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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 05:54 PM
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I can't quite understand these cartoons
Does this mean anything?



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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 05:54 PM
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1. More oddity
I guess it's anti drinking and driving.

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angrycarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 06:05 PM
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6. mallard fillmore takes out the doonsbury hippies
cute.
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 06:10 PM
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11. Another in the adventures of a Christian mouse
This time she's hanging out in a bar with her husband, a drunken duck, named Mallard. Mallard realizes that there's no escaping her constant harping about the Dems winning in 2006. Rather than spend the rest of his miserable life listening to her he decides to end it all by taking out a van full of Deadheads heading to a Grateful Dead concert.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 05:55 PM
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2. This one seems to be political... but still...
What the heck does it mean?

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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 06:13 PM
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13. the elephant is laughing at her because the "s" and "er" fell off her book
(it used to say "HucksTer"). She gets pissed and sticks her sign up his nose.

Or it's a reference to Bush snorting coke and hiding behind the Bible. The mouse is upset and makes Bush snort the Bible.
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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-07-08 12:24 AM
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21. C'mon.
Cigar-smoking republican looks at young whatever carrying Bible and supporting Huckaby (Huckabee?). Conservative wing of party looked at Huckaby as a goofball, and disdained his religious supporters.

Piously, she shoves the Bible up his ... trunk. Evangelicals tell Mr. Elephant to shove it and his party.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 05:58 PM
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3. A cartoon in which Jesus Christ physically mutilates a furry critter
I don't like furries either, but I don't see Jesus quite using a crucifix to attack someone

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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 06:16 PM
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15. The mouse has gone all Regan McNeil on his ass
but instead of doing "dirty, dirty things" with the crucifix to herself, she sticks the crucifix in his eye.
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 06:00 PM
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4. I think the lady in the toon used the bible to show em they were both wrong
So they ditched the bibles and threw them at her.
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angrycarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 06:00 PM
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5. They are a test from god
If you don't get them you are going to hell. You don't have to understand them, you have to believe they are funny and thought provoking.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 06:10 PM
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9. Whatever you do, do NOT click here
And if you do click here to look at this freaky wingnut's Obama portrait, do not click on the "adult content" link. I give you only this caveat: apparently Faith Mouse has a twin sister named "Taint."

You have been warned.
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angrycarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 06:15 PM
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14. That ain't right.
That ain't right at all.
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 06:19 PM
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16. It's like some weird Christian Thematic Apperception Test
Edited on Thu Mar-06-08 06:27 PM by Mabus
:wow:

I hope I did ok with my projections of the images presented. At the very least I hope I get a cookie and some juice.
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 06:05 PM
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7. Okay, there's this mouse, see
and she's a Christian who goes around judging others. She's really annoying, so they through the Bible at her and her clothes disappear and she starts dancing like the Pretzeldent.
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housewolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 06:06 PM
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8. The bible says that singing is against the law of god?
The girl child did something wrong by singing so they threw the book at her???


:shrug: :shrug: :shrug:


Don't know, looks like some sort of evangelical code-speak to me...
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 06:10 PM
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10. My take on it
Democrat guy: "This is what the Bible says and here's how you're supposed to interpret it, blah blah blah."
Republican guy: "No! This is what the Bible says and here's how you're supposed to interpret it, blah blah blah."
Passerby lady: "You both have it wrong. Here's what the Bible says and how you're supposed to interpret it, yadda yadda yadda". Then she goes merrily on her way.

Democrat and Republican guys think to themselves: "Who is she to tell us anything about the Bible? What a nerve!"

POW!
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GodlessBiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 06:13 PM
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12. The church lady gets bonked with 2 bibles. It works on so many levels.
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Rageneau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 07:54 PM
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17. Here's my take on all four of these.
Number One.
Panel one: Passer-by Christian (named FaithMouse) sees Dem and Rep arguing the Bible, but sees both are wrong (note Bible is upside down), Panel two. In a spirit of brotherhood, FaithMouse shows them how to read the book and teaches that the whole point is to love each other. Panel three. Persuaded she has brought peace and truth and hope and light to the two political partisans, FaithMouse goes on her way, happy and fulfilled. Panel four: But it turns out the political partisans don't want to hear the REAL message of the Bible; they want to use it as a weapon -- which they do, against their common enemy: someone who puts brotherly love above partisan politics.

Nuimber Two
Panel One :FaithMouse checks in on her old rightwing pal, Mallard the Duck, who is drinking heavilly because the Democrats have just taken over. FaithMouse tries to stop Mallard from doing something foolish -- like roaring off full of booze and rage. Panel two. But off Mallard goes anyway, a menace to himself and others, blind with furor from losing the election. (Note that his vehicle makes the annoying rightwing noise "Freep" as it roars along.) Panel three: Like a typical wingnut, Mallard would rather that everyone die rather than not get his own way, so he takes aim at a vehicle full of the people he most hates (a bunch of lefties in a V-W bus) and crashes into them, killing himself, them, and any chance for peaceful, harmonious political change.

Number Three
Panel One. Rank-and-file fatcat Republicans can't believe that the idiot evangelicals in their party are supporting a backwards fundamentalist preacher (Huckabee). They are telling the evangelicals, in no uncertain terms, what a headache they are causing the Party. Panel two: The evangelicals are gone, but before leaving, have responded by shoving their Bible right up the Party's big fat Republican nose.(IOW, they may sit out the election).

Number Four
In Panel One, FaithMouse has reminded a fellow 'believer' that Jesus taught we should remove the plank in our own eye before we point out the speck in another person's. (i.e., Our own faults are usually worse than those we criticize in others.) But the angry partisan will have none of that. He arrogantly insists that Jesus's words do not apply in this particular case, and that FaithMouse is trying to protect someone who doesn't deserve protecting. Panel two. This angry partisan now becomes angry with FaithMouse for suggesting that he not criticize his enemy, presumptuously insisting that even Jesus himself would agree that, in this case, his criticisms of his opponent are well-deserved. Panel three. Now the angry partisan -- threatened by the suggestion he might be in the wrong, accuses FaithMouse of KNOWING that he is right and that even Jesus KNOWS he is right. And since everybody including Jesus KNOWS that angry partisan is right, then maybe the "plank'" is in FaithMouse's eye and not his own. Panel four: Whereupon Jesus demonstrates to him that the 'plank' in question is unquestionably in his OWN eye, because Jesus himself sticks it there.

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warrior1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 07:59 PM
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18. It made me
sleepy
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faithmouse Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 09:00 PM
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19. Thanks from the cartoonist
Fantastic! One of the most accurate deconstructs of my cartoon ever.

I purposefully obfuscated the third panel, just because I felt a little uneasy making the point, which is this-Timothy A. Bear isn't speaking to Faith but is accusing Christ Himself of being a hypocrite by not coming to the aid of his servant ('Lord forgive me for what I have done' and 'Lord, forgive me for what I have failed to do' being equally egregious.)

Here's the completed version of the Mallard Fillmore cartoon, by the way. Last panel features cast from Doonesbury-



Many more cartoons including a number not found on my blog can be viewed at either the new Faithmouse Megathread on Something Awful-
http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadi... "

of the long-running Faithmouse Forum at Portal of Evil-
http://friends.portalofevil.com/sfs.php?si=3&fi=0000280...

Again, thanks.
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 09:09 PM
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20. Ooh I know what they mean!
They mean that religious fervor and comedy don't mix well.
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RedCappedBandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-07-08 12:35 AM
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22. Looks like your typical..
christian fundy whining about being victimized, even though they're so damn innocent and right about everything.
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tachyon Donating Member (520 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-07-08 12:41 AM
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23. It's pretty simple
the little mouse or whatever sees Democrats and Republicans fighting over which one has Gawd's endorsement.
It sez "look here, be good to each other and everything will be fine!"
Goes off into the sunset singing KumByeYah
Both of the concerned parties are pissed because their message didn't "win" so they kill the little mousey.
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