In this new series for Oddball Magazine, cartoonist George Panagopoulos and poet Chad Parenteau will take political cartooning and mix it with light (and not so light) politically charged verse inspired (sometimes loosely) by the illustration, sometimes maybe even in opposition to it. This will be an experimental venture with words and pictures, which might be intertwined more so in the future. Don’t forget to give us your feedback, both “likes” and “dislikes” (though there is no button for the latter).

Comic © George Panagopoulos

Comic © George Panagopoulos


Harold Ramis is no longer here
Where he’s gone just might not be clear.
Perhaps you could play
and in the end say
there’s one less ghost you don’t fear.

The victory speech given with heft
loud enough to get cheers from the deaf,
gift finally achieved,
total consciousness achieved
to get from the right to the left!

The Remis library’s at an end.
No Ghostbusters 3 to contend.
Instead, you should scheme
for a Groundhog Day theme
watching over and over again.


Comic © George Panagooulos

Comic © George Panagooulos


Speaking of Groundhog Day: Nazi.
Obama has been called a Nazi.
The end of the day,
the criers went ‘way.
Wake up. Now Brewer’s a Nazi?

Those who called Obama nazi,
now they’re just being all nazi.
Since their bill went away
are there now nazis that are gay?
And by nazis that are gay, I mean nazis.

The Groundhog Day joke’s getting old.
Even the word “nazi” is old.
Instead of doing betta,
I just went metta
and for me that’s older than old.


George Panagopoulos is an Artist, Writer, and Comedian from Worcester, MA. You won’t catch him pulling punches, he tries to focus on truth above partisan politics. “I want you to be compelled to discuss my stuff, it’s about starting a dialogue, making you reflect, and hopefully laugh”

Chad Parenteau’s limericks have been seen floating around in places like Salon and Mad Kane’s Humor Blog. He is a contributing editor to Oddball Magazine.


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