Thursday, March 31, 2011
I believe I once jokingly suggested having El Dorado Dad and Samurai Mom hook up--I know I rejected making the joke yesterday, on the grounds that I thought I'd made it before.
And yet possiblities I view as horrible and ridiculous are standard plot "twists" in DbD.
I hate this strip. I just want to make it clear.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Yay. It's Samurai Mom. Ooh, I wonder what other Japanese phrases she'll spice up her bad English with to help Muir convey the fact that she's a foreigner.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Muir demonstrates solidarity with and James O'Keefe, creepy Republican ratfucker.
Well, he knows his own.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
It's the Day's Day of Days! Because Wilberforce!
"President Blacula's an evil Muslim infiltrator! Heh. Not really. But actually--really. Yep. ACORN! Multiculturism! MUSLIMS!"
And with that out of the way, it must have been really easy to--draw that one. Even by Muir's standards.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
"I am how do you say foreign, and do not understand your euphemisms, being thus stupid!"
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
And Muir showers praise on a brainless bit of cryptoracism, demonstrates that like most conservatives he doesn't know what 'common sense' means, and puts in some Palin-boosting.
2012 is going to be painful.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Muir's got a pretty fluid set of standards. Somehow, Bush's constant vacations were good and proper--Obama going out on diplomatic missions is treason--or close to it.
But then--this is Muir. The man who thinks of himself as an amazing patriot for his willingness to support sending the troops out to get shot at whenever a Republican is in the White House.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Amazing that Muir views respect for a military our Founding Fathers never wanted us to have as a key civic virtue with military service the mark of the true patriot. All while commenting on the evil of unions, the glories of the past, and the support of the masses, which he knows his sort has, if only the evil leftist conspiracy would shut up.
I only call him a fascist asshole because he is.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
You know, staring at the lifeless drawings and poor artwork, one can't help but feel a little sorry for Muir. He's trying so hard to draw an exciting adventure strip, but his own lack of talent is standing in his way.
And then one remembers a few of his creepier jokes, and the feeling passes.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
You know--Muir is clearly trying to do something in the manner of classic adventure strips like Wash Tubbs/Captain Easy, or Terry and the Pirates. The problem is he's a lousy artist, and a lousy writer, so the whole thing falls flat.
Ahh, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?
Of course, like most of Browning, there's a certain irony in that statement, as it's said by a skilled but ultimately mediocre artist in a conversation with a wife who is (implicitly) cheating on him.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Yeah. Yeah. Remember--Captain Mitty is old. But still utterly cool. Being a government sniper.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
...We had the Middle East?
I mean--wow. Even by Muir's standards this is a pretty naked statement of arrogant imperialism.
Monday, March 14, 2011
So--Muir sees a tragedy in Japan as opportunity to gloat over a momentarily defeated opponent. More proof that real evil isn't very cool.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Actually, I'd say the Boomer's big problem is a tendency towards reactionary worship of the America of their childhood, and desperate attempts to "toughen up" the nation to go back to that era while ignoring the actual circumstances that resulted in such a prosperous America. Which is pretty much on display here.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Muir continues on his union-bashing triumphalism--and using the same damn picture of Jan--and adds a delightful bit of racist humor allowing us to revel in the wonder that is him. Of course, he's just being ironic. Honest!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
You know, my tolerance for Muir's sockpuppets is at an all time low right now, so I'm just going to label this one SSDD and move on.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Thank you, Jan, for once again allowing Muir to pretend he's showing both sides, as he demonstrates his awe for ratfucker O'Keefe. And his outrage that an organization that he has shown nothing for disdain has people in it that don't like him.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
See, the media talks about soldiers having problems. Which is totally disrespecitng them! Real patriots know that soldiers are invulnerable! Wooo!
You know something? Muir once again demonstrates that he cares a lot less for the troops then the people he imagines to despise them.
Monday, March 7, 2011
In quiet moments like this, let us take in the fact that after nearly a decade of writing this strip, Muir still has to shout out his characters' distinctive traits. Largely because they don't really have any.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
And Muir uses a bit of wingnut paranoid fantasy as a diving board into the realms of ad hominem attack and faulty comparison, comparing Obama to Hitler, Mao, and the Kims, in a way that demonstrates his own shaky understanding of the horror he claims to oppose, and his rather poor . He also unironically uses the language of the McCarthite Red Scare, all while thinking he's showing his own incredible integrity, and maturity.
Of course, that's Muir's problem. He's not mature, and he has all the integrity of an earthworm. Like most reactionaries, he proclaims himself an incredible patriot, but the nation he loves isn't actually his country, but an imaginary version that he thinks used to exist. The present nation is a weak and decadent shell which needs to be shocked into its proper course. The government must be opposed, unless it's in the hands of reactionaries, who will do what needs to be done. (Which is usually launching a war on somebody.) Muir thinks this strip is a devastating argument against his opponents--instead it's an advertisement of his ignorance and moral bankruptcy.
But then, it's got plenty of competition in that area.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Ahh, Captain Mitty. Will the endless bullshit that Muir keeps adding to your past ever cease to be amusing in a strangely infuriating way?
Friday, March 4, 2011
Sometimes I think this strip is like a Rat Pack bender gone nasty.
And then I remember that Sinatra liked unions.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
When Muir dreamed about bombing anti-war protestors--that was all right.
When the tea-partiers were carrying around racist signs--they weren't, and anyway, leftwing conspiracy.
But everytime a union member loses their temper, every time a counter-protestor gets shoved--it's all proof, proof, that unions are irredeemably evil thugs. And scary.
That's the funny thing about the Right Wing. They use words like 'strength' and 'will' a lot--but it seems to mean everyone else has to tough it out.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Muir continues to insist that it's all an act--that Obama is horrible and corrupt--indeed the most horrible and corrupt president ever. This is because Muir considers 'being a Democrat' a crime.