Saturday, July 22, 2017

Cartoon Saturday


Whew! I just made it back from my off-the-record meeting with Vlad Putin in time to get Cartoon Saturday ready! 

GOP efforts to pass their Obamacare replacement collapsed this week amid internal Republican chaos, attempts to blame the failure on Senate Democrats, and threats from Donald Trump to at least one Republican senator; in Oregon, a multiple-car pileup occurred when thirteen containers of slime eels, weighing 7,500 pounds, spilled from a truck onto the highway; Donald Trump's "election integrity" commission held its first meeting this week, bravely trying to prove Trump's contention that vast voter fraud caused him to lose the popular vote in the 2016 election, even though he won in the Electoral College; reactions from fans were mixed as the BBC announced that the new Doctor in the hugely popular "Doctor Who" series will be played by a woman, noted actor Jodie Whittaker; and GOP Senator and respected war hero John McCain has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Congress may be unable to balance the nation's books, but fortunately there are other books we can look to for better entertainment. This week, our cartoons deal with the ups and downs of electronic books ...

No ... no outtakes ...


How to describe it? ...


It was the butler who ran it down ...


Advantages of traditional books ...


What'll they think of next? ...


So, what's on your bookshelves? ...


Bookworms* don't like e-readers, either ...


Updated bookmobiles ...


Epic sagas may be easier to handle on an e-reader ...


And there are other uses for an e-reader, too (I've often used my iPad as a flashlight to find my way to bed when Agnes is already asleep) ...


That's all, folks! You can go back to your Kindle, iPad, Nook, or other e-reader now ... just don't drop it or forget to keep it charged.

It's going to be another scorching weekend here in NoVa ... making us wonder why we spent all that money on new bicycles when it's so hot outside you can't ride up the hill without succumbing to heatstroke. Oy.

Have a good day and a great weekend. See you tomorrow for a Musical Sunday tribute to the Trump family ... more thoughts then.

Bilbo

* If you've never read Clifton Fadiman's Wally the Wordworm to your children, you should.

8 comments:

eViL pOp TaRt said...

The next to last cartoon points out a big advantage of e-books: you don't have to manage a heavy book!

And e-books can be back lit and the size of the print can be changed to go with individual needs.

Duckbutt said...

I like e-books. But some books are available only in hard book form. And some books' pages become yellow and brittle with age.

John Hill said...

I use both books and e-books. The advantage of the e-book is having it handy on my phone kindle app whenever I find myself waiting for something or someone anytime I'm out.

Mike said...

Our bookshelves are full but most books are older. We don't have an e-readers.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

I read books in both formats.

allenwoodhaven said...

Love the ebookmobile. Another fine edition.Thanks Bilbo.

Clarissa said...

The ebookmobile was a pleasant riff on things.

Anonymous said...

This was great -- thanks! (Wynne Brown)