Ted Rall is a post-punk editorial cartoonist who "exposes the hypocrisy and absurdity of our current social and political state." He has said that editorial cartoons "are an opportunity to basically kick ass, destroy politicians, change the way people think, and just devastate the system from the editorial page." His collection All the Rules Have Changed
is filled with dead-on humor, such as his advice to kids in the strip "Kid's Talk": "Even if you make it to adulthood without getting aborted, dumpstered, neglected, molested or murdered, your parents will eventually force you to subsidize their retirement while you struggle to get by ... [so] kill your parents before they kill you." No wonder he was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer in 1996.