Saturday, August 01, 2015

Cartoon Saturday


Can you believe it's already August 1st? This year is flying by faster than dissemblings from the NRA after a mass shooting ...

A man from Tennessee was arrested in Washington DC this week after police said he drove into the District with a pickup full of weapons and a propane tank, then asked a police officer for directions to the White House; the Coast Guard has given up the search for two Florida teenagers, who went missing at sea during a burst of severe weather on July 24th; amid growing international outrage over the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe last month, Zimbabwe has asked the United States to extradite the American dentist and hobby big-game hunter who allegedly shot the beloved lion after luring him out of his sanctuary; Beijing has been chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, which should give them enough time to bring down the city's legendary air pollution to relatively safe levels; and in Maryland, a woman poisoned her five year-old son, then put the boy into her car, apparently after he was dead, doused the interior with gasoline and set it on fire in an attempt to cover up the crime.

Yes, we definitely need the cartoons this week.

This weekend, we're having a twofer ... tomorrow's Poetry Sunday features a poem about dogs, and so it's probably appropriate that today's cartoons feature man's best friend ...

In spite of the old picture of "Dogs Playing Poker," they usually don't.  This is why ...


They don't usually play blackjack, either ...


Modern dogs (and cats) probably have different online search criteria ...


But today's dogs can be as tech savvy as the average adult ...


A really good dog nowadays knows more tricks than that old chestnut, "speak!" ...


CSI Canine ...


Did you ever wonder what they think sometimes? ...


You can teach an old dog new tricks, but ...


Well you wouldn't want to eat the same thing all the time, would you?


And finally, a very special breed ...


And so it goes for another week of Cartoon Saturday, headed into a new month. Later this morning, Agnes and I will be headed down to Chincoteague Island for a weekend cavorting in the surf and doing the island pony thing with the local grandchildren. I wonder if I should have paid extra for the "no annoying flies and mosquitoes" plan. Oh, well ... too late now.

Have a good day. Come back tomorrow for Poetry Sunday with Rudyard Kipling.

More thoughts then.

Bilbo

2 comments:

John Hill said...

Enjoy the weekend.
Thanks for the grins.

Mike said...

I should have listened to my chiropractor too.