Jan
5

lolz




Posted at 23:41 by Brad

I cannot stop laughing about this graphic:

RedState has officially passed over whatever glory years it ever had and has prematurely entered the “Smell the Glove” phase of its career. Brandon Friedman at VoteVets remarks:

Like many chickenhawks who struggle with what it means to be a man in the modern era, Erickson and the “soldiers” in his budding “Strike Force” have again tried to imitate serving in the military without actually having to don a uniform, pick up a weapon, or sacrifice much of anything at all. However, by creating this make-believe world in which RedState activists are members of a military-like “Strike Force,” they’re actually quite a lot like the Dungeons and Dragons fans LARPers in the video below pretending to be wizards, basilisks, and gorgons.

So not only has RedState designed a military unit crest, but they’ve now painted themselves as hopeless dorks, lunging clumsily for political relevance with a ham-handed attempt at jumpstarting a field organization.

I concur with this analysis, although I’d say it’s a bit unfair to the LARPers, who actually do get some form of real exercise running around in the woods and who do have some experience in weapons training, even if it’s only with foam swords and spell packets. Put it to you like this: you give me the choice of going into a fight with an average LARPer or Dan Riehl, you bet your ass I’m taking the LARPer.

[Thanks to whichever commenter pointed this out to me in the comments a while back.]

116 Comments »

  1. D.N. Nation said,

    January 5, 2009 at 23:44

    That graphic also reminds us how hard wingnuts suck at Photoshop.

  2. Legalize said,

    January 5, 2009 at 23:45

    How much more awesomer can that logo be? Teh answer is none. None more awesomer.

  3. D.N. Nation said,

    January 5, 2009 at 23:47

    Uh oh. Looks like some pessimism in their ranks:

    People understand the extent of the leftists propaganda network on the Internet. For every major subject of political importance, you will find a left wing propaganda website that broadcasts the daily propaganda message about that subject to the leftists nuts. That message gets then carried and depositied on practically every major forum out there.

    That’s what we are up against … A propaganda networ and organization, backed by billions of dollars and woven into everything of political importance to the left.

  4. sarah said,

    January 5, 2009 at 23:48

    wow. just wow. i can’t stop laughing either. and brandon friedman is right on.

    there are some knights in shining armor who do their thing near where i play bike polo, and they are kind of intimidating. especially the ones who are seven feet tall. whomever pointed out that larpers are tougher than (ha ha) RED STATE STRIKE FORCE team members (soldiers?) is definitely correct.

  5. fardels bear said,

    January 5, 2009 at 23:50

    Bike polo? Do you use a severed head for the ball, because that would be REALLY tough.

  6. jscopes said,

    January 5, 2009 at 23:50

    They need to head off to the parlor and get platoon tats.
    Show some damn initiative and motivation.

    JS

  7. sarah said,

    January 5, 2009 at 23:50

    oh shoot d.n.: at first i thought you were going to quote a RED STATE STRIKE FORCE team member who thought this was…um…a less-than-brilliant idea.

    but no, just someone who points out our multi-billion dollar propaganda network and organization. right.

    who do we talk to about getting crests and insignia for this organization? i’m starting to get a little envious of the RED STATE STRIKE FORCE. :(

  8. Thorlac said,

    January 5, 2009 at 23:51

    “…broadcasts the daily propaganda message about that subject to the leftists nuts…”

    One of the cool things about being a leftist is that ability to receive broadcasts with my testicles.

  9. sarah said,

    January 5, 2009 at 23:52

    fardels bear said,
    Bike polo? Do you use a severed head for the ball, because that would be REALLY tough.

    no, those don’t roll very well.

  10. Duros62 said,

    January 5, 2009 at 23:53

    who do we talk to about getting crests and insignia for this organization?

    Soros or Kos, not sure which.

  11. alec said,

    January 5, 2009 at 23:54

    How much more awesomer can that logo be? Teh answer is none. None more awesomer.

    YOU STEP TO ME

    I BRING THE PAIN

    WHITE BOY

  12. Legalize said,

    January 5, 2009 at 23:55

    LARPers also tend to get at least some exercise and enjoy the benefits of fresh air and sunshine. Wingers? Come on.

  13. alec said,

    January 5, 2009 at 23:55

    who do we talk to about getting crests and insignia for this organization?

    I’m sure Red Army nostalgia is pretty cheap on eBay these days.

  14. Principal Blackman said,

    January 5, 2009 at 23:56

    Is this Strike Force related to Operation: Whateverthefuck? You know, that thing they came up with wherein they were gonna be all mean to conservatives who didn’t sufficiently love Palin?

  15. Lesley said,

    January 5, 2009 at 23:59

    Put it to you like this: you give me the choice of going into a fight with an average LARPer or Dan Riehl, you bet your ass I’m taking the LARPer.

    Wouldn’t it be easier to take on Dan Riehl?

  16. Svlad Jelly said,

    January 5, 2009 at 23:59

    If I didn’t know Red State was populated by a platoon of Fail, this would be a little scary. Wake me up when they start kidnapping Union Activists.

  17. Legalize said,

    January 5, 2009 at 23:59

    Ok, alec’s version is slightly more awesomer.

  18. Brad said,

    January 6, 2009 at 0:00

    Wouldn’t it be easier to take on Dan Riehl?

    No, I mean going into a fight with one or the other at my side helping me.

  19. Lvl 3 Basement Dweller said,

    January 6, 2009 at 0:01

    “Lightning Bolt!”
    “Lightning Bolt!”
    “Lightning Bolt!”
    “Lightning Bolt!”
    “Lightning Bolt!”
    “Lightning Bolt!”
    “Lightning Bolt!”

    And the saddest thing is that I would pick Craptain Lightning Bolt ove Ace o’ Snails any time.

  20. J— said,

    January 6, 2009 at 0:01

    At the Red State web page, there’s a box that invites the reader to “Get Local.” I tried, clicking on the “Florida” link, but got this:

    Not Found

    Oh well. Maybe sometime this year, once the Swamp Strike Force is up and running.

  21. Lvl 3 Basement Dweller said,

    January 6, 2009 at 0:01

    Like Brad sed.

  22. Susan of Texas said,

    January 6, 2009 at 0:11

    Do the girls get to participate too? Can’t they be imaginary camp whores or cooks or something?

  23. alec said,

    January 6, 2009 at 0:14

    Do the girls get to participate too? Can’t they be imaginary camp whores or cooks or something?

    I think the Left Behind books basically sum it up: there are ten Real True Christians in a world seeking to destroy them, so obviously the sole woman should be a secretary.

  24. Spiders Everywhere said,

    January 6, 2009 at 0:18

    Red on white sans-serif font combined with black-with-green-dropshadow condensed serif font ow ow ow ow ow ow

  25. actor212 said,

    January 6, 2009 at 0:22

    That crest…did someone just decide the old shield of the American Dental Association was good enough?

  26. Thlayli said,

    January 6, 2009 at 0:24

    HELLO, CLEVELAND!!

  27. zombie rotten mcdonald said,

    January 6, 2009 at 0:31

    I believe that graphic could be improved by the kindly folks who also provided Ace’s upgraded banners.

    flames and skulls, babeeez!!

  28. FMguru said,

    January 6, 2009 at 0:31

    From the OP at RedState: “If you want patches, t-shirts, other merch made, I’ve got a bunch of places to work with ….. let me know.”

    I love how all efforts at conservative/libertarian “activism” are about cadging money from people and not advancing any sort of policy agenda (other than “piss of those commie-libs”).

  29. Mr. Wonderful said,

    January 6, 2009 at 0:33

    1. What is LARP?

    2. The “star device” in the RS shield is stolen from–of all organizations–NATO.

  30. sarah said,

    January 6, 2009 at 0:34

    1. LARP=live-action role play
    2. ha ha ha ha ha ha! it just got funnier!

  31. Mr. Wonderful said,

    January 6, 2009 at 0:35

    Oh, and all I could think of while watching that “Lightning Bolt” fight scene was, God, real people are so clumsy and inept. Who can take part in this without immediately feeling gigantically depressed–about himself, about combat, and, yes, about Lightning Bolt?

    Isn’t this why we have video games and movies?

  32. Another kiwi said,

    January 6, 2009 at 0:37

    I does rather resemble teh awesome “Stonehenge” song in the Tap movie.
    I tried and tried to get a picture of the Keystone Kops to post as the official Strikeforce photo but WP would not accept links to the pictures.
    I wonder if anybody expects teh Strikeforce…

  33. Scott said,

    January 6, 2009 at 0:42

    That shield needs a sammich.

  34. MzNicky said,

    January 6, 2009 at 0:44

    My high-school newspaper staff came up with something similar for the cover of our yearbook.

  35. Susan of Texas said,

    January 6, 2009 at 0:45

    They need sound effects, so there’s a duh-duh-DUH! each time they use the logo. The Dramatic Prarie Dog would be a perfect mascot.

  36. kc said,

    January 6, 2009 at 0:46

    So I guess Erick’s mom is gonna sew those badges on t-shirts for Erick’s friends. And maybe she can make them some super-hero capes out of old towels.

  37. The Cat said,

    January 6, 2009 at 0:48

    The SCA is much more interesting than LARPing. Plus, as with any outdoor festival of weird people with common interests, there’s usually casual sex.

  38. They CAN print that said,

    January 6, 2009 at 0:52

    Two words: Shit Force.

  39. alec said,

    January 6, 2009 at 0:59

    2. The “star device” in the RS shield is stolen from–of all organizations–NATO.

    Well, first of all, I think it was an inept attempt to steal the motif from John McCain (who can get into resistance to tyranny without an authority figure to invest absolute trust in?); second of all, NATO is still, pace the right’s continuing desire to see ethnic cleansing happen somehow in Georgia, the good guys.

    Mind you, anti-NATO sentiment in western Europe tends to be far more right-wing, so that’s what one would call a self-correcting problem. (Although you’d think that of Mark Steyn, who is at a bit of a moral crossroads between mocking Americans for having famous blacks on principle and continuing to feign sympathy for us to steal more of our wingnut millions – but no, he’s been an institution on the right since 9/11, cheering at the deaths of Americans in every other terrorist attack to date notwithstanding.)

  40. Smut Clyde said,

    January 6, 2009 at 1:19

    How much more awesomer can that logo be? Teh answer is none. None more awesomer.
    I am confident that they will achieve even greater heights of Awesome for the service medals and Purple Hearts.

  41. All this Fadge for only $19.99 (plus shipping and handling) said,

    January 6, 2009 at 1:19

    I just looked at the graphic again.

    Gawd they sUxxOrs!!!!

  42. PaminBB said,

    January 6, 2009 at 1:20

    I can’t wait until they roll out the uniforms. That logo will be totally awesome on the back of a bathrobe.

    Who knew these guys could be so funny?

  43. pat said,

    January 6, 2009 at 1:20

    Stroke Force.

  44. Lesley said,

    January 6, 2009 at 1:21

    Two words: Shit Force.

    Combine this with the shit moat and you save castle builders time! A shit force (presumably made of shit) can easily trudge THROUGH the moat.

    Hell, build a shitcastle too, and you won’t need toilets and sewage systems.

  45. pat said,

    January 6, 2009 at 1:21

    Or, if you will,

    Stroke Farce.

  46. GSD said,

    January 6, 2009 at 1:21

    I hope the Strike Force leotards have a nice, large codpiece.

    -G. Gordon Liddy

  47. Nigel Tufnel said,

    January 6, 2009 at 1:22

    We’ve got Armadillos in our trousers. It’s really quite frightening.

  48. Dan Riehl said,

    January 6, 2009 at 1:23

    We’ve got Armadillos small pickles in our trousers. It’s really quite frightening.

    That should about do it!

  49. pat said,

    January 6, 2009 at 1:23

    And I’m still waiting for someone to guess what exactly they plan to STRIKE?

    A match? An airline? A pose?

    (recycled from a previous thread, in case anyone was paying attention.)

  50. Head of Merchandising LOLCat said,

    January 6, 2009 at 1:23

    I kan haz Underoos concesshun?

  51. Arky4That1 said,

    January 6, 2009 at 1:24

    I love how all efforts at conservative/libertarian “activism” are about cadging money from people and not advancing any sort of policy agenda (other than “piss of those commie-libs”).

    Only if “Piss off” = “Cause to laugh derisively.”

    I for one can’t wait for the picture of the various platoons, resplendent in their StrikeFarce Gear and fake dog tags.

  52. Lesley said,

    January 6, 2009 at 1:25

    All this shit talk has me nostalgic for Jim Lahey of Sunnyvale Trailer Park.
    http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Trailer_Park_Boys#Laheyisms

  53. Smut Clyde said,

    January 6, 2009 at 1:28

    One of the cool things about being a leftist is that ability to receive broadcasts with my testicles.
    Yes, but can yours play Bolero as background music for moments of passion?

  54. t4toby said,

    January 6, 2009 at 1:29

    I effin’ love the Trailer Park Boys.

  55. Bill said,

    January 6, 2009 at 1:33

    Stonehenge!
    where the banshee howls
    And Erik and Moe dance
    To the pipes of Pan
    Stonehenge!

    When do the RS Strikeforce action figures come out?

  56. Susan of Texas said,

    January 6, 2009 at 1:34

    The sky’s the limit, here. They could have imaginary battles and imaginary funerals and imaginary Henry V speeches. They can email each other little cartoon medals for Punditry above and beyond. And one day they shall tell their grandchildren of the battles they fought and won, and the comrades lost on the way.

    Myyyy country tiiiiiis of Theee!——-

  57. t4toby said,

    January 6, 2009 at 1:36

    BTW, Sadlies:

    Time to vote for John Swift in the Best Humor Blog category (Why was S,N! omitted?)

  58. t4toby said,

    January 6, 2009 at 1:37

    And, we have to help John Cole hold off Instapundit!.

  59. JadeGold said,

    January 6, 2009 at 1:38

    Isn’t Moe Lane (the Stalinesque Mini-Me of RS) big into pretending he’s a knight or warrior in one of those SCA cults?

  60. Djur said,

    January 6, 2009 at 1:42

    toby: As much as I love Swift, I have sworn my eternal support and fealty to J-Fruh.

  61. tigrismus said,

    January 6, 2009 at 1:44

    *whistles nonchalantly*

  62. atheist said,

    January 6, 2009 at 1:49

    Hey, that’s pretty good!

  63. actor212 said,

    January 6, 2009 at 1:50

    pat said,
    January 6, 2009 at 1:20

    Stroke Force.

    Or, if you will,

    Stroke Farce.

    More like, “Stroke Four”.

  64. Kenn said,

    January 6, 2009 at 1:52

    That beats the one I posted in the bolton thread.

    WANK FORCE

  65. Robert Green said,

    January 6, 2009 at 1:52

    what about other insignia and logos for fredonia sorry, for redstatalvania? if one…falls on one’s friend’s keyboard, deleting various fetish porn before mom finds out that one’s friend is really into goatfucking, does that constitute a bronze star of some sort? a purple heart? and what, fair photoshoppers, might such awards look like?

  66. actor212 said,

    January 6, 2009 at 1:53

    t4toby said,
    January 6, 2009 at 1:36

    BTW, Sadlies:

    Time to vote for John Swift in the Best Humor Blog category (Why was S,N! omitted?)

    This is up for Best Liberal blog, however.

    I’m up for Best Up and Coming Blog.

    And now that I’ve said it, I shall cringe at the inadvertent innuendo posted on S,N!

  67. Djur said,

    January 6, 2009 at 1:56

    JadeGold: Let’s not confuse LARPers and SCAers. There’s crossover, sure, but the two are hilarious and dopey in critically distinct ways.

    SCA types are more comically invested in the role, with more long-term organization and prolonged bouts of poking each other with swords and slapping wench buttocks. Some such events are multi-day, which means you have burly men acting out Oldenne Tymes of Chyvallrye all day and then bunking together in freezing tents. This is inherently funny.

    On the other hand, the devotion to realism drains a bit of the comedy potential. Like Civil War reenactors, your average medieval reenactor is pretty dedicated to playing their part as closely to historical reality as possible. No magic, real fighting techniques, etc. And it’s difficult to chortle when an enormous muscular man dressed in armor and holding a big-ass sword is doing his thing.

    LARPers, on the other hand, are far more likely to be dorky high-schoolers wearing capes and top hats, running around shouting “I cast magic missile into the darkness.” And while high fantasy LARPing is funny, it doesn’t even begin to touch on the comedy of Vampire LARPs. Fright-wigged makeup-clad gothlings standing around delivering soliloquies about the dark mystical ennui of the brooding night… is there anything else that warms the heart so well?

    (By the way, I’ve noticed that Crow makeup has found its replacement in Heath-Ledger-as-The-Joker makeup. I am gladdened.)

  68. JadeGold said,

    January 6, 2009 at 2:02

    Djur: Thanks for the precis on wankers. Given that Moe is about 4 feet tall, the thought of him with anything much larger than a seafood fork cracks me up.

    I’ve alawys thought of libertarians as adult goths.

  69. mmeetoilenoir said,

    January 6, 2009 at 2:04

    The SCA is a good time. There are some fantastic brewers and vintners in that group. They corrupted me right well for years.

    Topic? Building their fort is going to take a LOT of couch cushions. I wonder whose mom will let them take over her living room? She’d better put down the plastic slipcovers to protect the fancy couches from…well, the creamy glory of the Force.

  70. Google Alerts said,

    January 6, 2009 at 2:08

    Hmmmm.

  71. mmeetoilenoir said,

    January 6, 2009 at 2:08

    Only 27 votes for Casa Sadly?!? If we can get it together for Atlas Shrieks, then we’ve gotta get a move on for ourselves!

  72. alec said,

    January 6, 2009 at 2:10

    I’ve alawys thought of libertarians as adult goths.

    Au contraire: they’re the ones that don’t grow up. Rebelling against your parents by only giving a shit about yourself, living life completely on its surface, emitting squid-like clouds of ink, and smoking a whole hell of a lot is vaguely admirable until you turn 18, at which point you’re just another jackass who thinks running his El Camino’s tires half-empty makes him cool.

    The SCA is a good time. There are some fantastic brewers and vintners in that group. They corrupted me right well for years.

    You miss a lot of fun stuff when you no longer have to outsource bespectacled oral. On the balance, though…

  73. Snorghagen said,

    January 6, 2009 at 2:11

    How much more awesomer can that logo be? Teh answer is none. None more awesomer.

    Gotta have some eagles.

  74. Galactic Dustbin said,

    January 6, 2009 at 2:13

    the understated level of FAIL is a good start but wingnuts have NEVER been about understatement. To truly hit it’s full FAIL potential, it needs at least a skull, a sword, and perhaps some flames

  75. Snorghagen said,

    January 6, 2009 at 2:17

    Stroke Force.

    Don’t do it! It can lead to uncomfortable penile chafing.

  76. Galactic Dustbin said,

    January 6, 2009 at 2:20

    I loved the comment someone made above:
    they need more couch pillows to build their fort

    which I think would be perfect for some scroll work under the shied- so I did a quick web translation into latin:

    need more couch pillows to build our fort

    Postulo magis lectus diripio texo nostrum castr!

  77. Djur said,

    January 6, 2009 at 2:28

    I’ll say this for the SCA — if it hadn’t existed, Richard Garriott probably would have never created Ultima, which means we’d have never been treated to a sociopathic Avatar of virtue systematically corrupting children, abusing old men, committing mass murder, and tormenting Warren Spector with Sigmund Freud on Mars.

  78. R. V. Dump said,

    January 6, 2009 at 2:28

    Strike Four.

  79. M. Bouffant said,

    January 6, 2009 at 2:32

    Not being familiar w/ all “Internet traditions,” while I knew that the “RP” in “LARP” stood for role playing (or “Rocket Propelled”) I figured the “LA” stood for “Lame Ass.”)

    Whaddaya know?

  80. MzNicky said,

    January 6, 2009 at 2:33

    Red State Strike Force: The Anagramming

    Caked Feet Terrorists
    A Erected Stroke First
    Defecate Retro Skirts
    A Escorted Ferrets Kit
    Racketeered Fists Rot
    A Dicker Tester Foster

  81. M. Bouffant said,

    January 6, 2009 at 2:37

    An amendment to your thesis:

    Plus, as with any outdoor festival of weird white people with common interests, there’s usually casual sex.

    Sex w/ someone in a Renaissance costume is never casual. (Or causal.)

  82. gbear said,

    January 6, 2009 at 2:39

    I really liked Camaros in the 60′s, so when I see RS, I think Rally Sport.

  83. Djur said,

    January 6, 2009 at 2:41

    Plus, as with any outdoor festival of weird people with common interests, there’s usually casual sex.

    Yeah, but they take their historical accuracy seriously. You’re at risk of getting the O.G. 1494 syphilis where your face rots off.

  84. M. Bouffant said,

    January 6, 2009 at 2:49

    Fuck you people.

    I’m not voting in any of your silly on-line popularity contests until my web log gets nominated for something. (Anything.)

    What is this, junior high?

  85. actor212 said,

    January 6, 2009 at 2:52

    Here you go, M…I’ve found a link to nominate you for A List status…

    http://www.kineda.com/are-you-an-a-list-bloglebrity/

  86. Another kiwi said,

    January 6, 2009 at 2:54

    M Bouffant you have the thanks of a grateful nation!

    Founder member of the Stripe Farce team: Brave Sir Robin

  87. ed said,

    January 6, 2009 at 2:58

    There’s a Godwin’s Law-breaking angle to the kitschy faux-military patch which someone needs to explore. Perhaps VoteVets will go there. But somebody really should.

  88. Susan of Texas said,

    January 6, 2009 at 2:59

    From the link: There is a clear correlation between posting volume and Technorati authority ranking.

    Sadly, no.

  89. M. Hooper said,

    January 6, 2009 at 3:21

    Sigh. Admittedly, the costuming in the video ain’t awesome, but it’s a really fun hobby, I swear. Mind you, the people I play with tend to be about a decade older… we don’t flail like that, but we’re slower.

  90. Dr. Squid said,

    January 6, 2009 at 3:25

    One can imagine what their 20-sided dice tell them to do.

  91. M. Bouffant (374,389 out of 100,000,000) said,

    January 6, 2009 at 3:30

    212, thanks for the Ultimate Asian Hotties“How to Discover You’re a C-List Bugger™” link. Very useful.

    Not a direct correlation, no, but (& this may explain her inexplicable popularity) even The Mighty Megatron advises “post early, post often.” (Of course she’s skating now, but one must spew widely before something sticks to a wall somewhere.)

    You won’t be linked or rolled (no puns or double meanings, please) w/o piles of “content” to attract those flies.

  92. Aaron said,

    January 6, 2009 at 4:10

    The 102nd chairborne division has their new logo! Keep fighting the good fight men! Keep fighting for torture, illegal detention, illegal rendition, illegal wiretapping, theft of huge amounts of money, filling the government with incompetants, and of course, making excuses for those who do. Good luck “men” and keep up the good fight… -destroying America! Americas enemies can’t do it without you!

  93. strangething said,

    January 6, 2009 at 4:13

    Did someone freep the Best Liberal Blog poll for the PUMA blog? They are way, way ahead.

  94. Lesley said,

    January 6, 2009 at 4:22

    Will the “Stroke Force” be wearing Jackoff Boots? bwarhar.

  95. George Smiley said,

    January 6, 2009 at 4:24

    Yeah, but they take their historical accuracy seriously. You’re at risk of getting the O.G. 1494 syphilis where your face rots off.

    New rule: if you deny evolution or global warming, you must also reject antibiotics.

  96. Arky said,

    January 6, 2009 at 4:33

    I’m up for Best Up and Coming Blog.

    And now that I’ve said it, I shall cringe at the inadvertent innuendo posted on S,N!

    I am intrigued by your ideas and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

    (Inadvertent innuendo?)

  97. Badger3k said,

    January 6, 2009 at 5:10

    Well, if they are a “military” unit, then surely we can use federal powers to deputize them and send them to Iraq or Afghanistan. My brother’s unit just returned from a 15 month tour, and I’m sure they can use someone to take their place.

  98. henry lewis said,

    January 6, 2009 at 5:28

    It seems I’m an E list blogger.

    My plan is working.

  99. zidaane said,

    January 6, 2009 at 6:03

    When I get hit by a sleep spell, and then lightning, and then sleep spell again and then more lightning my balls float.

  100. ceabaird said,

    January 6, 2009 at 6:34

    The best place for the “Shit Force” is… on shit-burning detail. Hey boys, that shit won’t burn itself – git busy!!!

  101. Another Kiwi said,

    January 6, 2009 at 6:35

    …and then more lightning my balls float

    Hasn’t happened to us all. Gaffer tape is the only answer, I’m afraid. Safety Tip: shave before taping!!

  102. Interrobang said,

    January 6, 2009 at 7:02

    The SCA was the best cruising ground I ever had. And I’ll tellya, the sweaty men in the armour do not bunk up with other sweaty men in freezing tents, unless they’re really into sweaty men, and winter camping, which is perishin’ rare. And of course sex with people in Renaissance costumes is casual — do you think people wore underwear in those days?!

    There’s simply no comparison. The SCA is what cool uncool people do on weekends. RedState is what uncool uncool people do every day, to disguise the fact they don’t have actual workweeks in which to have weekends.

  103. Shell Goddamnit said,

    January 6, 2009 at 7:25

    In my experience, Vampire LARPers are less angsty and more incomprehensibly-machiavellian-ha-ha-I-meant-to-do-that-now-you-are-screwed-nevermind-exactly-how-my-minions-agree-so-there. But I am not bitter.

    Also: *whistles nonchalantly* person: you need a double-thumbed fist there. Because there needs to be more of them, that is why.

  104. whoa said,

    January 6, 2009 at 8:46

    I’m late to this, but wait, you mean that shield thingy isn’t some joke you made up? it’s a real non-jokey Republican thing?
    awesome!!!!!

  105. watchdog said,

    January 6, 2009 at 10:08

    That pathetic attempt at a unit crest looks alot like the first Cavalry divisions unit crest;
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Cavalry_Division_(United_States)
    Makes me wonder how much work they really put into plagerising the Army.

  106. jim said,

    January 6, 2009 at 11:20

    Wow – I can’t decide which is funnier: that their Shield O’ Power ‘N’ Glory uses the NATO star … or that these dingdongs are so irony-blind that they put this faux-military kitsch out there totally deadpan, unwilling if not unable to see what a pack of schnooks they make themselves look like by doing so.

    Lolz is right … in America’s darkest hour, when sanity threatens to break out across rhe land, it’s time for the RS Strike Force to don their Power Ranger outfits & leap on board the Full Metal Shortbus! Let’s roll!

  107. Smut Clyde said,

    January 6, 2009 at 13:41

    That pathetic attempt at a unit crest
    It’s not that bad. I can imagine it on a can of fly-spray.

  108. actor212 said,

    January 6, 2009 at 16:51

    I am intrigued by your ideas and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

    Arky, go to my blog and click the l’il blue box in the upper right corner. That way I’ll get the Spam Trap email address you’d prefer.

  109. Gridlock said,

    January 6, 2009 at 18:12

    You’re aware that, to an Englishman (hi!) it says “Arse” and looks like a puckered sphincter, right? Or am I missing the obvious and the Strike Force is, in fact, a elite team of Analrapists?

  110. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    January 6, 2009 at 22:07

    When do the RS Strikeforce action figures come out?

    That not a Kung-Fu grip.

  111. actor212 said,

    January 7, 2009 at 0:14

    Grid, here in America, the analrapists are the Catholic Clergy.

    Or maybe the Anabaptists. I can never keep them straight.

    You mean “mudfuckers,” I think.

  112. Passerby said,

    January 7, 2009 at 2:39

    Oh my god… I know those LARPers.

    And I’d definitely bet on them in a fight against the 1st Chairborne.

  113. Brendan said,

    January 8, 2009 at 16:21

    My humble submission for a slight modification to the logo may be viewed here.

  114. Righteous Bubba said,

    January 8, 2009 at 16:44

    That’s really good.

  115. Kip W said,

    January 13, 2009 at 1:49

    I’m a regular at the Comics Curmudgeon, but I’ve been voting for Jon Swift, because CC is winning anyway, and JS is so damn good.

  116. american heart association said,

    May 27, 2013 at 23:42

    At this moment I am going away to do my breakfast, afterward having my
    breakfast coming again to read further news.

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