Saturday, April 05, 2014

Cartoon Saturday


Welcome to April ...

For the second time in less than five years, a soldier at Fort Hood, Texas, pulled a gun and began shooting at his comrades - this time killing four and wounding another 16 before killing himself; in response to extraordinarily modest success of its Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft is working on an upgrade to make it more like ... Windows 7; in another victory for those who want to inject more money into the election process, the Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling this week eliminated limits on the total amount of money people can donate one election season, while leaving intact the current $5,200 limit on how much an individual can give to any single candidate during a two-year election cycle; aid workers in coastal west Africa reported that the death toll from an outbreak of deadly Ebola had reached 86, with dozens more sick; and in Pennsylvania, a man survived a bizarre work accident in which a chainsaw blade dug deep into his neck and shoulder, coming to rest less than a centimeter from his carotid artery.

New month, new cartoons needed. I'm on it!

This week, in honor of the ongoing hysteria over health care in America, our theme cartoons deal with ... health care. And whether you're a Republican or a Democrat, or have medical insurance or not, Ol' Doc Bilbo is covering your humor injection.

Hospitals know they can charge more for simple treatments if those treatments have appropriately expensive names ...


Insurance companies are always looking for creative ways to cut costs ...


Even for heart problems ...


 It's important to take the correct first steps in responding to a medical emergency ...


Of course, we need to slip in the obligatory pun ...


"Medical marijuana" isn't always the herb you need ...


This one's for all of us senior citizens ...


I wonder if this treatment might be covered for some members of Congress ...


Don't wait too long to seek medical attention ...


Finally for this week, we move from HMO to CSI ...


And there you have it - the first Cartoon Saturday collection for April, 2014. I hope it helped you ease into the new month.

The weather this weekend here in NoVa is supposed to be glorious, and so what better way to spend those glorious days than by spring cleaning and hauling old junk to the landfill? I'm such a swinger, aren't I?

Have a good day and a great weekend. Come back tomorrow for Poetry Sunday.

Bilbo

P.S. - Just a reminder: if you haven't paid your taxes yet, you only have ten more days. Good luck.

B.

8 comments:

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Great medical cartoons to brighten our day! It took me a while to get the King George IV one.

May you have a nice weekend, Bilbo!

Atomic Dog said...

It's hard to find humor in prostate exams, but you did!

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Great medically-themed cartoons!

KathyA said...

Thanks, I needed that. :)

Mike said...

Glad I don't have a 100 pound pacemaker.

Never did get the King George one. Even after checking wikipedia on him. Send me an email with the answer.

Deena said...

The insurance card is so real to life!

allenwoodhaven said...

Love King George IV! A great collection this week and I'm grateful. Enjoy your nice weather.

Chuck Bear said...

L love the hammer anesthesia!