Friday, May 25, 2007

Tortured Metaphors

More grammatical illustrations at the link.

"Kelly" contributes insanely inane and overwrought right-wing editorial cartoons to the Onion. I am a huge fan, but I guess it is no surprise that some people completely miss the joke. The cartoonist even portrays the creator seconding the rotten sentiments of the cartoons in the corner to reinforce the satire. The Grim Reaper is a frequent visitor, helpfully labeled with a placard designating what bogeyman he's standing in for. The Statue of Liberty appears, sometimes more than once, weeping tears of sadness or of joy. The running strip is a parody not just of angry, right-wing paranoia but of the manipulative and domineering act of editorial cartooning itself.

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