Wednesday, June 28, 2006

God Bless Aamerica!

Well, it's nearly another 4th of July... the day we celebrate our country's independence by blowing stuff up and starting wildfires that threaten our homes and our lives. Irresponsibility with fire is what freedom is all about... so hip hip for 230 years of independence and hooray for flame-retardant clothing!

This week's Toon Club topic was "Patriotism." I decided to branch out a little from the normal patriotic symbols and create a new one. Considering the endangerment of the bald eagle, it's time we shift our focus to a different animal... perhaps one whose livelihood won't be threatened by our freedom-loving, fireworking, forest burning ways. It's time we look abroad for a national symbol - one we can't kill off quite as easily. And so I present...


The Aardvark! (The extra "A" is for "America.")

Of unlikely interest to many if not all... the word "aardvark" means "earth pig," indicating that what we know as the common pig is possibly otherworldly. All the more reason to fear them and eat bacon.

9 comments:

Bloop Bloop Bleep Bleep said...

You are so weird! I love the "extra A is for America." What a weirdo.

Joe Fowler said...

Mmmm... bacon. Sorry, but that's what stuck out to me. I can't help it, I'M FAT! (crying)

Ken Chandler said...

Shane, your wise beyond your years. But if we're going abroad to find an animal to represent America, why not go with a Sloth, or go with the best of both worlds and go with the Warthawk! Then you've got a land-based animal that can fly.

Can you get bacon from an Aardvark? If so, I vote Aardvark! Mmm...bacon.

Hurray for 230 years of Independance! May God bless America!

Adrian Ropp said...

Love color you chose for the Aardvark, my friend. You rule the school.

Audrey Gayle said...

fun expression! I would vote for him any day. And did you see the signs around town 'vote for John Jacob'? I wonder if he got a name change, just to stick out??? Cuz that's my name too...

Joe said...

A is also for awrresome. This is the bestest patriotic aardvark I have ever seen. Happy incendiaries day.

Ryan said...

This is awesome, you've got some hilarious posts here. Great blog.

Alexiev said...

Very good illustrations...

Great Blog...

Saludos desde Buenos Aires...

Best regards...

Jedulous said...

genius. Jim Henson was on to something with his "Pigs in Space" huh?