Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday morning toons: Special "None da woise for his harrowing experience" edition

Afghanistan. Heckling the president. Health care. Let's kick it off with Daryl Cagle's toon round-up for this week.

p3 Picks of the Week: Daryl Cagle, Mike Keefe, Bob Englehart, John Trever, John Darkow, Jerry Holbert, Scott Stantis, John Cole, Jeff Stahler, Bill Day, and Ed Stein.

p3 Painful Historical Irony Medal: Steve Sack.

p3 World Toon Review: Patrick Chappatte (Swizerland), Stephane Peray (Thailand), Moir, (Australia) and Victor Ndula (Kenya).

Ann Telnaes considers the downside of formally correcting Rep. Joe Wilson for heckling the president,

The Comics Curmudgeon finds Archie . . . disturbing.

Tell me if this happens to you, too: You're watching "The Big Bang Theory," and suddenly find yourself wondering whether you caught every comic book reference from every episode throughout the season. Well, wonder no more.

When dogs move to social networking: I tracked these down for someone else, but hated to let the two links go to waste.

Tom the Dancing Bug exposes Hitler's diabolical back-up plan.

Happy birthday: Last Wednesday, the Roadrunner (Accelleratii Incredibus) and Wile E. Coyote (Carnivorous Vulgaris) turned 60. The first short in their series of--I guess we'd call them "road movies"--was "Fast and Furry-ous." The Village Voice offers this appreciation.

It's a long way from "M," isn't it? Chuck Jones directed "Hair-Raising Hare" in 1948. Peter Lorre's appearance as the evil scientist (you know that's who he is--it's in big neon letters on his castle!) is also voiced by Mel Blanc. (The monster, also voiced by Blanc, is--for unexplained reasons--named Gossamer.) You can tell musical director Carl Stalling is at the top of his game--catch the musical cues featuring "California, Here I Come," and "Shuffle Off to Buffalo."

p3 Bonus Toon: Jesse Springer has advice for Oregonians waiting for the employment rate to catch up with the theoretical signs of an economic recovery.

And remember to bookmark Slate's political cartoon for today.

1 comment:

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