by Wayno & Piraro
(For those who are curious about the emgiggenation arts, click any image.) At this writing we are two days away from celebrating what may be America's last birthday and that's the reason for this patriotic cartoon. It might not seem patriotic at first, but consider this: Scientific consensuses are rare but recent polls have shown that the overwhelming majority of science professionals agree that large-scale head transplant programs are America's best hope of ever returning to something remotely resembling sanity. Accordingly, for the sake of our democracy,  I support experimental efforts like the one above. The sooner we perfect these procedures, the sooner we'll get out of this nightmare. On the topic of sanity, there are people who believe that the cure for gun violence in America is more guns in America. This opinion, in my opinion, does not even belong in the same sentence as a word like "sanity". My further thoughts on this cartoon include this one about how disgusted I am that our nation is being represented by a self-avowed molester of women. Kvetch? No thanks, I just did. A reader asked me via FB message last week, "How many people are not going to understand this cartoon?" How could anyone know the answer to that? No, this cartoon is not making fun of illiterate or blind people or non english speakers, it is making fun of any person foolish enough to create and pay for an advertisement such as the one pictured. Please learn the difference. A lot has been written about the future of warfare and crime being not on the streets but on the Web, and it spawned this idea about those plastic wrist things. Russia was the obvious choice for being behind it, of course, because they are an honorary member of Trump's cabinet and we all know how much the Orange Menace would love to be able to control a nation of slaves through their watchamacallit bracelets. Don't laugh, this will very probably happen. I got a fair amount of hate mail from this cartoon, but all of it was pretty much the same, boring stuff along the lines of, "I don't read the funny pages to hear about politics. Keep your political views to yourself."  I'm happy to say, however, that I got FAAAR more love mail over this cartoon, so to those of you Jazz Pickles who've commented in support and continue to encourage me to keep punching, my heartfelt thanks. When you've finished contemplating Malcolm and his tiny ski lift, have a look at the info below and please consider supporting my efforts here at Rancho Bizarro. Thanks for joining me today, Jazz Pickles.

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