Saturday, April 20, 2013

Cartoon Saturday


It's been a hell of a week, not to put too fine a point on it ...

Three people were murdered and scores of others injured when two bombs went off at the Boston Marathon; only a few days later, police had killed one of the suspected bombers and captured the other after a massive manhunt; North Korean mini-tyrant Kim Jong-un pitched a new fit, threatening to declare nuclear war on the Boston Marathon bombers for stealing his news coverage; a fertilizer plant in the town of West, Texas, was destroyed in a massive explosion; and the Senate caved to pressure from the gun lobby and voted down all attempts to pass legislation to help control gun violence.

I don't know about you, but I need both a nice gin and tonic and Cartoon Saturday.

This week's collection of theme cartoons looks at the phenomenon of text messaging. It can provide a new twist on classic poetry ...


You may want to count to ten before sending some texts ...

I sometimes suffer from writer's block ... nowadays, people can suffer from other sorts of blockages ...


And texting may eventually change some of our most traditional academic events ...


The job market is pretty tight, and people are going to great lengths to make their resumes stand out from the crowd, like this fellow ...


... and this one ...


Same-sex marriages may be the latest rage, but they aren't the only sort of marriages some people would like to ban ...


When we bought new furniture for our rec room a few years ago, Agnes looked very closely at certain models of recliners she thought would be good for me ...


Maybe it's just me, but I think one can go a little too far with the all-natural/organic food craze ...


And finally, I never cease to be amazed at the television and print media ads for various medicines ... they spend so much air time and print space listing all the horrible possible side effects that I often wonder whether the cure is better than the disease ...


And so we bring another stressful and crazy week to an end. The weekend is supposed to be cooler and cloudier than the last few days, so perhaps it'll be a little more comfortable for sleeping, working in the yard, and trying out my new recipe for giant soap bubble solution on the grandchildren. A test run earlier this evening* showed that the new solution does, in fact, make huge and long-lasting bubbles ... the kids should love them.

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

Bilbo

* The neighbors got a kick out of seeing me standing in the cul-de-sac, blowing huge bubbles with the battery-operated bubble blower and the new bubble solution. It was a second childhood moment.

7 comments:

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Why not get your won bubble-blower? It sounds like fun!

Texting will be a negative force on spelling. Perhaps it will lead to a revision of the simplified spelling movement. They just need an organazashun!

allenwoodhaven said...

Bubbles are a sure sign of Spring. Have a great time!

An excellent selection of cartoons, as usual. I saw the "two roads" one in the paper and laughed out loud.

Lynn Radford said...

Thank you, Bill, for another great Cartoon Saturday! Bubbles Rock! Enjoy!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Great cartoons Bill. Love the texting bee best.

I used to use a solution for huge bubbles with glycerin and let it "age"/sit over night. Are you doing something like that?
Sadly this was for fun for just Rick and myself - no kiddies involved.

Mike said...

As you get older all kinds of 'blockages' start showing up in your life.

Big Sky Heidi said...

Great cartoons, especially the fork in the woods.

When you come to a fork in the woods, take it, somebody said.

John Hill said...

Heidi, it was Yogi Berra.
Bilbo, another fine weekend post.