Freeze Them All, Let Gore Sort Them Out! (political cartoon)


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Let me tell you about the time I got kicked out of Sunday School back when I was 15 years old.

The church my parents went to was one of those bible-thumping, ultra conservative, Southern Baptist churches. Imagine the most anti-intellectual environments you can think of and this church was it. Sunday School was no better. My problem was I asked questions.

During the teacher's lesson on Noah's flood, I asked where all the water went. "What water, Stormy?" "After the flood receded, where did it go?" "It is in the ice caps." That answer didn't sit well with me since I knew that if you melted ALL the ice, everywhere, the ocean level would rise less than 100 feet (thank-you Carl Sagan), so if the entire world was flooded by water by God, where did the rest of the water go?

"God took it."

A little geometry - so if the planet had a diameter of 10 miles to account for rising sea levels... find the volume for the sphere... now subtract the original volume of planet Earth, that should leave us with the volume of water that fell on Noah.

Damn that is a big number. That is a sphere a tad smaller than our moon.

The Sunday School teacher had a novel way of explaining things, God took it, God hid it - "Stormy, God made the fossils." But her final solution for me was to tell my parents, "You will need to stop bringing Stormy to Sunday School, he is too disruptive."

Don't get me started on intelligent design.

P.S. Most people draw penguins to be cute and adorable. I tried to do that, but mine turned out to look psychotic, which kind of ads something to the strip. I mean look at them! They need a good meal of krill soaked in Zoloft.

P.P.S. Super-duper Mega Hat Tip to GregFlynn over at BlueNC. He reminded me flightless birds are a product of evolution!

Comments

Love it!

You just get better and better!

Many thanks!

FYI, I usually put all sorts of symbolism that I am sure NO one catches in the strips, it is mostly for me or my wife.

Today's strip has one of those. The two fundamentalists are wearing toboggans the same color as the old "Dean For America" toboggans that all the volunteers were wearing for the Iowa Caucus in 2004.

Ahhh... what could have been.

Obscure, I know.

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Town Called Dobson - Daily Political Cartoon: Not all is red in rural America!

keep us posted on the hidden symbolism.

This is a great cartoon, the story is even better. I feel sad that I had no right-wing religion to rebel against, just apathetic Methodists and Presbyterians.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Looking back, I must have been a hand full for my parents.

I was one of those kids the teachers thought was learning disabled. When my IQ test came back on the extreme other end, they figured I was just bored. Back in 1970, they still didn't know what to do with high IQ kids in Winston-Salem.

My parents, God bless them, managed to keep me out of trouble with a little invention called BOOKS!

I started on the Hobbit at the end of second grade and finished off Return of the King by the end of the fourth grade. Just in time for the publication of the Silmarillion a few years later in 1977! By this time we were living in West Virginia and my Dad couldn't figure out why he was driving 100 miles to buy a book.

Must have been a handful.

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Town Called Dobson - Daily Political Cartoon: Not all is red in rural America!

Oh, Oh, Oh, Stormy

Have you read the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan? Along the same line as Hobbit! PS, didn't think Christopher Tolkien did very well on Silmarillion (or was that Simarillion?), what did you think?

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Terry Brooks, then Jordan

I read Brooks' Sword of Shannara when it first came out and red all of those except the Jerle series... no time these days.

I did discover Jordan around 1994 and read the first six books to the Lord Of Chaos, then I had to wait for new tomes to come out.

Did you know Robert Jordan is deathly ill?

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Town Called Dobson - Daily Political Cartoon: Not all is red in rural America!

Yes, sadly I did

His last book, #12 in this series is scheduled to come out in November of 2007. Also, have pasted your cartoon (starting with today's) at my blog. Thank you for allowing me to do that! Guess in the future, I need to reduce it so part of it won't be covered by the side bars. :)

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

your penguins are adorable

I interpreted their expression to be a reaction to the silliness of the 'bible thumpers'....not psychosis

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

I agree, Momo...

...I think they look absolutely stunned, in a really cute sort of way.
ANOTHER great cartoon from the Stormster!

Conscious evolution, it's what turns me on. There's got to be a difference between right and wrong.-DTB

Conscious evolution, it's what turns me on. There's got to be a difference between right and wrong.-DTB

global swarming

If y'all like this so much go rec at MyDD (and not just because my name is in the post).

Sending this one to my kid

at Carolina. One of your best, Stormy!!

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."