Category Archives: No I’m not kidding

Sometimes annoyed by The Economist magazine

“But if the argument for abolition is primarily moral, it must be made more carefully than it often is.”
In defence of America’s prison-industrial complex, The Economist, October 17, 2019

Well, here’s my moral argument against private prisons: if the great and glorious State is going to turn a citizen into a non-being for a period of time, then the great and glorious State is morally obliged to look after that non-being’s mind and body for that period of time. The State enriching the private sector is not new, but this version of that seems particularly heinous to me. I hope it becomes illegal for anything other than the State to incarcerate another human being for any reason. Lastly, if taxpayers foot the bill for the sick society they seem not to notice they live in, well, they might notice, and demand rehabilitation and cheaper prison deterrent programs in their communities to lower the understandably high costs of being our brothers and sisters keepers, for God’s sake. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. What’s wrong with America? Greed and stupidity? Oh, that’s right.

America, we’ve lost Mad Magazine

Let’s not lose Jason Yungbluth, artist extraordinaire, genius creator of Weapon Brown, and, alas, lately occasionally employed by the late Mad Magazine.

So let’s give the guy some money www.whatisdeepfried.com/subscribe so he can keep doing that thing that he does so well. I have a dayjob so I’m giving him $5/month. I’d be afraid for any dayjob Jason might get, so please, dig deep into the couch cushions and give, if not for Jason, then for the small businesses and corporations of America. Or something.

Anyway.

Let’s keep America great with brilliantly drawn horrible cartoons. America, let’s help Jason over the hump, or whatever it is, between Mad Magazine’s demise and his website’s solvency. He said something about the website supporting itself later this year, and I’m sure it will. Like the Joker, Jason Yungbluth is a man of his woooooooooooord.

Here’s how I feel about Jason Yungbluth.

Yeah, baby, yeah.