…And in the Darkness Bind Them

...And in the Darkness, Bind Them

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16 Responses to “…And in the Darkness Bind Them”

This is one of the most powerful political cartoons I’ve seen in ages. The reference is brilliantly entertaining while very, -very- effectively driving the message home, and it’s all backed up with amazing artwork. You probably get this a lot (especially after the somethingawful Comedy Goldmine feature,) but this level of quality -needs- to be published somewhere.

Please release a book, I would buy it in a heartbeat!

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This is awesome! I discovered your site today in school while “working” on an assignment and was trilled to find a site with political editorial cartoons!

Even though I am for Obama, you just have to laugh at this!

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Outstanding. Absolutely outstanding.

But look at it this way. Had Frodo simply tossed the ring into the lava at his first opportunity, then Cheney, er, I mean *Gollum* would never have fallen in.

Think about it.

Obama is standing in for Isildur in this cartoon, with Russ Feingold in the role of Elrond.

So I guess that means we won’t be rid of Cheney for another 3,000 years.

This comic was featured (though without attribution, attempting to help fix) on reddit.com:


I’ve posted a link to this page in the comments. Here’s hoping your excellent work gets the proper credit.


By » kornberg (April 23rd, 2010 at 9:31 pm)

just so you know, i am supposed to be writing a paper analyzing a political cartoon. i want to use this one so badly it hurts but a requirement of the assignment states that it must be published in a major daily newspaper, so i ended up using something else. but just so you know, i asked for permission to bend the rules and was denied. and i keep gazing at this cartoon instead of writing my paper.

Man, it must sting a bit to see Jon Stewart doing a worse version of this joke two years later.

It’s great how it took you one month to do this joke and most people didn’t realize it for a full year and a half

I love this joke here. xD

By » Max Johnson (May 27th, 2011 at 1:09 pm)

Aaaand… it’s still relevant! Patriot act = renewed!

By » Ichiko Miles (February 25th, 2013 at 4:48 pm)

*Bump* 2013 and still relevant!


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By » ian morris (December 1st, 2016 at 4:20 pm)

you were right then and you are still right. now where are the hobbits when you need them (and smeagol)

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