Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sunday morning toons: Special "Kick the Habit" Edition

From Farrah Fawcett's point of view, the death of Michael Jackson--for whom the Clock of Celebrity Self-Abuse had been ticking for some time--only a few hours after her own sad but much more dignified death was reported, had to be genuinely irritating.

On the other hand, from SC governor Mark Sanford's point of view, it was a PR-diversion blessing.

Only the protests in Iran top Sanford in the charts in Daryl Cagle's round-up this week.

p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Luckovich. Daryl Cagle, R. J. Matson, Bob Englehart, John Trever, Henry Payne. and Adam Zyglis.

p3 Best of Show Award: David Fitzsimmons.

p3 Too-Obvious-to-Pass-Up hat-tip: Scott Santis.

p3 Plain Truth Medal (with clusters): Mike Lane

p3 Award for Painful Historical Irony: Pat Bagley

Brush up your Spanish: The translated punch-line for Larry Wright's cartoon is in the Comments, below.

p3 World Toon Review: Pavel Constantine (Romania), Stephane Peray (Thailand), Patrick Chappatte (Switzerland), and Cameron Cardow (Canada).

It's a filthy habit. He's known better for years. Will he kick it? Ann Telnaes isn't so sure.

p3 Guest Toon: For those Minnesotans who want to shake off the embarrassment of Norm Coleman, there's always Michelle Bachmann. The folks at Dump Bachman have released False Witness: The Michele Bachmann Story. You can read the TPM review here.

Portland homeboy Jack Ohman watches Iran 2.0 and Web 2.0 coming together.

Tell me what you (don't) see: Normally, I use this spot on p3 Sunday Toons to resurrect my favorite classic animations. Today I'm going to go the other direction: Great music, but incredibly cheesy animation. In the 1960s, Al Brodax developed quite a résumé of classic characters ground into the dirt: He ruined Popeye, he debased Krazy Kat, and he drove The Beatles straight down the tubes. Mercifully, none of the Lads voiced the 40 animated episodes that Brodax produced (nor did they voice the "Yellow Submarine" movie for which Brodax was, inexplicably, co-screenwriter and producer). My advice: Turn the monitor away and crank up the sound as the Fab Four sing "Tell Me What You See."

p3 Bonus Toon: Jesse Springer reflects on the prospective Oregon budget, and worries how it will all shake out. (Click to enlarge.)

1 comment:

Nothstine said...

[approximate translation:] Looks like we're going to have a big role in the new health care program.