Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas is the time for Scamming


I don't know about you folks and your hometowns, but here in my hometown we've got this little organization called the United Way. Usually they're up to all sorts of good--helping the less fortunate in myriad ways, but recently they are playing on people's sympathy and good nature during the Christmas season.
You see, they've got this event that they like to call "Sub for Santa"--which couldn't be more transparent. I mean really, is there anyone out there who is less needy than Santa Claus? The man has it all--what business does he have monopolizing the efforts of the United Way to get himself a sub?
And, okay, United Way, I was on board when you were giving out wheelchairs to disadvantaged handicapped people, and providing clothing and shelter for the destitute and poverty stricken, but I had to draw the line at this. I'm sorry, but I just can't take part in this act of "charity" for a man who doesn't even need your help--he's already got a flying sleigh and a team of magical reindeer; it's not as though the timing belt snapped on his Dodge Dart or something.
And anyway, if Santa Claus really needed a sub all that badly, how come he doesn't just get his elves to make him one?
Let's think a little bit here before we jump on to this bandwagon, America.

15 comments:

Clairictures said...

Hysterical! Poor Santa...or I suppose not, depending on how you look at it...

Laura said...

Bahahaha! Makes sense to me.

But, then again - when was the last time YOU were Santa, Anthony? Ride a mile in his sleigh and then maybe you'll now how biting that frosty wind is and how smelly the reindeer are and having to eat all those cookies? Some of them left without milk??
...It may not be as easy as you think. :)

Markham Carroll said...

What if they meant sub sandwiches? If I were Santa, I'd sure like a sandwich every now-and-then between all those cookies.

The Rabidmilkman said...

Oh, sub for Santa as in subSTITUTE for Santa... all this time I thought they made a giant hoagie for him...and it looks like Markham had the same idea

Jed said...

I like this illustration, Anthony. Nicely executed.

Will Strong (that's who) said...

Ah, hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Oh Santa, when will you learn?

Audrey Gayle said...

I'm really enjoying our blog! Your hand has loosened up a bunch! very nice!

Jake Wyatt said...

Well put.

El Fro said...

WIZZAAARRRRDD!! good work.

Kory Hubbell said...

PLUS, they gave him a sub in the middle of the DESERT!? WHAT a waste of RESOURCES!!!

ALBERT PARDO said...

GREAT STYLE... I LUV ALL THE RHINO VARIATIONS, THEY'RE ALL AMAZIN'

YOU HAVE A REAL NICE WAY OF DRAWING KIDS TOO, NICE EXPRESSIONS...

Brandon said...

I'll give YOU a stupid question...

Rachel B said...

You should look into this, Amfrony...

http://www.bulletproofbaby.net/home%20page.html

Maybe Sawyer isn't as safe as he SHOULD be. Forget Santa, THIS is important stuff!

Ken Chandler said...

Fantastic characters (this and previous posts alike), and your guy playing imaginary instrument(s) is stunning! Fantastic work!

The Green Telephone said...

Hehe.. Great drawing, I really like your blog!

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