Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sunday morning toons: Special "Not Used to Saying the Word 'Day' after 'Mother'" Edition

"This is a tough holiday for Rahm. He's not used to saying the word 'day' after 'mother.'"

President Obama, doing stand-up
at the White House Correspondents
Association dinner last night

Daryl Cagle's round-up covers the gamut this week, from "Stress Tests" to "Star Trek," and from "Cram-Down" to "Pakistan"--with a dash of "Mom" thrown in for good measure.

p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Luckovich, Ron Matson, Mike Lane, Jeff Parker, David Firzsimmons, Eric Allie, Steve Sack, and Jeff Stahler.

The p3 Award for Best Adaptation from Another Medium goes to John Darkow and Scott Stantis.

Remember this one? Jimmy Margulies, Adam Zyglis, Gary Brookins, and Pat Bagley check in from the front lines of the "good war" we fought in 2002--then promptly pulled out of to go invade a country that hadn't attacked us.

p3 proudly dedicates these toons to all you mothers out there: John Cole, David Fitzsimmons, Nik Scott, Bob Englehart, Bill Day, and Vic Harville.

This week, the p3 World Toon Review salutes Cam Cardow (Canada), Arcadio Esquivel (Costa Rica), Oguz Gurel (Turkey), and Jens Hage (Denmark).

Ann Telnaes asks: Is someone already throwing her hat in to the ring for Mother of the Year, 2012?

p3 Guest Toon: (Extra points to p3 readers who can find the Bill Murray common link in all this.) It's hard to imagine Garfield getting interesting (except for the time he apparently died, and the hacked strips from which all appearances of Garfield had been removed; in each case, the only failing was not following through with a good premise). But here's a big ol' p3 hat tip to The Comics Curmudgeon, for drawing my attention to Garfield: Lost in Translation, a blog featuring actual Garfield strips for which the dialogue has been translated from English into Japanese, then back into English again. It reveals a Zen level of Garfield I simply never knew was there: "Perhaps I amount to rain . . . Only if the sun comes out, certainly." There's cosmic wisdom there, folks.

Portland homeboy Jack Ohman looks at some good, old-fashioned horse-trading on his next Supreme Court nominee.

"Well, what--I say, what do you know? I'm a mother!" You know the drill: The dog puts an ostrich egg under Foghorn Leghorn while he's sleeping and--as they say in TV Guide--wacky complications ensue. From 1962, "Mother was a Rooster," directed by Robert McKimson, voices by Mel Blanc:

p3 Bonus Toon: I think it would be fair to say that Jesse Springer is as proud of Oregon dirt as the next fellow. And if the dirt on Jory Hill is the most representative of soil in the state--whatever that means--I don't think he's going to protest. He just wonders what this says about the priorities in the House. (Click to enlarge.)

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

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