Saturday, January 14, 2012

Cartoon Saturday

Two weeks of 2012 down, 50 more to go. Good luck ...

Reports from North Korea indicate that the authorities are punishing citizens who exhibited insufficient or insincere grief at the death of homicidal gnome Kim Jong Il; at least three people were killed when a cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Italy; a man suspected of being "Corta Nalgas," the notorious butt slasher who mutilated the backsides of 13 young women in Northern Virginia, has been arrested in Peru; Dutch national Joren van der Sloot has been convicted of murder in a Peruvian court, but not for the suspected murder of vanished American teenager Natalee Holloway, who was declared legally dead this week, and for which van der Sloot was the prime suspect; and a suicide bomber targeting religious pilgrims in Iraq killed 30 people and wounded more than 80.

And we still have the elections to look forward to ... aren't you glad you have Cartoon Saturday to help you along?

Two things you don't normally think of in the same context are clowns and funerals ... but somehow they just seem to work together sometimes, as we see in this pair of cartoons ...

... and,

And while we're milking the cartoon potential of funerals, why not this one, too? ...

The cartoon potential of common tools is seldom realized, although there are some very obvious ya-ha's waiting in the toolbox ...

... and,

Another topic not frequently addressed in cartoons is the common slug, although one might expect more slug-related humor to appear as we approach the elections. Here are a few to start with ...

... and,

... and this rather obvious one ...

By the time November rolls around, we'll all need a couch session like this one ...

And I couldn't have wrapped up this week's Cartoon Saturday any better myself ...

Agnes and I are looking forward to a relaxing weekend of visiting friends and getting run ragged by our local grandchildren. It's gotten pretty chilly here in Disneyland-on-the-Potomac, so outdoor activities might be a bit circumscribed, but that's just a good excuse to sit by the fire and watch our way through our movie collection.

Hope you all have a great weekend ... be sure to come back tomorrow for more ruminations from the ever-slightly-askew mind of your old pal.

Have a good day. More thoughts coming.

Bilbo




5 comments:

allenwoodhaven said...

50 more weeks mean 50 more cartoon Saturdays. I can live with that!
Thanks Bilbo!!

The Mistress of the Dark said...

I love the hot dog casing..erm casket!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Clown jokes are always weird!

Mike said...

I almost used that math cartoon the other day. Where have you been hanging out? On the Google?

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Clowns, slugs, and screwdrivers . . . . is there a mystical link here? They're all funny, by the way!