National Review’s Kick-Ass cover

201006181152 National Reviews Kick Ass cover

Now, that is funny.

Comments

  1. Leave it to National Review to once again be at least a month behind the rest of popular culture.

  2. To be fair, KET, it’s not the National Preview.

  3. Firelight says:

    That should be KISS Ass from these ultimate apologists and hand wringing do-nothing-nicks.

    B.O. holds the paper towels as he screams at BP to clean up the spilt milk. Instead of yelling AT the problem maybe he’d like to start doing something about it?

  4. Synsidar says:

    Instead of yelling AT the problem maybe he’d like to start doing something about it?

    Doing something about the well has been an issue ever since the leak began. Current technology just isn’t capable of stopping the flow from the well. Weeks ago, BP tried the top kill remedy, but the pressure exerted by the oil coming up was too strong. There’s too much oil for absorbents to be effective. The surest method of stopping the leak is to drill a second well nearby, but the earliest that can be done is August. If BP had installed a remotely-controlled shut-off valve called an acoustic switch, the leak might have been avoided, but BP wasn’t required to use it and the company wanted to save money.

    Iron Man could stop the leak in a matter of minutes, but he doesn’t exist.

    SRS

  5. “That should be KISS Ass from these ultimate apologists and hand wringing do-nothing-nicks.”

    Yeah, Representative Joe Barton was definitely out of line with that apology and ass-kissing yesterday…

  6. I’m sure there’s something that Aquaman could pull out of his aqua-ass, such as telepathetically summoning a couple of Moby Dicks to sit on it until we figure something out.

    Oh wait, he doesn’t exist either.

    Paging Patrick Duffy!

    ~

    Coat

  7. I liked the NATIONAL REVIEW cover with Bush as Wesley, Cheney as the Prof, and Rice as Fox much better…

  8. Is Iron Man the go-to genius nowadays just because of the movies? Seriously, Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four also has movies and can run circles around Stark’s so-called tech inventor moniker. I mean, seriously… Mr. Fantastic creates well.. everything, Stark makes exoskeletons.

    Okay, it’s true, Stark supposedly helped Richards make the Thor clone in Civil War, but really… it was Richards work.

    As for reality… Obama cannot stop the spill anymore than anyone else. If someone could do it would be done already. Blaming Obama is just opportunistic dart throwing at a moving target. The only thing we can all do now is endure and minimize the spill as much as possible while cleaning it up.

    In fact, if we want to create jobs this looks to be a long-term project that is literally shovel-ready.

  9. Synsidar says:

    In case anyone’s wondering about using a nuclear bomb on the well: That idea was considered — seriously, by some — and abandoned. Too risky. A June 2 NYT article lists various strategies that haven’t been tried, and why.

    Is Iron Man the go-to genius nowadays just because of the movies? Seriously, Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four also has movies and can run circles around Stark’s so-called tech inventor moniker.

    I think of Richards as a pure researcher, and of Stark as an applied researcher. I’d hate to think that reading Bendis’s stuff has influenced my opinions of characters, but it’s possible.

    SRS

  10. Anonymous says:

    The more I look at the cover the more I don’t get it. Esp. with the cover line.

    The way it read is that it is ENCOURAGING Obama to Kick-Ass. I know this is not the intent, as the cover is supposed to be a call to arms against Kickabama. So how does it work?

    Are NR editors aware that Kick-Ass Hitgirl and Red Mist are all sympathetic characters?

    I do think it is a great caricature, however. Would love to find a bigger version. Does anyone know the name of the artist?

  11. I think it’s a riff on Obama’s impotent posturing a few weeks back when he was trying to determine “whose ass to kick” regarding the oil spill.

    So, cue the Kick Ass parody and throw in Nan and Harry for extra “looking for ass to kick” ass-whuppin’.

    Pretty crappy caricatures, though.

  12. This is that “perfect storm” style of confluence.

    I love you, National Review Cover Artist.

  13. People this is ridiculous. Quit it with the ad hominem attacks. I think Mark answered my question fairly and accurately.

  14. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be really something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

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