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.