Elon Musk has been trying to be the main character of Twitter for the better part of two months now. And just as I was locking in the final line art of this comic, an expose came out about how he harassed/assaulted a SpaceX employee, who signed an NDA for a severance of $250K. So if you’re wondering why there’s only slight mention of it, that’s why!
Since COVID’s still rippin’, there aren’t many options for sports fans who don’t want Long COVID to watch games. Stadiums and bars are out, and if you’re in the same TV market as the teams you like, the streaming options are blacked out.
The names of everyone featured in the comic aren’t stated explicitly, because they are tedious people who name-search and I don’t want to deal with them or their weird fans. If you can’t identify them, you have a healthier media diet than I do!
Consider this comic an attempt to alleviate some of the guilt I feel every time I plop on a baseball or hockey game.
Pretty neat that every cable subscription underwrites Murdoch’s trash that’s been undermining democracy for 25+ years.
As for actual weather news, my phone’s been telling me to prepare for lots of flooding tomorrow due to Elsa’s remnants. If that’s the worst weather we get this summer, I’ll consider myself lucky.
I’m still a week away from my second shot, so I’ll be acting like there’s still a pandemic on, ‘cause there is.
(panel 1 – Title on a CDC report.)
Updated CDC Guidance
(panel 2 – On a CDC slide with a person speaking to an intubated patient.)
Whining about minor vaccine side-effects won’t get much sympathy from people on ventilators.
person, “My shoulder hurts!”
(panel 3 – On a CDC slide with a mortar board, diploma and a “No Phones” symbol.)
Avoid social media until you’ve completed online courses on epidemiology and statistics.
(panel 4 – On a CDC slide with a couple dining outdoors.)
Outdoor dining is SAFE, if you tip AT LEAST 30%, and actively lobby your representatives to end the TIPPED MINIMUM WAGE.
(panel 5 – On a CDC slide, Tucker Carlson yelling at a masked child.)
Concerned that a stranger’s still wearing a mask? MIND YA BUSINESS!
(panel 6 – On a CDC slide, a globe injected with multiple syringes.)
Release the intellectual property protections of the vaccines, so millions won’t die needlessly …
Or if you’re selfish, so resistant variants won’t emerge and affect YOU, the protagonist of the universe.
These people are never going to change, and unless they’re prosecuted for their crimes, it’ll happen again. That’s not going to happen, so they should at least be shunned from TV and cushy columnists gigs.
It’s been over two years since I’ve drawn Steve Bannon. Sorry I brought my rendering of him out of retirement.
Doing a comic about the Democratic primary last week was a brief respite from covering the white supremacist domestic and state terror that happens every single day. As much as John Delaney sucks and Joe Biden gaffes his way to a repeat of 2016, it’s small potatoes compared to the pogroms that are going on.
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