Saturday, September 24, 2011

Cartoon Saturday

As another week passes into history ...

A six-ton NASA satellite has, after weeks of increasingly frantic concern, finally crashed to earth...but nobody quite knows where; Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has, as expected, asked the UN General Assembly to declare Palestine a state, which is silly - if Wisconsin is having this much trouble being a state, how does Palestine expect things to work out?; once again, the Federal government is on the brink of shutting down as Republicans and Democrats squabble over the budget; continuing their tradition of responsible, caring and compassionate conservatism, Republicans booed a gay soldier who asked a question about their opinions of the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy at the debate held earlier this week; and according to an analysis of census data performed by the Brookings Institution, poverty in America is now stretching into the previously-affluent suburbs.

Read on ... it's only a matter of time before the Republicans start booing Cartoon Saturday, too...

My reaction to the latest political news from Capitol Hill and the campaign trail ...

It's the latest version of an old joke, but it's still funny ...

This one's for Kathy, Melissa B, and all the other teachers out there ...

Somehow, sadly, I can see this in our collective future ...

And on a related note, a clever look at "virtual reality" from the incomparable Wiley ...

(in case you can't read the sign at the bottom of that strip, it says "Dickens Virtual Reality Session in Progress - Disturb at Your Own Risk!").

What would Cartoon Saturday be without at least one pun-centric cartoon? ...

There's an app for that ...

Over at Billions of Versions of Normal, Mike has been on a Steven Wright roll lately. This cartoon puts into pictures one of SW's clever routines about the perils of hitchhiking ...

Setting you up for the punch line that will be delivered in November of next year ...

And finally, something that sums up the way I feel most days when I watch the news ...

It's shaping up to be another busy, if rainy weekend here in Northern Virginia. There's laundry to be done, I desperately need the attention of a barber (in addition to a psychiatrist, Agnes would probably add), and there are not one ... not two ... but THREE books waiting on hold for me at the local library. Last night we Skyped with our grandchildren in Ohio, and tomorrow we visit our grandchildren here in the local area. Life is good.

But don't worry, Congress is working on fixing that.

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

Bilbo

6 comments:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

If someone goes to a pole dancing club, that's what they may get!

John said...

Like the "pro" nouns!

Mike said...

"Last night we Skyped with our grandchildren in Ohio.."

So you can ride bikes in the sky? I gotta get one of those.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I like the sly dig from the pleasingly plump bird. And Frank and Earnest get a rise often; the strip name's a pun, I think.

I've taken a pole dancing class -- it was not like that!

Big Sky Heidi said...

Who does the ducks in the bar cartoons?

Bilbo said...

Jean-Luc - it's what I would get, for sure!

John - that one was my favorite for the week!

Mike - technologically challenged, are we?

eViL pOp TaRt - I'll bet your pole dancing class wasn't even taught by a Pole.

Heidi, that strip is called "Shoe," and was originally written by Jeff McNelly. It's one of my favorites. In one of the best Shoe comics Professor Cosmo Fishhawk was wearing his new quilted down vest and asking his nephew how he looked in it ... the nephew said he looked "like an aging hand grenade." A true classic!