Snow Job

Digging out in McLean

The federal government is shut down again today, Capital Area citizens are still digging out from the two feet of snow.  And yet another storm is forecast for Tuesday.  We’re all suffering from cabin fever.

The only staffer working this weekend was editorial cartoonist Thomas Nasty.  Impressed by the work on the transcript post, Nasty trades in his poison pen and tries his hand at animation.

-posted by Doug and Craig

17 comments for “Snow Job

  1. Nelly
    02/08/2010 at 1:27 PM

    That is too funny! But you should add in a new Joyrider in the corner.

  2. former crackho
    02/08/2010 at 4:30 PM


  3. Bea
    02/08/2010 at 4:49 PM

    It made me smile, too. Love underwear guy (though the animator was ‘kind’ to him in terms of weight).

    • former crackho
      02/08/2010 at 4:58 PM

      His little hip swivel is priceless.

  4. Clio
    02/08/2010 at 11:40 PM

    I had always thought that “underwear guy” was more brunette than blonde, but I definitely can see why Diane Durham urged him to put something on.

  5. Friend of Rob
    02/09/2010 at 11:11 AM

    I can’t watch this at work, but I’m a little worried that efforts such as this trivialize the horror and depravity of Robert’s murder.

    • Craig
      02/09/2010 at 6:41 PM

      FoR: Months ago we decided to include satire in our portfolio as a way to occasionally leaven the very serious business at hand.

      Not for a single minute do we minimize or trivialize Robert’s life, murder or legacy.

      • Bea
        02/09/2010 at 7:13 PM

        Too, Friend, this parody does not address the subject matter of the killing, only the interactions of the defendants in their current life. I think we can trust the Eds. to know where the line of decency lies.

    • former crackho
      02/09/2010 at 8:24 PM

      I understand your concern, FoR, but I believe the editors have done a great job in keeping with the main mission of this site of seeking justice for Robert. I don’t think making fun of the kille – I mean the alleged evidence tamperers – shows any disrespect to Robert.

    • AnnaZed
      02/09/2010 at 10:25 PM

      I know what you mean Friend of Rob, but the eds have done a good job of keeping any humor strictly focused on the house-mates and not on anything that happened to Robert I think. Besides, I think it can’t hurt for Joe to know that in addition to people having his number for being a lair and quite likely a murderer that they are mocking him in his underwear too. I hope it gives him nightmares.

  6. AnnaZed
    02/10/2010 at 1:55 AM

    This is very cute and everything, and we all hope that Victor is doing something like this, but it made me think of something serious.

    Does Victor fear for his own life?

    If not, why not?

    If so (or even if not, as in if Victor is blind to the possibility of violence against himself), doesn’t Connolly have a real obligation to advise Victor to physically get away from Joe, maybe even Dylan too (who knows)?

    I have more than once had a bad premonition like feeling that I have pushed away and elected not to express here that things could end very badly. This little cartoon is actually a vignette that is alive with menace, and in that sense not funny at all. There was a terrible vicious crime committed by one or maybe two of these men. The motion to dismiss that the house-mates may have irrationally been hanging all of their hopes on was not only not granted, it was sort of ridiculed. Joe can not be happy about that.

    The walls are closing in for these men.

    There is at least one violent killer in that house. I can’t help but wonder if that man, when he realizes that the conspiracy and obstruction charges are now really, really real and not going away and additionally virtually impossible to defend against and avoid incarceration might now look for another time-honored way out, a violent action against his co-conspirators and himself.

    I hope Aunt Marcia has the sense to schedule that long postponed Caribbean cruise, and soon.

    • CDinDC
      02/10/2010 at 12:11 PM

      I agree, AnnaZ. I’ve long thought that one of the reasons Victor doesn’t “turn” is because he’s afraid of repercussions. He knows something terrible went down that night. But he’s stuck. He’s stuck living with Joe and Dylan. What would happen if he told Joe and Dylan to move out? And what would happen if Joe gets a very light sentence and/or acquittal? Will Joe come back and make Victor (and/or Aunt Marsha) regret his decision? I hate to sound all Alfred Hitchcock, but accidents happen.

      There was a murderer in that house that night. There is no telling WHAT could happen.

  7. former crackho
    02/10/2010 at 11:40 AM

    I think Dylan may be the one they would need to be worried about. I can see a “suicide” – complete with a note admitting to the entire thing. And then Victor and Joe can go about their merry way, and seek out another third for baby Joey.

    • CDinDC
      02/10/2010 at 12:14 PM

      Yikes. Never thought of that spin, FCH.

      • former crackho
        02/10/2010 at 2:24 PM

        I just don’t think Victor is as innocent as he seems. I think he and Joe have been through a lot and have no intentions of letting someone like Dylan come between them when it comes down to the wire. I don’t underestimate their relationship or the power that Victor has in it. The way I see it, Joe runs his mouth and blows a lot of hot air, and Victor quietly puts up with a lot until its time to put his foot dow, and when he does, Joe listens. Joe may be controlling, but when it comes down to it, Victor has the real control.

  8. Anon. in Arlington
    02/17/2010 at 11:48 AM

    Bravo on the posting!

  9. Clio
    02/21/2010 at 4:41 PM

    This animation really dramatizes the depths that the formerly A-list couple have plumbed. Yet hope springs eternal for our boys. Perhaps, both Joe and Victor are getting unemployment compensation. And, there must be many “shovel-ready” stimulus projects in metro Washington that could use an ad man, a lawyer, and an author/masseuse. And, then, jail, just like Aunt Marcia, will provide shelter and three square meals a day. Taxpayers, be damned!

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