In this new series for Oddball Magazine, cartoonist George Panagooulos 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).


State of V Union


With each SOTU address
Obama must feel like a mess
Does he ever linger
on giving the finger
to those who wish on him duress?


The far right all night showed their crass
on Twitter just showing their ass.
The last minute action
“Bring in the nice woman!”
Doesn’t get you a Peyton-style pass.


Obama’s already the champ
of two Presidential Race stamps
yet it’s almost too canny
to see him as Manning
with ratings that needed a ramp.


The “Hate Richard Sherman” boat
has the smell of GOP bloat.
Is winning a sin?
I’d rather Richard begin
to teach Obama how to gloat.


I end these rhymes shaking my head
I like jokes about GOP heads.
but George, I’ve gone mad
wondering if it’s bad
that you gave McMorris Rodgers some dreads!


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.