Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday morning toons: Special "Edward Everett Horton-est" edition

What are you thankful for this week? For some suggestions, let's jump into Daryl Cagle's toon round-up.

p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Luckovich, R. J. Matson, John Darkow, Michael Ramierz, Steve Sack, Henry Payne, Adam Zyglis, Milt Priggee, Jeff Stahler, Ed Stein, Bill Schorr, J. D. Crowe, and Monte Wolverton.

p3 Best of Show: Jeff Darcy.

p3 World Toon Review: Dario Castillejos (Mexico), Pavel Constantin (Romania), Alex Falco, (Cuba) and Manny Aenlle Francisco (Philippines).

Hot damn! He's back--and Ann Telnaes has him!

Everything happens twice. As Keith Knight points out, those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to have excrement flung at them.

Portland homeboy Jack Ohman looks at the future of entertainment.

"The meanest, toughest, rip-roarin'-est, Edward Everett Horton-est hombre what ever packed a six-shooter!" I'm not exactly sure how--or why--Edward Everett Horton got in there, but that was theater-goers' first introduction to Yosemite Sam, in this 1945 toon directed by I. ("Fritz") Freling.

(If Horton's name rings a bell, it's probably because he was known to kids a generation later as the narrator of "Fractured Fairy Tales" on "Rocky and Bullwinkle." Or--maybe--you're thinking of Edward Everett, the 19th Century orator and statesman who spoke immediately (and at considerable length) before Lincoln at the 1863 dedication of the cemetery at Gettysburg. Probably, though, it's the "Fractured Fairly Tale" thing.)

p3 Bonus Toon: Q: What's the difference between the 1998 Oregon gubernatorial campaign and turkey with dressing? Jesse Springer has the answer: One's a lot more interesting when you warm it up again:

Have you bookmarked Slate's political cartoon for the day?

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