adder November 9, 2007 12:33 PM


I dare to repost this here:

The US security hype is more and more ridiculous. It seems that there is no policy or purpose behind what is being enforced. Why drag thousands of tourist and citizens through the security theatre at your airports (asking my 2yr old daughter if she was affiliated with the Nazi-party of Germany during WWII!), while at the same time “intruders” are free to cross your borders unhindered? Take a look at the report and video from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO):

Jojo November 9, 2007 1:28 PM

I think large parts of our entire society from government to Bushco to health care to media, etc. have become ridiculous. I too often feel like I fell into the looking glass and can’t get out.

Hematite November 9, 2007 5:00 PM

Call me a ‘tard, but I have terrible trouble interpreting cartoons from the New Yorker. What am I meant to be taking from this? The attackers are foolish, and should be attacking the undefended wall? The defenders are foolish, and should be defending all vulnerabilities? The defenders are smart, and are only spending resources defending where they are at risk? Is this a reference to current events of which I am unaware? Is it actually funny?

sputnik November 9, 2007 5:09 PM

I can’t figure out what the artist is getting at. And, are the readers of the New Yorker really such dopes that the cartoon needs an explanation of the picture in brackets after the caption?

igloo November 9, 2007 8:10 PM

The intent(s) of cartoons, as with beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. It has achieved its purpose by getting noticed and generating discussion.

RonK November 11, 2007 2:53 AM

@sputnik, Mark

@sputnik: Explanations can help blind readers.

Unfortunately, I think what mainly drove the creation of the explanation was helping the search function of the cartoon database, not the ADA.

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