Tolerable Humor

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Political correctness can be tiresome, to be certain. But in the end, it is nothing more than people in a society asking each other to be kind to others and make this a more pleasant world to live in. And even though some people get carried away with it and erroneously think that everything is an offense, the basic concept is not a bad thing.
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X-ray Hijinks

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Bizarro 08-30-15 WEBSince I hate the TSA security protocols at airports so much (and commercial airlines themselves, come to think of it) I really like this gag. Three of my favorite things about it are the ancillary gags, however. The two signs near the X-ray machine and the “secret symbol” on the X-ray screen itself. Click the image to view it larger and you’ll be able to see this stuff. I also really love the title panel, which is a small part of an old Sunday cartoon I did in 2009 in collaboration with a buddy of mine, Victor Rivera.
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Jocularity Jive

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Barrooms, restaurants, downtown streets and the like are always a bit of a pain to draw because of the complexity of the space and all of the characters involved. I often avoid these kinds of scenes because they put a major crimp in my schedule but when I do force myself to get into it, I always end up enjoying the process and appreciating Bizarro 04-12-15 WEBthe result. Feedback from readers over thebz panel 04-06-15 years tells me that they enjoy the complex art, too, so that’s a win/win. This image has some fun details which I hope you’ll enjoy. It also has a whopping 9 secret symbols to look for! For an easier search, click the image to make it bigger.
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Security Invasion

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If you’re not accustomed to going through security at American airports, you may miss some of this gag. The wording these guys say over and over, all day long is, “Completely empty the contents of your pockets and take off your shoes.” (Which you are supposed to put in a tray.) Yes, we Americans still have to take off our shoes and run them through the X-ray machine because years ago, some mentally disturbed lunatic tried to ignite a bomb he had hidden in his shoe. Thank god he didn’t hide it in his underwear. So, while thinking of what a security check might look like on an alien planet, I came up with this gag. Theoretical physicists would back me up that this could potentially be happening on another planet, or a parallel universe. So there. (more…)

Keep Your Pants On

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I never miss a chance to poke fun at the TSA (Thousands Standing Around) because I am a firm believer that they are the most obvious sign of the terrorists “winning.” We spend billions of dollars a year to enact this absurd charade of security, but tests that the TSA runs on its own system have reportedly routinely shown that it is still fairly easy to smuggle knives and guns on board an airplane.  One story I’ve heard is that an undercover agent for the TSA managed to smuggle a huge bag of deadly snakes on board by dying them orange and claiming they were super-sized Cheetohs. I mean, come on!  Whatever the case, I’m convinced that the shoes and liquids thing are complete nonsense that could be done away with easily without consequence. Most of the process we go through is a political charade to make us feel more secure, when the truth is that (statistically) we never were in that much danger in the first place. (more…)