If you’re a Republican just now getting mad about the NSA’s gathering of cell phone data, congrats on finally getting a 10-year-old reference genius. A real original bunch of cartoons.
- thanks to SA forum user Randler for stitching those all together.
Clay Bennett’s not a conservative, but yeah. I expect better from him than the simple go-to joke everyone else did.
Ha ha ha! You guys just spent thousands upon thousands of dollars, many of you accruing debt that you won’t pay off for at least a decade, just to keep yourself in the rat race, not to actually get a leg up on others in your generation.
It’s like the economic version of the Red Queen hypothesis, where incoming members of the workforce need to spend ever greater time and resources just to stay viable (in this case employment is the goal, rather than sex).
EDIT:thatwasfunwhileitlasted replied to your photo: Ha ha ha! You guys just spent thousands upon…
Why the fuck are they all smiling?
Because every person in the John R. Rose-verse is lobotomized to the point that they find terrible puns and jokes to be the height of the comedic arts.
The guy on the left seems oddly cheery about all the bad news.
The first round of cartoons about the Boston Marathon bombing were predictably stupid; it’s the price for rushing to be first, you can’t really say anything when you don’t have the facts and you’re operating on a purely visceral level. Just bloody shoes, crying Uncle Sam, a torn banner.
But now we have confirmation it was deliberate, though we don’t know who did it or what their agenda (if any) was, so now we have a second round of stupid cartoons that want to say something but can’t.
A 9/11 connection? A shoelace reading ‘Why’? The most inappropriate time for a spelling bee?
I can only repeat what I’ve said before: if you have nothing to say, just shut up.
Considering that Rose’s jokes are sub-Leno, I’m surprised he would actually try to look down on him.
There’s a couple things here that just baffle me.
1) I guess a trunk line (or trunking) is a real thing, but this is almost a John R. Rose-level of reaching for a joke/point. Talking into the trunk? Wha?
2) Isn’t Rand Paul supposed to be one of the young guns of the Republican party? And in the wake of the 2012 post-mortem isn’t this due in part to him going against the party line on things like immigration and the legalization of marijuana (though not others like abortion or gay marriage)? So why is he holding a couple sheets labeled ‘GOP agenda’? Is he supposed to be reminding the GOP of their own agenda? Or should the sheets be labeled ‘New GOP agenda’ or ‘GOP Path to victory’ and he’s trying to get the old guard to listen to new ideas?
This makes no sense.
I’ll give a point to Rose for not including a pun, but I’m taking the point away for getting the facts wrong. The post-mortem was written up and delivered by the GOP itself, not the media.
Though this cartoon could be salvaged. Change the ‘Media’ label to ‘Republican leadership’ and the ‘GOP’ label to ‘Far Right,’ and the gist of the cartoon works. The leadership, the Republicans who want to win elections, want the GOP to rebrand itself and change its image, and the hard liners more concerned with sticking to their principles come hell or high water will (and are) strike the leadership for delivering news they don’t want to hear.
But no. Rose wanted to take a shot at the media, so who cares if the cartoon is factual or makes sense?
Once upon a time there was a man named Wayne Stayskal, and he was The Shittiest Editorial Cartoonist in All the Land. Yet, despite this notoriety, he understood the basics of panel composition and the set-up and delivery of a joke that wasn’t terribly hackish.
He was horrible, but he was a better cartoonist than John R. Rose, if only for the fact that he wouldn’t always convey the crux of the news story being reported on by having a person hold a newspaper with the longest (and in this case opinionated) headline possible.
Such a simple thing, yet it eludes Rose.
Fun fact: When the Democrats had the majority in congress, foam cups were taken out of congressional dining services. When the Republicans retook power in 2010, one of the first things they did was to bring back Styrofoam. These people have a whole raft of irresponsible objects to fetishize, just ask your crazy uncle about fluorescent light bulbs.
That’s because everything must be politicized.
No way. No fucking way.
John R. Rose did not draw a cartoon with a headline that takes up almost the entire fucking front page.
Let me go back and look again.
GOD DAMMIT! What is wrong with this boy?
Even with things like the attack on Pearl Harbor, the moon landing, and September 11th it was (practically) unheard of for papers to devote their entire front page to one incident.
And what is this headline/story even about? Taking dogs to work. This is something else I can’t understand about Rose, his obsession with the most inane stories that don’t even qualify as filler at actual newspapers. Does he not have opinions about the major stories like Rand Paul’s filibuster or the death of Hugo Chavez?
Why does he still get paid? Why is he still employed?
OK, I know I harp on John R. Rose disproportionate to his status in the industry, but things like this, the ‘Snow day so no school’ paper the woman is holding, just stick in my craw.
It’s so lazy. It’s so inept. It indicates that Rose lacks the basic understanding of how to convey information in this medium. I’ve talked about this before, but it’s worth repeating again.
Oh, also? It’s fucking March, and we’re still getting snowstorms on a regular basis. Yeah, nothing to see here.