Duelling banjoson December 5, 2005 at 5:20 pm
Hey, remember when Chris Crosby started Sore Thumbs, a liberal-yet-insulting-to-both-sides political strip with a pink-haired commie?
Well, apparently Carson Fire has quit Elf Life to do Winger, a conservative-yet-insulting-to-both-sides political strip with a pink-haired commie.
Carson Fire is brilliant. Any mortal man would have created a real comic that dealt with issues even-handedly and realistically, without satire that paints so broad it doesn’t depict anything possibly relevant to anyone. No, he’s going for the more subversive. He’s telling us, by providing a true counterpoint to Sore Thumbs, that political debate has become too polarized to matter to us anymore. He’s telling us that it’s not that one of us is liberal and the other is conservative, but that it’s that we’re flaming retards, with views so exaggerated and reactionary that the severity of our individual bias removes us from reality.
Good show, Carson. Good show. Others may not get you, but I do. I do.