Say, how does Texas feel about the Trayvon Martin tragedy? I have no idea. Seems like they’ve been awfully quiet. Everybody’s probably deep in thought — yeah, that must be it. Maybe we should ask somebody? We should probably ask.
Around the University of Texas community, the hunger for news gets fed by The Daily Texan. Yesterday, their resident cartoonist, Stephanie Eisner, weighed in this way:
Well, there goes a mystifying melange of semiotics. Or, what? Using my sick forensic skills, I highlighted a few cryptic details you might have missed.
Here’s a rendering of the shooter:
And, if you squint, you can just see Martin:
Whew. Until now, America had absolutely no idea. I assume the investigative journalism arm of the Texan is a pack of bloodhounds. Racist yahoo bloodhounds.
“I apologize for what was in hindsight an ambiguous cartoon related to the Trayvon Martin shooting. I intended to contribute thoughtful commentary on the media coverage of the incident, however this goal fell flat. I would like to make it explicitly clear that I am not a racist, and that I am personally appalled by the killing of Trayvon Martin. I regret any pain the wording or message of my cartoon may have caused.”
See? She’s not some dirt-stupid Texas cracker with a pocket full of pencils and a Rickster-autographed map of “N*ggerhead Ranch.” She’s a thoughtful political satirist who only wanted to broaden the discourse by yelling “COLORED BOY!!” If you can’t understand that, everything’s on you. Speaking of broad commentary (yeehoo!), this is pretty sophisticated stuff:
The satirical K.O.: “Save ALL the tatas.” Pfft, who needs those? Eisner demonstrates impressive talents. Obvious “facillities.”