This week's toons were swept off your computer by absolutely, utterly trustworthy NSA subcontractors you've never met, from the pages at McClatchy DC, Cartoon Movement, Go Comics, Daryl Cagle's Political Cartoons, About.com, Politico's Cartoon Carousel, Comic Strip of the Day, and other fine sources.
p3 Picks of the Week:
John Luckovich, Jack Ohman, Joel Pett, Clay Bennett, Jeff Parker, Signe Wilkinson, Pat Oliphant, Jeff Danziger, Pat Bagley, Chris Weyant, John Darkow, Jen Sorenson, Matt Wuerker, and Monte Wolverton.
p3 Best of Show: Adam Zyglis.
p3 Legion of Honor: Joel Pett.
p3 Award for Best Probably Unintended Arlo Guthrie Reference: Jim Morin.
p3 World Toon Review Petar Pismestrovic (Austria). Ingrid Rice (Canada). Shlomo Cohen (Israel). and Ángel Ramiro Zapata Mora (Columbia).
Ann Telnaes welcomes Bo's new buddy.
Mark Fiore discovers the most horrible thing that Glenn Greenwald has done, and it's totally his fault.
Tom Tomorrow meditates on trust, efficiency, and transparency.
Keith Knight considers the many forms of education.
Tom the Dancing Bug traces the evolution of the decline of the species. For anyone who's interested, I did my number on this theme about five years ago, and updated it here.
Red Meat's Bug-Eyed Earl brings up an excellent point.
The Comics Curmudgeon imagines (or reads about someone imagining) monstrous fleas and other one-panel horrors.
Hey, Olive, cut it out – it looks nautical in front of the crew! “Mutiny Ain't Nice” is another exploration in to the deeply dysfunctional relationship between Popeye and Olive Oyl. The Slender One is accidentally locked in a trunk that goes on Popeye's ship, with a crew convinced that – say it with me – wimming is a jinx on board a boat. Directed in 1938 by Dave Fleischer, voice work by Frank Mercer and Mae Questel, animation by William Sturm and David Tendlar and uncredited musical direction by Sammy Timberg (to save costs, and please the audience, all the music was familiar public domain pieces already).
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The Semi-Sorta Big Oregon Toon Block: Matt Bors exposes the secret reason they put timers on tanning beds.
Jesse Springer wonders what the point of denying global morning is when Oregon has already spent about seven times its annual budget for fighting wildfires.
Test your toon captioning kung fu at The New Yorker's weekly caption-the-cartoon contest. (Rules here).