Saturday, March 13, 2010

Cartoon Saturday

Police in California report that tips have poured in after they released more than 100 photos of women and children that are believed to have been taken by a serial killer who once appeared on the TV show "The Dating Game;" a woman in Alaska may have been killed when she was mauled by wolves; if you live in most of the United States, you will lose an hour of sleep tonight as clocks are turned ahead for the start Daylight Savings Time; Secretary of State Clinton harshly rebuked Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu yesterday after the Israelis publicly humiliated Vice President Biden by announcing new construction plans in Jerusalem during his visit; and a new report indicates that the Lehman Brothers investment bank tried to stave off collapse by misleading auditors and the public about its true condition.

All rise for Cartoon Saturday, here to help you cope with the madness!

We're all Irish for a day this coming Wednesday as we celebrate Saint Patrick's Day. Here's the real story behind the legend of St Patrick...

Were things really any different in the days before e-mail?

The seemingly never-ending saga of my root canal finally ended this past week with the installation of a crown on the remains of the offending tooth. Now comes the real pain...paying for it...

By the way, the prize for "best dumb joke about Bilbo's root canal" goes to my co-worker Andy. When I came back to the office after having the temporary crown implanted, Andy asked rhetorically if a "temporary crown" shouldn't actually be referred to as a "regent." I didn't hit him, but I thought about it.

What would Cartoon Saturday be without a shot across the bow of stupid business practices?

And in honor of the ongoing Congressional Useless Rhetoric Festival over health care reform...
Well, winter here in Northern Virginia appears to be over...our snow has been replaced by cold, pouring rain. Oh, well...if nothing else, it's helping get rid of Mt Ranier Junior - the mighty mountain of snow and ice left by the plows in the street in front of our house. Who knows...spring may actually soon be here!

Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.



Jean-Luc Picard said...

The rowing cartoon is a reall off-the-wall one!

Mike said...

I'm impressed. Two Mike Peters cartoons from different months put together to form a theme.

And Andy sounds like a cool guy.

Wv: pyrmat - A place to wipe your feet before you enter the pyramid.

Melissa B. said...

As the proud owner of three quite expensive crowns, I feel your pain. But wouldn't you really rather have the rain than all that wretched snow?

The Mistress of the Dark said...

The St Patrick one is hilarious