The Raving Theist

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January 15, 2006 | 5 Comments

My treatment of the Sago miners’ plight last week was received with accusations of insensitivity. But at least I resisted dedicating an obituary cartoon to the tragedy — no decent person would do that, right?

Guess again. In the first one, the miners are about to be as surprised as we were to find out that they’re all dead:


In the next, Mr. Death gets to do some mining. But what happens if he gets trapped, too? And note that there are only eight skulls. Apparently four of them forgot to accept Jesus:


At least in this one, the miners are treated like celebrities — they get to share their God-given talents with the world forever:


I think this cartoonist forgot the three-day rule. If two famous deaths don’t happen within that time of each other, you have to draw separate cartoons for them:



5 Responses to “Shafted”

  1. mshiltonj
    January 15th, 2006 @ 9:18 pm

    The first and the fourth comic are the same one. The fourth one is just mirrored with the bus added, and a different caption. Wierd.

  2. choobus
    January 15th, 2006 @ 9:34 pm

    keep em coming RA! The day you start pussyfooting around to appease these crying hypocrits is the day I stop asking them if they do anal.

  3. snap crafter
    January 15th, 2006 @ 10:33 pm

    I think that was the point mshiltonj

    I don’t quite understand the third though

  4. Jason Malloy
    January 16th, 2006 @ 2:26 am

    “The first and the fourth comic are the same one. The fourth one is just mirrored with the bus added”

    You sir are a god-damned genius.

    “I don’t quite understand the third though”

    Obituary cartoons always indicate that various celebrity figures will be doing in heaven what they were famous for on earth, forever and ever and ever*. The joke you see, is that the rule also applies to those with shitty, dangerous jobs.

    *including riding a fucking bus!

  5. Kafkaesquí
    January 16th, 2006 @ 12:35 pm

    Is the use of the Grim Reaper in the 2nd comic an attempt to deal with the possibility one or more miners may not have been affiliated to a religious (assumedly Christian) denomination, and therefore would find it unlikely to enter heaven? If so, then Gorrell must be a god-damned genius too!

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