Saturday, May 14, 2016

Cartoon Saturday


As another week washes away in the continuing rain here in NoVa ...

A man was arrested in Portugal after he destroyed a historic statue while trying to climb it to take a selfie; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms released the results of a study that showed the enormous explosion at a fertilizer plant that devastated the town of West, Texas in 2013 and killed 15 people was caused by arson; Daesh, the so-called "Islamic State," has claimed responsibility for a series of bombings in Baghdad that killed nearly 100 people and seriously injured scores of others; President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil has been ordered to step down while the national senate votes on her impeachment on corruption charges; and actress Emma Watson, famous for her portrayal of student witch Hermione Granger in the "Harry Potter" film series, has been caught up in the "Panama Papers" scandal, with the exposure of an offshore company she created as a possible tax shelter.

With all the bad news, murder, and mayhem around the world, let's ratchet things down a bit with a collection of cartoons about the little things that bug us ... bugs.

A terrible occupational hazard for a bee, eh? ...


It's a cicada year, so ...


And another cicada cartoon ...


A real bargain for nearsighted flies ...


A little-known sidelight from the story of Noah and the Flood ...


Mayfly-December romances? ...

 

Back to the cicadas again, with some good advice ...


Flies in prison ...


Do mosquitoes have dietary problems? ...


When mosquitoes have marital difficulties ...


And that's it for the second edition of Cartoon Saturday for the month of May, 2016. I hope it helped you get past the rigors of the past week.

We're hoping the weather improves by tomorrow and into next week ... we've had so much rain in the last month that our homeowners' association has relaxed its rules that prohibit parking arks in front of your house. And although my garden is looking good, our grass is about up to the second floor of the house ... a real estate agent representing Tarzan has been scoping out properties in the neighborhood.

Have a good day and a great weekend. More thoughts tomorrow, when Poetry Sunday returns.

Bilbo

4 comments:

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Those are great cartoons from the buggy world. The perils of mosquito netting!

John Hill said...

Enjoy the weekend!
At least when it stops raining, you won't have to go to work! Hope retirement is suiting you well!

Mike said...

If only mosquitoes would suck fat instead of blood.

Big Sky Heidi said...

Bugs deserve whatever they get.