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.
Featuring special guest star Dr. Eli Bash, from Templar, AZ. (http://templaraz.com/?p=478)
Love the panel layout
I don't get it. Do you have to be American to get it? Or am I just thick?
Don't get it either, and I thought I was moderately with the times. I'm 34, is this what getting old is like?
I think you have to. I'm not and don't get it. Love the Darwin fish though. I had one that was ripped off by religious fanatics in my office…
It's a take on the riots over in the UK right now, many selfish, arrogant, looters are destroying their own neighborhoods. In their eyes, these idiots (rioters) think it's a "that'll show 'em" moment to the Parliament (or something along those lines). But in reality, they're only hurting the hard working people who own the very shops they're looting.
The comic is about someone missing the whole point of a conversation that they weren't even in, then butting in with their own opinion. Then running away before anyone can say anything, resulting in our cast slowly losing hope in humanity.
whats the significance of his balloon with the political & religion stickers?
or is it just showing he has no problem freely desplaying his opinions for everyone to see?
He has a 'coexist' sticker next to a 'My Karma ran over your Dogma' and 'God-Less is More' sticker , which is a little bit disrespectful to those with Dogmatic beliefs.
He's basically a smug hypocrite loudmouth.
Those are all really trite, overused bumper stickers in the US. Basically, if you see a person's car with all those stickers on it, you know exactly what they'll think about everything.
Many of them are pointless snark (karma ran over dogma) or an opinion lost in the noise of "pop" culture (I want my medicare). The juxtaposition of a Coexist sticker and "God-LESS is MORE" suggests a person more interested in appearing witty than being consistent. In short they are the symbols of a particular brand of hipster who believes that snark is a superior method of communication. A flesh and blood troll.
As for it being a balloon, how would YOU make a quick entrance/exit from a rooftop?
I got the riot stuff- I live in the UK- I just didn't understand the hot air balloon with all the assholish slogans and the group's reaction when he ran off. But thanks to all the helpful comments, I think I get it now! So thanks 🙂
That guy doesn't even know them, but he buts in, hijacks someone's point in mid-sentence and runs off before anyone can stop him. He's all righteously rude for the sake of what anyway? We've all had way too many political conversations like that. The balloon is just brilliant; come on man. He makes his escape on a hot-air balloon covered with over-the-top slogans? Couldn't be more perfect.
I mean, I guess it helps to be American so you can understand all our financial troubles and why the guy would chime in with that in particular. But really, the joke is just about smug douches.
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…
penultimate means next to last 😛
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 😀
Yeah how cute is it! That was the first thing I thought about when I saw this, I thought her hair looks so nice like that 😀
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*
It's funny to lose a follower? I don't think I understand, and I don't just mean the comic.
I’m pretty sure the commenter is just kidding, that’s why I laughed.
If they’re not, there really isn’t anything I can do about it!
Finally, someone has the balls to stand up to Meredith and her OBVIOUS republican bias! Did you know that "Meredith Gran" is actually short for "Meredith Grand Old Party"? It's true!
I KNEW IT.
It's an anagram for "meander right".
Holy shit. So it is.
Comment of the year.
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.
Yeah, it always feels oogy to me to display signs of my charity. Well now that I think about it I quite happily wear a shirt from a local event last year, I wonder why that's different for me… /introspect
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?
I think both…
Well no extreme is healthy, "all things in moderation" and such.
This isn't making a statement about the UK riots, nor is it making fun of atheists or liberals or even idealists.
It's merely bashing self-satisfied douchebags who think proclaiming that they are atheist and anti-Republican, and who think that making jokes about Wall Street (in 2011) and inflammatory public statements about religion makes them witty, smart, and "with it."
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.
I think we all have!