And for Valentine's Day, the p3 Pink Candy "Wuv You" Heart of Excellence goes to Mike Luckovich, Paul Combs, Steve Sack, and Clay Jones.
Following the flame-out of Mitt Romney's campaign (and before that, the sad little mud bubble marking the end of the campaign of Rudy "I Got Nothin'" Giuliani), the p3 Retro Award goes to this evergreen treat from Jim Sherffius, reminding us two years later of the one thing the Republicans still have to run on.
And as long as we're rummaging around in the classics vault, here's an oldie but a goodie from Ann Telneus. (How old? Remember Don Rumsfeld?)
The Oregonian's very own Jack Ohman notes one of the most recent warning signs for the American economy. (Special thanks to the O for making it a five-step process simply to link to one of O-Man's toons. Seriously, guys--what do you do with the online items you don't want people to get to?)
This week's Opus is about . . . well, to be perfectly honest, I'm not really clear on what it's about. Is it about Valentine's Day? The harmonic convergence of the Super Bowl, the Super Tuesday primaries, and Mardis Gras? Or is it simply about that secret desire in each of us to be called "punkin' butt"? (Whatever it is, it's also Salon Premium, so non-subscribers will sit through some good lovin' from their advertisers first.)
p3 Bonus Toon: Jesse Springer sends us this news item:
Oregon-- one of only six states whose legislature doesn't meet on an annual basis-- is trying out a "test flight" interim session of its legislature to see if annual sessions make sense. An out-of-control citizen initiative system coupled with ceaseless partisan bickering has prevented the Oregon Legislature from taking any real leadership on Oregon's most important issues.