This is probably as close as I get to a political cartoon.
Before you point out that you don’t play tridimensional chess with 3 people (though you should, I mean there are three dimensions), and that all the chess pieces are in the wrong places and don’t look like real chess pieces, let’s go ahead and assume that Joel, Josh and Eli bought this 3D chess set off of Craigslist and they don’t actually know how to play (because no one does).
I know this comic really doesn’t make any sense (unless you are both ME and a SUPER STAR TREK NERD), but I was reading Wiki articles about Star Trek (specifically the ending of DS9, the Dominion War, and Worf”s family) and I got to thinking about how there really were some parallels between Worf and Obama (thin premise, I know). Then I figured it would be fun to draw Obama as a Klingon and thus I birthed the four confusing panels you see above. What can I say? This is EXACTLY how my brain works.
If you were to map out my thought process, it goes something like “need to write a comic -> I haven’t done anything about Obama (I support him) -> should I? This isn’t a political site -> I wonder if Alexander Rozhenko appeared in DS9 after he served with Worf on the Rotaran -> let’s check Wiki -> God I hated Alexander -> Oh I forgot that Sisko got Cassidy pregnant then be became black alien Jesus -> what if Obama was a Klingon?”
See? Actually, when I write it out like that it makes perfect sense.
(10:32am Central – I can’t seem to reply to comments. I’ve emailed ID. We’ll see.)
(1:04pm Central – Comments seem back-ish.)
I was trying to figure out some comment about Jessica Simpon's cooter for today's comic. I fail.
Excellent podcast 6.
Wouldn't that be, House of Obama? -Sheesh.
I'm somewhat confused by this comic. Bonus points for the star trek reference of course, and major geek cred for actually being able to name the various klingon items (a feat that with the exception of the bat'leth I can't do despite seeing just about every star trek episode ever), but I'm just not sure the juxtaposition of Obama and Warf is really that funny. Now toss in Hillary as a Romulan, and that might be funny. Maybe the humor in this one is too subtle for me to really appreciate.
I can almost definitely help you with the pencils.
What the fuck is a Worf?
I knew this would be a confusing one. Actually Joel stops talking about the Worf/Obama comparison and is ONLY talking about Worf. The closer to 1am I write these things, the less sense they make.
Ive got one for you:
Guy 1: Who are you voting for?
Guy 2: Obabma. Who are YOU voting for?
Guy 1: Jessica Simpson's Cooter.
Thanks! I updated the post to kind if give some explanation of what I was thinking when I wrote this. I know its kind of batshit nuts.
Wonderful. Keep up the great work my only two RSS feeds are you and JoCo's site you keep me plenty entertained!
Does this make Michelle Obama "Jadzia Dax?" If so, do you think her spots run all the way down? I do. Great strip, Joel.
Like her cooch is the "house?"
"I'm just not sure the juxtaposition of Obama and Warf is really that funny"
"Hillary as a Romulan"
That was in the first draft but required twice the panels. Should would have looked cool (more evil) with the window's peak.
I can't answer that for you. You must look inward and find your own Worf.
You're damn right it does (and they do). Damn you Terry Farrell for leaving to do "Becker!"
And welcome to the comments.
Then my feed is certainly in good company.
So if Obama is a Klingon, does that make Hillary Borg?
It all seems perfectly sensible to me…which probably indicates a problem.
I also like that you said comments were back as of 1:04p central. It's only noon central. So either Texas time is different from the rest of central (possible), or Joel, you're posting from the future (ooooooh! <spooky music>), which is also quite possible.
Maybe the Borg Queen, or perhaps a member of the Tal Shi'ar (Romulan black ops).
Agewise, McCaine is either a Q or the big bang.
A problem with everyone else, maybe.
Worf as president is about as silly as the Terminator as….wait.
That way, you can DRAW women and money.
Greetings! From the land of tomorrow!
Seriously, California? Seriously?
Ok, this is way off topic, but it's the most epic RR I've ever seen. If you've been watching teh internets at all lately, you should probably get this: http://www.anonymousexposed.org/
it's like in Parallels. Worf is time skipping. Or was it alternate dimensions? It's been so long. I think there were many Enterprises.
"I want to be escorted by Michael Dorn, and he must address me with 'Yes, captain'"
He has the teeth of a Ferengi. I sure hope McCain isn't a Q.
the baby cows ep from South Park?
Maybe a depowered Q, so he's just infinity old but cant do anything.
It was alternate realities. He got a taste of boning Troi, and liked it so much they hooked up after he returned to his normal universe.
wait, is this the site that Scientology set up? Did they somehow RickHack it?
Oh, its always dicks with you. Dicks this and dicks that.
Does this mean that Obama breaks kids' necks' with his head whilst playing football?
Yes. Thats why he has to restrain himself around frail humans. He also has a redundant set of organs.
Now I have to coordinate all 3 me's (the young, the the current, and the senile ) to fire a tachyon pulse into the tear in subspace in all three times or the universe will implode. Thanks.
Can I draw me, drawing me with the pencil I'm drawing with? That's right dammit, I eschered your ass…
I went to the land of tomorrow at Disney once. It was like the 60s.
Is "Boning Troi" the sequel to "Boxing Helena"?
All those kids on "Beyond Thunderdome" wanted Mel Gibson to take them to "tomorrow-morrow land"
Looking into a metal sphere, walking upside down on an impossible staircase while being chased by birds that turn into fish and interlocking lizards.
Deus Ex Machina…
WTFF was up with that movie? And the dude from Warlock was in it. I would make the menage a'troi joke but TNG already did it for me.
That's Labyrinth not Escher, get it right please…
Just flashed to Castrovalva. And celery…
No Bowie here:
Now, where's my copy of "Spock Must Die!"?
The Scilon site has a hyphen in it, but who hyphenates any more? There was no hacking involved. They just registered the domain.
So describing a thing to someone implies that you used that thing to….overpower them?
George Bush is Captain Kirk, Cheney is Mr Scott, Hurley from Lost can be Sulu…
George Bush is Captain Kirk, Cheney is Mr Scott, Hurley from Lost can be Sulu…
tridimentional chess with three people is just begging for an injury. I'm surprised you don't have like a broken arm or aids or something because of it.
That's how I got type 1 diabetes( I actually have type 1 diabetes). No but, seriously I got it from drinking too much apple juice.
By the way, that second post was accidental, the net died…
Haven't you seen Pinocchio?
carousel of progress was the shit
you could learn the flute in your free time
Obama-Worf FTW. If Obama-Worf doesn't win this election… someone else will. (It's a prolific thought, I know. I thought I might be going somewhere with that but, as fate would have it, I was wrong.)
Next comic: "I am McCain of Borg. Resistance is futile."
[Sorry if this double-posts.]
Type 1 diabetes is genetic, you don't get it from eating or drinking anything. I should know, I have it. Type 2 on the other hand can be triggered by external stimulus (that is, eating or drinking, or in women becoming pregnant). Some people occasionally classify type 1 incorrectly by saying type 1 is insulin dependent, and type 2 isn't, but a more accurate classification is type 1 doesn't produce sufficient insulin, and type 2 is insulin resistant.
I guess if I lived an entire lifetime in the span of a few minutes I could. Sure.
Bush is Janeway. Shoots first and never asks questions.
First post, I win harder than All-con, oh yes, I went there… Podcast reference… Give me women, money and pencils…
I love how half way through the conversation he realizes you're no longer talking about Worf. Excellent as Usual.
If Obama is Klingon Clinton is Borg, go now, make that comic…
Oh god, someone's already said this TIME PARADOX…
I think it's akin to "dropping science" on the proverbial ass.
Step 1: 3D Chess
Step 2: ???
Step 3: AIDS
I see McCain more as a lovable doofus like Neelix.
Call it 'Republi-Trek'…
"Carousel" and "progress" is clearly soem form of insane juxtaposition thought up by Walt himself…
Or, alternatively you could learn soemthing manly, like the triangle…
Im so frakking lost.
No. No it was not. It was the only "ride" that 9 year old Joel fell asleep in at Disney World.
Trapeze of Innovation
I assume the whale bodice that Geppetto inhabits for part of the film/novel is similar to Ms. Simpson's cooch. Learn to obscure reference (actually, due to that comic up there^, that sentence is clearly some form of sarcastic irony)…
But we all know the whole point of the Carousel of Progress was the air conditioning and chairs. It was always empty, lines were short, and it was a great way to kill time.
For those reasons and more, it was the shit. "Lemme get a sasparilla! Oh, I forgot, they're calling it ROOT BEER now!"
Of course, the ride is shut down now. Alot of old stuff is being replaced. And they really seem to be doing it poorly. Whole chunks of the park are shut down at once instead of little by little. Body works is gone. That place taught me that science can be interesting and fun. Also, cocks. And cooters.
I don't think I've ever laughed so hard at a political comic. Now I'm going to have to vote for Obama cause he reminds me of Worf
Point taken. AC is divine in Florida heat. NO BODY WORKS! I loved that place. They had the optical illusion house where you friend could go inside then you looked in a whole and your friend appeared to be a giant. Oh well. I went a few years ago and Epcot had several large areas shut down for retooling. The Honey I Shrunk the Kids 3D show was rad.
Glad you liked it. I would register for the Starfleet party if they had a viable candidate.
It really ticked me off when they closed down Body Works, it was my favorite area of the park. Used to ride body wars or whatever it was called all the time.
However his speaking ability is about on par with Kirks.
Yeah, from a smarm and cockiness factor, he's definitely kirk. From a looks and accent standpoint, he's Trip.
We ate at their "health food" stand when I was 9. They served me a healthy sandwich that looked like cat vomit on bread. I think it was supposed to be tuna. I like that ride where you were in the kids brain looking out of his eyes while he was attacked by a dog.
Obama-Worf (or McCain of Borg, or Hilary of Romulus) can't win this election! Haven't you been paying attention, man?!?! The terrorists have already won!
Who!? The Maquis? The Jem'Hadar? Raise sheilds, Red Alert!
It's too late…the hails are coming from INSIDE THE SHIP!
Carousel of Progress…you mean Burt Reynolds Through The Ages?
Also the shit.
Quick! Lead them into the holodeck where Ill concoct an overly elaborate plan to confuse them while acting out a scene from a novel!
Hmm thank you for explaining that to me. It might have been some weird latened thing but, I do remeber getting it at the age of 4. I didn't mean to upset you man. But, it is good to know that we got more type ones out there. DIABETIC POWA!
(Sings the aids song from Team America in his head)
Don't forget Ron Paul. I think he still has a legitimate chance.
Just make sure you don't accidentally load up the Kama Sutra, unless you're into that sorta thing.
All I have to say, is I read that wiki article on 3d chess, and the only part of it that screamed awesome was:
"The king moves just like a queen but one step at a time."
Somehow I just pictured Eddie Izzard talking about men wearing heels.
Fantastic comic! You draw well.
Thanks, Adrock. I noticed you have a political blog. How did you find HijiNKS Ensue?
"The king moves just like a queen but one step at a time."
Thats goind to be on Eddie's tomb stone.
Yeah, type 1 typically develops during childhood, although it can develop as late as early twenties (in my case I got it sometime around 17, but wasn't diagnosed till I was 21). Type 2 usually isn't a problem until your 30s or later. Type 2 is a chemical imbalance on the cells that leads to them not properly processing insulin (hence insulin resistant), and can be treated using drugs. If Type 2 isn't medicated properly, or the person has a particularly bad diet, it can also trigger Type 1. Type 1 is caused by destruction of the islet cells of the pancreas which create insulin, typically by an autoimmune disorder (which is genetic). In essence the bodies immune system is broken and destroys the pancreas, or seen another way, you're allergic to your own pancreas. Islet cells can also be burnt out, which is how Type 2 diabetics develop Type 1. Their body sees the blood glucose levels rising and ups production of insulin to try to compensate, but since the cells never use the insulin (because they're resistant) the glucose levels never drop, and the islet cells get burnt out from running at maximum capacity constantly.
I don't know, I remember him running around pretty easily in them. I think he was just referring to when the men first try them.
I really can't believe you would post that, instead of google'ing, wiki'ing, or some other avenue of 5 second research. That would be like eating a Reese's and wondering who got their peanut butter in your chocolate!
Be nice. Im sure it was a joke.
Oh, not that high heels would kill him, just that they would be his legacy for future generations.
I wasn't trying to be mean o.O I thought that my Reese's comment illustrated the funny! I apologize to honest ape if my humor didn't shine through. I keep forgetting that smiling when you type means nothing =/
By the same token, typing with your pants off means nothing. Thank god.
Obama should get a shiny sash.
Yeah, when they do the Dubya story (and don't think they _won't_), Trip would be a good cast as him.
One more day until a new comic. OH BOY OH BOY! it's like christmas.
Its up! Also your cookies and milk are gone! He must have come!
What a legacy. Being on Enterprise, then playing Bush.
I have to be comfy with a website, been there often enough and have a bond with it, before I can type pantless. It's not something you just use stumbleupon and go 'hey Im pantless!'. Well, some do that, but I guess I have higher pantless interwebs standards.
WHEEEEEEE! I got a firetruck. My friend didn't though. Probably because he celebrates comic Kwanza
oooh it'd be like bizzaro not-tasha yar! whatever her name was… sorry, i tried to block that arc (and alexander) out.
well, i think it's funny, and appreciate the parallel, however vague it may be. plus obama still makes a better klingon than christopher lloyd…
what's that thing by my name? is this halo 3???
bush doesn't get to be a captain… if worf-obama is the ds9 iteration, maybe bush can be that flaky sexless 'founder'. laura bush kinda looks like weyun…
Ha! I blogged it! Awesome! I think you conviced me to support Obama now, I hadn't been decided yet, but comparing him to my second fav TNG character? Brillant!
Alright… Where's my "B'arack son of Oba'ma" babydoll tee?
Ive actually affected political change with a Klingon reference? Wow.
Hadnt planned on making one, but maybe a desktop down the road.
Funny comic. Although personally, I see Obama having more in common with Spock.
Don't you mean Tuvok?
Very good sir. As usual. And even though you addressed the chess pieces. I still think they look like little gold and silver penises. (Peni?)
This was funnier then I would've imagined. I don't watch as much Star Trek as I use to, but I remember it all and Obama/Worf is genius. Also I am so happy that I now know of someone else who hated Alexander.