Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Doris Earns Goodwill

Have you heard about this book, "Team of Rivals?" Apparently President-Elect Obama has. While I'm nauseated by his deification, it is hopeful that our new president reads and perhaps understands history. I'm not worried--he's got big ears and may be giving the Clintons back to the cartoonists. All is good.

Cartoon Clicks

Last Friday's CNN.com cartoons had me (and the Capitol) venting on the bailouts. How about bailing out newspapers? Vaudeville? Radio serials? I have to admit that one day George Will convinces me to tell Detroit to DROP DEAD. The next day, Thomas Friedman turns me around. I'm nothing if not stupid.

HELP for the GOP

I'm a big fan of Jack Lemmon and his fine film, "Save the Tiger." So I jerked around with the title and created a cartoon that has nothing to do with the movie. Except that in both the movie and reality, the protagonist burned his business down.

I Need A MIracle

There was once a band beyond description whose rhythm guitarist proclaimed he needed a miracle every day (as well as women, one about twice his weight, another about twice his height, but I digress). In the end, John McCain was holding his index finger up in a parking lot. "Need One!"

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cartoon Clicks

This week's CNN.com cartoons. The opportunities to satirize Sarah Palin are slipping through my fingers like so many star systems. Vice-President Biden, however, should provide more than enough material to compensate.

Palin by Comparison

Sarah Palin has been a wonderful surprise for us editorial cartoonist-types during this campaign season. Imagine if we had to fill all that space with Lieberman cartoons? Errrrr. Anyway, Sarah going off-message and off the rails is something of a parting gift. Godspeed Sarah Palin.

Thinking Problem

I was struck by the fuss made over Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama. Since when is the support of a two-time Bush-endorser, who was arguably the last man who could have stopped the rush to war, considered a plus? That premise led me to visit some other silliness on the trail. Like how I love Oliver Stone's work but exactly eight years of W. seems like more than enough.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Harvest Swoon

The film TRADING PLACES endures in my consciousness, although Billy Ray Valentine isn't such an astute financial advisor when Wall Street is on fire. Still, he was right about that Russian Wheat Harvest.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Cartoon Clicks

This week's CNN.com cartoons and the insulting nature of the bailout.

Fourth and Looooooong

The Miami Dolphins have been having some success "sampling" the old single wing. I like the new term, "Wildcat," mostly because it shares a name with Eli Cash's first novel, although it was written in an obsolete vernacular. Wildcat.

Roaster Coaster

I've always liked The Gambler (singer, not idiot pitcher) going back to The First Edition. McCain has descended through the six stages of Kenny Rogers. In a barely related segue, check out what condition their conditions are in: http://www.menwholooklikekennyrogers.com/

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Cartoon Clicks

My latest CNN.com cartoons are available for viewing.

Tour of Futility

My true-believer conservative friend, Lee Weber, http://leeweber.blogstream.com/ draws parallels between the Bush and Nixon administrations far beyond the Constitutional contempt. Specifically, as this cartoon attempts to express, the complete sell-out of any principle to win elections.

Doctored Doctrine

The Bush Doctrine may well be creating Bizzaro Jackie Robinsons . None of his racial and ethnic pioneers have been Hall of Famers.

Fallen Angel of Harlem

I always liked the sentiment about people going to Washington to do good and winding up doing well. Charles Rangel, Korean War Hero, Pioneer, Hypocrite-Tax Cheat.

Of Gusts and Lusts

I probably forced the "Zombie Plan" line at the end, burying my favorite Marx Bros. gag