Monthly Archives: February 2008

Best Obit Cartoon Evar

From Mr. Fish…of course.


Wearing a Brace

It’s really attractive.

We're Number One! We're Number One!

From a Washington Post story on a Pew Center of the States study on the U.S. prison population:

With more than 2.3 million people behind bars at the start of 2008, the United States leads the world in both the number and the percentage of residents it incarcerates, leaving even far more populous China a distant second, noted the report by the nonpartisan Pew Center on the States.

The ballooning prison population is largely the result of tougher state and federal sentencing imposed since the mid-1980s. Minorities have been hit particularly hard: One in nine black men age 20 to 34 is behind bars. For black women age 35 to 39, the figure is one in 100, compared with one in 355 white women in the same age group.

Take that, China! Booyah! In your face!

The Parable of the Batman and the Jesus

Found via Dirk Deppey, this pamphlet handed out by a comic book shop owner (and scanned by graphic novel blogger Franklin Harris) must be seen to be believed.


The Onion: Diebold Accidentally Releases Results of 2008 Election Early

Diebold Accidentally Leaks Results Of 2008 Election Early

Hat tip from my friend Patrick.

Mary Worth Photoshop Contest

From Fark via Comics Curmudgeon.

Banality of E-ville

Dahlia Lithwick on America’s growing tolerance of torture:

Our views on water-boarding seem to be on the same trajectory as our views on sexual humiliation and stress positions—it looked sort of awful at first, but after a few months it seemed more like a fraternity prank. That’s the road we’re headed down with water-boarding. We’ve gone from banning it to trivializing it to justifying it. We are becoming inured to torture at approximately the same rate that it’s becoming legal. How convenient.