Saturday, November 12, 2016

Cartoon Saturday


Did anyone get the number of the truck that just ran us down?

In an upset unexpected by many, Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election on Electoral College votes, even though Hillary Clinton narrowly beat him in the popular vote; in the wake of the Trump victory, interest in secession from the United States is growing in California; two Marine Corps jet fighters collided in midair near San Diego, and one aircraft was lost although both pilots were rescued; influential Candian singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen, whose classic song "Hallelujah" has been recorded by hundreds of artists, died at the age of 82; and in the town of Canonsburg near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, one police officer was killed and another wounded when they responded to a report of a domestic dispute.

As part of my continuing effort to help us take our minds off the results of the election and the vast outpouring of either (depending on your political persuasion) smug gloating or miserable acquiescence, here are some utterly apolitical cartoons concerning art ...

How painters seek inspiration in the year 2016 ...


If art museums had truly meaningful names for their galleries ...


For those who get high on art ...


A classic ...


Speaking of appropriate names for galleries ...


Who just takes a picture any more, eh? ...


Everybody's got to start someplace ...


Where can I get one of those mirrors? ...


A little miscommunication here ...


Some people just don't understand the old ways ...


And there you have it - your first post-election collection of cartoons to keep you smiling as you adjust to the New World Order. Some of us are deleriously happy, others are bitterly sad, and I suspect that many of the former will - before long - turn into the latter. We'll see.

It's going to be a very cold fall weekend here in NoVa, good for sitting in front of the fire under a pile of Agnes's handmade quilts with a cup of coffee and a good book. And maybe for doing a few chores as well. At least the low temperatures and lack of rain or snow will be good for my daily power walk.

Have a good day and a great weekend. More thoughts tomorrow.

Bilbo

6 comments:

Chuck Bear said...

I bet most painters liked painting naked ladies and having their company. Models with benefits.

John Hill said...

Thanks for a much needed Cartoon Saturday!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Photoshopping improves on nature. Being a model nowadays means you never know how you're going to look.

Mike said...

I bought one of those special mirrors but I haven't figured out how to make it work yet.

Anemone said...

The art cartoons were enjoyable.

allenwoodhaven said...

Another fine edition! Loved the art gallery directions.