November 9th, 2012
by Wayno & Piraro
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I’m guessing the water cooler talk this week was most often about the U.S. presidential election. I resisted expressing my views on politics this year on my blog because I don’t like offending my readers who vote differently that I do. That said, I was struck on election night by the fact that the large crowd at Romney’s event was at least 99% white. No matter how many camera angles they shot––close ups, wide shots––I saw nothing but white faces. Conversely, at Obama’s event, I didn’t see a single camera angle in which I could not see whites, blacks, latinos, asians, eskimos, you name it. And they showed a LOT of crowd shots over the two or three hours before the president made his speech. Regardless of what a random pundit on Fox News might tell you, a crowd that large cannot be planned and organized. My conclusion is that this year’s Democratic platform appealed to a wide variety of Americans, while this year’s Republican platform was pretty clearly about rich (white) captains of industry and restricting women’s and LGBT people’s rights. I’m speaking in generalities, of course, you’re welcome to come to your own conclusions. Either way, I’m hoping for some good things to happen in America in the coming years.
We follow up that discussion with a cartoon not as much about politics as about language. Since I first learned that the word “governor” turns into “gubernatorial” when you do whatever that kind of conjugation is called, I’ve wondered how the hell this happened. Why was “governatorial” passed over? I can think of no other word that is so comically transformed. This fact alone would keep me for running for governor, were I to be the political type. Which I most certainly am not. I can barely stand to read about politics, much less be up to my eyeballs in that world. I prefer to live in a world where I can say what’s on my mind, tell the truth, and change my mind when presented with new evidence.
Moving on to cartoon self consciousness, here we have a fish who isn’t sure how to read its own cartoon symbology. Is she thinking, as the bubbles normally suggest in a cartoon, or is she talking and the bubbles are a function of being underwater? I know the answer but I won’t divulge it until I’m on my deathbed. Assuming I die in bed.
Last panel today is another lampoon of the popular Dos Equis beer commercials. I know this subject is getting a bit tired, but I could not resist this one. It was suggested by a buddy of mine from Texas, Keith, and I just loved the ridiculous twist on the theme. Hope you do, too.
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