Toonbots archive - episode published 20040926

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The metacartoonist evokes the soul-stirring meta-level humor of the Easter Island moai in this poignant randomization of the Toonbots iconicity riff, in the process providing significant insight into the Zeitgeistgestaltswesen of the modern body politic as contrasted with the electronic era's equivalent of a good Gilbert and Sullivan show.

The script used to make this toon:
<cartoon height="1200" width="700" rowformat="1">
  <character name="strep"/>
  <caption location="top middle" size="14">Meet Streptococcus pyogenes.  It's not just for breakfast any more.</caption>
  <character name="lenin" face="left"/>
  <caption location="top right" size="12" fgcolor="red">Breakfast?  Did somebody mention breakfast?</caption>
  <caption location="bottom left" size="12" fgcolor="blue">Hey, yeah, I could go for some waffles.</caption>
  <caption location="bottom right" size="12" fgcolor="red">Waffles?  Friend, you haven't really had breakfast<br/>
until you've tasted the crunchy goodness of Pickle Crisp cereal.</caption>
  <character name="frances"/>
  <caption location="top right" size="12" fgcolor="green">Are you selling cereal?  A friend of mine<br/>
suggested I go into cereal sales.</caption>
  <character name="lenin" aspect="faceright"/>
  <caption location="bottom middle" size="12" fgcolor="red">Sure, Frances.  I could use the help!</caption>
  <character name="frances" action="leaves"/>
  <character name="lenin" action="leaves"/>
  <character name="strep" action="leaves"/>
<panel><caption location="middle">Meanwhile, in an undisclosed location....</caption></panel>
  <character name="dubya"/>
  <character name="dick"/>
  <caption location="top left">Uncle Dick, what should we do about North Korea's new hurricane gun?<br/>
If anything more hits Florida, I'll lose it for sure!!!!!1!</caption>
  <caption location="bottom right">Don't fret, George.  Condi and I have it all under control.</caption>
  <character name="dick" action="leaves"/>
  <character name="dubya" aspect="2"/>
  <caption location="top left">Uncle Dick, I think maybe you were specified wrong in the last panel.</caption>
  <caption location="bottom right">Don't be silly, George.  Mistakes aren't made in connection with your administration.</caption>
  <character name="cheney"/>
  <character name="dubya" action="leaves"/>
  <caption location="top middle">That boy is getting entirely too perceptive.  Steps must be taken.</caption>
  <character name="cheney" action="leaves"/>
  <caption location="top middle">Meanwhile, in Pyongyang:</caption>
  <caption location="middle" fgcolor="blue" size="16">Hurricane gun $13.95 free delivery!</caption>
  <caption location="top middle">Meanwhile, at Toonbots:</caption>
  <character name="moai"/>

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