Thursday, August 19, 2010

Creepy Tribune Cartoonist Creeps Out
Even the McHenryCountyBlog

The McHenryCountyBlog should not be faulted for lagging a few news cycles behind Internet opinion-leaders like your LakeCountyEye. And should be commended for being -- an albeit belated -- aficionado of the Chicago Tribune Creepy Cartoonist:

Chicago Tribune, 08/17/2010
This creepily comic drawing seems to have captured the McHenryCountyBlog's imagination -- and who wouldn't be captivated if suddenly confronted, eye-to-eye, with a man and his Kojak? According to the McHenryCountyBlog this little fellow is ...
a ferocious hooded criminal aiming a gun right at the reader. The bad guy is wearing a "Quinn '10" button. A tattoo on his bulging shoulder says, "I ♥ 2 MAIM." He is saying, "I was released early ... and I approve this message!"
Inmate "Revolving Door" Issue Makes Chicago Tribune Editorial Cartoon
Your LakeCountyEye fears an attack of the vapors!

It goes without saying they can't put down their guns in McHenry County. Travellers to the County are advised that the natives there all possess concealed-carry permits, and are likely to be armed to the teeth. Census data does confirm that a significant group of McHenry County residents do not own a single gun. However, that is because most people in this group own multiple guns.

Operatives, therefore would be well-advised to note the subtle details in the drawing, those underscored by the McHenryCountyBlog:
  • Caucasian Features
  • Redneck Vest
  • Overweight
  • Erehwon Ski Mask
  • Wanksta Tattoo
  • Open, Friendly Body Language
  • Vote For Quinn
Obviously this is a crude caricature of your average McHenry County native -- perhaps even of the McHenryCountyBlog himself! Or at the very least, a relative. Or neighbor. Or friend.

Admittedly & at first blush, no one who fits this description is likely to be caught sporting a Vote for Quinn button. But it should be noted that most McHenry County natives are home-schooled. For those unfamiliar with the distinction, the difference between public schooling and home schooling is the difference between reading comprehension and target practice. Nuff said!

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