7 August 2005
I can understand Mr. Kreider's sympathy for Mr. Nixon. He was an intelligent, complicated man; an actual practitioner of statecraft. He was also crazy and let it go to his head.
Compared to our current President Fuckface, he is downright preferable.
11 August 2005
Hello there... i was just wondering if Tim is doing any book signings in the near future in the Manhattan area? I just got his new book and absolutely love it... and want to give a copy to all my friends, so I'm going to order 5 more copies! Yes, I only have 5 friends, but don't let that reflect poorly on Tim's leadership, it's not really his fault.
Anyway, let me know. And if not, well, then just take this as a thanks for that great book... my friends probably don't really deserve signed copies anyway.
11 August 2005
I was kind of assuming GW is supposed to be moving his pieces with his elbow while Mr Cheney pretends to take no notice—but usually if that kind of subtle tweak was the intention you would mention it in the artist's statement?
Great one this week with a 4th panel straight out of Doonesbury (is that an insult to you or praise I wonder-- last time I wrote to you
I was saying 'Condition Brown' was my favourite which was probably insulting as it involved no drawing.....)
Keep fighting the good fight
(Jessica M.'s brother)
11 August 2005
[Ms. Hautpanz received the following link:]
12 August 2005
Your last comic, showing George Bush vacationing while troops were fighting, is hypocritical. If anything, it is people like you who prolong the pain and agony of your troops overseas (I am Canadian). The terrorists know they cannot win in a direct confrontation with the United States. Therefore their only hope is that there will be dissent among the "ranks" of those back home, on mainland USA.
When you publish comics like that, you foster dissent, which encourages the insurgents and terrorists. If you knew even one iota about military history, you would know that YOU contribute to the killing of American troops far more than George Bush does.
George Bush does not kill American troops. Insurgents and terrorists kill American troops. Insurgents and terrorists, far outgunned, can only win political victories, not military ones. If, on the other hand, you had an attitude like the British when the Germans bombed them in WWII, then you (the United States) would be so much farther ahead. The Brits did not whine that it was all Winston Churchill's fault they were being bombed. They knew it was the Nazis - and they just got on with it, stoicly [sic].
The Germans finally gave up. The terrorists and the insurgents won't give up until people like you shut up.
15 August 2005
Dear Ms. Hautpanz,
Please let Mr. Kreider know that I bought his book, so he shouldn't feel so blue.
16 August 2005
Please convey to Mr. Kreider that mental exertion is more exhausting than any exertion of the physical kind, and we are all stretching our brains, trying to wrap them around this whole "Bush Administration" thing that has metastasized itself into our populace. So it's understandable if he must remain naked; it's sweaty work.
Sadly, I'm living quite north of Baltimore, so I can't even spy on Mr. Kreider's nakedness with high-powered binoculars. Even more sadly...I'm not an insane person. Or maybe I am; don't they say that crazy people don't know that they're crazy? The binocular spying is a hobby, not a habit! Hmm.
My sincere thanks to you,
16 August 2005
Subject heading: "Thanks for the dedication" [referring to a cartoon dedicated to the man who danced on Reagan's grave]
The feeling is mutual. Naturally, the Satanism thing is bullshit, as is the national contest, as is the "trickle-down effect," as is...you get the idea. Jeezus be with you.
19 August 2005
It's nice to hear that Mr. Kreider is able to clothe himself again. Strange but true, I was recently discussing Baltimore with a friend of mine who's from there, stating that I'd really like to go down and eat lots of crabs. But I have a feeling that I will be disappointed, just as I was when I went
to Maine expecting lobsters to be crawling along the sidewalks only to discover that I had to go to a store, just like anywhere
else... ridiculous. Are there crabs clinging to the sides of office buildings, like in my fantasies, or should I just save myself the trip?
Enjoy your day,
24 August 2005
Good morning, Mr. Kreider. I am first going to be unnecessarily sycophantic, and then I will try to make up for it by saying something I think might make me look smart.
The illustration of Scott McClellan in "Cheering News" - the tiny face that appears to be sliding off of a thick, neckless tube, and his teensy weensy mousy hands - made me laugh like a retard for almost five minutes. Going further back, the same applies for every time Jim is depicted as James the Large. For every thoughtful and pertinent cartoon you draw that makes me chuckle and think, there's always one arbitrary thing to fixate on that causes me and my friends to laugh ourselves silly.
On a more relevant note, happy 36%! A few of my more optimistic associates theorize that Bush will break even with Nixon's 25% approval record somewhere around December, which would make for a great Christmas gift for everybody - better even than nuts. I know better, and expect him to drop a few more points, maybe even make it down to 30%, and then happen to be taking a walk with a film crew when suddenly he's forced to save a baby wrapped in the American flag by fistfighting a bear. Documents will later implicate the bear as having been sent by Al-Qaeda for the specific purpose of eating middle-class American children.
I hope I haven't interrupted your very important work with my inanities, sir.
26 August 2005
I'm afraid that I do not know the English word for "spessimetri" either, as I do not speak...Italian? Portuguese? Latin? Uneducated
American. How can one such as myself or Mr. Kreider indulge in the barbaric ritual of cracking apart the hard shell of a once-living, though admittedly horrific, creature and scraping out its sweet flesh with forks, fingers, and tongues?
Thank you for your time,
27 August 2005
I appreciate your fulfilling my curiosity regarding the meaning of "spessimetri". I'm going to use it every day in conversations with friends and family. I will be sure to visit Baltimore during crab season, just as soon as I find out when crab season is; does "crab season" even exist? Please tell Mr. Kreider that I would very much like to break shells with him.