Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Monkeys and Stimulus Bills...there's a connection?!

Photo courtesy of New York Post

Errr uhhh...WTF?
From my understanding, this is supposed to be a comic about a woman who was attacked by her pet chimp. But...what does the stimulus bill have to do with it?
This was actually posted in today's paper. Sean Delonas is the credited cartoonist.
In my opinion, a picture is worth a thousand words. If this cat can come up with a logical explanation as to why a chimpanzee is related to our Pres' first legislative victory, maybe I'd consider seeing the other side of the coin. Until then, I'd like to call this casual racism...? Maybe? I mean, can you blame me? I'm doing the visual math.
Two white police officers+one dead monkey=stimulus bill joke
Somebody has some explaining to do, but luckily; our good ole permed up buddy, the Rev. Al Sharpton, is already on the case.

Sure, Sharpton (and maybe myself) could be making a mountain out of a mole hill. Maybe he's implying that whoever wrote the stimulus bill (The House?) had the mental capacity of a monkey? Yeah, maybe that's it.
But,'s been scientifically proven that monkeys are as smart as humans, Zig. Look at the woman who got attacked. Her chimp let himself out of the house by using a key and unlocking the door. All on his own.
Welp, my self conscious just told me to rule that connection out.
So...what do you guys think? Is this something that should be swept under the rug?
Is it really that serious? What should happen to Delonas? Are you just as confused as I am?
Drop your thoughts in the comment box.



riva. said...

when an artist creates something, he must consider all the perceptions of his masterpiece. he knew this would be one of the reactions. whether or not he cared? we know the answer to that.


my racism.

Ziggy Za. said...

I wholeheartedly agree. Looks as if he may have tried to sneak this one under the radar...but it's still so blatant to me. We'll see what happens as the story develops.

Little Miss Knobody said...

I think it's definitely racist...

Mocha' said...

In my opinion I find it to be very offensive,whether it is racist or not.I do believe that it was done with racial intentions.Chimp?Come on,how original is that?

The Notorious Z.A.G. said...

This is a mess; just further proof for the naysayers that while having a Black President is great, inspiring and all that jazz, President Obama is not the savior of race relations in this country!! This cartoon is blatantly racist and disrespectful; quite frankly I'm not surprised one bit.

Abrasively Brilliant said...

I've been a fan of relevant stand-up comedianz for yearz.. seen almost every episode of the cozby show.. waz the 1st person I know to watch seinfeld.. So I love and know a lil bit about comedy..... and My initial reaction waz to torch az many newyorkpost boxes az I could (can?) find; "humor" haz never made me consider violence.