Saturday, October 11, 2014

Cartoon Saturday


October ... two weeks down, two to go ...

Speculation continues over the status of North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un after he failed to appear at a key political event in the Hermit Kingdom; Senator Kay Hagan (D, NC) showed the relative importance of various facets of her job when it was revealed that she skipped a classified briefing on the threat of ISIS in order to attend a political fundraising event; a man in Arizona died and four others were injured after they were attacked by a swarm of 800,000 bees; the family of former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin was involved in a wild brawl in Anchorage; and in Philadelphia, the coffin of a boy said to have been killed in an accident at a notorious and now-closed reform school for boys 90 years ago was found to be filled with wooden planks.

The good news just keeps on coming, doesn't it? Why not let's just bury our heads in the cartoon sand and hope it goes away.

Our collection of theme cartoons for this week deals with the economy ... Congress isn't dealing with it, so let's see what we can do ...

Perhaps we just need to present the data a little differently ...


Well, I think we already knew that ...


The real estate market still isn't back to where it one was ...


Maybe a little less accuracy is a good thing ...


I think this may actually be the right way to report the economic news ...


Charitable fundraising is a big part of the school year, especially when one political party is intent on gutting funding for schools as wasteful extravagance. Perhaps this is a better approach to fundraising ...


 Speaking of fundraising ...


People who've been married for a long time take a somewhat different view of the issue ...


Because my color vision is pretty wonky, Agnes generally picks out most of my clothes. Usually, this is a good thing, but it does have its downside ...


And finally, a take on modern office routines ...

It looks as if the weather for this holiday weekend will be pretty unsettled here in NoVa, with rain and clouds instead of the bright sunshine for which we might have wished ... right now, outside my study window it's raining like the proverbial cow peeing on a flat rock. Oh, well ... considering that we have to stay at home and wait for the repairman to come for the FOURTH time to try to fix our oven (which he probably won't be able to do, as the parts he "express ordered" haven't shown up yet), maybe it'll be a good day to spend indoors on honeydo's and drafting the famous Bilbo Christmas Letter. We'll see.

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

Bilbo

5 comments:

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Guys should get a hint that the marriage is not working if their wives buy shirts with shock collars.

Wow! I missed a lot of the news that you opened with!

Linda Kay said...

Love the reconstruction of the capital dome! The accounting ones are so funny to me, having been in the business.

Chuck Bear said...

Having sold a house a few years ago, I can appreciate the realtor cartoon.

Mike said...

Having worked in the phone company's cost department I've been on the receiving end of 'we don't like these numbers'.

Atomic Dog said...

That is making the Capitol dome more functional!