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Perkins Derangement Cartoons

October 26, 2011

Someone emailed me recently:

This is why I’ll never run for office.

Oh, the indignity. And then there’s Robbie Hood. Just precious. The Short Bus Bloggers have not only learned Photoshop, but how to host an image.

This first one slayed me, even if the reason is a bit unclear exactly why Robbie is the monkey.

Here’s the latest one and the logic behind it is bonkers, as usual. It appears that a private citizen named Roy Carroll has managed to keep some of his money while attempting to renovate a Greensboro downtown building, with little success. This fellow has in the past come before council in attempts to win grants, tax relief and bonds for various projects. He also apparently knows councilman Perkins and once flew them to Las Vegas on his jet, which is probably just leased.

The Short Bus Bloggers know Robbie is very smart and generally up to no good. But they have no idea how brilliant Perkins really is.

Once upon a time, Roy Carroll appeared before the Greensboro City Council and asked for some sort of financial assistance in gutting the old Wachovia Building and building condos. As councilman Perkins considered the request, he thought to himself:

Hmmm… sometime, years in the future, the wife and I might go splitsville and I’ll need a place to crash. It sure would be nice to have a downtown penthouse overlooking the baseball park. Of course, by then my political career will have been so successful that I will have attracted a pathetic cabal of illiterate Republicans, who will follow my every move and interpret them with outlandish conspiracy theories. Hell, it’ll probably get so bad during my campaign for mayor that they start publishing rudimentary cartoons with my picture.

Councilman Perkins considered what the future might hold a while longer, then thought:

Fuck’em

And voted to approve Roy Carroll’s request.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. A.C. permalink
    October 26, 2011 8:20 pm

    Those are some of the most amateur photoshops I’ve ever seen. They must have been done with MS Paint?

    • October 26, 2011 8:35 pm

      Yeah, I was being charitable. We can always hope they’ll get better. Until then, they’re still hilarious.

  2. Stephen permalink
    October 27, 2011 11:56 am

    Those cartoons are hilarious. From the content and message. To the technical detail and presentation. Kudos. Beep beep.

    • October 27, 2011 12:04 pm

      Yeah, the attempts to explain the cartoons are priceless and betray a mind earnest in intent, but somewhat lacking in details. But that’s the nature of Perkins Derangement Syndrome. It’s more of an emotion than something you can actually explain.

  3. Stephen permalink
    October 27, 2011 1:29 pm

    I must admit that the cartoons make Roy Carroll a little less creepy looking.

  4. October 27, 2011 2:00 pm

    We toured Center Pointe once, but I stayed away from him. Kinda like a blonde Frankenstein. Now, that could be a cartoon.

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