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Real Americans... by ErinPtah Real Americans... by ErinPtah
After Monday's very angry TDS, Stephen makes the mistake that sets Jon off.

The pacing of this is shot, but it was cathartic to draw.

See, here's the thing: All the details here are all factual, though the real Jon would never lash out with them like this. The man got a USO award for the stuff he does with wounded soldiers, and he never so much as talks about it, even when his support of the troops is disparaged on the grounds of his being a liberal. So, uh, metaphorically roughing someone up on his behalf? Kinda felt good.
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grumpypig102 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
dude this exact thing happened in my DREAM! omg...
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Femkela Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
aw thats just adorable
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thngwhtsqks Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Yeah, this is not really IC for Jon at all, but as you say, extremely cathartic. I like the way you balanced it by keeping them chibi throughout, but giving them powerful expressions (especially love Jon's face change in the two textless panels)
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farfalla-caqui Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
That was very sweet at the end but to be honest, I was expecting, well, you can probably imagine. rawrrr!
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kilala1010 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
Epic!
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Professor-Tinker Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
'Don't tell Papa Bear' for the win. XD
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qwert123456 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Wait, that sounded stupid. OBVIOUSLY I know Jon never pinned Stephen down and completely lost it; I meant, 'which very angry TDS are you writing about, the one on some random Monday?"
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ErinPtah Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Well, this was posted October 22, so probably October 20.

*checks thedailyshow.com*

Aha! Here's the clip: [link]=pfriend-or-pfoe

The show comes back to the comment a few times, including a later segment in which Jason Jones profiles both "real America" and "fake America" - including a comment on how lousy the big-city "fake Americans" are, played over a clip of firefighters on 9/11. Point made loud and clear.
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qwert123456 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Yesssss. Thank you! *scuttles off to watch clip*
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qwert123456 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Ooh, which TDS is this?? Seeing Jon angry is always fun. He should take out his claws more often. <3
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missgrim67 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
i do agree with Shinola, that was epic lol
i luv "slash" between these two :)
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kitsunesan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
D'aaaaw, "Stephen" clinging to Jon's leg is like...the cutest thing ever. This made me sniffle AND wibble. Wow.
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Seagullsong Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
Oh wait, I thought of something else to yell at Palin about. SMALL DOES NOT MEAN GOOD! Listen to Jon! Seriously, from what I hear, Wasilla's kind of a hell hole. High murder rates, lots of bars. And also, with 10,000 people, it's the fifth largest city in Alaska. Which is sad. But whatever.
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Seagullsong Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
Wow, that is exactly what I want to do every time I hear Palin, or McCain, or anyone say that. This is sooooo cute. Well, and a little scary, what with aggressive!Jon and all. But awesome.
Ok, I live in Alaska, and feel the need to clarify something. I don't know if you were just going for comedic license using the SNL parody or what, but most people don't know this, so I'll assume you don't either. You cannot actually see Russia from Wasilla. Sarah Palin never said you could...just that you could on a certain island. I assume she was talking about St. Lawrence. It doesn't matter at all, except that, well, the only people anyone from the lower 48 know from Alaska are Palin and Stevens, and I'm sick of it. So whenever I can correct a misconception(even if it's so insignificant that it does nothing to disguise the fact that our governor is a raving loon with delusions of grandeur), I have to do it. Sorry. *Heads back to igloo to feed corrupt/insane politicians to a polar bear and regain any respect our state may have once had in America*
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FelinaofL2 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
I love how the red fades in and out. It was beautiful and Jon pinning poor Steven was a bit... erotic. :+fav:
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OrbitalDiamonds Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Beautiful comic, as well as your comments. "Real Americans" my ass.
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Rosey337 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
... I can't believe you made me "aw" outloud... xD


<3 your comics.
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kakasaku-freak Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
LMAO he almost but raped stephen XD
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Mad-Plot-Bunny Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Student General Artist
Sweet.... :3
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heidi-wiggin Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
Wonderful.
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Mothmish Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
*SQUEAAAAALLLL*
<3333333333333333333333
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Keyumi Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=3 Dawww~ They made up~
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PhilosopherJR Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
Wow!!
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auragoth Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
Eeeee!! I love it! Oh the tears in Stephen's eyes! <3
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createacomic Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
Req: Jon smacking - verbally or otherwise - Murtha for calling western PA people (like my students and I) "racists" and "rednecks." If he doesn't like the "us vs. them" rhetoric, he should condemn it from both sides with equal vigor.
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ErinPtah Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Good news! I chatted with Jon this morning, told him about your concerns, and the whole first segment of today's show not only took down Murtha's comments, but also included a roll of Biden gaffes, a riff on how Kerry can't tell a joke to save his life, and an Obama gaffe that's six months old and that they already covered when it originally happened!

(...no, I'm not really in contact with Stewart. But your request was fulfilled anyway. Smile.)
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createacomic Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
Yes, I saw. Splendid. Insulting the people voting for you is high on the list of "bloody stupid." I'm also glad he finally went back to balancing the humor between the two parties a bit. It was getting one-sided.

Not sure if you heard, but after making the remarks the numbers for Murtha's opponent, Russell, shot up. They're now tied, which is the closest race Murtha's been in for quite some time. I find the idea of Murtha losing his spot even as Democrats feel a resurgence to be highly amusing. He deserves it, too.
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ErinPtah Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
TDS has a history of mocking stupidity on all sides. But when talking about a line of rhetoric spouted by a whole Presidential campaign, up to and including the VP candidate, they aren't going to seek out a lone not-otherwise-newsworthy Democrat just for the sake of appearing balanced.

That said, next time I see Mr. Stewart, I'll be sure to pass on your request =)
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Hirumi-Tan Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
OMG in my eyes this looked like yaoi XPr
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MuffinMachine Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
I was surprisingly gripped by that story by the end. Well done :)
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LordDeraj Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
Ah the sweet sight of conseratives fighting amongst themselves...and it begins
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Ookamiofthewolves Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
D: JON STEWART....NEEDS A HUG! From Stephen.... D: Actually from everyone in USA!
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Jadeica Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
The ending made me smile.
<333 I so slash these two. O:
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ereyes Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
Wow...:ohnoes:
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Shinola Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
Epic. <3
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