I have a guest comic over at Hijinks Ensue! That’s right, you get three comics from me today, because I’m a bad ass.
Hmmm. He canvchoose between:
Political destruction (and boobies)
Political integrity (but no boobies)
Ah, a dilemma that lal successful politicians must face!
I, for one, raise the notion that boobies are awesome and well worth the price of any reputation destroying situation.
Destruction; Joe gives no fucks about politics, it’s all about getting his man wet.
With his penis. In a chick.
For a Nickel. To touch boobies.
I love this comic. XD
And your mother’s FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE
Luckily for Joe he doesn’t want to be a polliticion so he has nothing to destroy.
with his penis.
For a nickel.
This how World Peace got started, isn’t it?
Yes. If more people had access to boobies, we would have world peace!
Let’s start this movement here and now. I’ll go first, who wants to see my hairy man-boobies?
The only market I know of for hairy man-boobs is amongst the ‘bara’ fans.
joe’s got his priorities in order it seems…
ah that’s what I was going to say
Ah Joe; if you were real I’d likely punch you in the face.
And why would you want to do that?
To get him horizontal, of course.
Slipping him some Rohypnol would be easier.
but slightly more expensive.
And not as much fun.
I love dorothy’s faces in every panel, but joe, especialy panel three joe, look kinda creepy
Let’s see, a chance to touch boobies and ruin someone’s political career or save said career but no boobies? That is a conundrum.
Kosh offered a comment apt to this situation: “The avalanche has already started. It is too late for the pebbles to vote.”
Babylon 5’s Kosh?
Yes, it is too late for the pebbles to vote but what about the boulders and other huge rocks?
They are the ones who wanted it to happen, so why would they worry?
At least Dorothy still believes in justice!
It is Joe and Daisy who believe in boobies, not Dotty.
Is it sad that this makes me like Joe more?
(And how is he a political target? He’s not IN politics. I guess Republicans trying to use it against Robin, maybe…)
(Haha, started my comment before seeing yours)
I’m a bit lost here. Joe is a “political target” how, exactly? He’s not IN politics. If he’d knocked Roz up, then he might be treated like Levi Johnston was, but I have a hard time imagining even the most conservative critics acting surprised that college boys have consensual premarital sex.
The story so far has treated it as foregone that Joe will be a PAPARAZZI target, but I don’t see how it’s in Joe’s character even to object to THAT. What’s the story here, that he had good sex and lots of people saw it? How does that make Joe look like someone Joe doesn’t want to look like?
Joe seems to be perfectly fine with the whole situation. It’s everyone else that’s freaking out about it.
So if Robin visits campus to chew out her sister for causing problems in an election year, will she have a chance encounter with a certain Gender Studies teacher?
And that is assuming that Robin truly cares for her political position more than she did in the SP! universe.
I’m still trying to figure out why this whole thing is necessarily a bad thing for Joe. He really didn’t do anything wrong.
(inb4 “with his penis”)
I could be wrong, but I interpret “Political Target” as what he’s going to be used for, not what he is. Since Robin’s sister had sex and then released a video, even though it has nothing to do with Robin herself, it’ll still be used as a political attack against her. Calling Joe a political target thus does work, it’s just that better wording or a better title could have been given, but meh.
While I could see it having more of an impact if she was a Republican riding on the ‘Traditional Family Values’ wave but otherwise, in this day and age, would it affect all that much?
Assuming that the District Robin represents (assuming The DeSanto in question is indeed Robin) is the same one she represents in “Shortpacked,” then the answer is no. There is no way that a sex tape that all of the participants were adults in, consented to, and survived making would damage the career of a Democrat in that district.
I may not be an American, but I believe I understand the gist of how the politics works over there.
Hell, she might be able to get away with just two of those if it’s the district I think you’re talking about.
Unless we’re talking about Fazette DeSanto, in which case people might take anything as an excuse to remove them from their seat.
Having Faz as Senator would be all kinds of disturbing awesomeness.
Well think about it. Joe is now connected to Roz, who is directly connected to Robin. You’ll remember the Levi Johnson event, where Levi knocked up Sarah Palin’s daughter, and suddenly all of the “traditional family” stances in her campaign came into question by the media and opposing politicians. Levi was paraded around like a monkey by both sides, as Sarah tried to make him look “respectable” as her daughter’s baby-daddy, and the opposition tried to make him look like a pervert. Joe could end up in a similar situation in which he is targeted by politics and which I’m betting won’t be as much fun as Joe thinks it could be.
Something has to happen soon to explain why Joe should care at all.
I mean Roz should be the one interviewed. SHE is the one RELATED to the congressperson and ALSO goes to the same college. Seems stupid to focus on Joe at all from a media perspective.
He’s the penis in the sex tape. That’s reason enough to talk to him at least. It’s only been a couple hours (I assume) since Dorothy was put on the story.
I get the feeling from this strip that Joe actually doesn’t care at all, and is just doing what Danny says because Danny has assured him very bad things ™ are going to happen because of this. I think by the end of his discussion with Dorothy he’ll realize Danny was stupid and he’s fine to go out and go about his business.
I dunno, I get the feeling that he respects Danny’s opinions on stuff like this. I imagine that Danny’s the type who always figures out how to get Joe out of whatever mess he’s gotten into, so all Joe has to do is listen to Danny when bad things happen and he knows it’ll be alright. Even Danny’s not more persuasive than Lil’ Joe, though.
Roz is probably next on the list when you think about it. Dorothy knows Joe personally, so it makes sense to talk to him first. Also considering how blunt and at times dimwitted he can be, she’ll be more likely to get 100% of the truth out of him, as opposed to Roz who might not want to talk to Dorothy. I think its more a matter of convenience here.
roz was handing out autographed condoms. i doubt she’d be the type to shy away from the media
Yeah, but she probably would prefer a major media group like Fox or CNN or MSNBC, rather than just a hinky-dink college paper.
She just needs to tell Roz to think of her interview with her as practice for when the big news chains confront her, that should work.
So did Joe fail to mention his approval of the sex tape to Dan before Dan went to scowl at Roz? Well, we can’t say we’re totally surprised by this. I mean, Roz is a cam whore and isn’t the most moral of individuals, but I suppose she would have enough common sense to get Joe to agree to the video before filming and uploading it to avoid possible lawsuits.
My questions is how will Joe’s mother react to this bit of NATIONAL news. I don’t know if she’s ever appeared in the old comics, but most mothers would be pretty damn pissed off or shocked to find out their baby boy not only did a sex tape, but is now a public figure of sorts because of it.
And hey, there’s another person Joe didn’t put into consideration when he did this. His own mom, who you KNOW the media will want interviews with as well once his identity goes public.
That’s going to be an interesting Thanksgiving this year…
joe’s dad, “Thats my boy! make us proud with your penis,son”
…I don’t know about Joe, but I’d never want to hear my father say that to me.
I find his logic unassailable.
If the third panel is any indication, Joe just broke Dorothy’s head.
With his penis.
I know erect penises are called hardons but they are not THAT HARD. 😀
Do we have proof?
Tell that to Superman.
He’s a political target the way that chick who slept with Eliot Spitzer was, or the women who “did not have sexual relations” with Clinton. On the other hand, it’s not even the congresswoman, it’s her sister, so it’s pretty weak material.
Hmmmmmm, being the center of a political scandal for boobs…I GUESS that is an equivalent exchange.
I’ve been completely lost about this current story arc. Do I have to be a long time Walkyverse fan to get it?
Who is Roz? I don’t remember her being ever formally introduced in DoA, aside for doing some cameos here and there and having a profile on the Cast page in spite of appearing less than some characters who don’t have one.(Like that blonde newspaper lady)
Why is it a big deal that Joe’s been sleeping with her? Why does Danny hate her so much?
I’m really lost.
All the information you need is in Dumbing of Age.
Joe and Roz had a one-night stand: http://www.dumbingofage.com/2011/comic/book-1/04-the-bechdel-test/hotter/
She’s big on reproductive rights: http://www.dumbingofage.com/2011/comic/book-1/04-the-bechdel-test/late/
Her big sister is an important local politician: http://www.dumbingofage.com/2011/comic/book-1/05-media-rumble/newspaper/
Danny thinks this is going to focus a negative media spotlight on Joe: http://www.dumbingofage.com/2011/comic/book-1/05-media-rumble/stare/
I came here from QC to find out who “Dumb Ingo Fage” is. o0 While the realization of my mistake struck me with a painful headdesk, this comic is definitely worth my attention. I’ve read through it in a single run and am determined to check out its predecessor(s) asap.
Concerning the current comic: Joe appears rather thoughtless and sex-obsessed at first glance, but if you think about it, most people who were object of political or public sex scandals should have taken into account that their adventure may blow up in their face eventually. Assuming they weren’t completely stupid, they didn’t care either.
And beside being bashed by the public eye, what harm did it do (most of) them? This is just a minor incident, but Joe may very well become a local celebrity because of his thoughtless behavior. Maybe that’s what he hopes, too?
Has anybody noticed that Joe has snuck his way onto the site banner, replacing Sarah?
…there seems like there should be more to that statement.
*points* WHAT IN THE WORLD COULD THAT BE?! *Switches cups when nobody’s looking*
Lookit the most recent blog entry.
I keep thinking, I really don’t see why this would be a big deal. And then the thought occurred to me that there are probably people out there who look up sex”tapes” on the internet and can write it off on their taxes because it is part of their job as a newsperson. “Oh, this one is news because this person is related to a congressperson!”
It would be a whole other bowl of worms if she was underage, depending on the local laws and Joe’s age.
Boobies FTW. I mean, there shouldn’t even be a question about that, it’s a no brainer.
Can’t argue with that logic.
Hi people coming back here due to the discussion on the latest srtip. XD
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