Saturday, August 29, 2015

Cartoon Saturday


We've almost made it to the end of August ... sometimes I thought we'd never get here ...

In Virginia, a "disgruntled" former employee of a television station murdered two of his former co-workers - live, on the air - posted video of it to his social media accounts, then shot himself when police tried to arrest him*; in Austria, more than 70 refugees were found dead in an abandoned truck; The Air Force announced that a fire that resulted in more than $62 million in damage to a sophisticated reconnaissance aircraft was caused by ... a loose nut**; in Taiwan, a 12 year-old boy visiting a museum tripped and punched through a 17th-century painting valued at more than $1.5 million; and in Rome, a former high-ranking Vatican official accused of pedophilia and possession of child pornography has died, apparently from natural causes.

I don't know about you, but I really need the weekend ... and for now, the cartoons.

This week, the smoke of the terrible wildfires that have been scorching the western states inspired me to select "smoke signals" for our collection of theme cartoons ...

I guess it's as annoying as it is online ...


Sigh ... kids ...


Sexting with smoke signals ...


Hmmm ... how would you encrypt a smoke signal?


Smoke signals also work as social media ...


Back off, Kemo Sabe ...


Moving on to other topics, I loved this one ...


Very perceptive, that Mr Barnum ...


There are different kinds of quacks ...


I wonder when Faux News will make this change? ...


And that's it for this week's edition of Cartoon Saturday. It should be a nice day here in NoVa, if a bit warmer and more humid than the last few days, which were spectacular, weather-wise. Agnes will be coming back from Germany this coming week, and later this morning I'll be headed out with the local grandchildren to a dig/pick-it-yourself farm to stock up on apples, peaches, potatoes, and whatever else we can dig or pick. Should be fun. Hope your weekend is the same.

Have a good day. Come back tomorrow for Poetry Sunday ... more thoughts then.

Bilbo

* Guns don't kill people, people kill people. With guns.

** No, not Donald Trump or Rush Limbaugh.

7 comments:

Chuck Bear said...

Fear of the Week. That should work.

allenwoodhaven said...

God choices! I love the footman one too.

allenwoodhaven said...

That was supposed to be good choices....

Linda Kay said...

Smoke signals are very funny, especially the "like" that makes me crazy on Facebook, as well as the people who select all to respond to a blanket email. Great cartoons today! Have a special day with the grands, sounds like fun.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

I liked them all; but especially the Barnum/art one.

Mike said...

At least the red canvas bs comes with color unlike the all white canvas.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

The footman seems happy with his lot!