Monday, November 17, 2008

Presidential Sweet

Bizarro is brought to you today by Painful Shoe Company.

I'll be honest with you, I think this is a dull joke. When you have to pull a new joke out of your hat 365 days a year for more than two decades, they can't all be brilliant. It isn't classic, but I figured maybe somebody out there who's recently been squooshed by the ponderously heavy elephant feet of the Republican economy might get a little smile out of it. Not that squooshed people are inclined to smile.

So instead, let's change the subject. A friend of mine sent me the following picture of Barack and Michelle on the campaign trail. I'd seen this pic before but hadn't noticed anything unusual about it. My friend, however, noticed that in the bottom right-hand corner of the newspaper B is reading is my cartoon! (click on the picture for a larger view!)

I can't tell if that's really my cartoon or not, but for the sake of shallow fantasies, I'm going to say it is. YES! BARACK OBAMA READS BIZARRO!

Spread the word, we'll check the facts later.

46 comments:

nick said...

Barack Obama is fido.

Jeremy said...

It appears to have put both him and Michelle to sleep though :(

Anonymous said...

either he reads it or it leaves an imprint on his elbow.

derekamalo said...
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Robert Finis said...

"Spread the word, we'll check the facts later."

Welcome back to the campaign season.

:-p

doug nicodemus said...

that grim reaper cat was soooo funny...i know michelle reads you but barack plays basketball.

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Anonymous said...

Listen, Derek - if Dan genuinely had no issue with how he obtained his Bizarro ideas from you, he would have no problem showing us the original you created on this blog. But as of today, that has not happened.

jeremiah said...

i really really like this cartoon. I don't know why, but i really love it when fictional people get their misfortune rubbed in. cartoony cruelty is funny. i hate it when it happens to real people.

the rules of funny:
(two or more make something funny)
recognizable *
cute
cruel *
naughty
bizarre *
clever

You've hit the three marked with an * in this cartoon.

Recognizable: everyone has or knows someone who has been fired, and just how much of a downer it is.

Cruel: former boss calls to rub it in; wife mindlessly passes on the message.

Bizarre: "UnEmployee of the month" award.

derekamalo said...

anonymous,

my friend once again, if it doesnt bother me why does it bother you...Lets get to real business ..My boy Pujols won nl mvp over my other boy howard. tomroow my boy morneau will win .

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sarah belle said...

So are the vulgar comments now acceptable here?

derek's day nurse said...
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Anonymous said...

Derek, let Piraro answer on his own. It was a fair point I made. He should display your artwork next to his own version, seeing as he has nothing to hide.

Not Anonymous said...

Hey Anonymous,
Are you Dan's ex wife or something? You seem to have an ax to grind but I am not sure what you have to do with it? If Derek and Dan want to trade jokes, what the deuce do you care?

You seem obsessed with this, but I can't understand why unless you have something at stake here, which you don't unless you are his ex wife or just Bat-shizzola crazy.

Maybe you could obsess on something else; I heard Jim Davis said he wished you would die.

Jezzka said...

a good friend of mine was one of the road crew videographers on the campaign trail, he got to travel with barack and his family for four months. i got to see lots of photos and videos before they would be released to AP reuters! it's good to be in the know.

i will find out if barack reads bizarro. from what i hear about the man, he is really down to earth and does not wear any cologne, just eau de barry.

fyi, his nickname is barry among friends.

barry also plays volleyball. fyi.

natangelo said...

YES, It'S your cartoon! (or maybe my cartoon ;-))

derekamalo said...

i had figured out anonymous long ago ....he sent dan maynbe 65,789,413 ideas all rejected....even the ones dans other protege missed in the new yorker ....;)

come on man we all tried gettinng our work syndicated but even writing to king features and telling them youll only use your work dont mean squat ...

Steely dan band rocks ...

and long live mike duffa

derekamalo said...

Not Anonymous said...

you couldnt of said it any better bro :)

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susan said...

What the hell happened to this blog?

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anoymous said...

Hey, keep me out of this.

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BizarroFan said...

I cannot believe the foul language being used on this blog. You all should be ashamed of carrying on such a conversation on someone else's blog. Why don't you go find a chat room or something?

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Anonymous said...

Wait, Piraro. So my response to "not anonymous" and Derek, who both sling insults, gets deleted - when I have used absolutely no expletives? Censoring the cursing is one thing, but going Nazi Germany on us is more than a little hypocritical of you.

sarah belle said...

May I ask why MY comment was deleted?

leigh said...

I'm disappointed in you, Dan.

julie said...

So exactly how did you justify censoring some of the above comments? Didn't Derek and others do as much attacking, if not more, than everyone else? You have more work to do in the above comments if you are truly going to stick to the standards you state.

Anonymous said...

by the way, Czar Piraro, the post by "not anonymous" was purely an attack on myself, which, under your new edicts, should be censored.

Anonymous said...

so should we assume that, seeing as you deleted the comment, Derek referring to two African American athletes as "boys" is okay with you, Piraro?

La Framéricaine said...

At the risk of having my comment deleted, may I suggest that everyone take a virtual stroll over to The Blogess and see what heights of comedy commenting can be aspired to.

And, Dan, just to spare us the "comment deleted" agony, couldn't you just deal with it behind the scenes by exercising the power of the "reject" and "publish" buttons.

Love you, nevertheless. Hope the wife won't mind.

Anonymous said...

"the comment deleted agony"? Making a piece of toast must be sheer hell for you.

La Framéricaine said...

I see that Dan's delete project is going smashingly well.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, Fram - could you repeat yourself? It is hard to hear you over the loud whining sound.

derek's day nurse said...

I'll bite. LF, I'm curious what you find funny. Can you give us examples of comedians or authors you find humorous? Because I checked out the site you mentioned and it felt like a barren desert of dullness.