Saturday, March 30, 2013

Cartoon Saturday


Happy almost Easter ...

North Korea continues to spout ludicrously bellicose rhetoric, having threatened just about everyone but the new Pope with total nuclear destruction ... although that omission was probably just an oversight; four people are dead and over 60 missing after a high-rise building under construction collapsed in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; 83 workers were buried alive in a two-mile wide landslide in Tibet; Republican senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska says that her views on gay marriage are "evolving" ... quite an admission, as hard-core Republicans generally don't believe in evolution of any sort; and in India, which has recently been rocked by a series of brutal rapes of young women, the Ford Motor Company is under fire for a series of ads which show women tied and gagged in the trunk of a car driven by smiling former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.

And you thought things couldn't get much worse. Silly you. Let's bring on the cartoons to help us forget the lunacy for a while.

Some people can really fail a driver's license test with class ...


Maybe Mike can get these guys to sing a song in honor of bacon ... the wonderful meat, not the actor ...


You have to wonder sometimes what happened to the characters who didn't quite make it in literary history ...


In case you were wondering about where "alternative rock" fits into musical history ...


I remember the old joke in which someone asked "What do you think about Red China?", to which the answer was, "I think it would look fine on a white tablecloth!" Here's a cartoon variation on that old joke ...


And for this week's set of theme-oriented cartoons, how about a selection from my Mr Potato Head collection ...

You know things are getting bad when even the vegetables are thinking about filing lawsuits ...


In this case, he really can ... not that it's likely to do much good ...


Mr Potato Head is a guy who can really appreciate Facebook ...


He can lend new meaning to the most tired of cliches ...


And finally, he can be very literal ...


And that's the way it is for this edition of Cartoon Saturday. I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend, and that the children find all those eggs you hid around the house ... so you don't have to find them by nose in a few weeks.

Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.

Bilbo

6 comments:

Duckbutt said...

Awesome! I haven't seen Mr. Potato Head since the 1960's.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Scott Fitzgerald could have had a sequel to Gatesby! Well, darn!

Great cartoons!

John Hill said...

Another fine cartoon Saturday!

Mike said...

After reading butchershop quartet I had to think what the original word actually was.

allenwoodhaven said...

While it's true that things can always be worse, they can also be better. How do I know? Because Cartoon Saturday makes the week better!

Thanks Bilbo, and Happy Easter!

Hell Hound said...

I played Mr. Eggplant Head when I was young.