Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sunday morning toons: Special "Pooh-pooh Purdue!" edition

Let's start with Daryl Cagle's toon round-up this week, where Massachusetts was bad, the Supreme Court was worse, and Haiti is beyond joking. And don't get me started on the whole "Tonight Show" thing.

p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Luckovich, Daryl Cagle, Pat Bagley, R. J. Matson, John Darkow, David Fitzsimmons, Adam Zyglis, Gary McCoy, Joe Heller, Jeff Stahler, Bill Day, and Monte Wolverton.

p3 Award for Best Pink Floyd Reference That Isn't a Pink Floyd Reference: Nate Beeler.

p3 Award for Best Adaptation From Another Medium: Mike Keefe.

p3 Medal for Calling a Spade a Spade: Milt Priggee.

The Tragedy in Haiti: Jeff Fitzsimmons, Bob Englehart, Jimmy Marguiles, Steve Sack, Ed Stein, Mike Luckovich, R. J. Matson, and Randy Bish.

p3 World Toon Review: Cam Cardow (Canada), Stephane Peray (Thailand), LAZ (Cuba), Loujie (China), and Paresh Nath (India).

The new war cry is accountability for our tax dollars! Ann Telnaes agrees.

If there's good to be done, says Mark Fiore it should start now with you.

In case you've ever wondered: Courtesy of GraphJam, here's how "Garfield" gets its laughs. And it must be true--it's a graph!

Gentle humor" punctuated with unspeakable horror. Tell me that isn't reason to visit the Comics Curmudgeon.

Portland homeboy Jack Ohman watches as reality gets put into "Reality TV."

A Pox on Yale, Pooh-pooh Purdue! If you've stuck with p3's Sunday morning toons for any amount of time, you know how I love doing those mini-dissertations on the background of classic animation shorts. Well, let me save you on this one. I remember it vividly from childhood, when it was funny as hell, but made no sense. "The Dover Boys of Pimento University," a 1942 oddity by Chuck Jones, was a fairly elaborate parody of the boys' fiction series "The Dover Boys," and almost cost Jones his job because . . . oh hell. I'm dissertating. Just go read the backstory here, and enjoy the flick.

"The Dover Boys of Pimento University" was ranked #49 out of the 50 Greatest Cartoons.

p3 Bonus Toon: Finding next week's ballot too complicated? Jesse Springer boils the vote on Measures 66 and 67 down to the essence:

And remember to bookmark Slate's political cartoon for the day.

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