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Political cartoons, and lots of them. Updated daily. Better than the Daily Show.
posted by swift (18 comments total)

 
what cartoons aren't policical?
posted by priyanga at 7:06 PM on July 24, 2002


Gosh, does this mean I can make a post about this cool search engine?
posted by y2karl at 9:43 PM on July 24, 2002


I think the point here, swift, is this, from the guidelines :

"What makes a good thread post to MetaFilter?

A good post to MetaFilter is something that meets the following criteria: most people haven't seen it before, there is something interesting about the content on the page, and it might warrant discussion from others."
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:02 PM on July 24, 2002


Just because it's part of MSN doesn't mean people have seen it before, it's not interesting, and it might not warrant discussion.

Stop your kneejerk, religious posturing. I got your guidelines right here.
posted by swift at 10:41 PM on July 24, 2002


Just because it's part of MSN doesn't mean people have seen it before, it's not interesting, and it might not warrant discussion.

If I've seen it--years ago--everybody's seen it before...

The preceding statement is at least 94.5% true--hence the stampede of comment after comment about what a witty post it is herein: it is not interesting and it does not warrant discussion...

But hey, this one's on me!
posted by y2karl at 11:26 PM on July 24, 2002


I must be in the 5.5 percentile -- this is either new to me or so old that I'd forgotten. Thanks swift.
posted by muckster at 12:11 AM on July 25, 2002


My goodness, swift. Are you so insecure that you have to lash out like that when someone offers some constructive criticism? For my part, I was merely trying to soften and perhaps clarify y2karl's sarcasm a bit, and I get called a fuckwit?

Well, OK, I guess I am a fuckwit, on frequent occasions, but 'kneejerk, religious posturing'? Hardly. If a post is a pointless one that just adds to the noise, please forgive me if I don't pat you on the back and say 'well, maybe you'll do better next time, lil' fella'.

Methinks you need a holiday, cap'n.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:32 AM on July 25, 2002


As an aside, I think that's the third time I've been ripped a new one after I quoted the guidelines.

Perhaps I'll just stop doing that, huh?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:43 AM on July 25, 2002


well you did it to me stavvy my boy and i called you a jerk for doing it. (of course i do not hold a grudge).

y2karl, today I call you a jerk. sarcasm sucks. yes the post is a bit lame, and maybe doesn't warrant much discussion, but your initial comment is completely non-constructive. at least stavros (annoyingly) points to the guidelines.
posted by Frasermoo at 3:00 AM on July 25, 2002


priyanga, thanks for the Marvel link. This most recent Daredevil story is really good - good writing, good art. Didn't occur to me that they'd have it online.
posted by straight at 6:33 AM on July 25, 2002


Thanks Swift!
posted by Hugh2d2 at 6:45 AM on July 25, 2002


Methinks you need a holiday, cap'n.

This is true.

If I've seen it--years ago--everybody's seen it before...


Then where is it? The thing that pisses me off is that you're calling double-post on something that has never been posted.
posted by swift at 7:18 AM on July 25, 2002


Good cartoons, sure, but have you been introduced to 16 year old Eric Shansby and EricToons? They're sweet.
posted by jacobw at 7:39 AM on July 25, 2002


The thing that pisses me off is that you're calling double-post on something that has never been posted.

This has never been posted as well.
posted by y2karl at 7:58 AM on July 25, 2002


But this is posted all the time.
posted by swift at 9:13 AM on July 25, 2002


Just in general, without a link to a specific story? I don't think so.
See also begging the question.

See also #4 --...is someone who lacks the ability to receive Clue.

I don't mean to be beating up on you and perhaps initially I should have been as gentle and gracious as stavros--but then look how you reacted to him--and what you linked to! And who says irony is dead?
posted by y2karl at 9:44 AM on July 25, 2002


A huge collection of current political cartoons is an interesting resource that others may not have seen and might actually enjoy. You seem to think because it's inside slate, or inside msn, or maybe because it's inside the freaking INTERNET that it has something in common with yahoo or google. It does, in that people sometimes post stories from yahoo or some as yet unseen feature of google, but the cartoon site really stands on its own. If there wasn't a "slate" in the url or an msn logo in the corner, you probably wouldn't have said a word, and that's why this is a religious argument. My reaction to your snarkiness was, in itself, kneejerk, but the point is that there is nothing wrong with a post that involves a larger site.
posted by swift at 11:26 AM on July 25, 2002


I forgot it was at Slate--I'd seen it long ago, it was old old news, and in any case, I thought it pedestrian, common and hardly linkworthy: not unlike posting a link from, say, the archives of Cool Site Of The Day. Others differed. So it's a matter of taste.
posted by y2karl at 11:58 AM on July 25, 2002


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