November 9, 2007

He-who-must-not-be-named wields gigantic axe

I've long clamored for a return to the golden age of cartoonists, when Russia was always depicted as a Bear, and Lady Liberty was constantly under assault from an assortment of crude ethnic stereotypes (like these guys). The cartoons were completely ridiculous and over-the-top, but that was what made them compelling. None of that boring crap about health insurance and political campaigns--it was always us against them, and you sure as hell wanted to be on our side.Heck, even Dr. Seuss got in on the game. I wasn't around in the 1940s, but to this day I've always assumed that most Nazis were four-legged, furry behemoths who had a tendency to speak in verse.Nonetheless, there is hope for our generation. The Maroon's own Tom "T^2" Tian has a cartoon in today's issue in which he depicts a frothing He-who-must-not-be-named (R–TX) about to decapitate Uncle Sam. Enjoy: