The "Free Money" guy from the TV


  I can see why you're amused, it is pretty funny. But it's a little
hard to tell exactly what message the cartoonist is trying to convey.
Rather than having the guy being physically assaulted (by someone who
could be a businessman, no less), I wish the cartoonist had come up
with something like the following:

First panel: While he's standing there spouting B.S., somebody comes up
behind him and picks his pocket.

Second panel: The person who picked his pocket comes up and stands next
to him, offering the public the contents of the TV clown's wallet
(shown to be his by a dorky looking photo of his wife and kids all
dressed like him) and saying "Free money! Free money!"

Third panel: The TV clown guy sees his wallet and does a double-take,
turning angrily and yelling, "Hey! Wait a second!"

Fourth panel: The camera angle widens to show a bunch of people labeled
"government asset forfeiture victims" standing behind some kind of
cordon on his other side also yelling "Hey! Wait a second!" as the
clown eyes them guiltily out of the corner of his eyes.

Yours in liberty,
        <<< Starchild >>>

There's a comic strip today that amused me. No deep political point,
glad to see that I'm not alone in feeling this way.

<URL: >

PvP is an on-line comic strip read by tens of thousands of readers each
day, and it's also run in a few print newspapers.

[Interestingly, the author, Scott Kurtz, has some strong libertarian
leanings, and is also threatening the old-school syndicated comic
with some new intellectual-property models. (If you see Wiley, from
Sequitur_, bashing a guy named "Scott" in his strips, or Web authors in
general, this is what he's on about.)]

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Chris Maden, freelance text nerd: <URL: >
"All I ask of living is to have no chains on me,
  And all I ask of dying is to go naturally." ~ Laura Nyro
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