Monday, June 02, 2008

It sure is nice here in Mayberry.

18 comments:

Mark said...

OOOOHHH... nice. Long time reader, just felt compelled to comment that this entry is particularly insightful. Reserve a spot in the next book for this one!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning! Extremely well done. Brilliant job of relating things that have always been linked, but are often hard to put together.

Iris said...

This one is so spot on!

Anonymous said...

Nice one.

Anonymous said...

so are you saying Iraq is a shit-hole?

heheh..

Suzie said...

Restrooms sometimes aren't sanitized enough...

Anonymous said...

Funny as always, however I am finally forced to disagree a bit. I think the news, about Iraq or otherwise, is absolutely alarmist these days. Whether it's Iraq or that same public restroom it is definitely going to kill you, at maximum volume with bright shiny graphics.

Michelle Montianto said...

is mayberry a place? hehe. Just asking

Lipstick said...

I do love your blog. I just feel smarter reading it.

gewinnspiel said...

I like your deferent concept of represent this matter.Its really graet.

Matt said...

You must have missed this Post editorial:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/31/AR2008053101927.html

Ros said...

Some of my restrooms at college were a complete mess. Unsanitary, toilet paper everywhere, not to mention the broken door locks.

So a lot like Iraq then!

Joanna said...

If by "sanitized" you mean "once things started going well it fell off the radar for the nightly news," then yeah, I guess that's about right.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the article Matt. It's helpful to hear good news once in a while. Of course, that must mean it has been sanitized.

Tim Clague said...

I wonder if Iraq has a little sign saying, "Hi, I'm George. I cleaned your country today. Have a nice day"

Ryan said...

Best. Indexed. Ever.

Dan said...

I love this one but... isn't it "mathematically incorrect?" Namely, "sanitized 'for your protection'" is not the intersection of the three other sets; it's a larger set of which the other three are all members. The diagram should show three non-intersecting circles all contained by the larger circle, "sanitized..."

(dodging the rotten tomatoes being thrown by readers angry at niggling criticism of creative sketch)

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but this one makes no sense. As one reader pointed out, the intersection really isn't, and the social commentary on Iraq is inaccurate as well.

As someone who has visited multiple areas of Iraq, both as a soldier and as a photojournalist, I can say that the news from Iraq isn't sanitized: it's ignored, as your June 5th panel deftly points out.

 
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