Saturday, May 27, 2017

Cartoon Saturday


It's the last Cartoon Saturday for the month that we thought would never end. And it's still got a few days to go ...

A suicide bomber murdered at least 22 people and injured scores of others, mostly children, at a concert in Manchester, England; Sir Roger Moore, one of the longest-serving portrayers of secret agent James Bond, died at the age of 89; fired National Security Advisor Michael Flynn "took the fifth," declining to provide documents subpoenaed by Congress in its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election; in Palm Beach, Florida, a 4x4-foot sinkhole opened up in front of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, prompting the expected cascade of jokes and Twitter commentary; and in Sacramento, California, one person died and nine others were hospitalized after they contracted botulism poisoning from eating contaminated nacho cheese sauce at a local gas station.

This week, the news being what it is, we'll focus on that old standby of cartoons - the fellow who advertises that "The End Is Near" ...

At the intersection of cliches ...


I think I agree with the guy on the right ...


I wonder if this falls under the heading of "cognitive dissonance" ...


Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't ...


Somehow I think I could go with that opinion ...


21st Century warnings ...


There's doomsday and there's doomsday ...


True enough ...


Well, of course it would be ...


Perfect ... just perfect ...


And so ends our final Cartoon Saturday for the month ... I hope it helped you cope with the relentless drumbeat of awful news that surrounds us. Let's look forward to June and the coming of summer, and hope ... in the face of all evidence to the contrary ... that things will get better.

Have a good day and a great weekend. Come back tomorrow for Musical Sunday ... more thoughts then.

Bilbo

3 comments:

John Hill said...

All doom and no gloom
Might as well look forward to the end...

Mike said...

I think the worst case scenario is upon us.

allenwoodhaven said...

Excellent! You've done it again.