Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sunday morning toons: Special Solstice Edition

Let's start the first toon review of the summer with Daryl Cagle's round-up, where no single mega-topic dominated the weekly news, leaving toonists to freestyle.

p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Lane, M.e. Cohen, Jimmy Margulies, Adam Zyglis, and David Horsey.

It's never too early in the week to show the airlines some disrespect (after all, they feel the same way about their passengers): Kudos and a free impregnable Kevlar packet of honey mustard pretzel nodules to Henry Payne, Dick Locher, and John Darkow. (And don't miss Opus, below.)

This toon by Pat Bagley might take folks outside of Utah a moment (hint to non-Beehive State readers: "open carry" refers to their law allowing unconcealed handguns to be carried in public). There is currently no p3 award for obscure but funny reference, so you'll just have to enjoy it on its merits.

The p3 Recognition for Going Gratuitously Racist--an award that, happily, we don't have to dust off very often--was earned by Pat Oliphant. As Digby notes, it wasn't merely racist, it was lazy racist. No small accomplishment.

All praise and honor to Battochio, who brings the results of his ongoing Right Wing Cartoon Watch, doing the difficult surveillance work so you and I don't have to.

Ann Telnaes observes the Washington press corps grazing peacefully on the hillside, undisturbed by the lowing of the distant McClellan.

Opus experiences airline passenger rage as only a flightless waterfowl can. Sir, that sarcasm won't fit in the overhead luggage bin.

You might want to order a bag of whatever Bob Clampett had in his brownies during the creation of this 1938 Warner Bros. cult classic, brought to you in glorious monochrome:

p3 Bonus Toon: Jesse Springer wonders if northwest salmon can survive many more salmon restoration plans from the Bush administration:

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