Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cartoon Saturday

With three days to go before the United States government runs out of money and goes into default on its debts, House Republicans united long enough to pass a useless plan to end the impasse over raising the nation's debt ceiling ... knowing that it had no chance of being approved by the Senate; a 10-year-old Arizona girl suffocated after members of her family locked her in a box outside her family's house; labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa disappeared on this date in 1975, and his body has never been found; Congressional buffoonery in the debt crisis has led to the worst week on Wall Street in more than a year; and in Libya, a key leader of the rebels fighting the forces of He Who Shall Not Be Spelled was assassinated by his own troops (he probably knows what it feels like to be John Boehner).

Just another week that makes you yearn for the release of Cartoon Saturday.

While Agnes and I both love to cook, we also enjoy eating out. Here are a few riffs on the theme of fancy restaurants to lead off this week's collection ...

And,

And you know you're in a really fancy restaurant when ...

Sometimes, though, you don't want to go out for dinner, but you don't want to cook, either. This can lead to its own problems, as Yoda discovers in this cartoon ...

Two cartoons riffing on the theme of cranky old farts, of which one I am, hmmm (imagine the Yoda inflection there) ...

And,
Why we shouldn't let children watch too much television ... and why people who write commercials for certain products should find a new line of work ...

Life in the information age ...

Those evenings under the stars just aren't quite the same any more, are they ...?

And finally, sometimes you just can't win ...

And so ends another week here in Disneyland-on-the-Potomac. I'm planning to enjoy the weekend, since I may not have a job after Congress brings down the economy on Tuesday ...

But don't worry ... you have the 2012 elections to look forward to, when you can elect a whole new group of useless buffoons to replace the ones we have now. Lovely thought, isn't it?

Have a good day and a great weekend. More thoughts tomorrow.

Bilbo

4 comments:

Banister said...

What we have learned in 2,056 years?


"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled,
public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome becomes bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance."


- Cicero - 55 BC


Apparently nothing!

Anonymous said...

Love Bilbo Bill. Keep up the great work and your sense of humor!!!!!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Some classics this week!

Mike said...

Practice till you die.