kinky. /in bed!

65 The Left  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:19:58am

re: #56 palomino

The Grim Weeper actually laid the groundwork for Brit Hume's proselytizing the other day. Months ago Beck began his 912 Project; and the second of his 9 Principles is "I believe in God; He is the CENTER of my life." (Thus, no atheists, agnostics or skeptical Christians need apply.)

Fox News is crossing a previously sacred line between news and religious promotion. Not a promising development.

Grim Weeper! Brilliant!

66 Blueheron  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:20:24am

re: #45 jamesfirecat

Glenn Beck uses Vick's Vapor rub in order to sting his eyes so that he can cry on command during his show.

He says that he's getting more and more use to it though so I eagerly await the day when Glenn Beck needs to mace himself to bring the tears...

Is that true?

67 avanti  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:20:27am

Just now on the Fox Financial channel, they totally misrepresented the Obama rollback of the CIA sharing already gathered, unclassified data on ice melt. There headline was "Obama orders CIA to divert assets from terrorists to support AGW. No wonder Fox viewers are pissed after being spoon fed BS like that.
It is fun to watch that finance channel spin a 65% rise in the DOW to bad news though. I hope all it's viewers enjoy fondling their gold as they watch the market climb.

68 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:20:47am

Oh come on, he isn't that bad, everything he says makes perfect sense...well if you know nothing at all about world history anyway. Unfortunately there does seem to be a few million people who fit that description and who hang on his every illogically ranting word.

I have been known to tune in occasional just to be incensed by him, one of my guilty pleasures, but I have never yet made it through an entire show. About ten minutes in any one day is about all I can stand, the stupid farcical pandering to prejudice is just too strong for me.

He wants them to watch to make more money, they want to watch to have their daily dose of anti-reality reinforcement. It is truly a match made in heaven...or hell, take your pick.

69 The Left  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:21:18am

re: #59 amused

The trouble is, Beck is not really completely crazy. He started working in radio when he was 13 years old. He's done the morning zoo radio shows. He works very hard at what he does. The trouble is that he appeals to so many people with what he knows is pure theater. People who really want to believe his theater is some sort of 'truth'. Forged but accurate.

Oh, I think he's crazy. Check out the youtube of his hospital bed speech sometime.

70 celticdragon  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:21:35am

re: #64 lawhawk

Pepper spaying? Kinky. /in bed!


LMAO!

71 jaunte  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:21:52am

Thanks for the compliments on the drawing, folks.

72 Fenris  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:21:55am

re: #65 iceweasel

Grim Weeper! Brilliant!

I'm using that now.

73 martinsmithy  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:22:06am

He most likely would have won in a landslide anyway.

But I think it would have been nice to have had a poll/vote on it.

74 celticdragon  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:24:14am

re: #63 celticdragon


What's with the downding, Fenris??

75 What, me worry?  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:25:07am

re: #71 jaunte

Thanks for the compliments on the drawing, folks.

You really deserve it!

76 Blueheron  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:25:30am

re: #61 celticdragon

True. I was astonished when Brit started auditioning live for the 700 Club.

Me also. I was shocked. I had respect for Brit Hume. I will keep a jaundiced eye on him from now on. It's too bad he felt the need to tell Tiger he needs to become a Christian in order to straighten his life out. Not saying I disagree with Christians but I don't remember Tiger asking for anyone's advice.

77 Randall Gross  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:26:01am

Wonderful work on the art, it has depth and professionalism. You should be doing editorial cartoons.

78 Fenris  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:26:19am

re: #74 celticdragon

What's with the downding, Fenris??

The whole pepper spray thing could be misconstrued as a threat. Best not give our critics weapons.

79 Girth  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:26:29am

re: #67 avanti

Just now on the Fox Financial channel, they totally misrepresented the Obama rollback of the CIA sharing already gathered, unclassified data on ice melt. There headline was "Obama orders CIA to divert assets from terrorists to support AGW. No wonder Fox viewers are pissed after being spoon fed BS like that.
It is fun to watch that finance channel spin a 65% rise in the DOW to bad news though. I hope all it's viewers enjoy fondling their gold as they watch the market climb.

Fox is full on winger propaganda now. I hurts me to listen.

80 Interesting Times  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:27:50am

re: #69 iceweasel

Oh, I think he's crazy.

I used to until I saw his recent appearance on the Jay Leno Show - he was so calm and subdued compared to his usual ranting self that the "yes, it's definitely an act" light bulb went off for me. If he was capable of moderating his "craziness" for a normal-people audience, that shows it's merely performance art to appeal to the crazed, paranoid, or just plain stupid true believers who watch him.

81 darthstar  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:27:57am

re: #35 celticdragon

Upding for gratuitous Sally Fields joke :)

I used to post that YouTube video of Sally Fields at the Oscars in my diaries when they made the rec list at dKos.

82 jaunte  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:28:33am

re: #77 Thanos

Thanks. I had a little trouble getting a likeness of Beck, he has remarkably regular features.

83 Girth  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:28:35am

re: #79 Girth

It hurts me to listen.

PIMF

84 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:28:44am

I bet Charles wants to

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85 Fenris  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:29:52am

re: #82 jaunte

Thanks. I had a little trouble getting a likeness of Beck, he has remarkably regular features.

Annoyingly, I had the same issue drawing Obama back in '08. Wound up going through three major incarnations before settling on a satisfying rendition.

86 brookly red  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:29:58am

re: #81 darthstar

I used to post that YouTube video of Sally Fields at the Oscars in my diaries when they made the rec list at dKos.


[Video]

Just for the record it is Sally Field (no S) btw...

87 Girth  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:30:37am

re: #84 Mad Al-Jaffee

Do you have any idea how much energy we can get from just one smurfberry?

88 Baier  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:31:17am

re: #87 Girth

100 Smurfawatts?

89 jamesfirecat  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:31:29am

re: #66 Blueheron

Take a look for yourself...

[Link: crooksandliars.com...]

90 abolitionist  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:31:40am

I first took notice of Beck (on radio) when he had a post 9/11 phone conversation with the president of the NY (or NYC?) chapter of the Islamic Thinkers Society --who advocated against music, dancing (iirc) and Jews, and for nuking NYC.

What a wild and crazy guy.

91 jaunte  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:31:47am

re: #85 fenrisdesigns

Obama saves caricaturists by having ears that stick out a bit. The best feature Beck has in that regard is his 'badger' haircut.

92 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:31:48am

re: #67 avanti

Just now on the Fox Financial channel, they totally misrepresented the Obama rollback of the CIA sharing already gathered, unclassified data on ice melt. There headline was "Obama orders CIA to divert assets from terrorists to support AGW. No wonder Fox viewers are pissed after being spoon fed BS like that.
It is fun to watch that finance channel spin a 65% rise in the DOW to bad news though. I hope all it's viewers enjoy fondling their gold as they watch the market climb.


What you mean the gold he keeps telling them to buy? But surely that is a sound investment, gold is...well it's GOLD!

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Image: gold_30_day_o_usd.png

93 Interesting Times  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:32:04am

re: #82 jaunte

Thanks. I had a little trouble getting a likeness of Beck, he has remarkably regular features.

To simplify/speed up the process next time, just think of yourself as drawing a giant mutant screaming baby with a crew cut :)

94 brookly red  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:32:11am

re: #88 Baier

100 Smurfawatts?

/enough to run the whole blue light district

95 amused  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:32:14am

Brit Hume is just describing the version of fake Christianity that pervades America now. It's not about living a Christ-like life, it's about doing whatever you want and then scapegoating it all onto Jesus every Sunday. Say 'I believe' and get your get-put-of-hell card, advance to Go, repeat as needed. Instant rehabilitation whenever needed! Would you like fries with that?

Brit just wanted one of his heroes to play the game and rehabilitate himself so Brit can continue with his own hero worship. Brit so loved his Tiger Woods that he was willing to let his own credibility die for him...

96 boyo  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:32:29am

well the cartoon is all wrong.."fiskie" is spelled correctly

97 badger1970  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:33:00am

re: #91 jaunte

Don't insult badgers that way.///

Great drawing BTW.

98 Mark Pennington  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:33:05am

re: #71 jaunte

Thanks for the compliments on the drawing, folks.

Brilliant artwork. I hope you're paid well for your talent.

99 Baier  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:33:20am

re: #94 brookly red

/enough to run the whole blue light district

Where protection if you want to get smurfed there....

100 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:34:05am

re: #84 Mad Al-Jaffee

Look, he's just asking the questions....

101 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:34:30am

re: #91 jaunte

Ten times a week people say that I look like Beck.

You callin' me badger-haired?
/

102 jaunte  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:34:39am

re: #98 beekiller

I was paid well this morning for sitting through a 4 hour corporate marketing conference call. Then I get to draw for fun.

103 Girth  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:35:03am

re: #95 amused

Brit Hume is just describing the version of fake Christianity that pervades America now. It's not about living a Christ-like life, it's about doing whatever you want and then scapegoating it all onto Jesus every Sunday. Say 'I believe' and get your get-put-of-hell card, advance to Go, repeat as needed. Instant rehabilitation whenever needed! Would you like fries with that?

Brit just wanted one of his heroes to play the game and rehabilitate himself so Brit can continue with his own hero worship. Brit so loved his Tiger Woods that he was willing to let his own credibility die for him...

That's quite the broad brush you paint with.

104 Blueheron  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:35:06am

re: #89 jamesfirecat

Take a look for yourself...

[Link: crooksandliars.com...]


Yes thanks for reminding me. I had forgotten about that photo shoot.

105 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:35:08am

re: #101 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Badgers? We don't need no steenkin' badgers!

106 recusancy  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:35:10am

haha... Regarding all the people from yesterday who were saying that Lieberman is loved in CT for his "independent mind" should look at this new poll out today.

81% of Democrats now disapprove of Lieberman's job performance with only 14% approving, and he's not real popular with Republicans who disapprove of him by a 48/39 margin or with independents who do so by a 61/32 spread either. It all adds up to a 25% approval rating with 67% of his constituents giving him bad marks.

107 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:35:46am

re: #101 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Ten times a week people say that I look like Beck./

I'm the good Beck.

108 palomino  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:35:52am

re: #66 Blueheron

Those tears look like a studio creation, and Beck is a horrible actor. Everyone I know just rolls their eyes and says omg when he breaks into his "I just love America so much [that I have to cry]" act.

This is why Stewart and Colbert have had difficulty satrizing him. He's already almost a complete self-parody.

109 darthstar  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:36:22am

re: #95 amused

Brit Hume is just describing the version of fake Christianity that pervades America now. It's not about living a Christ-like life, it's about doing whatever you want and then scapegoating it all onto Jesus every Sunday. Say 'I believe' and get your get-put-of-hell card, advance to Go, repeat as needed. Instant rehabilitation whenever needed! Would you like fries with that?

Brit just wanted one of his heroes to play the game and rehabilitate himself so Brit can continue with his own hero worship. Brit so loved his Tiger Woods that he was willing to let his own credibility die for him...

Brit "The Walrus" Hume...somebody throw him a fish on camera...I want to see him catch it in his mouth.

110 Summer Seale  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:36:24am

OT but relevant in a way:

Perfect example of why Evolution matters....
Pharyngula - I feel sorry for this kid

111 badger1970  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:36:40am

re: #106 recusancy

Dodd quitting was the best thing to happen to him.

112 Girth  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:37:08am

re: #108 palomino

Those tears look like a studio creation, and Beck is a horrible actor. Everyone I know just rolls their eyes and says omg when he breaks into his "I just love America so much [that I have to cry]" act.

This is why Stewart and Colbert have had difficulty satrizing him. He's already almost a complete self-parody.

You must have missed Stewart's spot-on impersonation. Like five minutes, just perfect in facial expression, mannerisms and timing.

113 amused  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:38:00am

re: #103 Girth

That's quite the broad brush you paint with.

Yeah, guilty. But it's what I see and have experienced.

114 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:38:30am

re: #111 badger1970

Dodd quitting was the best thing to happen to him.

Hell yeah. He's probably a Quatloo-aire and doesn't need the job anymore

115 jamesfirecat  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:38:43am

re: #108 palomino

Colbert has trouble because Glenn Beck has come up with a conservative who is even more of a Strawman than he set himself up to be from the start.

Stewart on the other hand,... well remember the 11/3 project

116 Girth  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:39:25am

re: #88 Baier

100 Smurfawatts?

How many smurfawatts in a megasmurf?

117 darthstar  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:39:34am

re: #110 Summer

OT but relevant in a way:

Perfect example of why Evolution matters...
Pharyngula - I feel sorry for this kid

The parent's note is frightening:

Note: Just to let you it is not that we don't believe in things like that, it is just misleading when you talk about it being billions of years old, when we all know that the world is only about 6,000 years old. So why would I pay so that you can misslead my children, your world is just a revolving(?), ours has a start and an end. God created the world. He created animals and man all in the same week. It was also Adam who named all the animals, they will do the essay 'Rock and Minerals' but it might not be 5 pages long, and about billions of years, it will be according to the Bible.


Poor kid.

118 Jaerik  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:42:09am

Speaking of Brit Hume, you see O'Reilly had him on a few days later and asked him if what he did was proselytizing, giving him an opportunity to backpedal or rationalize, and he said no? It wasn't proselytizing, and repeating his assertion that Tiger needs Jesus?

So it wasn't just a simple slip of the tongue that got missed in editing. It was quite intentional and supported by Fox.

119 jamesfirecat  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:42:16am

re: #112 Girth

Yeah Stewart rocked at that, it's such a great bit I have it on my ipod so I can watch it anywhere in all 8 minutes of its glory....

I think the reason Stewart can do such a great job on Glenn Beck while Colbert falls short a bit is because of the different natures of their humor. Stewart is funny because he holds a mirror up to reality and says "look how crazy this is!" While Colbert is funny because he takes an already established position and runs with it till it becomes absurd. But because Glenn Beck is already full on crazy pants, how can Colbert make him look any sillier? Stewart on the other hand, can nail Glenn Beck simply by being Beck.

120 Interesting Times  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:42:18am

re: #117 darthstar

The parent's note is frightening:

Was it, perchance, in the handwriting of a certain Alaskan ex-governor? :P

121 Kragar  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:42:49am

re: #117 darthstar

Poor kid.

Beware the people of only one book.

122 darthstar  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:43:03am

re: #111 badger1970

Dodd quitting was the best thing to happen to him.

Dodd's not quitting. He's just not running for reelection. Sarah Palin quit. Chris Dodd is going to continue to be a Senator until January 2011.

123 darthstar  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:43:56am

re: #121 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Beware the people of only one book.

If they're going to use one book as their source of history, they could at least have chosen The Hobbit

124 darthstar  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:45:40am

re: #118 Jaerik

I never even knew Tiger was a Buddhist. Next, someone will say Kareem Abdul Jabbar isn't Catholic.
/

125 palomino  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:46:11am

re: #112 Girth

True, and Stewart doesn't normally do impressions well, but he's got the lunatic rhythm of Beck's "but how do we know that Obama isn't a Kenyan terrorist" questions down cold.

But both Stewart and Colbert have admitted they don't really know what to do with Beck. Colbert, even when he's in character, is really no goofier than the "real" Glenn Beck. So you can't take Beck to the next level, and that makes it hard to parody.

126 amused  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:46:20am

re: #123 darthstar

If they're going to use one book as their source of history, they could at least have chosen The Hobbit

Bored of the Rings - a lot funnier!

127 badger1970  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:46:25am

re: #122 darthstar

Easy now. He should have "quit" for his roll in FM, FM (and sweetheart mortgage deals).

128 Kragar  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:46:28am

re: #123 darthstar

If they're going to use one book as their source of history, they could at least have chosen The Hobbit

Or Conan.

129 Girth  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:46:40am

re: #117 darthstar

Poor kid.

Mentally crippling your children is a crime against humanity.

130 jamesfirecat  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:47:28am

re: #123 darthstar

Pretty sure there are some people out there who believe in both Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, that's okay right? Cause its not just one book...

131 The Left  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:47:33am

re: #80 publicityStunted

I used to until I saw his recent appearance on the Jay Leno Show - he was so calm and subdued compared to his usual ranting self that the "yes, it's definitely an act" light bulb went off for me. If he was capable of moderating his "craziness" for a normal-people audience, that shows it's merely performance art to appeal to the crazed, paranoid, or just plain stupid true believers who watch him.

Yes, but I think he both has genuine mental health issues, and consciously plays a rodeo clown (which is his own description of himself.)
The extent to which he knowingly manipulates people and lies makes him culpable for the crap he spews, as well as crazy.

132 palomino  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:47:53am

re: #118 Jaerik

Speaking of Brit Hume, you see O'Reilly had him on a few days later and asked him if what he did was proselytizing, giving him an opportunity to backpedal or rationalize, and he said no? It wasn't proselytizing, and repeating his assertion that Tiger needs Jesus?

So it wasn't just a simple slip of the tongue that got missed in editing. It was quite intentional and supported by Fox.

133 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:48:22am

re: #131 iceweasel

Yes, but I think he both has genuine mental health issues, and consciously plays a rodeo clown (which is his own description of himself.)
The extent to which he knowingly manipulates people and lies makes him culpable for the crap he spews, as well as crazy.

"No TV, no beer make Homer something something."

"Go crazy?"

"Don't mind if I do!"

134 Sheila Broflovski  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:49:06am

re: #82 jaunte

Thanks. I had a little trouble getting a likeness of Beck, he has remarkably regular features.

You did great.

135 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:49:12am

re: #132 palomino

I don't get this 'it wasn't proselytizing' thing. What else would he have to do to meet the definition?

136 palomino  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:50:04am

re: #118 Jaerik

Speaking of Brit Hume, you see O'Reilly had him on a few days later and asked him if what he did was proselytizing, giving him an opportunity to backpedal or rationalize, and he said no? It wasn't proselytizing, and repeating his assertion that Tiger needs Jesus?

So it wasn't just a simple slip of the tongue that got missed in editing. It was quite intentional and supported by Fox.

Absolutely, and Hume may be factually wrong as well. My very limited understanding of Buddhism is that it also has opportunities for forgiveness and redemption. Just like Christianity and most other religions.

137 Kragar  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:51:00am

Scientists discover oldest footprints on Earth

It must be almost 6000 years old!

CNN) -- Scientists have found the oldest fossilized footprints made by a four-legged creature forcing a rethink on when fish first crawled out of water and onto land.

The discovery of the footprints in a former quarry in the Holy Cross Mountains in south-eastern Poland are thought to be 395-million years old -- 18 million years older than the earliest tetrapod (a vertebrate with limbs rather than fins) body fossils.

OH NOES! THEY LIEZ!

138 ElCapitanAmerica  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:51:02am

Good job jaunte, and great choice Charles. Although it's totally a non-surprise, I think you pretty much had no other choice ... not even close.

139 Mocking Jay  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:51:04am

re: #123 darthstar

If they're going to use one book as their source of history, they could at least have chosen The Hobbit

I don't think Sauron killed as many people as the Old Testament God.

140 jamesfirecat  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:51:32am

By the Charles, as a big fan of the cartoon series by the same name I'm just wondering what exactly was your inspiration for deciding that Glenn Beck was a "Freakazoid" exactly?

141 Diane  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:52:28am

Superb art work, amusing text, sad reality.

- Off to Canada, Florida is not cold enough!

142 Girth  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:53:03am

re: #137 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

CNN) -- Scientists have found the oldest fossilized footprints made by a four-legged creature forcing a rethink on when fish first crawled out of water and onto land.

SEE? Their "theories" are all wrong!
/

143 Kragar  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:55:29am

re: #142 Girth

SEE? Their "theories" are all wrong!
/

We've never reconsidered our theories no matter how many facts have come up! - Discovery Institute Spokesman.

144 Girth  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:55:39am

re: #135 SanFranciscoZionist

I don't get this 'it wasn't proselytizing' thing. What else would he have to do to meet the definition?

Not sure. It's TV, so he couldn't lay hands on him.

145 Interesting Times  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:56:43am

re: #131 iceweasel

The extent to which he knowingly manipulates people and lies makes him culpable for the crap he spews, as well as crazy.

That description could just as well apply to the entire Fox News network. Once they figured out that this was the intellectual level of their loyal audience, there was no limit to the amount of dumbed-down dishonesty they could get away with.

146 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:59:05am
147 palomino  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:00:47am

re: #144 Girth

Not sure. It's TV, so he couldn't lay hands on him.

Hume will probably just explain it away as, "I'm on the other side of the desk now. I'm an opionizer."

Which is total bullshit since no other talking head network conservative, except Beck, has made such an explicit appeal to religion in their TV appearances.

148 Buck  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:00:57am

re: #137 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

18 million years older

I know it is only 18 million years older, but it is an important 18 million years.

149 Who Watches the Watchmen?  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:01:25am

re: #59 amused

He was funny as part of "Glenn and Pat" on KC101 in Connecticut. He is much less so as a host on a cable news network.

I thought the Vicks was because he's always getting the vapors.

150 jaunte  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:03:42am

re: #147 palomino

Hume will probably just explain it away as, "I'm on the other side of the desk now. I'm an opionizer."

Which is total bullshit since no other talking head network conservative, except Beck, has made such an explicit appeal to religion in their TV appearances.

Tonight: Christian Newscasters Under Siege!
Are Online Comments increasingly Unfair To Religious Presenters?
We'll Tell You, Then You Decide!

151 Buck  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:04:40am

OT:

Egyptians riot after 7 killed in church attack
Gunmen spray crowd with bullets after worshippers leave Christmas Mass.

The riots followed an attack the previous night, in which three gunmen in a car sprayed automatic gunfire into a crowd leaving a church in Nag Hamadi, about 40 miles north of the ancient ruins of Luxor.

The lead attacker was identified by authorities as a known criminal.

152 Jaerik  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:05:12am

re: #136 palomino

My very limited understanding of Buddhism is that it also has opportunities for forgiveness and redemption.

It does, but it's not as easy. You actually have to balance the evil works with good ones, and your failure to do good actually weighs against the redemption of all humanity. It's pretty heavy.

Compared to what Brit seems to be saying, which is that if Tiger became Christian, he could just say "I'm sorry" and be done with it.

153 MrSilverDragon  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:06:31am

I wonder if he's going to panic while he gives his acceptance speech?

"I got this award, but what does it really mean? Does it mean the godless heathens actually pay attention to what I have to say? IS IT ALL A CONSPIRACY?! YES IT IS!"

Well deserved award, Glen. Bask in it.

154 Bipartite Gnomenclature  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:06:44am

re: #126 amused

Bored of the Rings - a lot funnier!

Upding just because you've read BOTR.

155 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:07:21am

re: #154 b_sharp

Upding just because you've read BOTR.

Wasn't the main character in that named something like Dildo Baggins?

156 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:08:23am

re: #155 Mad Al-Jaffee

Wasn't the main character in that named something like Dildo Baggins?

I found it really dull. Possibly because I'm too young to pick up on the cultural references, but I couldn't get very far with it.

157 palomino  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:09:28am

re: #152 Jaerik

It does, but it's not as easy. You actually have to balance the evil works with good ones, and your failure to do good actually weighs against the redemption of all humanity. It's pretty heavy.

Compared to what Brit seems to be saying, which is that if Tiger became Christian, he could just say "I'm sorry" and be done with it.

I stand corrected.

But Hume is still going into questionable territory, and when did he become a theologian?

158 pharmmajor  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:09:45am

Thanks a lot Glen. It's because of whackjobs like you, Ron Paul, and Bill Maher that everyone thinks all libertarians are completely out there. Enjoy the award and share it with the fellow morons who earned it.

159 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:09:47am

re: #156 SanFranciscoZionist

I never read it, but when I was a kid I had the MAD Magazine issue with The Ring and I (LOTR musical parody.)

Never read LOTR either, just The Hobbit.

160 RogueOne  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:10:25am

OT:
4Chans Porn Day makes NPR

[Link: www.npr.org...]


YouTube Suspends Kid's Account, Gets Porn Fest In Protest

Happy YouTube Porn Day! Did you get my card?

Let me explain. Thanks to the members of the online community 4chan -- regarded either as merry pranksters or trolls depending on your perspective -- YouTube woke up this morning to newly uploaded videos that intersperse innocuous footage with images that are most decidedly NSFW.

But 4chan's declaration of YouTube Porn Day isn't a mere prank. It's much more personal than that -- it's revenge. And it's all because of a kid called Lukeywes1234.

They're just misunderstood kids. They were only doing it to stick up for a chubby little 8yr old.//

161 Jaerik  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:12:51am

re: #157 palomino

I stand corrected.

Oh, actually wasn't trying to correct you. Was agreeing. Buddhism does offer redemption -- Brit was wrong -- it's just (arguably) a little more meaningful than claiming "I'm sorry" absolves everything. Your mileage may vary.

I'm more disappointed that someone who used to be held up as an example of Fox's objective "news" side, and not the "opiniotainment" side, has seemingly wandered across the line and nobody has called him on it.

162 jaunte  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:13:56am

re: #156 SanFranciscoZionist

Some of BotR was funny.

The voice belonged to a man, a stranger to the boggies of the Bag Eye, a stranger they had understandably overlooked because of his rather ordinary black cape, black chain mail, black mace, black dirk, and perfectly normal red glowing fires where his eyes should have been.
...
Then just over their heads they saw a passing flash of color. There in the sky they saw a giant eagle, full-feathered and painted shocking pink. On its side were the words DEUS EX MACHINA AIRLINES in metallic gold.
163 jamesfirecat  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:14:42am

re: #162 jaunte

Dribble Dribble Dribble, Swish Shoot Score!

164 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:16:59am
165 jaunte  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:18:58am

re: #163 jamesfirecat

The Ballhog!

166 RogueOne  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:19:13am

The Brit Hume thing reminded me of this from my favorite atheist-libertarian:

"How much do you have to hate someone to not proselytize?"

(fellow atheist, semi-libertarian)

167 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:19:31am
168 RogueOne  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:21:18am

re: #164 Killgore Trout

"We're different computers, and we f'n hate each other"

169 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:21:18am

re: #167 Killgore Trout

Is that our Rage Boy? Haven't seen his smiling face in a while.

And why is the effigy of Obama wearing a head wrap? Seekrit mooslim!

/

170 RogueOne  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:22:15am

re: #167 Killgore Trout

Whaaa!

That's a pretty crappy effigy. They need better art supplies.

171 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:22:52am

re: #167 Killgore Trout

Whaaa!

So, let me get this straight. Islamotard nutjobs set up an explosion (possibly killing one of their own in the process), and the people get upset at... the President of the United States. I apparently fail at logic or something, because it just doesn't follow.

172 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:23:19am

re: #169 Mad Al-Jaffee

Is that our Rage Boy? Haven't seen his smiling face in a while.

And why is the effigy of Obama wearing a head wrap? Seekrit mooslim!

/

It's not rage boy but I recognize the fat man in the background. He shows up alot at these protests.

173 John Neverbend  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:23:52am

re: #155 Mad Al-Jaffee

Wasn't the main character in that named something like Dildo Baggins?

Nope, Dildo Bugger. Hang on, that was in "Bored of the Rings", a satirical version.

174 Kragar  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:24:03am

re: #148 Buck

I know it is only 18 million years older, but it is an important 18 million years.

A lot can happen in 18 million years. You can create the earth and contain all our history 3000 times.

///

176 jamesfirecat  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:25:02am

re: #167 Killgore Trout

I just came up with a fun game, lets edit out everyone in the picture and then try and guess just from what their effigy looks like and what they're doing with it if its from the Middle East or a Tea Party Protest!

177 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:25:16am

re: #175 Killgore Trout

George Galloway arrives to deliver aid to terrorists

Oh. They made it. How nice.

/

178 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:25:45am

re: #170 RogueOne

That's a pretty crappy effigy. They need better art supplies.

Effigies are problematic because there are religious restrictions on creating human likeness. I think the minimalism is intentional.

179 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:26:13am

re: #175 Killgore Trout

George Galloway arrives to deliver aid to terrorists

Haniyeh is looking rather, hmm, how to say... "husky" these days. I guess the eeevil joos haven't been repressing them enough. /

180 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:26:19am

re: #176 jamesfirecat

You can rule out a Code Pink or ANSWER rally because it would have been a giant puppet.

181 Bipartite Gnomenclature  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:26:25am

re: #155 Mad Al-Jaffee

Wasn't the main character in that named something like Dildo Baggins?

Yes, and I still call Bilbo Dildo just to embarrass the wife.

182 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:26:34am

re: #178 Killgore Trout

Effigies are problematic because there are religious restrictions on creating human likeness. I think the minimalism is intentional.

Ya know, if you can't do a really good effigy, maybe they should focus on religiously compatible ways of insulting politicians.

183 Jeff In Ohio  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:27:06am

How much does this guy cost for a consult?

184 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:27:31am

re: #180 Mad Al-Jaffee

You can rule out a Code Pink or ANSWER rally because it would have been a giant puppet.

I have been thinking that the pro-Israel activists in my area need giant puppets of our own. What image do you think would be best?

185 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:27:34am

re: #182 SanFranciscoZionist

Ya know, if you can't do a really good effigy, maybe they should focus on religiously compatible ways of insulting politicians.

The Giant Duck of Peace, for example?

186 brookly red  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:28:19am

re: #182 SanFranciscoZionist

Ya know, if you can't do a really good effigy, maybe they should focus on religiously compatible ways of insulting politicians.

/let's try not to give them any ideas...

187 Kragar  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:28:39am

re: #185 thedopefishlives

The Giant Duck of Peace, for example?

Sexual Harassment Panda?

188 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:29:09am

re: #184 SanFranciscoZionist

A giant puppet of a tiny Ahmadinejad, if that could be done.

189 RogueOne  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:30:16am

re: #178 Killgore Trout

Effigies are problematic because there are religious restrictions on creating human likeness. I think the minimalism is intentional.

apologist//

190 jaunte  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:30:40am

re: #188 Mad Al-Jaffee

Just put his head on this shirt:
Image: bw-spinaltap-325x325.jpg

191 Sheila Broflovski  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:31:52am

re: #173 John Neverbend

Nope, Dildo Bugger. Hang on, that was in "Bored of the Rings", a satirical version.

Twas pity that stayed his hand. That, and the fact that he had no more bullets in his Ruger.

192 brookly red  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:32:27am

re: #184 SanFranciscoZionist

I have been thinking that the pro-Israel activists in my area need giant puppets of our own. What image do you think would be best?

crying doves.

193 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:35:24am

re: #188 Mad Al-Jaffee

A giant puppet of a tiny Ahmadinejad, if that could be done.

There are a couple of very short people in the group. We might be able to have a big Ahmadinejad head that would still be shorter than a group of taller men standing around it.

194 Claire  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:37:22am

re: #166 RogueOne

Love ya, Penn, but fergodssakes stop playing with your hair!

195 Darth Vader Gargoyle  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:39:16am

OT

TSA Agent at LAX arrested after declaring I am God!

plus drug use at TSA after-hour parties...

196 Ben Hur  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:41:02am

re: #195 rwdflynavy

a TSA Internal Affairs investigation turned up evidence of LAX TSA agents using drugs at an after-hours party.

More frightening.

Could open someone up to blackmail.

197 jamesfirecat  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:41:15am

re: #188 Mad Al-Jaffee

I hear the people trying to protest North Korea have the same problem...

198 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:42:45am

re: #197 jamesfirecat

I hear the people trying to protest North Korea have the same problem...

Their problems with protest is slightly more lethal and re-education campy.

199 Obdicut  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:43:42am

re: #196 Ben Hur

That's one of the biggest problems I have with the power given to TSA employees.

200 ryannon  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:43:52am

re: #14 Gus 802

Great job Jaunte.

"And the 2009 Fiskie award goes to, Glenn Beck, for his portrayal as A Raving Freakazoid Nut Sandwich playing himself on The Glenn Beck Show."

[Loud Applause]

201 brookly red  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:44:18am

re: #196 Ben Hur

More frightening.

Could open someone up to blackmail.

or just plain old corruption... if you can get a bag of PETN in you under ware through then you can get a bag of some else through too.

202 albusteve  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:44:19am

Jaunte...very nice pic, you nailed it

203 Daniel Ballard  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:45:33am

Jaunte, great illustration. It's my new desktop wallpaper at work, I kid you not. Now Beck is the kind of guy that is "killing" conservatism. But don't plan that funeral yet.

Conservatism is the #1 ideology according to this Gallup poll.

204 brookly red  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:46:13am

re: #198 Mad Al-Jaffee

Their problems with protest is slightly more lethal and re-education campy.

only slightly.

205 RogueOne  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:47:19am

re: #195 rwdflynavy

OT

TSA Agent at LAX arrested after declaring I am God!

plus drug use at TSA after-hour parties...

I wonder why he was arrested? I've run into a couple people trying to get on planes that have the same attitude "I'm in charge, I am god". My last flight I got picked to step aside so they could go through all my shit and pat me down, then they went through my computer bag 2 more times before I even got on the damn plane.

206 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:47:46am

re: #198 Mad Al-Jaffee

Me have bad grammar in post. PIMF.

207 brookly red  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:49:25am

re: #205 RogueOne

I wonder why he was arrested? I've run into a couple people trying to get on planes that have the same attitude "I'm in charge, I am god". My last flight I got picked to step aside so they could go through all my shit and pat me down, then they went through my computer bag 2 more times before I even got on the damn plane.

/it was LAX

208 Darth Vader Gargoyle  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:50:16am

re: #205 RogueOne

I wonder why he was arrested? I've run into a couple people trying to get on planes that have the same attitude "I'm in charge, I am god". My last flight I got picked to step aside so they could go through all my shit and pat me down, then they went through my computer bag 2 more times before I even got on the damn plane.

did they ask you your annual salary?
//

209 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:51:25am

re: #205 RogueOne

Maybe he's an Arthur Brown impersonator and he was practicing yelling "I am the God of Hellfire!"

210 jamesfirecat  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:52:28am

re: #198 Mad Al-Jaffee

Just to be clear I was trying to suggest that for people here in the US making a "Large" puppet of the "Tiny" leader of North Korea would be difficult, I in no way was trying to make light of the horrible things that happen to North Koreans in North Korea who protest against their own government.

Better to err on the side of caution as they say.

211 RogueOne  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:52:30am

re: #195 rwdflynavy

One of the video's on the sidebar:
[Link: www.breitbart.tv...]


I stopped watching halfway through, this guy needs a serious ass kicking.

[Link: www.nydailynews.com...]

A Manhattan man caught on video repeatedly attacking a tiny dog was arrested by cops who were horrified by the cruelty they saw on surveillance cameras.

Chris Grant, 21, is seen in the footage dragging a friend's 12-pound Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix, named Chuvi-Duvi, into the Grant Houses elevator.

He slams the dog with his foot twice, then entices the docile animal to climb up on his leg. He rubs him behind the ear and then viciously kicks him again.

212 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:53:03am

Excellent (and obvious) choice! Will we have a Fallaci award this year?

213 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:54:04am

re: #205 RogueOne

I'm invariably picked out in the course of going through TSA because of the amount of camera gear I take with me on trips (currently carry a film and dslr back, 3 lenses, flash, film, CF cards, charger, mini and full size tripod). All those electronics get a closer look. It was even worse when I was still shooting primarily with film - those film canisters look something sinister, but I had a routine to make it easier on myself and the TSA - had everything in baggies for easy display and repacking.

Sometimes, they'd swab for explosives; other times they'd want to do a hand search.

214 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:54:18am

re: #211 RogueOne

One of the video's on the sidebar:
[Link: www.breitbart.tv...]


I stopped watching halfway through, this guy needs a serious ass kicking.

[Link: www.nydailynews.com...]

He should be locked in a room with 100 rabid tiny dogs.

215 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:56:39am

re: #89 jamesfirecat

Take a look for yourself...

[Link: crooksandliars.com...]

With tears of innocency and terms of zeal...
--William Shakespeare, I Henry IV

216 Ben Hur  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:59:24am

Quick related note:

How great is the word "Freakazoid"?

217 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 12:03:38pm

re: #216 Ben Hur

Quick related note:

How great is the word "Freakazoid"?

Very great, but Super Freakazoid is even better.

218 amused  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 12:04:22pm

re: #154 b_sharp

Upding just because you've read BOTR.

Thanks!

I haven't read it in a while, but I remember it being very funny. I think Gandalf is Good Gulf, Gollom is Goddamn. Bilbo is Dildo...can't remember any others.

219 Locker  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 12:04:43pm

re: #216 Ben Hur

Quick related note:

How great is the word "Freakazoid"?

I'll be your freakazoid come on and wind me up - Midnight Star

220 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 12:11:40pm

re: #195 rwdflynavy

OT

TSA Agent at LAX arrested after declaring I am God!

plus drug use at TSA after-hour parties...

Still, its very telling about Breitbart's fanbase that the second comment on that vid has a link to infowarz.com, Alex Jones' conspiracy theory laden site.

221 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 12:16:48pm

re: #216 Ben Hur

Quick related note:

How great is the word "Freakazoid"?

This great:

222 RogueOne  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 12:19:17pm

re: #2 RogueOne

Nice illustration Jaunte!

I'd like to thank Jaunte for pushing my karma past 1,000. I almost feel guilty the way I got there, but I'll take it. ;)

223 darthstar  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 12:22:42pm

re: #195 rwdflynavy

OT

TSA Agent at LAX arrested after declaring I am God!

plus drug use at TSA after-hour parties...

What do you expect for $12 an hour? Rocket scientists? I look at the TSA agents in most airports and sometimes think, well at least they're not driving a forklift in a warehouse where they could actually hurt someone. The guy who frisked me, took my USB storage stick, and tried to look inside it to see if there was any 'bad data' inside it, for example, at SFO recently. I felt like asking him if he wanted to play with my car keys.

I completely expect them to smoke a little dope after hours.

If we wanted the TSA agents to be worth their weight in baggage, we'd implement a college degree for the job, as we do with firemen. Included would be classes in reading and math, to weed out the idiots. Then, of course, we'd have to pay them a little more, but imagine how much smoother airport security would be if there were people who could think critically when they looked at a group of passengers lined up waiting to take their shoes off.

224 RogueOne  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 12:29:02pm

re: #223 darthstar

W The guy who frisked me, took my USB storage stick, and tried to look inside it to see if there was any 'bad data' inside it, for example, at SFO recently. I felt like asking him if he wanted to play with my car keys.

HA! You should have asked. I have a cop buddy who has given me lessons on how not to get tazed since I have issues dealing with cops, I could get him to write it down for you.

225 blueraven  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 1:02:51pm

McCain has also joined DeMint in his effort's to place a hold on the TSA nominee. What happened to the party of National Security?

226 Kronocide  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 1:04:31pm

Congrats Glenn! Are you going to Disneyland now? Oh.... you never left....

227 blueraven  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 1:07:10pm

re: #225 blueraven

ggaahhh...wrong thread!

228 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 1:47:35pm

re: #222 RogueOne

I'd like to thank Jaunte for pushing my karma past 1,000. I almost feel guilty the way I got there, but I'll take it. ;)

Fair's fair. Everyone who praised Jaunte's artwork ought to get double-digit updings!

229 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 2:44:57pm

re: #118 Jaerik

Speaking of Brit Hume, you see O'Reilly had him on a few days later and asked him if what he did was proselytizing, giving him an opportunity to backpedal or rationalize, and he said no? It wasn't proselytizing, and repeating his assertion that Tiger needs Jesus?

So it wasn't just a simple slip of the tongue that got missed in editing. It was quite intentional and supported by Fox.

Yep! And he played the victim as well. And everyone's all surprised that he'd say such a thing. As if Brit Hume is some great example of impartial reportage.

230 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 2:45:55pm

re: #225 blueraven

McCain has also joined DeMint in his effort's to place a hold on the TSA nominee. What happened to the party of National Security?


They became the party of try-to-obstruct-anything-Democrats-do-at-all-costs.

231 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 3:00:28pm

South Park did a recent spoof of Beck in an episode during which Cartman was given the job of reading the morning announcements over the intercom at school. As it turns out, it's damn near impossible to write a parody of Beck that doesn't seem like it might be an actual quote.

232 Oh no...Sand People!  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 3:39:34pm

Just have time to pop in and say that Jaunte did a fantastic illustration!

All the points seem to have been shown there. Heh.

233 jotalot  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 6:24:40pm

Jaunte is brilliant!

234 jotalot  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 6:26:01pm

By this I mean he is naturally illuminated by the moon?

235 aaron's rantblog  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 7:36:39pm

Agree that Beck is a kook. Never liked him. Probably never will.

Obama's permitting healthcare and 1/6th of the economy to go under government management by innumerate bureaucrats, along with GM, is orders of magnitude more dangerous to the US and to the world.

236 Spare O'Lake  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 7:40:35pm

The Fiskie is in.

237 Graphictruth  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 8:17:30pm

I've been wanting to find a post I could weigh in on to celebrate my shiny new account. I think this is is the one. You see, on my site, I have a keyword. "Glenn Beck Stupid." You know, for stupidity above and beyond the call.

That leads to a LOT of stupid, but two paragraphs sum it up.

Perhaps that might make the following make more sense. It's not "crazy" to disagree about political differences. It IS crazy to lie, cheat and threaten people, particularly in ways that show that you are completely unable to foresee the possibility of being caught, or what that will do to your cause.

Now, when you are confronted with a crazy person, realize that you simply cannot deal with them as if you were dealing with a rational, predictable person with a sense of right and wrong. At the same time, you cannot simply crotchpunch them. I know, it seems wrong to me too, but there it is; for some reason, only the police get to crotchpunch disagreeable people.

238 Decider  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 8:31:20pm

Glenn Beck's show is catnip for the stupid.

239 RexMundi  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 10:13:02pm

Ding! Ding! Ding! We havvvve a losurrrr! Glenn Becktard!re: #52 fenrisdesigns

Even Halle Berry took her Razzie Award with grace. Maybe Beck will give us his Uwe Boll impression.

Maybe Beck will get in the boxing ring like Uwe Boll did...! Now that, I'd love to see.

240 Spricio  Thu, Jan 7, 2010 11:34:55pm

wait...whats wrong with Paul Anka?

241 Vidiotic  Fri, Jan 8, 2010 8:46:08am

Both Beck and Coulter are nothing but performance artists, getting rich on their false premises. Beck is the most obvious with his uncanny Howard Beale impression. The lowest common denominator "news" audience have no idea that they are being had while they are making a man with no scruples very, very, wealthy.

242 Aye Pod  Fri, Jan 8, 2010 6:41:35pm

Nice work, Jaunte :)


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