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Do you think that this cartoon is funny?

Asked by gondwanalon (19909points) 5 days ago

I made a slight modification of a Gary Larson cartoon here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/48774809@N07/51157312020/in/dateposted-public/

Originally it had the floating head of Zsa Zsa Gabor. Instantly thought of Dr. Fauci.

I just wonder what you think. Thanks!

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Zaku's avatar

I don’t get it.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Cute but not funny.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Fright-wing MEME !

KNOWITALL's avatar

I think it’s funny but I enjoy mean humor. :D

@Zaku Seems to be saying Fauci is the virus. However you take that is on you.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

400,000 dead because people didn’t believe in Dr Fauci because Trump was running his mouth in the opposite direction to protect “his stock market” (i.e. Re-election votes) !

How did that work out?

ragingloli's avatar

And they say that Germans had no sense of humour.
Did you steal that from r/therightcantmeme?

Dutchess_III's avatar

Maybe for paranoid conservatives.

gondwanalon's avatar

@Tropical_Willie and who ever, It’s a joke.
@ragingloli That’s not funny to me. I asked a simple question and you start talking nonsense.

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mazingerz88's avatar

Personally I don’t think it’s funny. But it could be for trump minions.

filmfann's avatar

Zsa Zsa was The Queen Of Outer Space.
I don’t see why Dr. Fauci makes this funny.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

I don’t get it either.

gondwanalon's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer You’re not alone. Here… https://godaddyandthesquirrelmustbothdie.wordpress.com/2019/03/26/zsa-trek/comment-page-1/

Star Trek was a joke. It was space travel exaggerated to an outrageous extreme. To call it “campy” would be an accurate description.

zenvelo's avatar

Not one of Larson’s best to begin with, so “modernizing it” isn’t very funny.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

My thoughts – Zsa Zsa was funny because it was random silliness. With a topical figure like Dr. Fauci I’m trying to figure out what point someone is trying to make.

I haven’t thought of Kliban in many, many years. I loved all his books when they were new. It seems like Gary Larson eclipsed him.

gondwanalon's avatar

@Call_Me_Jay Thanks for your response.
So many people seem so up tight. It’s like how dare I joke about the great and wonderful Dr. Fauci (The Wizard of SARS-CoV-2).
I’m not trying to make any point. Like Zsa Zsa, it’s just a little fun and crazy silliness.

smudges's avatar

No real feelings for or against Fauci – just don’t think it’s funny. Kind of senselessly stupid.

SnipSnip's avatar

Sorry, but no.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

So far kiddos the only ones that like it . . . are the the right and far right?

Zaku's avatar

I already thought the original Star Trek scene that comes to my mind when I see this was hilarious: The episode opens with the crew seeing Abraham Freakin’ Lincoln sitting in a chair in space, coming on their viewscreen.

I assume Kliban was commenting on how silly that was. Might as well be Zsa Zsa… ok.

I don’t get why adding Dr. Fauci adds anything to the joke… and it’s confusing because I start trying to think of some comment you might be trying to make that would make Dr. Fauci specifically mean something. If it was just to be a silly modern face, maybe choose one that’s just really silly and doesn’t imply some sort of meaning where you don’t mean one?

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