Bomb Throwing Pacifist
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Quick! Hand me the cricket mallet!
I've been meaning to have a go at this one for some time, but the moment never seemed right. The cartoon strip (and mind you, we use the term "cartoon" here in only the loosest possible sense of the word. In my world, cartoons are expected to have either good art and/or be funny) is Faithmouse, hammer of the Christian Right and Conservative Catholics everywhere. It is not funny, not well drawn, and as best as I can tell incomprehensible. Take this most recent offering from our fearless artist. Granted, it is still a "work in progress" -something this particular cartoonist seems particularly good at. Most artists I know are loathe to show their work in its ugly state of half-completedness. I can only imagine Dan Lacey does it in order to milk out every last little complement he can over the course of the process, real praise coming so infrequently and all. But I digress.
Apparently Faithmouse, the character in the bottom left corner of the panel resembling (in the words of Brad R) an eponymous talking toilet seat with a crucifix around its neck, is currently encouraging Nancy Pelosi to "shake that junk" and doesn't mind giving a hands-on demonstration. That or she is trying to exorcise various evil spirits from the Speaker-to-be's posterior. Either way, she seems to be enjoying some kind of spiritual, Pentecost-like rapture in the process.
Meanwhile Senator Reid and Speak Pelosi stare on with a look of surprised befuddlement on their faces as they attempt to channel the Bangles' "Walk Like an Egyptian" at their victory party.
I hope I'm not alone in saying I don't get it. Though I do have a few suggestions for Mr. Lacey on how the cartoon should proceed, along with a few punchlines. Jokes about Mexican food come to mind. Enjoy!