Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Not funny at all, NYT editorial cartoon
This is not funny, not in any way, shape, or form. Do I have to list the ways it's not funny?
Calling names is not funny. Suggesting the Army is so desperate for warm bodies that they will now accept the formerly unacceptable is not funny. Suggesting that recruiters lie to potential recruits is not funny (mainly because it's too true in a lot of cases, sadly enough). Some jokes about fat can be funny, but not when they're mean, and the jokes contained in this cartoon are mean. It's not satire, it's not funny, it's mean. Danziger should be ashamed for creating it, and the NYT should be ashamed for printing it (yeah, like that's ever gonna happen). Fuckwits.
ETA: H/T to Annie McPhee for sending this cartoon to me (you know me so well, friend) :)