Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sunday morning toons: Special "Every Day is Memorial Day" Edition

It runs the gamut this week at Daryl Cagle's round-up, from Memorial Day to credit cards, to the green economy, to Obama and the Democrats, to the Freddy Krueger-like refusal of the former Vice President to simply go away.

"Every day is Memorial Day." While Oregon enjoys a week of beautiful weather, here's a reminder of why this holiday wasn't created to sell mattresses, courtesy of: David Fitzsimmons, Jeff Parker, R. J. Matson, J. D. Crowe, Mike Keefe, and Steve Benson.

p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Luckovich, R. J. Matson, Mike Lane, Mike Keefe, John Trever, Jerry Holbert, Harry Payne, Adam Zyglis, John Cole, Matt Davies, and Dick Locher.

Funny how there's never an undisclosed location around when we really need one. It's a match made in heaven: The most unpopular man in the country is making his bid to become elder statesman of the most unpopular party in the country. Now Dick Locher, John Darkow, Nate Beeler, Mike Keefe, and Pat Bagley all ask the question: We've seen more of Dick Cheney in the last 8 weeks than in the last 8 years, so how can we make him go back into hiding?

p3 World Toon Review: Pavel Constantine (Romania), Olle Johansson (Sweden), Christo Komarnitski (Bulgaria), Igor Kodenko (Ukraine), and Frederick Deligne (France).

Ann Telnaes notes the irony of one holiday-weekend tradition.

Before the "Bailey or Jennifer?" decision, even before the "Ginger or Mary Ann?" dilemma, there was "Betty or Veronica?"

Look for this story arc to end in a year or so with a Very Special Episode, in which Archie discovers it was all a dream. (Hat tip to Comics Worth Reading.)

Portland homeboy Jack Ohman reviews the status of the "two-state solution."

Send more cats! Boxes and boxes of fireworks sitting opened in the cellar? Of course--why not? From 1943, the first of 7 Oscar-winning Tom and Jerry theatrical shorts. The references behind Jerry's two War Communiqu├ęs can be found here and here. (Subtitles provided courtesy of the Hong Kong Fireworks Company.)

p3 Bonus Toon: Oregon's unemployment rate--second-worst in the nation--leveled off last month. Does that mean the worst is over? Jesse Springer reminds us that, just because you can feel something with your toes, it doesn't mean you've hit bottom. (Click to enlarge.)

And don't forget to browse Dan Froomkin's weekday political toon review.

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