Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sunday morning toons: Special "Long, Slim, Sick and Sorry-Looking" Edition

Remember the Iraq War? Sure you do--the issue that was going to define the 2008 campaign? Think hard.

Dahlings, that's so last April.

Now it's all about the economic meltdown and the vice presidential debate smackdown. Leave it to the Republicans to find the definitive conversation changer.

From Bob Geiger's weekly collection, the p3 Special Mention goes to Steve Sack for the best of a strong field.

And at Daryl Cagle's round-up the p3 Picks of the Week are Cameron Cardow, Mike Lane, Adam Zyglis, and John Cole.

The p3 Silver Star for Having a Clue goes to Eric Allie.

The p3 Legion of Merit Award goes to Jeff Parker.

Here's another intriguing sketch by Barry Blitt to accompany Frank Rich's latest NYTimes column, on the price that McCain pays for Palin's popularity.

p3 World Toon Review: Stephane Peray (Bangkok, Thailand), Brian Adcock (Scotland, UK), and Pavel Constantin (Romania).

Wallopin' Web-snappers, Nation! Stephen Colbert and the Amazing Spider-Man have teamed up.

Ann Telnaes considers what else we might have been trying to put back together right now.

Opus continues to search for his special purpose.

Animator Chuck Jones has often said that the inspiration for Wile E. Coyote was Mark Twain's description the coyote: "a long, slim, sick and sorry-looking skeleton [...] a living, breathing allegory of Want. He is always hungry." Here is Wile E. in the second Road Runner cartoon, from 1952:

p3 Bonus Toon: Jesse Springer marvels at the advantages of the second bail-out plan over the first. (Click to enlarge.)

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