Wednesday, August 11, 2010

More Wall Street Journal Humor - The Death of Comedy

Another Post Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal - I kid Rupert Murdoch a lot when we see each other at the Friar's Club but his rag does supply an endless assortment of crap for my blog.

The Wall Street Journal has a daily cartoon called Pepper... and Salt that I really, really don't like. Apparently, rich Wall Street scumbags have their own unique form of humor that is not funny. Here's today's cartoon.

Death has finally updated his technology to deal with the increase in workload caused by the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld metrics. Wait, this is the Wall Street Journal. What's the angle? No angle. No laughs. Isn't the whole beauty of a Swiss Army knife in the ability to fold away the various tools so that they are not in the way? If Death's not careful when tries to use that scissor, he's going to take his eye out with the awl.

On a positive note, this is the best drawn Pepper... and Salt I have ever seen -- except for that Estes model rocket. The guy takes all that time to render a killer corkscrew then gives us a Phillip's head screwdriver that looks like crap.

When you first read these cartoons you think, oh no, they're just like the cartoons in the New Yorker, I'm just too stupid to understand them. But after weeks of analysis, I've come to the conclusion that we're smart enough, they just suck, and they almost never have anything to do with business, or the right wing agenda of the Wall Street Journal.

This is the part of the post where I attempt to write funnier captions. Don't forget, this is a "business" comic for Wall Street Journal readers that is officially housed in the collections of the Harvard Business School Library assuring that future generations of MBA assholes will have no sense of humor. If you are the president of a major university and want to house a collection of my work, e-mail me, we'll talk.

And today's winner so far.

As always, I will continue to add captions to this post all day until I think of something funny. You are invited to help but you won't because leaving a comment is too much damn effort, bitch.

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  1. Bobby!

    Back home from the old country.

    How was the traipsing?


    I use the can opener to rip through the kevlar then I use the corkscrew to enviserate the poor, bastards.

    Because why the hell would Death ever need any of that crap?


  2. Bill,

    More of a trek than a traipse but very enjoyable. Miss me?

    I'm back and bitter as ever.


    I use the little scissor to kill time by trying to use it to actually cut something sizable.

    I really really hate that these cartoons suck such lameness...