Saturday, December 19, 2015

Cartoon Saturday


Less than a week until Christmas, except you wouldn't know it from the whole lack of peace on earth and goodwill toward men ...

An engineer working at Mumbai airport died after being sucked into the engine of an Air India plane; Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was punched in the head by a teenager during a campaign event; GOP presidential wannabe Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin engaged in mutual admiration as their bromance warmed up; a New Delhi court has freed a young man convicted in a heinous gang-rape and torture case after he served only a three-year sentence; and in Augusta County, Virginia, all schools were closed for a day after enraged parents objected to an exercise in which students in a world geography class were asked to copy the Arabic calligraphy for the Islamic profession of faith - the parents claimed it was an attempt to convert their children to Islam, while the teacher viewed it as an exercise in the complexity of Arabic script.

Since Christmas is coming up in just a few days, what else could we use as the cartoon theme for this week? ...

That whole "making a list and checking it twice" thing is a gold mine for cartoonists ...


As is the "he sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake" thing ...


How the GOP would balance the North Pole budget ...


And you thought it was what made small children cry when forced to sit on Santa's lap for pictures ...


Oh, it's coming ...


Before you give those four calling birds, consider the consequences ...


Oops ...


Well, it's a bit literal, but ...


I loved this one ...


And finally, did you ever think of the problems Mrs Santa has? ...


So, Dear Readers, is your Christmas shopping done? Is the tree decorated? Is the outside of your house lit up like a Star Wars convention? If not, good luck. Agnes and I have three different parties to attend this weekend, which will just about peg our fun meter for the season. Yee, HAH!

Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow, with Poetry Sunday.

Bilbo

6 comments:

Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer said...

Ho ho ho! Those hit the spot! My shopping is finally done!

John Hill said...

Have a grand weekend!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Those were great, especially the Bob Marley one!

I'm pissed with the news from Delhi.

Mike said...

Hmmmmm, a santa suit in a bar. That might work.

The teacher and the arabic script? Just think of the uproar if she had asked them to do arabic numerals!

Atomic Dog said...

I wish I knew where the bad girls are.

Anonymous said...

I can hear Bob Marley singing "Get up, stand up..get out of your pajamas mon!" Bizarro is one of the best, most clever toons out there. Speaking of oops, why not Frank Sinatra instead of Frankincense?