Below is the latest The Pain -- When Will It End?
This is a parody of the recent books on "Emotional I.Q."
and other newfound "types" of intelligence, which seems to me like
a bogus way of handing out some sort of intelligence consolation prize to
everybody, no mater how dimwitted they are. (Sort of like how Mom used to
give out awards for "most original," "prettiest," "best
in the category of seven-to-eight-year-olds," etc. for the chalk drawings
on our driveway, so that each kid who'd done one would get some award, even
though mine was clearly the best, hands-down. Infuriating bullshit!)
Although, as the last panel shows, I don't put much stock in the concept of
"intelligence" as measured by I.Q. tests, either. People who are
supposedly "intelligent" can be totally lacking in qualities like
imagination, humor, and independent or critical thought. Here we se illustrated
a variety of useless forms of intelligence.
Friends whose likenesses I hve hijacked for this cartoon
include Caroln Ewald, Dr. Mark Crispin Miller, Jim Fisher and Michael Kirby,
and Jesse Fuchs. Non-friends caricatured include Newt Gingrich.