I see many posts regarding Cecil’s columns, and I see many posts by (and in response to) Ed Zotti, but the heart of the whole massive Straight Dope organization, the linchpin, the Big Bang of the Straight Dope cosmos is Slug Signorino. Cecil and Little Ed are admirable front men for this God of Artistes, but let’s face it: without Slug’s sensitive and educational etchings, the mighty Straight Dope Organization would be a backup feature in a little known alternative newspaper, rather than a driving force for goodness, respected throughout the free world.
For example, take a look at Cecil’s current column (the one about Lesbians w/ babies) http://www.straightdope.com/columns/000421.html . Nice prose, decent humor, facts present, but with Slug’s touching portrait of a Lesbian mom, Cecil’s words are elevated to the realm of the transcendant.
Another of Slug’s masterpieces is the “Germ-On-Knee” one, (I can’t find it in the archives) which clearly belongs in the Louvre.
Join me fellow Dopers in praising the work of this great artist and asking…NAY, DEMANDING an oversized, coffee-table book of Slug’s work to be the next offering from The Straight Dope! If a piker like Hirschfeld can have a $200 edition devoted to him, why not Slug?
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