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The progressive web comic about Robert Mueller blowing off steam.

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The Well-Read Prosecutor

Rant to come, but until then let me just say...

Chris Collins.



There are times when I begin to suspect that my view of humor is not in perfect alignment with the general public's. Take today's cartoon, for example.

To me, the idea of Robert Mueller getting caught in the possession of a tawdry magazine featuring lurid images of unpatriotic scumbags being tortured by their victims is not only just short of pure genius, it makes perfect comedic sense. I would think that any normal person could simply not spend the greater part of their adult life investigating America's darkest sons of crony capitalism without gleefully imagining them suffering severe and possibly fetishistic punishment for fouling this country's nest.

And yet, I've never had a 'toon accrue quite the level of scorn and derision this one achieved when I posted it to Reddit today. It was clear that the interpretation of the image by the average redditor ran totally counter to anything I intended.

Was it the punch line? Have people really forgotten the infamous dodge about reading Playboy "only for the articles"? Was it that long ago? Hell, I made reference to a 70-year-old song in one of last week's 'toons and people ate that shit up.

Was it the idea that Mueller reading a magazine entitled "Treason" meant it was one of his secret hobbies?


This cartoon-writing is a tricky business. Maybe someday I'll get it right.


I am the Red Hen. I am Maxine Waters. I am Patricia Okoumou. I am Kristin Mink. I am Robert De Niro. I am David Hogg. I am Emma Gonzelez. I am Mike Avenetti. I am Stormy Daniels. I am Rachel Maddow. I am Pickaxe Guy. I am LeBron James. I am Robert Mueller.

Fuck Trump.


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The progressive web comic about Robert Mueller blowing off steam.