Dick jokes

From the genius image to the left [caption reads: "Days without hunting accident"] to the slew of late-night monologues, seldom has the collective funnybone been tapped with such prodigious results. Which is a bit twisted, of course, since Whittington's injuries were more serious than originally reported.

Of course, there's a joke about that too, from Jon Stewart: "Mr. Whittington is doing fine, but based on this development, we're going to downgrade the condition of this story from 'Incredibly Hilarious' to 'Still funny, but, mmm, now a little sad.'"

Not to mention the irony in the fact that the recent -- and ongoing -- comics incident didn't rank too high in the humor category. Shooting=funny; comics=tragedy. Go figure.

From Wonkette: "Justice Scalia should shut up and consider himself lucky to be alive, having gone hunting with Dick Cheney." [CNN "Situation Room" correspondent]

Dick Cheney Finally Takes a Stand Against Trial Lawyers

From Unconfirmed Sources: "Cheney spokeswoman Lea Anne McBride admitted to reporters that yesterday, while on a hunting trip with friends, Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot a lawyer out of season."

From Daniel Kurtzman come the late night jokes:

"A mere five days after shooting a man in the face, Vice President Dick Cheney broke his silence about the incident by submitting to a no-holds-barred grilling at a public press conference. I'm just kidding. ...

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