Prickly City by Scott Stantis

Prickly City

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  1. ubbm

    ubbm GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Sometimes this comic is funny, sometimes it’s profound, and other times,like now, it’s just plain strange.

  2. KPOM

    KPOM said, over 5 years ago

    @ubbm, I think this just shows that Scott makes this up as he goes along. It’s a way to close up the “Kevin Missing” sequence and make a comment about the bin Laden capture. It appears this cartoon is produced with a 2-3 week lead time, though Chris Mathews’ “interview” of Winslow was eerily timely given the NY-26 special election.

  3. Lucas Foxx

    Lucas Foxx said, over 5 years ago

    This doesn’t seem to be relevant to anything.

  4. Andy

    Andy said, over 5 years ago

    Yeah; the previous guy believed in celebrating victories that weren’t even victories—COUGH-COUGH landing on aircraft carrier playing dress-up flyboy with a codpiece “Mission Accomplished” COUGH-COUGH

  5. KPOM

    KPOM said, over 5 years ago

    @Andy, Obama had his own “Mission Accomplished” moment this week when he did his “victory lap” at GM and Fiat plants.

  6. temple mathews

    temple mathews said, over 5 years ago

    This guy has a burr up his arse…and daily brain farts. Zzzzzzzz

  7. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Obama doesn’t want to “spike the ball” because as a good elite leftist he thinks patriotism is gauche.

  8. Gabryant

    Gabryant said, over 5 years ago


  9. DirtyDragon

    DirtyDragon said, over 5 years ago

    Stantis seems easier to understand, if you view his cartooning like a parody of the alternative reality show he sees on FOX ‘News’ Channel.

    That’s got to be the only place you’d still hear a manufactured non-troversy like “The President is spiking the ball”.

  10. BillWa

    BillWa said, over 5 years ago

    This is very funny to those who understand the context.

  11. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 5 years ago

    Amazing. The Obamanation simply selects the action least likely to make him look like a fool whichever way things turned out and some people act like he actually collected data to find the fish-food-formerly-known-as-Osama, or actually took part in bringing him down…or actually got his story straight once it did occur. He is getting unearned praise by his boot-licks for doing exactly what he did to “earn” the nobel nonsense…nothing.

  12. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, over 5 years ago

    I know what it means to spike the ball in football, but I’ve never seen it as a figure of speech. What does it mean?

  13. KPOM

    KPOM said, over 5 years ago

    @Stephen Gilberg, the expression is similar to “rubbing it in.” In college FB, for instance, it is considered “excessive celebration” and subject to a penalty. In the pros it’s OK. Actually, Obama would have been justified in “spiking the ball” after killing OBL, but he somehow managed to partially neutralize a major foreign policy victory because he couldn’t get the story straight afterward about what really happened. Plus, even though he has kept rendition, “enhanced interrogation,” and Gitmo, he has struggled to distance himself from those decisions (to mollify the true believers to his left who think he’s “too moderate”), which has further muddied his foreign policy positions.

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