That’s right. Topical. Political. Can you take it? Are you offended? HEH. That’s what I thought.
So, random observation, but that’s a REALLY cute Eve you’ve drawn for us tonight.
There is too much LULZ in this comic.
oh man. that got me good. my room exploded with laughter.
yo.. im wicked offended.
O_O The exact thing happened to a bunch of us when we were out to dinner earlier.
Except the balloon part. I think they just had a regular car. Probably a hybrid.
Digging that NPR totebag. He's part of an exclusive club alright.
The last panel is the funniest panel I've seen this year.
…I have no idea how to truly respond to this. It's just…amazing, and so confusing. And so amazing.
The last panel has the best Eve face ever.
looks like Marek can't take it.
Oh shit, looks like I'm in this comic.
best political comic i've seen in a long time.
Love the panel layout
I don't get it. Do you have to be American to get it? Or am I just thick?
the "so long" face. I can't even
LOVE the last panel. Perfection
Words cannot describe how awesome this particular comic is.
Topicality! This is just brilliant. I live in London and have been feeling like that a LOT lately.
I disagree with the anger– that moment would make my day silly and great
Although, I must say, my face would be a mirror image of all the characters in the penultimate panel…
Quite frankly, I lol'd.
You know what's offensive?
I've been wearing a t-shirt these past days that said: "My brother went to London and all I got was this lousy t-shirt." True story.
I AM IRATE ABOUT THE OPINIONS I FEEL THIS COMICS PRESENTS.
Baby boomer activism at its finest.
The balloon is full of farts
Eve's wearing a ponytail 😀
This mystery man needs a name! I hope to see him again.
I don't think I'm ready for those politics.
So, we've got disbelief, misery and rage.
Who makes up the rest of our rainbow of despair?
I hope this guy will be returning.
Travelling in the world dispensing verbal, slightly out of date, carbon neutral justice to all private conversations everywhere.
He's the hero we deserve.
*sighs* more bashing on dems I guess, guess I'm done with the comic (thought Meredith was smarter than that) *deleted favorite link*
This is why I carry a goddamn blowgun with me wherever I go. If Eve followed my example here, she could go all "recreating scenes from Kind Hearts and Coronets" on that guy's ass.
From a British perspective the theism/atheism bit in this comic is very American. (yeah, I get he's the archtype us liberal, I'm just saying how it looks to an outsider as the rest of the comic deals with a non-us topic).
Illustration wise I absolutely love it!
This is probably the guy who coined the phrase: "I'm so far left, I think I'm right." Anyway, he won't go far. I'm sure he's a locavore.
Aw, but, I like NPR 🙁 I don't lug around a tote bag with the logo though.
This made me smile! As did joining up with 1000 awesome people in Manchester yesterday to help clean up after the riots!
Perfect, right down to the unbearably douchey bumper stickers. Err, balloon stickers.
I'm not sure I understand the point of this one? Is it oppossing those who are oblivious to the gobal situation, or is this a generalized bash against idealists?
You know it's easy to mock people who use balloons as a low-carbon-impact method of transportation, but you're just revealing your anti-dirigible reactionary bias. SHAME!
It seems like S just got R!!!
That's the best illustration of the typical internet conversation that I've ever seen. "Hi, I was only sort of eavesdropping on your conversation, but the keywords have me riled up about a tangent. Soundbite! Bye, now." Eh, I think I've done that this week.
Disagree with the opinions expressed, though i suppose i can't judge the validity of the stereotype since I'm down under. Funny ass shit. Instant like.
shame comes in sizes that fit all who would wear it!
I found this comic after seeing a link to it on "Boxer Hockey" (also a good comic) and instantly fell in love! I had to go all the way back to the beginning, and I have to say I LOVE the development of these characters! Way to go!
On an off-topic, you are RIDICULOUS good at drawing cityscapes.
Gotta say that I like Eve's hair in this page. Looks nice in a pony tail.
Politics and Religion can certainly be crazy things,bumper stickers can be pretty funny though.
just my commenting shows I have an opinion… my laying on the couch… my purchasing a computer… I'm freaking out
I'm impressed by his insta-beard. Also, I love the last panel. Also, I'm a little appalled at the anti-lefty rage in some of the comments, as the irony in this comic is clearly cutting both ways. Gotta love the haters, though.
Man, I feel bad for eve, she can't do anything without looking adorable.
I think I actually met this guy at a house party once.
Now, as a long-time listener of NPR, I must say I am OUTRAGED at this mockery of a fine..
To those who don't get it, the basic joke is an arrogant far-left wing guy in a hot air balloon trolling a completely unrelated discussion with his own political beliefs. 😀
Brilliant!! I love the expressions in the last panel!
Yeah, sure, it's funny to you.
But that guy's my uncle and I'm expected to buy him an X-mas present.
According to the banker, If the equity is positive, the business belongs bank. Otherwise, it's the lendee's liability. So, hot air balloon guy is wrong 100% of the time.
There's not enough "what" for this comic, really.
From now on, I'm calling Eve's face in that last panel "Justice Eve." I don't know why, that's just the first thing that I muttered to myself as I chuckled and smiled at this comic.
This man is a hero the world needs.
Mostly the world needs more hot air balloons.
Have you been in this guy's echo chamber? Its DEAFENING.
I had this exact goddamn situation happen to me last night. Only the guy didn't leave. And when I brought up some of the effed up shite that members of the Tea Party had DONE? Oh, that's when things got interesting.
HOW DARE THEY.
that is some Johnny Fiveaces levels of ownage there
This comic is pretty infuriating. In panel one, Professor Baloon clearly is just starting in on his tasty organic sandwich. And yet! Two panels later, it is gone and he is departing, with no indication of it remaining, and him certainly not having the time to consume it. This willful disregard of continuity has left me profoundly disappointed in this comical offering, I say!
Kerry Edwards 2004! <3
Apparently Meredith Gran has met my future self.
Last panel made me lol.
Are the new books in? I was just wondering…
Penny Arcade is better…
SHIT! Where's my balloon?
How are you /so great/
I think a lot of people get hung up on definitions for their opinions. Along with all the slogans that those opinions come with when really an opinion can not be fully contained or explained in the space of a bumper sticker.
Also Eve's hair looks really cute!
Oh lord. Just getting back from a road trip and I can't tell you how sick I am of seeing bumper stickers like these.
I'm not really bothered by the Coexist bumper sticker as I like the sentiment, but the rest are a bit long in the tooth. That being said, I'm not the sort of person to put bumper stickers on his car, so what do I know…
Eve needs to get this guy a Gulpo, The Fish Who Eats Concepts magnet.
Just makes me think that if we can't laugh at ourselves, we shouldn't laugh at all.
I love parodies/the ability to make fun of oneself.
LEARN FROM THE BLIMP WORKERS! DEATH TO THE REVISIONISTS.
Seriously, Meredith, you fucking slay me.
"My karma ran over your dogma" – awesome. (Though I'm guessing not your own creation, first time I've seen it).
Clearly, his hair grows from trolling,
I will never understand how a Jewish star is suppose to be an x.
There I was telling people "if the rioters would simply form an LLC, they could burn the place to the ground and THEN get paid a handsome reward". Feeling all smug and satisfied. Then I saw this cartoon and realized that I don't even have a beautiful balloon. I'm pathetic.
Is it wrong that I want to be that man?
I just wanted to say this comic is awesome and it has inspired to to try webcomic making…even though I kinda suck at it. =)
Oh man, that made me chuckle. Adore it, I do.
Okay, who can honestly say they WOULDN'T do this if they had enough income and owned a hot-air balloon?
If you said yes, you are a liar and you should be ashamed.
Every time I look back on this comic the same random thing always pops back into my head. "Man I love Eve's hair in this."
And 4 years later, this man is leading the British Labour Party.
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