[Apologies to WB for misspelling his name in the original title; it's the curse of touch-typing.]
We'll get to WBBHCB below. Let's start with Daryl Cagle's toon round-up for this week.
p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Luckovich, Daryl Cagle, Mike Keefe, Bob Englehart, John Darkow, Eric Allie, Jimmy Margulies, and Monte Wolverton.
p3 Best in Show; Pat Bagley.
p3 Diva of Truth Award: John Trever.
p3 Certificate of Blunt Truth: David Fitzsimmons.
p3 Spin the Dial of Blame Award: Jerry Holbert.
p3 WWJD Award: Steve Sack.
p3 World Toon Review: Patrick Chappatte (Switzerland), Stephane Peray (Thialand), Cameron Cardow (Canada), and Ingrid Rice (Canada).
Ann Telnaes looks at the long run to Afghanistan. Seriously -- didn't anyone in the Obama administration read Kipling?
And so it came to pass, that democracy had run its course:: And Mark Fiore tells you what comes next.
Warren Buffett's Bleeding Hearts Billionaire Club Band: Been reading Doonesbury lately? You should. Click Next to catch up with the story so far.
You have no idea what a relief it is, to stop pretending to be ignorant doofuses: Tom Tomorrow wants you to know how simple it really is, once you give in.
The K Chronicles presents Random acts of cuteness. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
I've never seen a case as bad as yours: The smart move would be not to go there, but Red Meat isn’t that smart. Or the answer is something simpler.
Portland homeboy Jack Ohman details the descent of species.
Hat-Tip to the Rhyzome for these next two: First: How do the Taiwanese explain the Tea Party to each other? Well, maybe something like this.
Second: What if the Nostromo had landed in the Hundred Acre Woods? It might be something like this. (Is it me, or does the Rhyzome need to get out a lot more?)
Get a couple of song birds today! "Taming the Cat," directed in 1948 by Connie Rasinski, is a fine example of the Heckle and Jeckle genre: The cat wants a new song bird to feast on; H & J show up, looking for a cozy spot for the winter; and wacky complications ensue. (This must be a Jimmy Durante week!)
p3 Bonus Toon: It's a pretty nasty irony: Oregon state employees bargained away raises 20 years ago in favor of theoretical bumps to their retirement accounts. Now that the background has gone down the memory hole (and Oregon's economy has been sent down after it), Jesse Springer wants to know why some Oregon state employees have such a sweet deal.
Remember to bookmark the daily political toon features at Slate's Slate, Time, and About.com.
Test your toon-captioning chops at The New Yorker's weekly caption-the-cartoon contest. (Rules here.)