Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunday morning toons: Special "Poopdeck Pappy" Edition

Hell of a week: Letterman apologized to Palin, and Palin accepted his apology--but conservatives don't care. Neocons have been itching to bomb Iran for over a decade, and now there are stirrings (tweets?) of democracy there--and the neocons think we should meddle more. All that, and Father's Day too.

Let's kick things off with Daryl Cagle's round-up.

p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Luckovich, Mike Lane, Larry Wright, David Fitzsimmons, Joe Heller, Jimmy Margulies, and John Cole.

The p3 Certificate for Perfect Aim goes to Steve Sack.

The p3 Legion of Honor goes to David Horsey.

The p3 Award for Best Adaptation from Another Medium goes to R. J. Matson.

Wait! Listen! Out in the garden--I think I can hear a tiny little voice--it seems to be saying "Help me . . . ! Help me . . . !" Nate Beeler, John Darkow, Michael Ramirez, Jerry Holbert, and Dana Summers heard it too.

Better than a new tie: Some Happy Father's Day wishes (and one or two sad ones): Milt Priggee, Thomas A. Bolton, J. D. Crowe, Cameron Cardow, and Henry Payne.

p3 World Toon Review: Nik Kowsar (Iran), Cameron Cardow (Canada), Patrick Chapatte (Switzerland), Paresh Nath(India), and Anjomrooz Sepideh (Iran).

Mr. President--you keep using that word "transparency." Ann Telnaes does not think it means what you think it means.

p3 Guest Toon Commentary: Surprised by the budding romance between Mike Doonesbury's daughter Alex (by his first marriage, to Joanie Caucus's dingbat daughter J. J.) and Leo "Toggle" DeLuca (an Iraq War vet who served with B.D., later lost an eye and suffered traumatic brain injury after surviving an ambush there, and who met Alex over the internet)? So is Lance Mannion, but not in a good way.

Portland homeboy Jack Ohman watches the pageantry of democracy unfold in Iran.

I don't like relicktives!After forty long years, Popeye is finally reunited with his Poopdeck Pappy, in "Goonland," from 1938, directed by Dave Fleischer--in glorious black and white!

p3 Bonus Toon: Jesse Springer marvels at what you can see from space. (Hint: Only Michigan has a bigger one.)

This is the point where we normally remind you to browse Dan Froomkin's weekday political toon review. Alas, Froomkin has been handed the pink slip by the Washington Post, on the editorial grounds that the blog--one of the most popular and widely linked-to on the WaPo web site--had "run its course." (Yes, because David Broder, Charles Krauthammer, and Bill Kristol surprise and delight us with something new and unexpected in each column.) Myself, I buy Paul Krugman's theory about why it happened: Froomkin did something unforgivable.

Anyway, the bottom line is that his WaPo blog (with toons) was still going as of Friday, but it (and he) won't be there much longer. Here's hoping he lands someplace more deserving.

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