Friday, August 3, 2007

Cartoons? They're Not Even Funny.


Here's a cartoon called Umbert the Unborn. The creator, Gary Cangemi says "The cartoon gives a name, face and personality to the unborn baby within." Not surprisingly, the cartoon is not very funny. Pro-lifers want to use the cartoon in sex-ed classes to show kids that women's reproductive rights and stem-cell research is evil.

For some reason, my favorite lines about the conception of the article are these: 'At first, he was unable to come up with a "U" name until he remembered the name of an author he had recently read - Umberto Eco. "Umberto sounded too ethnic," Cangemi said. "So I knocked off the 'o,' and Umbert was conceived."' I can just picture some of the people in my city who don't want their kids learning about birth control, but are also scared of "ethnic" people and who would, behind closed doors, say something like "I wish those damn Mexicans would learn to use some birth control. You can't swing a dead cat in this town without hitting a pregnant Mexican!!!"
Anyway, I made my own cartoon. It's not very funny either.

6 comments:

That One Girl... said...

Your cartoon is brilliant. It illustrates perfectly what Tom Harris was referring to in his "Letter to a Christian Nation" when he discussed real morality...

I think your impression of some of the people in your city is dead on... And while you say that the cartoons are not very funny, this post did make me smile more than once.

garth2 said...

are you saying that Blastocyst-Americans don't have the same rights as other fully-fledged humans? I'm telling!

j-bone said...
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That One Girl... said...

You're right. It is Sam Harris. It was late. You should get that back. It's a good read.

Cattygurl said...

Bomb-fucking diggity.

Cattygurl said...

I mean your comment, not the cartoon.monster