Terminal Lance #5 “Race Card”

January 19, 2010

Hot off the heels of MLK Day, I unintentionally post this comic regarding the use of the Race Card. I made the strip last week not realizing it would be posted after the holiday, but whatever, I keeps it real.

Race is typically a hot issue in the Marine Corps. It’s always the top of the conversation amongst the many people-circles that inhabit the field, the tip of the comedy stick if you will. Making fun of someone’s race is one of the easiest things to do, as its not exactly something you can hide from. In any case, being someone of another ethnic background outside of caucasian does definitely give you the benefit of the Race Card. Whether the race card has ever been used to any real success is up for debate, but it is definitely attempted. I know that being Jewish has gotten me out of a few Fridays of work… well just in boot camp really, but I suppose the amount of flak I get for being Jewish is payment enough for it.

I would also like to take this moment to note that I am still curious as to why the Michelin Man is white. Tires are black, plain and simple. I don’t care what cars had them back in the early 1900’s or whatever other bullshit excuse their is, the fact is no one wants to put a huge, rippling black man with white eyes and teeth as their mascot. I only ask because I think it’s funny really, I don’t honestly give a shit about the Michelin Man.

I must make note of the fact that I haven’t been updating my “Photo of the Day” segment of the News post. I doubt anyone reads it anyway, but I’ve just been extremely busy with transferring over to my local Combat Camera shop. Being that I only have 4 months left on my contract with no re-enlistment in sight, I was able to go TAD in excess for the rest of my contract to the base ComCam shop in order to conduct my usual nonsense of creating art as a job. Ironically, my desk is now the very same desk that Sempertoons was born on. Yes, I am now operating from the exact same work station as Gunny Wolf’s beloved classic. It’s a somewhat humbling realization, seeing his old sketchbooks laying around still. Kind of strange, too.

On that note I will take off. I implore all of you to register on the forums and start posting. They are in fact fully functional, and ready to be used by you, the Terminal Lance Corporal. Talk about nothing, get to know each other, and have a good time.

Also, don’t see The Hurt Locker. It’s a piece of shit, as I mentioned in the News post.