Saturday, April 16, 2016

Cartoon Saturday


My first weekend of retirement. Ahhhhhhh ...

In Japan, two major earthquakes in two days struck the island of Kyushu; in the Baltic Sea, two Russian warplanes flew dangerously close to a US Navy ship in international waters in a flight profile suggestive of training for an attack; NBA players will soon be the first professional athletes to wear sponsors' ads on their uniforms ... a concept that might be useful if applied to members of Congress; a new Navy ship only four years old requires nearly $23 million in repairs after it was operated with too little oil; and a newly-released report on the behavior of police in Chicago delivers a devastating picture of a police department in desperate need of correction.

English playwright William Congreave once said that music has charms to soothe a savage breast (not a savage beast, as is often misquoted), and so let's try to calm down some of the current social and political savagery with a few cartoons about music and musicians ...

Me, too ...


What would she have thrown at Keith Richards? ...


You had to know this one was coming ...


You know you'll be singing this to yourself for the rest of the day ...


Paging Mr Rundgren, Mr Todd Rundgren ...


Well, she's never dull ...


Extra credit if you're old enough to remember Burl Ives ...


Budget cutbacks are hitting everywhere ...


I have to be careful with this one ... Agnes used to play the accordion, and it's still in the garage ...


Finally, how about some ... sole ... music ...


And that's it for this week's edition of Cartoon Saturday ... I hope it helped you get over the trials of the past week. It looks like it's going to be a beautiful weekend here in NoVa, and I should be able to get some yard work done. It will help cut down on the howling, pitchfork-waving crowds of neighbors in front of the house.

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

Bilbo

4 comments:

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Great musical themed cartoons today! I hope I don't hear Eleanor Rigby or accordion music! Have a nice retired Saturday!

John Hill said...

Rats!
I thought the theme was going to be savage breasts!
(Maybe next week? ;)

Mike said...

Gaga does not have to worry about a burglar hiding in her closet.

allenwoodhaven said...

I never thought of Horton at a Who concert; very funny!

I'd say enjoy your weekend but days are more or less the same for you now. Monday it's going to start to sink in. Remember to NOT set your alarm!