Economically Stimulated

“Hey, America! Shut your gaping pie holes and take this ca$h! Go buy a Blu-Ray player or some other worthless shit! Don’t stop to ask WHY the economy’s in the toilet, just consume! Go buy $600 worth of donut holes, or Cherry Pop Tarts, or Moon Pies or whatever you miserable fat fuckers eat! Burn it! I don’t care! Eat your check and fucking choke to death! IGNORE ME AND THINK ABOUT THE FREE MONEY!!! IT’S FREE AND IT’S MONEY!!! BUY SOME SEX FROM A WHORE OR BETTER YET, JUST GO FUCK YOURSELF!!!”

-Love,

W.

Did anyone else get this note with their check?

Me? I saved my check. We’re in a recession, you know.

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  1. […] Economically Stimulated is a funny comic, but I think the note he claims came with his check is the best part of the post. “Hey, America! Shut your gaping pie holes and take this ca$h! Go buy a Blu-Ray player or some other worthless shit! Don’t stop to ask WHY the economy’s in the toilet, just consume! Go buy $600 worth of donut holes, or Cherry Pop Tarts, or Moon Pies or whatever you miserable fat fuckers eat! Burn it! I don’t care! Eat your check and fucking choke to death! IGNORE ME AND THINK ABOUT THE FREE MONEY!!! IT’S FREE AND IT’S MONEY!!! BUY SOME SEX FROM A WHORE OR BETTER YET, JUST GO FUCK YOURSELF!!!” […]

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  2. You….wait, what? I'm going to be visiting americaland for 5 weeks in december and spending my australian dollars there, why can't I get a cheque too! =( I promise to spend it on nothing but Fast Food and Disneyworld even!!

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  3. I couldn't agree with you more. i saved mine as well. i know HE isn't a political comic, but still i think this was great!!!

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  4. jeez, Americay has the right idea, $600 for freebies, no foolie? Here in ireland, they're taking a different approach, by trying to curb late night violence outside nightclubs by SHUTTING EVERYWHERE AT EXACTLY 2.30AM. Apart from the economic consequences (why go to ireland for heavy-duty drinking when you can go to spain or italy, some bars never close), there will be carnage at the taxi ranks, i tell you, CARNAGE

    (minus the accents, teehee)

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  5. Most of the conservative people I know say these checks are a useless measure by the democratic congress to get votes this November, while the moderate/liberal people I know say it is a dumb move by W…

    Unrelated to that, I spent my $600 on a PS3 and a few games.

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  6. the economics of this comic totally stimulated my package.

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  7. I was just short making the cut for the stimulus check—Stupid student pay rates… I didn't make the necessary 3 grand to make the cut.
    Stupid Stimulus rules— I'd stimulate the economy! I would I really would!! Give me money!

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  8. Welcome to the American form of government we like to call Clusterfuckdemocracy. Whenever somebody finally makes a decision, there will be somebody that doesn't like that decision. Then both sides who were taking credit for said decision, turn and blame the other for this new "problem".

    I'm of the opinion that we should fire all Senators, Representative, and White House Cabinet Secretaries, and the President. We need to put term limits on Congresspeople. Look at Strom Thurmond. He should have been out of there ages before he died.

    I think that it would be good for America (and the World) if we took a more Libertarian approach to government. That and a healthy dose of isolationism.

    While I think Iraq had turned into a major black eye for America, I also think that we should stay until the jobs done. If we leave now, we only create a whole country that we fucked up then left to wallow in pain. I liken this to Pre-World War 2 Germany. Not only will they be (more) pissed at us, but they'll run straight into the arms of a group of people that are determined to wipe out everyone (not just Americans) that doesn't prescribe to their views of Islam.

    Anyways RANT OVER.

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  9. My friend from Melbourne just went back to Austrailia. The exchange rate is about the same he said, but electronics are cheaper in America. I also took him to a gun shop. Hilarity ensued.

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  10. "You can actually see your tears turn into steam" Brilliant!

    Joel, you look so happy that you managed to catch your friend's horrible maiming on HD video…

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  11. Man, this comic sure was gag worthy. The joke could have just been "lol Josh gay leather daddy" but you went so much further with it.

    Kudos.

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  12. I was going to extravagantly blow my check on making a dent in my credit card balance. Then I found out that I don't get one. My wife is Canadian, and is on a spouse visa while we're applying for her green card. I filed my taxes as "married filing jointly," since that way I got a refund, while if I filed separately I would have had to pay. But since she has an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number instead of a good ol' SSN, the government basically pulled a wonka and said, "you get nothing! Good day, sir!"

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  13. We dont want your crazy upside down koala money!

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  14. I almost dont want to do stuff like this because I dont EVER want to discuss polotics on the internet.

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  15. President Bush on Wednesday signed the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, calling it a "booster shot" for the American economy.

    "The bill I'm signing today is large enough to have an impact, amounting to more than $152 billion this year, or about 1 percent of the GDP (gross domestic product)," the president said in the brief ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

    Bush praised the quick work of the House and Senate and urged Americans not to "overreact" to the current economic troubles.

    "In the past seven years, the system has absorbed shocks: recession, corporate scandals, terror attacks, global war; yet the genius of our system is that it can absorb such shocks and emerge even stronger," he said. "In a dynamic market economy, our economy will prosper and it will continue to be the marvel of the world."

    — Those bastard democrats, getting a man to sign a bill, speak highly of it, and have a ceremony surrounding it just so they can score a couple votes.

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  16. Invade a few countries, depose their rulers, destroy their infrastructure then spend trillions drawing it out for years with no goal or end in site…. then we'll compare notes.

    Also, i LOVE that the biggest problem in Ireland involves whether or not people can get shit faced at 4am. GO STEREOTYPES, GO!

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  17. Its a useless measure to be sure. Gas is $4.50/gal, foreclosure rates are at an all time high, and we are hemorrhaging fake money in the middle east. $600 a person isnt going to fix shit.

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  18. Exactly! You can't put money back into the economy if you've been suffering through a shitty economy for years. You have bills to pay, or you want to save for the uncertain future.

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  19. actually so did I. It's paying a month of mortgage during "The Experiment." So… thanks, W. Whatever.

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  20. moment of seriousness: i really like to structure jokes in layers. The easy gag is too easy so I throw that away at the front to get you in the right frame of mind. Then I typically follow it up with a completely different gag or reference.

    I always think in terms of each comic being an entire cartoon, so I have 4 or 5 gags and have to whittle it down to 1.5 or 2.

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  21. From the Desk of George W. Bush: YOU STOLE FIZZY LIFTING DRINK!

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  22. You should see it close up. It really does look like bacon. I just used a red brush at 50% opacity so it got darker everywhere it overlapped.

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  23. So Eli's terrified look in the last panel is because you're going to eat his bacon head like a gauze-wrapped meaty candy bar?

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  24. I still haven't gotten mine. :-(

    I plan on blowing mine on gas, comics, and grass. Good times for all!

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  25. wait, so that means people are getting plastered as fast as they can, and then are kicked out into the night at exactly the same time. Besides the fight for cabs, you're gonna get the entire country's supply of drunks to fight each other to the death, all cause "it seemed like a good idea at the time"

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  26. does that mean you now have a 7 month deadline, as opposed to 4-6?

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  27. "These ill gotten gains feel so good on my junk!". Just reminds me of the Hackintosh comic.

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  28. I got college to pay for so it's going right into the savings account. Thanks for barely a dent in my mountain of debt to get an education America!

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  29. Nope. The stimulus check was always part of the plan.

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  30. I havn't commented in a while but this one made me laugh so hard that I had to change my boxers.

    Made my day ^_^

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  31. Oh, believe me. I am SO glad I didn't pay taxes. It would have been nice to get the stimulus check though, had plans on how to spend it that would have done exactly what W wanted… I would have bought a washer and dryer for my apartment! A big, durable goods purchase. But… I guess W really didn't want me to make that purchase… so he'll have to do without my stimulating of the economy… I'm just subsisting right now. (I am better off than many though…. don't get me wrong, I do recognize that.)

    Alrighty, enough of my endless babbling.

    EXcellent comic!

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  32. It's all fun and games til someone shits themselves.

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  33. Technically, we're not in a recession yet. That would require 2 quarters of negative GDP. For the last two quarters, the GDP grew, although less than 1 percent each quarter.

    That being said, as a sales rep, I can tell you we are in a recession and the GDP just doesn't reflect it yet (as usually happens at the beginning of a recession.

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  34. Economically stimulating, eh? Like, if I had balls, and rubbed them with these questionably-gotten gains–well I suppose with $600 I could buy a pair to rub with wads of cash…

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  35. I am SO calling my wife that from now on!

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  36. Hahahahahaha!

    One question: Why does Josh look _sad_ when reminded that he owns mass quantities of leather-licious items??

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  37. Lol! Go Charlie Brown!

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  38. YOUR MORTGAGE IS ONLY $600?

    +aneurysm

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  39. There's also Everlasting Gobstopper.

    hee hee hee

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  40. I know he's said it on the Experiment-Cast before, but he has a nice house, and that it's so cheap is a bit mindboggling. I know I know, it's Texas, not a coast. Still….>_>

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  41. Read Tim's comment. We got $1500 total. Me + Wife + baby. Mortgage is about $1000 and saving for taxes and insurance is $300 – $400.

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  42. Yeah it's retarded, we still pay 80 – 120 bucks for a new console game and you pay, what? 60 max? It sucks, our rates are almost on the dot, that shit was feasible when you were double what we were economically but not now. We can't have guns here because that douchebag Martin Bryant killed 35 people in Port Arthur in 96'. I don't know if that's a good or bad thing (that we don't have guns) but with the amount of 'postal' shootings you guys have it leads me to believe that it's not even a huge crime anymore, someone should go shoot somewhere up right now and see if they only get community service. Back to the games thang' we still haven't got fucking rock band!

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  43. Invade a few countries. Pssh. Ireland invade themselves. From what I saw on the news I watched once The irish are always killing each-other, IRA and Sinn-Fein etc…

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  44. Keep going, there be the makings of a good Irish Joke around the conversational corner…

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  45. Half-a-gag… go –

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  46. Yeah, he probably should have torn his clothes of to reveal his leather cut-offs and smiled pervertedly…

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  47. My friend tried to explain to me the idea behind why the tax is so large on electronics in Austrailia. It didn't make much sense to me. Also, his first gun holding experience was interesting. Like a kid in a toy shop…

    "That's an AR-13! That's a Barret .50 Cal Sniper Rifle! Where are the Desert Eagles?!?!?"

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  48. I'd probably cry, nothing in the world makes cooler clicking sounds…

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  49. The sales tax in many countries is included, and that causes the prices to be really high.

    Apparently.

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  50. We haven't gotten dick back, and so far as I know we should be getting something. WTF, over.

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  51. I've posted about it before, but the real estate market in the DC Metro area is fucking retarded. We knew what we were getting in for, and mathematically we can afford it, but that don't make it fun.

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  52. I imagine it's because he knows he can't put one past Eli. Regardless, the expression works, I LOL'd.

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  53. You know, I've heard that seared human flesh actually smells of hamburger o_O

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  54. I wish I could've purchased something cool like an HD camera or a month's-supply of Mexican fireworks. Sadly, all I got to spend my stimulus on was a $60 tattoo and bills :(

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  55. Eli's sly look as he catches Josh on that is also priceless.

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  56. I split mine between an old medical bill and my savings account. Mmmm, delicious economic stimulation. om nom nom

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  57. Come on Joel, admit it, you used bacon textures for the burnt flesh….mmmmmm….charred flesh!

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  58. Pur-lease, that shit is old. nowadays it's Limerick knackers stabbing the crap out of each other. And it's less about getting shit-faced at 4am, it's about having the chance to continue being shit-faced for as long as possible. Uh, so not pandering to atypical stereotypes at all, no.

    Anyway, it's not the most hotly debated topic in Ireland at the moment, that's reserved for the rejection of the Lisbon Treaty. That is, everyone's talking about the rejection, not the treaty itself, as no one has a clue what the damn thing was all about in the first case. Anyway, enough…

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  59. *PONDER*

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  60. Then you need to Ustream the tattooing, and we'll chat as you get your FB tat.

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  61. I believe Pride in Our Perversions is coming up next weekend.

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  62. But I'm embarrassed to show my pasty, white (even though I'm Latino), flabby back in front of thousands.

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  63. I got a stupid stick that sounds like it's raining…

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  64. It is! I also wanna point out Joel's in panel 3–if he were a dog, I'm sure his ears would've perked up.

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  65. At first I took that look as shock at Josh's and Eli's plans, but you're right–it's the beginning of joyful anticipation, culminating in his evil glee in panel 4.

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  66. Was it an FB tattoo?

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  67. We're going to Vegas… although, in light of this comic, I'm not sure if I should be ashamed of that right now or not. Oh well, we're going anyway.

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  68. …and now we have her new nickname for me. If we were having kids, I would name one Doug.

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  69. "like Mad Max minus the accents…"

    What accents? Nobody in Mad Max has an accent, and they all sound like Speed Racer!

    /obscure?

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  70. Be ashamed of nothing. have a ball. money is worth nothing but the experiences it can afford you.

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  71. I wish I was cool enough to know what "FB" stood for. :p

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  72. Yes, he ate Spridle.

    For those who don't know, when the original Mad Max was imported to the US, it was decided that us American slobs wouldn't "get" the Australian accents. So the whole movie was redubbed, with half the voices provided by Peter "Speed Racer" Fernandez.

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  73. Truer words have never been said.

    Except the time that lady said, "You're an asshole, Dean!" That was pretty true too.

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  74. Dammit… I lose at life. It was not an FB one. That I'm saving that for a major back piece :)

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  75. I'm going to cash my stimulus check and get the entire thing in $2 bills.

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  76. I got stabbed, you know. Right here.

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  77. Not all of us qualify for it.

    Government fuckers…

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  78. irs.gov, link to check mailing schedule right there. Apparently you could sign up for direct deposit and have gotten it weeks ago… I haven't paid attention and really have just ignored the whole thing. Will likely dump into my mortgage too just to drop the principal a hair.

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  79. Gas? Thats an awesome idea. Depending on what you drive, you could fill up maybe 2 or 3 times!

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  80. HAHAHAHAH!

    Ok, when I sit down to write a comic I think, "Whats the stupidest thing a person could do? Something that no one would EVER be stupid enough to do?"

    But yet, someone actually managed to be that stupid.

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  81. Welcome back! oh… and sorry about the… uh … pants.

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  82. You're obviously not the one that writes up the reports for W. Otherwise he would know too.

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  83. You could at least rent a pair for an hour or so.

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  84. i suppose he's not particularly proud of each and every one of his perversions. Just most of them.

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  85. Just let me know. I'll be happy to design it.

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  86. I would have asked for half a gold doubloon and a small bag of diamond dust.

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  87. I didnt know any of this. Maybe Ive seen the original?

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  88. Eh… My wife and daughter are a healthy peachish tone while Im nearly transparent.

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  89. I imagine with the right amount of practice I COULD pull it off successfully… but that would have to be one HELL of a stripper to get that much in one shot! At least with the $2 bill they think they're only getting $1 and then are pleasantly surprised… OR they think they're getting a $20 and YOU are pleasantly surprised! And yes, I HAVE given this way too much thought.

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  90. It works for you though.

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