Monday, August 11, 2008
John Edwards As "The Smiler" From Transmetropolitan?
For the record, even back when I supported John Edwards and pushed for him to be at least VP, I thought he reminded me of the notorious "Smiler" president from Transmetropolitan.
The fact that he decided to risk the Democratic election by covering up the affair he had while his wife was in cancer remission only makes it moreso.
I don't condemn him for the affair, but I think had he made it to the presidential nomination and this stuff came out now -- it would have cost everything. It was irresponsible. But -- as he himself said in his speech a few days ago -- he was on an "ego trip."
You know how it is...the wife is tired from chemo, she's not paying attention to you anymore...you meet some chick in a hotel bar...and next thing you know, you're hiring her to do campaign videos for you as a cover for your affair -- even though the chick has little-to-no experience. And she's getting paid for this out of campaign funds. And now the videos have mysteriously disappeared. It's awesome.
And when she gets pregnant? Get one of your married loyal staffers to fall on his sword for you and claim it's his baby. Your staffers LOVE you, they'd eat poop for you! (this isn't proven yet...but this is the theory. there is no father listed on the child's birth certificate).
Can Warren Ellis make this stuff up?
Posted by Verge at 1:23 PM
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oh GOD! You're so right! I'm afraid. I'm now very afraid. I will now never be able to read a work by Warren Ellis without believing it heralds some future doom.ReplyDelete
Eeek, you're right! Now if only we could find someone to be our real life Spider Jerusalem, the world would be saved!ReplyDelete
Also, please submit this to totallylookslike.com... please?
He was Tony Blair. Always Tony Blair.ReplyDelete
Every election year I start thinking about Transmetropolitan and how dead on it was and how prophetic it is. First the two faced cat now this. Crazy.ReplyDelete
as ive said so many times...ReplyDelete
john edwards is a whore
I've been referring to Edwards as the Smiler for years. Try explaining it to non-comics freinds! I'm just so glad someone else noticed.ReplyDelete
"they'd eat poop for you?"ReplyDelete
This is Warren Ellis's future and we're all just living here totally subject to whatever mad whims he dreams up next.ReplyDelete
We should all be very afraid.
I always thought of Romney as the Smiler, though now Edwards seems more viable >:(ReplyDelete
"...I started to believe that I was special and became increasingly egocentric and narcissistic." ~John EdwardsReplyDelete
Well, that describes most politicians-- both Democrats and Republicans-- doesn't it?
Instead of Warren Ellis, I was thinking more of Joss Whedon. Namely, if Edwards had won the nomination and this came out afterwards, we would be almost guaranteed four more years of Republican rule and Bushlike policies. The world hasn't dodged this big of a bullet since the ending of GIANT-SIZED ASTONISHING X-MEN#1.ReplyDelete
"This is Warren Ellis's future and we're all just living here totally subject to whatever mad whims he dreams up next."ReplyDelete
I'm pretty sure I read about "Warren Ellis' future" in Wired, like, 18 months ago.
I always thought Dubya was the Smiler, myself. And Clinton was the Beast.ReplyDelete
The Smiler is Obama, as much as I wish I was wrong, he is- no if only Biden could figure out a way to make a younger healthier clone of himself!ReplyDelete
spider is michel moorReplyDelete