Saturday, May 30, 2009

Cartoon Saturday

A report from the Global Humanitarian Forum says climate change kills 300,000 people a year; North Korea continues to serve as the international equivalent of a spoiled two-year old (with apologies to spoiled two-year olds everywhere); Congress is gearing up to carefully study every word ever spoken or written by Judge Sonia Sotomayor as Republicans try to figure out how they can torpedo her nomination without looking like "-ists" of one sort or another; and lovelorn Iraqi men are planting bombs to combat rejection by the families of their girlfriends.

Don't worry. Cartoon Saturday is here to make it all better.

Nobody quite knows what to do about North Korea. My personal opinion is that it would make a nice parking lot for South Korea, but perhaps it's just as well I'm not the President. Here's one way to look at it ...

We've had some pretty serious weather here over the last month or two. Did you ever wonder how we got along in the years before every TV and radio station had multi-color "News Channel 9's Storm-Trak Super Doppler Radar" and satellite pictures of the swirling clouds ready to drown out your picnic?

Leya adores her Oma and Opa now, but I know that someday we'll be embarrassing old fuddy-duddies, just like all parents and grandparents magically morph into ...

And speaking of birds, buzzards often show up in cartoons lately, usually tied somehow to the economic crisis. I liked this one ...

The cartoon hits involving clowns just keep on coming ...

And finally, now that summer is here, more time is being spent on barbecues, picnics, and - of course - golf courses. What's a golf outing without someone driving the beer cart? And how did that get started, anyhow? ...

Perhaps Fiona, my favorite Scots lady, has an opinion on that last one...

Well, the weekend beckons. My desktop weather widget says today will be sunny with a high of 81 ... perhaps I can finally make some headway on my desperately overgrown garden, which I just know is somewhere behind all the random stuff that's grown up courtesy of all the rain we've been having.

Anybody have a good recipe that uses weeds?

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

Bilbo

7 comments:

John said...

wv: ouncha--Ozark speak for won't you, as in have a great weekend, ouncha?

fiona said...

Aye, the now sadly modified "Whiskycoo"
Native only to Scotland ( although there was an watered down version in Ireland)these fine animals once roamed the moors in abundance... drunk.
Their inebriated condition made them easy targets for The Scots and it is thought that every family in the country owned at least one.
Giving a daily yield of up to 4 gallons of Whisky the Whiskycoo was "milked" to sobriety hence the common Cow evolved.
It was a sad year in the country's history when the Coo went on the wagon...

Bilbo said...

John - samebackatcha!

Fiona - that was brilliant! I must send you the only thing I've ever heard that comes close...the story of the teeming herds of velcro that once roamed the West...

Mike said...

"beer cart? And how did that get started, anyhow?"

It was a miracle!

The Mistress of the Dark said...

I'm all for that parking lot ideal. Thanks for the toons :)

Hale McKay said...

LOL @ Early Doppler! The Audit Vultures was good too.

Have a good weekend.

Spurwing Plover said...

All young birds will grow into big birds and all the males will do the mating dance to