Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sunday morning toons

The Bali conference, the Miller report, the Huckabee surge, the last round of Democratic and GOP presidential "debates"--they're all in Daryl Cagle's toon roundup for this week.

p3 Picks of the Week: Pat Bagley, Steve Sack, and Thomas Boldt.

p3 Special Mention: David Horsey.

And a p3 Major Award goes to Eric Allie for capturing the spirit of the Congressional Democrats' achievements in 2007.

Kennedy to American Protestants (1960): Relax: Even though I'm a Catholic, I believe in the separation of church and state. Romney to Rightwing Christian fundamentalists (2007): Relax: Even though I'm a Mormon, we have the same enemies. Ann Telnaes illustrates the difference.

Henry Erskine said the pun is the lowest form of wit, and therefore the foundation of all wit. By that yardstick, Opus hits the motherlode this week. It's starting to make me nostalgic for underpants jokes.

p3 Bonus Toon: The psychological timing of the pre-Christmas Oregon "kicker" checks has been commented upon elsewhere, but Jesse Springer also notes that--figuring in printing and mailing, plus the financing costs of making the "kicker" money available in December--those checks cost the state somewhere in the neighborhood of $23 million. (Click to enlarge image.)

That's some neighborhood.

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