Saturday, October 20, 2012

Cartoon Saturday


And what a week it's been ...

The brutally medieval Pakistani Taliban, having proudly claimed responsibility for attempting to murder a teenage girl for the crime of wanting an education, are now threatening reporters with death if they report the story; a car bomb targeting a police official in Beirut, Lebanon, killed at least eight people and injured scores of others; 1972 Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern was admitted to a hospice, where he remains unresponsive and gravely ill on life support; the Boy Scouts released more than 20,000 documents identifying more than 1,000 leaders and volunteers banned from the group after being accused of sexual or inappropriate conduct with boys; "Big Tex," the iconic giant cowboy who greeted visitors to the Texas State Fair for nearly 60 years, was destroyed in a fire ... and there are just two and a half weeks to go until the election.

You really need Cartoon Saturday.

We lead off this week with two riffs on the pirate theme ...


and,


I always suspected that there was an ulterior motive for all those security questions ...


Each generation has to cope with the advance of technology ... even if it's for the birds ...


I thought this was a great twist on the classic murder-for-hire ...


There's an old joke about the guy who got a sweater for Christmas, but was hoping for a moaner or a screamer. Here's a cartoon variation on the idea ...


If you spend time doing crossword puzzles, you know all about the Muses - the Greek goddesses who presided over the arts and sciences. There could probably be a case made for some updated Muses for the 21st Century ...


Speaking of Muses, some of us have our troubles with Terpsichore, the Muse of Dance ...


I wish I'd said this ... oh, wait! I have! ...


And finally for this week, fish need to have some fun, too ...


And that's it for another week. Autumn appears to be here in Northern Virginia ... the leaves are turning (and falling), morning temperatures are crisp and afternoons pleasant, and the robocalls and yard signs are proliferating like mold in a poorly-ventilated basement.

Just let the election be over.

Have a good day. More thoughts coming.

Bilbo

6 comments:

Lynn Radford said...

Another great post, Bilbo! It was an awful week in world news, the political arena is scarier than any haunted attraction and I'm about drained, personally. Really needed the lighthearted perspective you so freely supply... THANK YOU!

Kristen Lavransdrittsekkdatter said...

The news was grim this week, and I'm bracing for the recorded messages, It's nice to see the lightheartedness of the cartoons you put up to day!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

A great Cartoon Saturday, Bilbo! You really know how to pick 'em.

That natural selection one is office door material, when I get one!

Amanda said...

The last cartoon reminded me of the movie 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen' - great movie!

There's nothing like good cartoons, or good movies, to make you forget about the news.

Mike said...

The recorded messages usually don't connect until someone on your end says hello. Pick up the phone but don't say anything. It will disconnect in a few seconds. If a live person really is there already this tactic confuses them to no end.

Duckbutt said...

Awk! A bar should be a haven from Presidential Election recorded messages!

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Thanks for the tip, Mike!