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In Doonesbury, why is Bush represented by a helmet and an asterisk?

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the_vulture
Nov. 2nd, 2008 07:20 am (UTC)
I'll wager a guess: asterisks resemble, to an extent, the pucker of a rectal orifice. In fact, they're sometimes employed as such in emoticons, like this: ( * )

The helmet often has connotations of war associated with it, as well as, frankly, a penis.

In essence, Bush could very well be presented as a war-mongering prick or asshole, your choice. (Pardon, my Japanese.)
fayanora
Nov. 2nd, 2008 07:48 am (UTC)
BWAH HA HA HA!
bart_calendar
Nov. 2nd, 2008 10:43 am (UTC)
Helmet = Ceasar Augustus

Asterick: Put beside a record in baseball record keeping books when there is some question about the record. (Guy found later to be on steroids, team wins the world series in a year when the season was shortened by a strike or war, etc...). In this case he's using it to remind people that there was some question about how Bush got into office in 2000.
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fayanora
Nov. 2nd, 2008 09:43 am (UTC)
I'm pretty fond of it too.

What do you think of this one? It's new.
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fayanora
Nov. 3rd, 2008 12:42 am (UTC)
:-)
bart_calendar
Nov. 2nd, 2008 10:41 am (UTC)
The helmet is a ceasar augustus helmet. An asterisk is what is used in baseball record books when someone gets a record but it was not done exactly by the rules - for example if a team won the world series, but did so in a year when the season was cut short by war.
fayanora
Nov. 2nd, 2008 11:25 am (UTC)
ROTFLMAO!
the_vulture
Nov. 2nd, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
Okay, so now he's a warmongering prick bent on creating a one world empire who got into his position of power through questionable means. I can live with that. *chuckle*
fayanora
Nov. 3rd, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
I liked your anus analogy pretty well, too.
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