Monday, October 04, 2004

Nast Comic Standing 

What Slate's political cartoon round-up inadvertently does with depressing regularity is expose how tired the editorial cartoon format is and how astoundingly lazy its practitioners are. Every topic features three jokes rendered in slight variations styles over what seem like a million indistinguishable cartoons by "artists" across the country. Conventional wisdom, as determined by the most recent Maureen Dowd column, is successfully disseminated.

It's beyond parody. Look, I'll try:

See -- even this is accidentally more insightful than anything the dailies have to offer.

I'll expect my syndication deal forthwith.

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