Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Winning Hearts and Minds

There's a larger version of the following pic by Bosch Fawstin at Big Hollywood:

I think if there's a way to get to the heart of why we should support the troops, Comic Sans messages from hulking thugs with mildly reprehensible design elements - is that a rising sun he's obscuring? - are just the thing. But who is this mysterious bruiser?
Bosch Fawstin is the creator of Pigman, the jihadist’s worst nightmare, who wears pigskin leather to exploit the enemy’s pigotry. To see Pigman’s 1st appearance in print, check out ProPiganda: Drawing the Line Against Jihad.
I see. We can expect that with each jihadi defeat at the hands of Pigman, local villagers freed of their oppression will rush out to embrace their porky hero.

UPDATE!!!

In comments J— informs us that the put-upon natives of Islamistan have another reason to love Pigman: he too worships the god of Ibrahim.

33 comments:

herr doktor bimler said...

A hard-core leather-fetish hero? This is getting into chapless ass territory. What is the US military position on gimp-suits in combat?
I have a queasy suspicion that in the unlikely event of Bosch Fawstin extending his concern for troops as far as disabled veterans, it would be in the form of amputee fetishism.

J— said...

A Randroid, don't you know.

He's also a contributor to the blog Mosquewatch, along with some guy named Grant Swank.

herr doktor bimler said...

"In a coastal town, near Wismar, as he's falling to sleep in a little park, they surround Slothrop and tell him the story of Plechazunga, the Pig-Hero who, sometime in the 10th century, routed a Viking explosion, appearing suddenly out of a thunderbolt and chasing a score of screaming Norsemen back into the sea."

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I think when Snag meets Pigman, barbecue will result.

If not Pork Explosion.

Seriously, or maybe semi-seriously, are the wingnuts now not only humor-impaired, but graphics-retarded? Can they not identify the creepy or fascistic overtones in their own artwork?

I mean, jumping Grannies is one thing, but Pigman is just fricking BAD.

Righteous Bubba said...

He's also a contributor to the blog Mosquewatch, along with some guy named Grant Swank.

Man, if you're gonna rise in this world, hitch your wagon to a star.

herr doktor bimler said...

Don't make me the first one to quote teh Pink Floyd lyrics.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

He's also a contributor to the blog Mosquewatch, along with some guy named Grant Swank.William Carlos Williams has nothing on the Pastah for surreal prose...

Righteous Bubba said...

teh Pink Floyd lyrics.

There are other directions to go.

tigris said...

Where does that thumb attach, the center of his palm? And oh my God, those sausage fingers. Christ Jesus Almighty, YOU HAVE A HAND, FOR GOD'S SAKE LOOK AT IT.

Another Kiwi said...

I seriously thought it was a Planet of the Apes, pastiche. Why should a gorilaa with a Rising Sun flag behind it make me patriotic.
Say, Burt's kinda interested in Pig/gorilla boy, giving him the eye.

J— said...

Have you seen the one in which Pigman has a Star of David on his chest and a U.S. flag belt buckle? Awesome.

Another Kiwi said...

Pigman and Israel. Jeebus, that's some pig.

Righteous Bubba said...

If anything's gonna put paid to the Jewish conspiracy nonsense so common in the Middle East it's a Star of David on your propaganda tools.

mikey said...

I salute this near perfect example of self-mockery, complete with assless chaps.

In our overarching bigotry towards Arabs, Muslims and Islamic people, we have chosen as our representative, Pigman. Because in our pride of race, place and terrified paranoid caucasian-ness, our heroes and warriors should represent the pinnacle of our cultural achievements, the purity of our purpose and the advancement of our society.

No, see. THEY DON'T EAT PORK! Get it? What, stop laughing. Lemme explain it to you again...

Righteous Bubba said...

I wonder that he has no lobster sidekick.

herr doktor bimler said...

Pigman has a Star of David on his chest and a U.S. flag belt buckle?

I mistook it for a bar-code. "Contents: Beer; Pizza; snackfoods."

Teh Great Gazoogle brings us The Expanding Gimp-suit.

herr doktor bimler said...

"Meet my lobster sidekick. She does not bark and she knows the secret of the sea."

Another Kiwi said...

Yes, my lobster sidekick "Pinchy". She can communicate with other crustaceans and is not delicious in a Mornay sauce

Righteous Bubba said...

Let's admit to the handiness of the rising sun motif for North Korea, shall we libs?

mikey said...

I don't know why Pigman would have a Lobster sidekick, when it would seem much more appropriate and effective if his sidekick was Pastman, or Pilafman.

With occasional assists from that mysterious international hero, Qinoaman...

mikey

Righteous Bubba said...

Well, there are some pretty interesting pork and lobster recipes out there. Kosher as all get out!

An alternate loveable sidekick would be Rottweilerman. Or maybe Leapin' Lynndie.

J— said...

In our overarching bigotry towards Arabs, Muslims and Islamic people, we have chosen as our representative, Pigman. Because in our pride of race, place and terrified paranoid caucasian-ness, our heroes and warriors should represent the pinnacle of our cultural achievements, the purity of our purpose and the advancement of our society.

Ah, but he's a step ahead on this one. You see, Fawstin, who identifies himself as someone of Muslim background, has created Killian Duke, a Muslim who leaves Islam after 9/11 and who in turn creates the superhero Pigman, also an ex-Muslim who in his fight against jihad wears pigskin to exploit the enemy's "pigotry." The archenemy Duke creates for Pigman is called SuperJihad.

See the FrontPage Magazine interview for more thrilling details.

Righteous Bubba said...

The interview was pretty grotesque as he makes it clear that all Muslims are the enemy. This bit here:

BF: First thing, it is the Muslim world that is waging a "brutal, unrelenting war against" us. They are forcing us to do things we don't want to do and it's up to them how ugly it's going to get. I will show how I think a superpower ought to respond to those who attack it in The Infidel. Regarding Muslims who are mere sheep to their jihadist wolves, those killed by us in the line of fire are the full responsibility of jihadists who habitually hide among civilians. About those Muslims who may be, as you put it, "entirely reachable and persuadable," if they do exist at all in any great number, their full liberation will only come in a post-jihad world.

Kill every Muslim you can seems to be the only thing you can take away here.

mikey said...

Ooooppsss. I blame the scotch.

Kill every Muslim you can seems to be the only thing you can take away hereAhh, the tried and true American solution to International Relations with people who we don't like.

It worked so well with Vietnamese, what could possibly go wrong?

mikey

At T minus seven, we are go for doginit...

mikey said...

Serves me right for ignoring Burt's well reasoned advice...

J— said...

Along with the lobster sidekick, sometimes Pigman gets the help of Cutlery and Platter Boy, who cuts and serves the meat and the cheese with the same knives and plates. He's a wild card!

herr doktor bimler said...

I for one believe that the adventures of Lobster Boy -- world's only Ectrodactylous Superhero -- deserve their own comic book.

Captcha reminds me that collectors prefer to call them 'graphyds', not comic books.

Righteous Bubba said...

I for one believe that the adventures of Lobster Boy -- world's only Ectrodactylous Superhero -- deserve their own comic book.

"Hero" might be a stretch.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I don't know why Pigman would have a Lobster sidekickTASTINESS JIHAD!!

M. Bouffant said...

Pigman vs. SuperJihad?

Sounds like Lucha Libre to me.

Righteous Bubba said...

Lucha Libre TO THE DEATH.

fish said...

Pigman vs. SuperJihad?

Like this?

Righteous Bubba said...

Dissing the sasquatch is not tolerated.