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October 3, 2005 7:51 AM   Subscribe

Flood Patrol The hiatus is over. David Rees chimes in on Brownie and Company.
posted by MetaJohn (25 comments total)

 
"The important thing is that we all work together to rebuild Trent Lott's house so Bush can sit on the porch so we can actually f***ing find him next time."
posted by caddis at 8:32 AM on October 3, 2005


That last one really got to me.
posted by JeremyT at 8:37 AM on October 3, 2005


Par for the course.
posted by Plutor at 9:01 AM on October 3, 2005


Actualy, he posted this like half a month ago. GYWO gets a little tired these days, IMO.
posted by delmoi at 9:11 AM on October 3, 2005


Has this leaked report been discussed

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article316682.ece

If you want a newsfilter then this really hits home. Last sentence :

"Failure to plan, and train properly has plagued US efforts in Afghanistan, Iraq and now that failure has come home to roost in the United States."

Assuming the Independent story's accurate the key question is whether George Bush will have the balls to release the full thing as this sounds absolutely devastating.
posted by obviously at 9:31 AM on October 3, 2005


This "Get Your War On" comic is hilarious. I wonder why nobody's posted it before.
posted by pardonyou? at 9:53 AM on October 3, 2005


These were good. I like that a corpse can't be poverty-stricken anymore, that's good info to know. Just don't tell the Republicans.
posted by fenriq at 10:04 AM on October 3, 2005


It has been posted before, though not as an FPP.
posted by odinsdream at 10:33 AM on October 3, 2005


GYWO gets a little tired these days

It's whole schtick was tired from day one. Putting the f-word or some random pop-culture reference in something does not automatically make it funny.
posted by sonofsamiam at 10:35 AM on October 3, 2005


Everyone has an opinion of course. But most progressives I know find it quite funny. Most right-wingers, not so much, for obvious reasons. His Filing, Fighting, and St. Augustine Bear Series don't have the same effect on me. The Filing series was funny once upon a time, but has lost its lustre. I the new installment of Get Your War On now because I just noticed it. He hadn't updated since June. It didn't appear that anyone else had linked to the new installment yet.
posted by MetaJohn at 10:45 AM on October 3, 2005


The War in Iraq, rampant cronyism in this adminstration, non-stop republican scandals, and the lack of adequate funding for our schools gets a little tired these days.

I remember when we didn't have to sell Christmas novelties to go on field trips. Not today. The PTA pays for most field trips, and a fair amount of classroom supplies. Thank you George Bush for making Public Schools a priority.
posted by MetaJohn at 10:48 AM on October 3, 2005


It has been posted before, though not as an FPP.

I am fine with seeing it here. I think it got lost in the flood before. However, I think pardonyou? was referring to the multiple FPP's of Get Your War On dating back to 2001.
posted by caddis at 11:03 AM on October 3, 2005


Yes, that's what I was referring to (unnecessarily sarcastically). GYWO is almost shorthand for "yes, thanks, we've seen it already." I appreciate that the subject matter is different, and that it's been a while. But it's still Get Your War On.
posted by pardonyou? at 12:02 PM on October 3, 2005


But most progressives I know find it quite funny.

Yeah. The kind of "humor" that simply emphatically states what the audience already feels to be true.

Why don't men ever ask for directions?
Why do women always go to the bathroom in pairs?
Boy, are those Republicans corrupt. Fuck. They sure are corrupt.

Which is not to say those things aren't true, but... there's no JOKE.
posted by sonofsamiam at 12:06 PM on October 3, 2005


GYWO is one of the most mordantly funny things on the internet, ever. Read the 3rd from the top and the bottom one on this page.

The punchline of the joke, sonofsamiam, is that we actually live in the world described in the cartoon.
posted by felix at 1:08 PM on October 3, 2005


You mean . . . it's funny because it's true?
posted by Mid at 1:12 PM on October 3, 2005


felix: Yeah, I get it. I could not bring myself to laugh at those poorly executed pools of tepidity if my life depended on it because I was locked in some sort of Rube Goldberg-esque Clockwork Orangey comic book taste-arbitration thing.
posted by sonofsamiam at 1:28 PM on October 3, 2005


Rube Goldberg-esque Clockwork Orangey comic book taste-arbitration thing

Wait - rewind to where you were slamming the pop culture reference thing.
posted by ToasT at 1:38 PM on October 3, 2005


Hey, I never claimed to be funny.
posted by sonofsamiam at 1:46 PM on October 3, 2005


Well I'll be thrice-dashed! Consider me put in my place, good sir! And good day to you!
posted by felix at 1:48 PM on October 3, 2005


Now THAT kind of talk I like.
posted by sonofsamiam at 1:49 PM on October 3, 2005


well, the war's still on...
posted by Miles Long at 1:56 PM on October 3, 2005


Rees is not an informer. Most of his target audience is painfully familar with the lethal ineptitude of this administration. But Get Your War On is cathartic humor for those of us who are mortified every day by the words and actions of Bush Inc. I think of it as The Daily Show in Comic Strip format.
posted by MetaJohn at 2:08 PM on October 3, 2005


GYWO was probably the first public cry of "That's fucking bullshit", back when people where talking about "the death of irony" and how "9-11 changed everything", this was the first voice of lucidity.
Basically, it was the first kid pointing out that not only was the Emperor naked, but he was raping the servants' children.
And you know what? He still fucking is.
posted by signal at 8:00 PM on October 3, 2005


Basically, it was the first kid pointing out that not only was the Emperor naked, but he was raping the servants' children.
And you know what? He still fucking is.

The pointing or the raping? Or both?


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