Sunday, January 25, 2009


My eyes are sore from internet reading, and I'm tired of all the tragedy, so it is time for some cartoonery:
  1. I'm really liking Wondermark by David Malki (some of his personal favorites), including these two.
  2. The Laugh-Out-Loud Cats is a cartoon drawn in the style of Krazy Kat (complete with a back-story, as it is supposed to be drawn by a contemporary of George Harriman), but based on the language and mannerisms of the lolcats. Is the internet self-referential, or what?
  3. Speaking of which, 4chan (now semi-famous due to the mainstreaming of 'rickrolling') meets the lolcats meets Metallica (no idea why, but this only seems to display properly using Opera as the browser ). This may be the end of human civilization, but you have to admire the work involved.
  4. "The Recently Deflowered Girl", by the genius, Edward Gorey.


Anonymous said...

Ultra Leftist Bolshevik so-called "anti-Zionist" (sic) Robert Lindsay bashes Xmyphie, calls him "anti-Semite".

Oh yeah, he bashes all of us in the comments threads too, calls us a toxic soup of anti-Semites or something.

He's been calling a lot of people anti-Semites lately. What's up with these "progressives", anyway?

I always wondered how a Commie could turn into a neocon and now I think I finally get it.

Anonymous said...

Never liked that guy; Robert Lindsay. I think it was K&Y who introduce to me his blog, and I have never went there since.

Anonymous said...

Interresting blog

Anonymous said...

Others Lindsay would say are anti-semites:

Richard Wagner
Henry Ford
Thomas Edison
Catherine the Great
Charles Lindbergh
Martin Luther
Edgar Degas
Immanuel Kant
Fredrick Nietzsche
Ezra Pound
C.K. Chesterton
Hilaire Belloc
Thomas Jefferson

I'll be judged by the company I keep.


Anonymous said...

Gorey was indeed a genius. The Recently Deflowered Girl is decades old, but it's as enjoyable as ever. So are Gorey's other works. I recommend Bats and Bicycles in particular. Just for starters.

Anonymous said...

here's another list found on Col Lang's site:

Let's settle this "dual Nationality" Question.

Off the top of my head I can name a dozen senior ( up to cabinet rank) US officials in the last three decades who hold, or were entitled to hold, dual Israeli-USA Citizenship.

Here's a quick and and far from comprehensive list from the last (Bush) administration.

Attorney General - Michael Mukasey
Head of Homeland Security - Michael Chertoff
Chairman Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board - Richard Perle
Deputy Defense Secretary (Former) - Paul Wolfowitz
Under Secretary of Defense - Douglas Feith
National Security Council Advisor - Elliott Abrams
Vice President Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff (Former) - “Scooter” Libby
White House Deputy Chief of Staff - Joshua Bolten
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs - Marc Grossman
Director of Policy Planning at the State Department - Richard Haass
U.S. Trade Representative (Cabinet-level Position) - Robert Zoellick
Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board - James Schlesinger
UN Representative (Former) - John Bolton
Under Secretary for Arms Control - David Wurmser
Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board - Eliot Cohen
Senior Advisor to the President - Steve Goldsmith
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary - Christopher Gersten
Assistant Secretary of State - Lincoln Bloomfield
Deputy Assistant to the President - Jay Lefkowitz
White House Political Director - Ken Melman
National Security Study Group - Edward Luttwak
Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board - Kenneth Adelman
Defense Intelligence Agency Analyst (Former) - Lawrence (Larry) Franklin
National Security Council Advisor - Robert Satloff
President Export-Import Bank U.S. - Mel Sembler
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families - Christopher Gersten
Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Public Affairs
- Mark Weinberger
White House Speechwriter - David Frum
White House Spokesman (Former) - Ari Fleischer
Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board - Henry Kissinger
Deputy Secretary of Commerce - Samuel Bodman
Under Secretary of State for Management - Bonnie Cohen
Director of Foreign Service Institute - Ruth Davis

I cannot think of any person holding a position of influence within the last, the previous, or this up-coming administration who holds dual citizenship with any other country, not Canada, not Britain, not any Nato country never mind , say Cuba or Venezuala.

So why does Israel, who has never fought alongside America, or contributed to it's economic or diplomatic power..... Get to place it's citizens in charge of large chunks of American policy?"


I'm with Dave

Anonymous said...

From The Listing Attic, by Edward Gorey:

They had come in the fugue to the stretto
When a dark, bearded man from a ghetto
Slipped forward and grabbed
Her tresses and stabbed
Her to death with a rusty stiletto.

Evidently Gorey was an anti-Semite. We're in good company.

Anonymous said...

I was an anti-Semite before being an anti-Semite was cool.

Anonymous said...



Rowan Berkeley said...

I made one of my sarky comments on Lindsay's story, and to my surprise he approved it. Perhaps my Lenny Bruce-like efforts to be funny as well as offensive are beginning to bear fruit:

Anonymous said...

Sarky, Rowan, real sarky (but don't give up your day job buddy)

Lindsay is just trying to increase his blog traffic.