Saturday, February 14, 2009

Cartoon Saturday - Valentine's Day Edition

Fifty people have been killed in a terrible airplane crash in Buffalo; in Iraq, a female suicide bomber blew herself up in a crowd of women and children on their way to a religious festival, murdering at least 38 and wounding 50; House Republicans demonstrated their commitment to bipartisanship by voting 100% against the President's proposed economic stimulus legislation; money has actually been spent to remake the "classic" slasher film Friday the 13th; and Peanut Corporation of America has filed for bankruptcy after peddling tainted peanut products that sickened 600 people and killed nine.

Don't shove...there's room enough here at Cartoon Saturday for everyone who needs a break from the relentlessly bad news.

For Cartoon Saturday's special Valentine's Day edition, we have a mix of old classic and new classic cartoons that pull the concealing veil off the reality of love ...

This cartoon has been in my collection for years, and pretty much sums things up ...

The sentiment is updated pretty well by this more contemporary cartoon from the wonderfully twisted comic strip Lio ...

You can say it with flowers, or you can say it with ... well ... never mind ...

Disclaimer: this was not how Agnes and I celebrated our 25th anniversary ...

There are Valentines, and there are Valentines. I've never gotten one quite like this, but it's been close ...

And finally, I loved this one if only because it was such a clever and unexpected twist on the old Cupid thing ...

If you haven't been to the big blogparty at Craziequeen's Palace yet, check it out right away...you still have a few hours before it's over, and she's got a great virtual dance floor!

And speaking of dance floors, we had a great Valentine's party at Studio One last night. There was a nice, very red crowd ... yes, that's me in the front, with Agnes's gently restraining hand on my shoulder ...

The ladies had a good time with Leslie's "Build Your Own Boyfriend" kit. You'd be surprised at the variety of different stick-on clothes and accessories that found their way to the figure's ... um ... nether regions. And Melissa did, finally, get something to eat.

Hope you have a fun Valentine's Day with your beloved. Or with your husband or wife, ha, ha. Don't forget Craziequeen's blogparty.

Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.

Bilbo

7 comments:

Amanda said...

I LOVE that 2nd one. Brings back evil memories ha! ha!

That looks like a fun party. I hope you have an equally enjoyable weekend.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

That does look like a great party.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Awesome red dresses!! You look pretty spiffy too! BTW that first toon is kinda sad :(

fiona said...

Happy Day dear!

wv- sensated- sensually satisfied!

Mike said...

How did you get to be the one chosen to be 'surrounded' by females.

Wv - kudge - abbreviation for crumudion, cromudigion, crumbudgeion ........... crabby old fart.

Bilbo said...

Amanda - that Lio cartoon was pretty great, wasn't it? And it's been a great weekend, except for the part I just wrote about in my Sunday post.

Jean-Luc - you bet it was!

Andrea - thanks! I like to think I clean up well. As for the first cartoon, well, as a guy, I think it's accurate, if sad.

Fiona - hope you are adequately sensated.

Mike - it's because they used my camera. And because I'm such a handsome and witty fellow, of course.

twinkie said...

That party looks like soooo much fun. Yay. Good for you.