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2019-06-24 01:10:28 AM  
Sigh.  Ok.
 
2019-06-24 01:11:18 AM  
Don't care about the content; I want to see the art! Garrison or Steadman?
 
2019-06-24 01:11:41 AM  
Brilliant.  Send a copy to every Republican in Congress.
 
2019-06-24 01:12:18 AM  
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2019-06-24 01:14:30 AM  
If people genuinely need a version with pictures then just farkin let it all burn down
 
2019-06-24 01:17:19 AM  
Will there be a book on tape version? Will Jerry Sloan do the voice over work of Mueller?
 
2019-06-24 01:17:58 AM  
you could do a version of the Mueller report in crayon and finger paint and the trumper republicans will still refuse to read it, and just pretend that it exonerates trump even when it very clearly does no such thing.

we need to hold hearings.  sit people down ON CAMERA and under oath and force them to testify.  or sit there and refuse to answer.  either way, we need to hold hearings and drag these idiot trumpers out into the light and make everyone see this corruption for themselves.

*sigh*

but we won't.  Because the Democrats still seem to think that they can make nice with the 'f*ck your feelings' crowd.
 
2019-06-24 01:21:49 AM  

Buck Dancer: Will there be a book on tape version? Will Jerry Sloan do the voice over work of Mueller?


I've heard before that there's an audiobook version already.. perhaps not on cassette.
 
2019-06-24 01:24:39 AM  
Oh oh oh please get Alex Ross to do the imagery
 
2019-06-24 01:29:32 AM  

Alebak: If people genuinely need a version with pictures then just farkin let it all burn down


Honestly, I'm all for using pictures to inform the apparently illiterate masses.
 
2019-06-24 01:30:39 AM  

damaged maven: Don't care about the content; I want to see the art! Garrison or Steadman?


Kliban, maybe Watterson?
 
2019-06-24 01:38:50 AM  

MattytheMouse: Alebak: If people genuinely need a version with pictures then just farkin let it all burn down

Honestly, I'm all for using pictures to inform the apparently illiterate masses.


its worth the effort...but I'm not expecting anything to come from it.  people don't WANT proof trump is guilty.

this administration is locking kids in cages and arguing in a court of law that soap and bathing is a luxury while at the same time dicking around with Iran and flirting with starting WWIII.  Republicans in Oregon are so far gone that they've started issuing death threats over climate change legislation.  Trump fired his data analysis team because they told him the truth...which is their gotdamn jobs.

I mean, people KNOW this shiat.  they know how bad it is, they know what's going on...but they don't want to talk about it, let alone actually confront it or do anything about it.  so while putting the Mueller report into comic book format is certainly a nice cultural touchstone, I'm not expecting it to do much to motivate anyone.  if nothing else tho, it'll be something for future historians to look at and ponder.
 
2019-06-24 01:47:23 AM  

bobobolinskii: damaged maven: Don't care about the content; I want to see the art! Garrison or Steadman?

Kliban, maybe Watterson?


Oglaf.
 
2019-06-24 01:55:22 AM  

Weaver95: MattytheMouse: Alebak: If people genuinely need a version with pictures then just farkin let it all burn down

Honestly, I'm all for using pictures to inform the apparently illiterate masses.

its worth the effort...but I'm not expecting anything to come from it.  people don't WANT proof trump is guilty.

this administration is locking kids in cages and arguing in a court of law that soap and bathing is a luxury while at the same time dicking around with Iran and flirting with starting WWIII.  Republicans in Oregon are so far gone that they've started issuing death threats over climate change legislation.  Trump fired his data analysis team because they told him the truth...which is their gotdamn jobs.

I mean, people KNOW this shiat.  they know how bad it is, they know what's going on...but they don't want to talk about it, let alone actually confront it or do anything about it.  so while putting the Mueller report into comic book format is certainly a nice cultural touchstone, I'm not expecting it to do much to motivate anyone.  if nothing else tho, it'll be something for future historians to look at and ponder.


As always, I lay the blame at the hands of our feckless media and their misguided, piss poor efforts to appear objective for the fact that there's so much uncertainty over the Mueller report's contents.

I mean, it's right there, in black and white text: the president may have committed obstruction multiple times, he's been implicated in several felonies, and there's still a dozen ongoing investigations that we don't know about. And yet the media is just like "well, we gotta report both sides of the story! There's always two sides to every story! Get a soundbite of Barr saying complete and utter exoneration while we comb through the 400 pages!"
 
2019-06-24 01:56:16 AM  
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Awesome.

"Would you rather have a nail driven through your hand or work retail?"

"What kind of nail?"
 
2019-06-24 01:58:17 AM  

bughunter: bobobolinskii: damaged maven: Don't care about the content; I want to see the art! Garrison or Steadman?

Kliban, maybe Watterson?

Oglaf.


Shadman
 
2019-06-24 02:01:33 AM  

MattytheMouse: I mean, it's right there, in black and white text: the president may have committed obstruction multiple times, he's been implicated in several felonies, and there's still a dozen ongoing investigations that we don't know about. And yet the media is just like "well, we gotta report both sides of the story! There's always two sides to every story! Get a soundbite of Barr saying complete and utter exoneration while we comb through the 400 pages!"


because the people who own our infotainment media think they can 'control the narrative' and maintain the status quo...but that's now how human cultures and societies function.  you can only cover up the lies, corruption and hypocrisy for so long.  eventually the bottom drops out of whatever it is you're trying to cover up and then its gotta run its course.

I think we've missed our window on impeachment, and that we're GOING to miss our window on fixing the things Trump and McConnell have inflicted on this nation.  that doesn't mean there won't be consequences tho.  just that things are going to take their own course now, and we'll be reacting to events rather than events reacting to people.
 
2019-06-24 02:16:38 AM  

Weaver95: MattytheMouse: I mean, it's right there, in black and white text: the president may have committed obstruction multiple times, he's been implicated in several felonies, and there's still a dozen ongoing investigations that we don't know about. And yet the media is just like "well, we gotta report both sides of the story! There's always two sides to every story! Get a soundbite of Barr saying complete and utter exoneration while we comb through the 400 pages!"

because the people who own our infotainment media think they can 'control the narrative' and maintain the status quo...but that's now how human cultures and societies function.  you can only cover up the lies, corruption and hypocrisy for so long.  eventually the bottom drops out of whatever it is you're trying to cover up and then its gotta run its course.

I think we've missed our window on impeachment, and that we're GOING to miss our window on fixing the things Trump and McConnell have inflicted on this nation.  that doesn't mean there won't be consequences tho.  just that things are going to take their own course now, and we'll be reacting to events rather than events reacting to people.


I think the truth of the matter is a lot less insidious than that. With the notable exception of Fox News, I really don't see the 24 hour news industry intentionally pushing for or advancing any coherent narrative. Rather, I see a business that's heard through the grapevine that their consumers want 'fair', and 'balance', and to 'hear both sides of the story', and they're trying to deliver that... Not realizing, and potentially not caring, that covering both sides of the story is not always what objective coverage looks like.

They've been operating this way for decades; we've seen meteorologists get the same amount of air time as climate scientists in a discussion on climate change; we've seen Hillary's emails equated to literally everything Trump has done; hell, there was a 60 minutes episode where they gave Patricia Pulling as much coverage as Gary Gygax on whether or not Dungeons and Dragons cast a spell on her son and drove him to suicide. I'm pretty sure if the mainstream media became aware of the flat earth movement, they'd bring on Mark Sargent and Bill Nye to have an earnest discussion over whether or not the earth is in fact flat.

I don't see the media as evil. I see the media as grossly and negligently incompetent, and it all stems from the fact that their business model is incentivized to keep us entertained, not well-informed.
 
2019-06-24 02:26:45 AM  

MattytheMouse: I don't see the media as evil. I see the media as grossly and negligently incompetent, and it all stems from the fact that their business model is incentivized to keep us entertained, not well-informed.


its a factor in what's going on, that's for sure.  As bad as the media has been (and continues to be), I cannot ignore the fact that people just do not want to know what's going on.  they don't want to know Trump is locking kids in cages, or that local christian churches are raping kids and covering it up.  they don't want to think about ICE raids on their neighbors or war with Iran.  they don't want to know just how BAD it is for veterans or what it means to constantly cut food stamps while trade wars and spring floods are making basic food items too expensive for the poor.

we've ignored things until they've finally gotten so bad that this country is building legit concentration camps along our southern borders and the big debate isn't about shutting down those camps and kicking the gotdamn f*cking Republican jackholes out of power, no the 'debate' is about the phrase 'concentration camp' being offensive to the gotdamn f*cking CAMP GUARDS and nobody wants to hurt the feelings of the people abusing children.

pick your factor, we've a lot of problems.  its taken us a while to get to this point, and I don't think it'll get fixed overnight either.  you and I are just unfortunate enough to be alive at a time when a number of these things are all coming to a head at the same time.  yay for us, I guess.
 
2019-06-24 02:30:03 AM  

Buck Dancer: Will there be a book on tape version? Will Jerry Sloan do the voice over work of Mueller?


Audible did that months ago. It is available for free to anyone who wants it.
 
2019-06-24 02:30:40 AM  

biohazard918: Buck Dancer: Will there be a book on tape version? Will Jerry Sloan do the voice over work of Mueller?

Audible did that months ago. It is available for free to anyone who wants it.


https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Muelle​r​-Report-Audiobook/B07PXN468K
 
2019-06-24 02:31:33 AM  

Commander Lysdexic: bughunter: bobobolinskii: damaged maven: Don't care about the content; I want to see the art! Garrison or Steadman?

Kliban, maybe Watterson?

Oglaf.

Shadman


You're a bad person and I hate that I even got your reference.

Dammit now I have to start my day out with booze to make things clearer.
 
2019-06-24 02:43:42 AM  

Commander Lysdexic: bughunter: bobobolinskii: damaged maven: Don't care about the content; I want to see the art! Garrison or Steadman?

Kliban, maybe Watterson?

Oglaf.

Shadman


Please. Shadman is not up for it. We need slugboner or someone similar.

/google at your own risk
//teratophilia warning
 
2019-06-24 03:01:23 AM  
Y'all are speculating when it's right in TFA.

FTFA: New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler and Steve Duin of The Oregonian will collaborate on the adaptation of the 400-page report, according to the announcement.
 
2019-06-24 03:02:56 AM  

biohazard918: Commander Lysdexic: bughunter: bobobolinskii: damaged maven: Don't care about the content; I want to see the art! Garrison or Steadman?

Kliban, maybe Watterson?

Oglaf.

Shadman

Please. Shadman is not up for it. We need slugboner or someone similar.


Actually, I think Scott Ramsoomair would be ideal...
 
2019-06-24 04:53:44 AM  
Kryten: Ah, Virgil's "Aeneid". Oh, the epic tale of Agamemnon's pursuit of Helen of Troy, the classic work by the greatest Latin poet who ever lived.

Lister: Yeah, it's the comic book version.

Kryten: Really?

Lister: It's good, man. Absolutely full of history.

Kryten: "Zap! Pow! Ker-splat! Die in bed, you Trojan pig-dog! Gnargh! Ker-pow!" I see they've remained faithful to the original text.
 
2019-06-24 06:43:25 AM  

bobobolinskii: damaged maven: Don't care about the content; I want to see the art! Garrison or Steadman?

Kliban, maybe Watterson?


What's Art Spiegelman up to these days?
 
2019-06-24 07:09:26 AM  

starsrift: Y'all are speculating when it's right in TFA.

FTFA: New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler and Steve Duin of The Oregonian will collaborate on the adaptation of the 400-page report, according to the announcement.


She's done a Trump book already

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2019-06-24 07:28:05 AM  

bughunter: biohazard918: Commander Lysdexic: bughunter: bobobolinskii: damaged maven: Don't care about the content; I want to see the art! Garrison or Steadman?

Kliban, maybe Watterson?

Oglaf.

Shadman

Please. Shadman is not up for it. We need slugboner or someone similar.

Actually, I think Scott Ramsoomair would be ideal...


The furry community would be beset by a rash of suicides upon seeing Twitler as an anthropomorphic Garfield.

On the other hand, if the adaptation ended with Dolt 45 getting arrested, the readers would all look like Aerith at the end of the Starfox sex strip.

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2019-06-24 07:44:35 AM  

luckyeddie: Kryten: Ah, Virgil's "Aeneid". Oh, the epic tale of Agamemnon's pursuit of Helen of Troy, the classic work by the greatest Latin poet who ever lived.

Lister: Yeah, it's the comic book version.

Kryten: Really?

Lister: It's good, man. Absolutely full of history.

Kryten: "Zap! Pow! Ker-splat! Die in bed, you Trojan pig-dog! Gnargh! Ker-pow!" I see they've remained faithful to the original text.


There was a graphic novel version of the Ring of Nibelung that was pretty good.
I bought it some years ago and it's still pretty awesome.
https://www.amazon.com/Ring-Nibelung/​d​p/1616554010
 
2019-06-24 08:11:02 AM  
This is actually a pretty brilliant idea. They know who their audience, and if you did too you would know that this is probably one of the smartest things to get change more than a few minds on this...

Now before you go off about how Trumpers never read, look at my username. I hang out in comic shops, games stores, and card shops.

A good majority of the people that are part of that crowd support Trump because they are angry white nerds who voted for him because they want to see the government burn. They think Trump is doing exactly what they voted for him to do which is light America on fire.

They are angry that their "culture" is getting "hijacked". These are the kinds of nerds that came up with the term "red pill" and mimic the core values of Rorschach in the Watchmen because they think he's "cool".

They love trade paperbacks and with the right kind of writer and artwork, this could actually work at waking a few of the unwashed nerds up from their punchdrink stooper.
 
2019-06-24 10:14:25 AM  

damaged maven: Don't care about the content; I want to see the art! Garrison or Steadman?


This guy:
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2019-06-24 02:24:45 PM  
One for the presidential library.
 
2019-06-24 05:40:53 PM  

Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: This is actually a pretty brilliant idea. They know who their audience, and if you did too you would know that this is probably one of the smartest things to get change more than a few minds on this...

Now before you go off about how Trumpers never read, look at my username. I hang out in comic shops, games stores, and card shops.

A good majority of the people that are part of that crowd support Trump because they are angry white nerds who voted for him because they want to see the government burn. They think Trump is doing exactly what they voted for him to do which is light America on fire.

They are angry that their "culture" is getting "hijacked". These are the kinds of nerds that came up with the term "red pill" and mimic the core values of Rorschach in the Watchmen because they think he's "cool".

They love trade paperbacks and with the right kind of writer and artwork, this could actually work at waking a few of the unwashed nerds up from their punchdrink stooper.


But would they "get" satire? Which is what this sounds like.

Maybe if it was a straight-forward account of the report more people would "get" it. But satire? Not many on the derpier end of the scale understand satire. Hell, every attempt at mainstream Republican "comedy" has failed miserably.
 
2019-06-24 06:56:38 PM  
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Will it be illustrated with ponies?
 
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