Saturday, January 07, 2012

Cartoon Saturday

Welcome to 2012 ...

The Iowa caucus political bloodletting is over, and Mitt Romney won in a towering eight-vote landslide over dark-horse challenger Rick "Where the Hell Did He Come From" Santorum; the ever-reasonable and endlessly moderate government of Iran has petulantly threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz if ... well ... just if; police are seeking the public's help in identifying a woman found dead on the grounds of the British royal family's estate at Sandringham; the government of Syrian strongman Bashar al Asad has vowed to strike its foes with an "iron fist," having decided to forego the whole unworkable velvet glove thing; and 11 people have been killed in a hot-air balloon crash in New Zealand, proving - against all evidence to the contrary - that the world's supply of hot air was not used up in Iowa.

Yes, Dear Readers, it looks as if 2012 is shaping up to be just a wonderful year. Aren't you glad you have Cartoon Saturday to help you get by?

How do you operate on some of the more far-right and far-left wingnuts ...?

Now that I own both an iPhone and an iPad, I've entered the amazing world of apps - short for applications - that allow me to do everything on both but raise the dead (and I've heard the iPad 3 will have an app called iReincarnate for use by Buddhists). Apps are a good source of material for cartoons, as we see in this collection ...

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and finally ...

I thought John would appreciate this one ...

and Angelique, my favorite transplanted Cajun, would enjoy this one ...

And finally for today, if you've ever watched the amazing colossal clown show of any Congressional hearing, you know exactly what this cartoon is getting at ...

And that's your first Cartoon Saturday of 2012. This morning Mike also has a great collection of blogging-related cartoons over at Billions of Versions of Normal (normal being, in his case, relative) ... check them out.

It looks as if this weekend will be unseasonably "warm" and sunny, so I may have to try to do something useful, like rake leaves or something, before going dancing at tonight's First Saturday Party at Forever Dancing ... but I'll wait a bit before I decide. No sense being hasty this early in a new and unproven year.

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

Bilbo

5 comments:

John said...

A nice collection of cartoons!

Mike said...

All my relatives have their own version of normal too.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I enjoyed the cartoons, especially the LA cartoon; but our frontiersman didn't think about the prospect of wearing a nutriaskin cap on his head! No imagination at all.

Imagination? Don't they make apps to keep that from happening?

Big Sky Heidi said...

The last one is simply so true!

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Always glad to have cartoon saturday for some giggles