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  1. Fairportfan2

    Fairportfan2 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    …nothing beside remains…

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    They thought they were gods, but their legs turned into clay.

  3. Stipple

    Stipple said, 9 months ago

    “Behold”

  4. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 9 months ago

    There will never be a statue to topple in good old Barry’s case.

  5. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    The cartoon accompanies an article (about a new book on Bush) in The Economist about Bush’s legacy (and of course, Cheney’s.) It was pretty interesting and worth reading. Bush and Cheney started off closely aligned, but got out of step as time passed.


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    Here is a section near the end of the article:

    By the end of the second term the two men were on opposite sides of issues from North Korea to Israel, gun rights, climate change, secret surveillance of terror suspects, the car industry bail-out, closing secret CIA prisons and Syria. (“Does anyone here agree with the vice-president?” Mr Bush asked a painful 2007 meeting of national security advisers, after his deputy urged the American bombing of a Syrian nuclear reactor. No one raised a hand.)

  6. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 9 months ago

    Whoa. Good ’toon. “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
    Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”

  7. ODon

    ODon said, 9 months ago

    @Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Thanks for the context.

  8. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    Thankfully, Obama has more humility and sense of proportion.

  9. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 9 months ago

    @Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Many thanks for the link.

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, 9 months ago

    Ozymandias
    P. B. Shelly

    I met a traveller from an antique land
    Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
    Stand in the desart. Near them, on the sand,
    Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
    And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
    Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
    Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
    The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
    And on the pedestal these words appear:
    “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
    Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level sands stretch far away.

  11. echoraven

    echoraven said, 9 months ago

    @Darsan54

    “Thankfully, Obama has more humility and sense of proportion.”
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    You must be from Bizzaro world where everything is opposite. I bet he has integrity there and is competent.

  12. NoMo'ol'tomcats

    NoMo'ol'tomcats GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    IN Egypt’s sandy silence, all alone,
    Stands a gigantic Leg, which far off throws
    The only shadow that the Desert knows:—
    “I am great OZYMANDIAS,” saith the stone,
    "The King of Kings; this mighty City shows
    “The wonders of my hand.”— The City’s gone,—
    Nought but the Leg remaining to disclose
    The site of this forgotten Babylon.

    We wonder,—and some Hunter may expressWonder like ours, when thro’ the wildernessWhere London stood, holding the Wolf in chace,He meets some fragment huge, and stops to guessWhat powerful but unrecorded raceOnce dwelt in that annihilated place.

    – Horace Smith.

    Smith wrote his in competition with Shelly as per agreement. Sonnets are really bad genres for telling stories.

  13. Ruff

    Ruff GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    In the Bush disaster years, the Ozymandias subject came up by Pat Oliphant and Steve Bell.

  14. spyderred

    spyderred GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    And good riddance too!

  15. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @NoMo'ol'tomcats

    I guess Stephen Vincent Benet must have read Smith’s version as well. That last part sounds much like By the Waters of Babylon AKA The Place of the Gods.

    Thanks for the Smith poem.

    I first came across Ozymandias in a comic book around 1962. It may have been a Sgt. Rock comic, not sure. But a group of American G.I.s fight and win a battle against superior numbers of Nazis including tanks. The comic ends with destroyed Nazi tanks adding to the rubble around Ozymandias’ legs and the full poem. I was very impressed!

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