Brodner’s Cartoon du Jour: Half-Time Preview

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On Sunday’s Super Bowl, the Halftime Show will take its cue from the groundbreaking commercial scheduled by Focus on the Family in which Tim Tebow, college football star, makes his anti-abortion case by stating that he wasn’t aborted and he’s darned glad about it. Immediately following this announcement the teams will take the field at halftime. The Colts, playing assassinated abortion doctor George Tiller, will attempt to carry a pregnant woman downfield. The Saints, naturally, will try to save the life of her unborn fetus with firearms.


Super Bowl Madonna

In the grand finale, with the field bathed in red, the cleansed spirit of Dr. Tiller rises in the shape of an enormous Madonna Macy’s balloon, cradling a brand new plump and very happy-looking football.

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