The Morning Line: Get Out the Joke
As we open the envelope, this week's Riffys resonate with electoral humor. Whether the results are rigged or not, the high court that is Comic Riffs stands by these results:
FAVE DIALOGUE: For the second straight week, the debate dialogue in "Get Fuzzy" was inspired stuff. "Demo" in "Democrat"! The "L-I-E" in "liberal! And the continued "Re'Lic" nameplate. Should he switch careers, Darby Conley could be Peggy Noonan to the left. A thousand points of light humor, indeed.
FAVE ARTWORK: Darrin Bell has a knack for caricatures, and his Anderson Cooper in full "Apocalypse Now" mode was worthy of a MAD magazine film parody. His Chuck Norris was amusing, too, and Wesley Snipes made a fun appearance (perhaps drawing royalties to pay off all those back taxes?). Bra-vo, Mr. Bell.
FAVE GAG: Wiley Miller, ol' political cartoonist that he is, delivers brilliantly in today's "Non Sequitur" with the sly slam, which -- whether you embrace the Palin candidacy or not -- you should be able to appreciate on some intellectual level. (Even the former Alaskans in my circle sure did.) And the real grace note: The "Areu-Serious" street signage.
FAVE READER COMMENTS: The first comes from commenter Seismic-2, who notes of one strip this week: "If that dotted line in Sherman's Lagoon had been just a few inches further south, Thornton would have been Family Circumcised." Easily our fave coined verb o' the week.
And we guffawed at this comment from JkR, in response to scores of political tirades commandeering the Palin-in-cartoons Comments thread:
"What happened to the Judge Parker blog? What are these wing nuts doing here???"
What are your picks for Riffys, cartoon nation? Fire away...
| October 10, 2008; 6:00 AM ET
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