Saturday, October 29, 2011

#11 - Patriotism

Father: You won't get drunk for your country, you little shit?

Ojczyzna is more literally "fatherland", but of course without the connotations that word has for Anglophones. Gówniarz is something like "shitter", pretty vulgar. Raczkowski is fond of drawing connections between loud patriotism and various sorts of crass or thuggish behaviour. A parent terrorising a child is also a common motif.

10 Mar 2015: I changed the translation on the suggestion of an anonymous commenter.

Monday, October 10, 2011

#10 - A voter's dilemma

"I can't decide. They're both so awesome."

The Polish eagle is on the wall and the ballot box is in Polish colours, but the sentiment applies universally.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

#9 - All artists are Nazis.

I've got a subscriber so I'll start posting more regularly again. Here's one that I was reminded of yesterday when I read this article on the BBC about Lars von Trier and his mouth. Raczkowski's cartoon came out shortly after the original incident:

HUSBAND: Did you hear that the director Lars von Trier 
                      turned out to be a Nazi?
 WIFE: All artists are Nazis.