Saturday, November 17, 2018

Cartoon Saturday


Oy, vey ...

CNN prevailed in court over the Trump administration in an initial decision over whether or not the president can pick and choose which reporters he wants to allow to cover his administration from the White House; the Department of Justice has pushed back against criticism of Donald Trump's appointment of Matt Whitaker as Acting Attorney General, arguing that the appointment is, indeed, Constitutional; A Norwegian warship remains half sunk after a collision with an oil tanker and a botched recovery effort; House Republicans have selected Representative Kevin McCarthy to replace Paul Ryan as their minority leader in the next Congress; and no one has yet stepped forward to claim the $1.5 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot announced on October 23rd.

This week, as the horrifying caravan of deadly foreigners draws ever closer to our wall-less borders, we offer cartoons about ... aliens ...

What's the alien version of Yelp? ...


We're number glorblax!! ...


Even in UFOs, form follows function ...


Do you suppose aliens have conspiracy theories, too? ...


Looks to me like he came from a zip code with a lot more than five digits ...


Well, given the cost of health care, that would have been my first worry ...


Yes, do your reconnaissance carefully ...


It's an understandable mistake ...


True! ...


I think that would be the more appropriate way to ask the question nowadays ...


And that's it for this week's out-of-this-world collection of cartoons. Be sure to come back tomorrow, when Musical Sunday honors Gordon Lightfoot, whose birthday we are celebrating today. More thoughts then.

Bilbo

Friday, November 16, 2018

Great Moments in Editing and Signage


The election is sort of over, and you know you still need laughs ...

Some words just lend themselves to marvelous headlines ...


As I was saying ...


That should keep the children happy ...


This, too ...


Be sure to read the package carefully ...


Well, he was in the right place ...


One wonders what they found ...


American Idol it's not ...


True, dat ...


If no answer, call the coroner ...


And there you have it! Keep your chin up, your nose to the grindstone, and your brain alerted to the dangers of political BS.

Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow, when Cartoon Saturday returns.

Bilbo

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Poetry Sunday


Today is November 11th, the date once known as Armistice Day to mark the end of World War I - "the war to end all wars." Nowadays, we in the United States observe it as Veterans' Day, a day set aside to honor those who have served in the nation's armed forces. Memorial Day, celebrated in May, honors those who have died in the nation's wars. This classic poem by John McCrae honors the fallen.

In Flanders Fields
by John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place, and in the sky,
The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead; short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe!
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high!
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.


Have a good day and a great holiday weekend. Take a moment to thank a veteran for the freedoms you enjoy, and say a prayer for those who didn't come home.

More thoughts coming.

Bilbo

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Cartoon Saturday


We're still on the road, so there's no bad news update this week, but the cartoons continue! Since tomorrow is Veterans' Day here in the US of A, I thought that some military-themed cartoons might be appropriate ...

It works for youth teams ...


As true as it gets ...


I think it's probably accurate ...


Awww ...


Not too many of those being given out in this administration ...


It's probably a lot cheaper than the original SDI ...


What more can I say? ...


When you don't check your uniform carefully after playing with the children ...


When the Trump administration finally succeeds in driving away all our allies, this will be a lot truer than one could fear ...


Good question! In England, at least, there's an explanation ...


To all my loyal readers who are Veterans, my hat is off to you on this day we share to show respect for our service.

Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow, when Poetry Sunday walks through Flanders Fields. Be here.

Bilbo

Friday, November 09, 2018

The Right-Cheek Ass Clown for November, 2018


Because Agnes and I are still on the road without regularly available Internet connectivity, I'm drafting this award a couple of weeks in advance. Therefore, I'd ask that you not get upset if there's a better candidate who has arisen in the meantime ... although in this case, it would be tough to find one.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Readers, it is with a moan of exasperation and a sad shake of the head that I award

The Right-Cheek Ass Clown for November 2018



to

An Unnamed Monster


The individual I have chosen not to name callously murdered eleven people worshiping at a Pittsburgh synagogue on October 27th. He targeted them specifically because of their religious beliefs.

I have also chosen not to include a picture of this monstrous creature, because he does not deserve to be recognized or remembered. He is nothing more than a poster child for those consumed by bitter hatreds, inflamed by the thoughtless rhetoric of those who should know better. 

The Right-Cheek Ass Clown for November, 2018 - and those whose hateful rhetoric and moral relativism empowered him - can look forward to a special place in the lowest depths of Hell. One can only hope, probably uselessly, that their actions will give pause to others who might follow their lead.

I'm not holding my breath, and neither should you.

Have a good day. Remember the victims, not the criminal.

More thoughts coming.

Bilbo

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Musical Sunday


Leonard Cohen wrote it, but Pentatonix does a brilliant cover ...


Enjoy the rest of your weekend. More thoughts coming.

Bilbo

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Cartoon Saturday


Agnes and I are traveling and are without consistent Wi-Fi at the moment, so the usual news summary will not appear. Let's just go straight to the cartoons, shall we? This week, featuring that most useful of devices, the Swiss Army knife ...

The French would have their own version, wouldn't they? ...


Other armies have their own knives, too ...


Other Swiss Army variations include the boot ...


And the helmet ...


It's a concern ...


I wonder how many lobsters are caught in Switzerland ...


A take on the Swiss Navy Knife ...


And another one, too ...


Swiss pirates ...


And, of course, the Swiss Army Tank ...


That's enough cutting humor for now. Have a good day and a great weekend, and come back tomorrow for a Musical Sunday visit with Pentatonix. More thoughts then.

Bilbo

Friday, November 02, 2018

Great Moments in Editing and Signage


First set for November ...

Good warning notice ...


I'd have complained, too ...


This would also be a great name for a punk rock band ...


Good for Nose ...


I think I've found a new accountant for the Trump Organization ...


Well, it's not as quick as you'd think ...


How many ways can you spell "spaghetti?" ...


I don't think I'll have the special today ...


Time to fire your advertising firm ...


I couldn't make this stuff up ...


There you go ... November is off to the races! Have a good day, and come back tomorrow for Cartoon Saturday, in which we honor that most adaptable of tools, the Swiss Army Knife. More thoughts then.

Bilbo