Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Serpentor for Supreme Court Justice!

As you've no doubt noticed by now, I derive most of my ideas, both theological and political, from cartoons that I watched in the 80s as a kid (hence my Voltronic explanation for the Trinity).

In that vein, I've long thought that most problems of inadequate leadership could be resolved as COBRA, a rather soft terrorist organization that was the primary foe in the cartoon G.I. Joe, did so.

Fed up by incompetent, or at least, unsuccessful leadership at the top, the senior officers of the organization overthrew the enigmatic Cobra Commander and replaced him with a genetically engineered leader named Serpentor, depicted on the left.

What made Serpentor a unique leader was that he was the product of splicing the genes of Napoleon Bonaparte, Dracula, Sun Tzu, Genghis Khan, Montezuma, Alexander the Great, and Ivan the Terrible. These men, in the estimation of the Cobra officers, represented ideal political and military leadership.

Now that we live in an age of cloned sheep and dogs and gene therapy, it would appear that the age of genetic engineering is nigh. Which I why that I propose that we exhume the remains of the great leaders of the Constitutional Convention -- Jefferson, Madison, Franklin, and Washington -- and use their genetic material to construct the ultimate Supreme Court Justice. And if we could give him laser beam eyes and the ability to fly, that would be cool, too.

7 comments:

tonymyles said...

Yo, Joe.

As memory serves, this was the first cartoon I watched where the women all seemed good looking. It made me feel like my Betty Rubble phase was just wasted time.

Betty Newman said...

"I derive most of my ideas,... from cartoons that I watched in the 80s as a kid"

Ah, now /there's/ your problem, you watched cartoons in the 80s instead of the REALLY GOOD cartoons of the 50s! ;-)

Betty

John said...

They had TV back then?

Greg Hazelrig said...

Those cartoons were good, but the superheros of the seventies rule.

Betty Newman said...

John said...

They had TV back then?


Sure! But we had to watch by candlelight...

Betty

gavin richardson said...

i would have thought we should take genes from the members of the hall of justice. i like atom myself, he always got everyone out of the jam.. thinking of that, with a broken down elevator of superheros, why was it that a little guy who would shrink down to a molecular image would have to get the elevator started...

never mind the hall of justice, they probably would just perpetuate the slow government machine.

"knowing is half the battle"

Cobra Commander said...

GAH you are one of them!!! Serpentor couldn't hold my jock. That's why I killed him...TWICE...and that little bitch mindbender will get hissss too.