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If Babies Had Guns - Comic by Christopher Keelty

You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

Context: That first sign is an actual slogan*. On Friday, Texas Republican Congressman Steve Stockman tweeted the latest slogan in his reelection campaign: “If Babies Had Guns, They Wouldn’t Be Aborted.” Yes, really. Maybe he was inspired by recent headlines from Pakistan? I’m sure the unborn are excited to discover their newest opportunity to serve as political rhetoric. Almost …

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Corporate Religion - Comic by Christopher Keelty

Corporate Religions

Hobby Lobby’s argument that a corporation can itself have a religion (as opposed to the individual religions of its owners, board members, and executives) is so patently absurd it’s surprising the Supreme Court even granted cert. What’s frightening is the possibility they might agree. Ian Millhiser at ThinkProgress wrote a decidedly terrifying summary of the oral argument that …

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Nomencreature - Comic by Christopher Keelty

Nomencreature

A personal favorite, drawn a little over a year ago to no acclaim. Point of trivia: You can tell because a croc’s fourth lower tooth is enlarged and visible (sticking out behind its nostrils) when its mouth is closed.

Rocket Science - Comic by Christopher Keelty

Rocket Science

My boss and I got into a conversation about the origin of this expression. Her question: “What did people say before there was such a thing as rocket science?” I don’t know, but I knew this worked best as a New Yorker-style cartoon. My alternate caption was “I wish I was taller.”

Have a Coke and a Smile - Comic by Christopher Keelty

Have a Coke and a Smile

There’s an old urban legend that Fanta originates as “Nazi Coke,” which isn’t true actually, because as you can see, Coke was Nazi Coke. Those posters behind Max in the first frame are both closely drawn from actual promotional materials. Now we have Coke as sponsor of the Sochi Olympics, of course, in which their role is not only to help …

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