Today's art was done by the exceptionally talented Jonathan Hironaga who runs one of my favorite webcomics, I Love Stupid (the only sarcastic comic ever). I wrote the first two panels of this strip, and then handed it over to E for a punch line. That's how we roll, by the way. It's like some fucked up version of Mad Libs. My first thought was that maybe, E would arrive dressed as Batman or a hand. A hand? Yes, because the job he wants is a handjob. Get it? Yeah, neither did anyone else I asked. But E delivered the funny--as he always does--with the idea of Natalie Portman's underwear. That being said, I don't think either of us were quite prepared for how well Jonathan nailed it. The guy's got talent. As good as his art is, I'd argue that his writing is even better. Check out one of my favorite runs of his webcomic, a nine part epic about high-bottom bathrooms stalls.
Also, it's not a total coincidence that this strip which is vaguely about the presidency was released the day after Obama's State of the Union. Our silly little webcomic opens with the notion of uncovering government conspiracies and ends with a guy wearing a pair of panties that would fit an elephant. That seems like a fair metaphor for our country's attention span. A lot of people are talking about Obama's slipping popularity. Whatever. I first heard the proclamation that "the honeymoon is over" before Obama even came into office. FDR was elected four times through one of our countries toughest periods. He didn't fix things overnight. It took time, and the country gave him the time to do it. With Obama, it seems like a sizeable portion of the electorate gave up on him before he even came into office.
Hey America, take some Ritalin and stick with us, won't you?