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Jun. 8th, 2011 | 01:13 pm



A little Mexican history for you this time, which I have promised to a lady named Beatriz for some time. Hello, Beatriz!

In the regular world, Maximilian would be a bad guy, but you really want to like the fella. As far as puppet rulers go, he may be in a club of his own for wanting to do a good job. If you want your country run by Don Quixote that is.

Juarez is a similarly tough nut to crack, but I suppose coming from Poverty to President and trying to save your country from a European takeover will make a man a bit serious about the whole thing.

Maybe together they could have governed the country like some sort of ultimate odd couple.

In totally unrelated news, there's a new shirt in the store! It's babies babies babies babies. This shirt is especially handy for everyone you know.



Babies for summer, all summer!

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Queen Meshi

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from: queenmeshi
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 05:21 pm (UTC)
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A great way to start a Wednesday afternoon! How gauche!

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I had fun once and it was awful

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from: visiblemarket
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC)
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LOL, the best thing is that if my experience in Queretaro, where they actually ended up killing Maximillian, is anything to go on, everyone still feels kind of shitty about it. Like, they want to be proud of getting rid of a foreign puppet leader, but considering some of the other leaders Mexico has had...

ETA: also your Benito is amazing, I love his face.

Edited at 2011-06-08 05:29 pm (UTC)

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Rebness

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from: rebness
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC)
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I lost it at 'Archdick'. You're amazing. Uhmazing. <3

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Boxing Pickle Jesus

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from: radiumhead
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
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What i love about these is even if you dont get the historical references at all, theyre still funny.

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incogra

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from: incogra
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 07:01 pm (UTC)
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Yes. And they also make you want to learn! I don't know much about Mexican history, but now I'm going to go look stuff up.

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AlanD

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from: tr2a
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 05:34 pm (UTC)
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actually breaking a photo of lincoln on his knee to prove brownership, yes.

also, that shirt pic needs to link to the the shirt on the site!

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Kaitzi

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from: kaitzi
date: Jun. 9th, 2011 04:53 pm (UTC)
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yes link to the store. Kate is a terrible capitalist.

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Josh

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from: schreibergasse
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 05:44 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, that's kinda how I feel about Maximilian. Dude gets a bum rap.

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Chrysee

BABIES!

from: chrysee
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
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I am totally going to buy that shirt in a big-ish size to keep and then wear once I become pregnant.

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Morgan

Re: BABIES!

from: faeriesfolly
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
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A+

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from: spider88
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 05:50 pm (UTC)
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I know that we don't know each other, but I love your work, and this particular piece makes me love you!

Seriously, you should write history books! :D

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Dan Blum

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from: tool_of_satan
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 06:01 pm (UTC)
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As far as puppet rulers go, he may be in a club of his own for wanting to do a good job.

The only other example which I can think of offhand is Louis Bonaparte, one of Napoleon's brothers (and the father of Napoleon III). Napoleon made him King of Holland and ended up invading and forcing him to advocate when he refused to run the kingdom to suit French interests. I imagine this made for extremely awkward Christmases for the Bonapartes.

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the purple light of a summer night in Spain

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from: themis
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 06:02 pm (UTC)
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"I had fun once and it was awful" is, I feel, my life some weeks.

A+++, Ms. Beaton.

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The Empress of Ice Cream

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from: icecreamempress
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC)
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I think you have captured Juarez perfectly right there. He thought he was Lincoln but he was actually Robespierre.

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Munanna

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from: munanna
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 06:07 pm (UTC)
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LOL awesome as always! XDDD

I visited your store and unfortunately the comic book is all sold out. Do you know when more will be available? *rubs hands* ;D

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I'm a rooster illusion.

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from: getyourguns
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
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Yes! I need that shirt so everyone will know that I H8 BBZ.

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Beca

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from: olivetree
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 06:13 pm (UTC)
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I need a link to your store, pls. I need that shirt in my life.

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the purple light of a summer night in Spain

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from: themis
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 06:23 pm (UTC)
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Is that you in your icon because I love your haircut like I love jokes about history?!?!?

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from: octopiwhale
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC)
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Actually, I hate babies! All they do is think about themselves------me! me! me!
And all that shrieking! And don't get me started on their filthy hygiene!

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Ayesha

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from: browngirl
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
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I think I just hurt myself giggle. *appplauds, still giggling*

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ungalad

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from: ungalad
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 07:54 pm (UTC)
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Oh, thanks a lot for making this! I was wondering if you'd make a comic related to Mexican history. :D I really liked this, it made me laugh a lot and literally made my day, since I'm tired and sick and working... then I showed to my boss and he laughed a lot, too. :) I'm actually kind of fond of Maximilian, you know? He wasn't even Mexican, and he really loved our country... but it was all a terrible mess. There are a few figures like him in our history, naive, idealistic men who were in power for a short time and couldn't do much because they weren't exactly down to Earth. I can't help but feel sorry for them and wish they'd succeeded, if it meant things would've gotten better in this country. Either way, I'm happy we're not an Empire nor a Monarchy. And as for Juárez, even though he's supposedly one of the greatest figures of our history, well, I'm not that fond of him. :P Anyway, this was fun! :)

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changeofthemoon

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from: changeofthemoon
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
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best shirt... ever?

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harukaceles

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from: harukaceles
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 08:02 pm (UTC)
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It could just be due to the current infertility issues I have going on, but I do believe I need that shirt bad.

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adam-0oo

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from: adam_0oo
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 08:48 pm (UTC)
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Link for Babies store please?

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Paynesgrey

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from: paynesgrey
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 09:20 pm (UTC)
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I totally bought that shirt. IT'S PERFECTION.

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jei_corsair

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from: jei_corsair
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
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That shirt is exactly how I feel about babies. I want to buy it, but I know too many people who would be offended (in-laws mostly). Once they start pestering me again to have one, I will totally buy it anyway. I'd love to see it on other merchandise too.

Heck, I'll probably pick one up anyway when I have the money 'cause it's just so perfect. Wear it when I'm around people who won't throw a fit.

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joye the obscured

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from: dustthouart
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 09:43 pm (UTC)
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Does it come in baby sizes?

I might have to buy it and put it on my one month old if so!

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nitemare hippie girl

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from: dryad271
date: Jun. 9th, 2011 02:24 am (UTC)
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This is my question too!

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A Goat with a Warning

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from: meleth
date: Jun. 9th, 2011 02:46 am (UTC)
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That's...kind of mean, yeah.

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Ashfae

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from: ashfae
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 10:18 pm (UTC)
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I may never stop laughing!

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The Hammer of Rhetoric

And then a few decades later. . .

from: gislebertus
date: Jun. 8th, 2011 10:37 pm (UTC)
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You know, now you'll totally have to do something with Pershing chasing Pancho Villa in circles or something. Or Ambrose Bierce disappearing.

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