June 29, 2005

Assume the Position

Now and again, trawling around conservative blogs, I come across Chris Muir's "Day by Day" cartoon, which isn't too shabby—it would be much funnier if I was a right-winger and didn't hate freedom so much, but what can you do. Still, there's something that's always bothered me about Muir's otherwise-deft illustrations, and it didn't really dawn until I saw today's episode:

The woman's pose in the last two frames is truly bizarre. Go find a person roughly two inches taller than you, put your left elbow on his or her right shoulder, and then try to hold a conversation. Not the main point, sure, but still odd that a cartoonist thinks that that's something people do; also odd that the guy on the left actually interpreted this as an intimate gesture...

-- Brad Plumer 1:39 PM || ||