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1[[quoteright:299:]]˛[[caption-width-right:299:A panel from one of the strips, with added CensorBox.]]˛˛An incomprehensibly bitter, angry, profane, surreal and hilarious political WebComic by David Rees, composed entirely of clip-art and with the general emphasis being on the bubble text, which tends to come out as something like an AuthorFilibuster. It actually started under the title "Crumbly Comics" and chiefly dealt with the vagaries of corporate life/office work. These early, mostly apolitical strips are collected in the book ''My New Filing Technique is Unstoppable'', a phrase which also gives Rees' site its URL, The comic covered events from shortly after 9/11 to just after the end of the UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush presidency, generally reflecting Rees' appalled and incensed reaction to much of the doings of the [[EagleLand United States]] in [[WarOnTerror this period]], with the characters (such as they are - nobody is ever named) frequently expressing incredulity and generally acting [[OnlySaneMan as if they are trapped in their own personal hell]]. To say the series wore its bias on its sleeve would be a significant understatement.˛˛Rees has recently started a SequelSeries called [[ Get Your Censor On]], whose target is corporate attempts to censor and/or control the internet.˛˛!!Tropes:˛* AuthorAvatar: Damn near everyone. The comic is essentially a drawn expression of David Rees flapping his arms and screaming out of sheer anger.˛* AuthorFilibuster: Most of the strip consists of this. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] at [[ one point]] after a particularly prolonged bit of filibustering [[MediumAwareness leaves the characters despairing]] since they have no space left for anything else.˛* BlackComedy: [[ This.]]˛* BreakingTheFourthWall: Often.˛* ClusterFBomb: It's probably easier to count the comics where this doesn't happen than the ones where it does.˛* CutAndPasteComic: As literal an example as you'll find - ''everything'' is clip art. Rees draws very little himself.˛* INeedAFreakingDrink: Characters refer often to drinking heavily to try and ignore world events.˛--> [[ There are five bottles of Jim Beam under my desk - two are empty, three are full. Come on over.]]˛** Also applies to other substances.˛--> [[ God, if only that War on Drugs hadn't been so effective! I could really use some fucking marijuana right now!]]˛* NamelessNarrative˛* OnlySaneMan: Everyone is thoroughly under the impression that the powers that be are completely insane, and despair at people not seeing it.˛* StrawmanPolitical: Somewhat averted, as the few things that are [=RAGEd=] against are either unfortunately totally true or obviously surreal and completely made up for the sake of comedy.˛* YourHeadASplode: Can be caused by calling UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush [[ "brilliant"]].˛----


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