Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday morning toons: No federal employees were furloughed in the making of this post

But then, we ransomed Planned Parenthood funding for about half a billion dollars. DiFi got it right:

When asked what Feinstein thought would help Democrats gain an upper hand she was blunt: "Presidential leadership."

In other news: Glenn Beck stock is down, Donald Trump stock is up, and flameproof Koran futures are promising.

Today's selections were selected, based on a handshake agreement at 10:30 pm last night, from the week's political cartoon pages at Slate, Time, Mario Piperni, the Washington Post,, and Daryl Cagle:

p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Luckovich, Pat Bagley, Mike Keefe, Dave Fitzsimmons, Matt Davies, Tom Toles, Bruce Plante, Garrincha, Steven Benson, Nick Anderson, Stuart Carlson, Jeff Danziger, and Monte Wolverton.

p3 Best of Show: Bob Englehart.

p3 World Toon Review: Ingrid Rice (Canada), Christo Komarnitski (Bulgaria), Paresh (India), and Cam Cardow (Canada).

Ann Telnaes notes that, this time, things are going from the fire to the frying pan.

Mark Fiore invites you to take the test: Tough? Or Wuss?.

Well, it ain't Fritz the Cat: Taiwan's Next Media Animation covers the next big question: Are those 3-D glasses in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?.

In an all-comics issue of the Village Voice, Roy Edroso asks: If cartoons are so big, why don't they pay?

And Comic Riffs has back-story about that Voice special issue. The truth goes beyond even the furthest reaches of irony.

What, me social network? It's the MAD Magazine cover that was bound to happen.

Tom Tomorrow presents the not-very-exciting adventures of Middleman.

The K Chronicles has a better suggestion than Borneo as the place for "Survivor" wannabes to prove how tough they are.

And speaking of survivors, Tom the Dancing Bug looks at the upside of the current economy for that ultimate survivor, Lucky Ducky.

At Red Meat, Milkman Dan shows his entrepreneurial side.

This week, The Comic Curmudgeon says never mind the comics! (but he doesn't mean it).

Portland homeboy Jack Ohman identifies the American product that could turn around the balance of trade.

One of these days . . . ! One of the things I like about classic cartoons is knowing that what is "classic" today was often "topical" at the time of release. Case in point: "The Honey-Mousers," directed in 1956 by Robert McKimson surfed on the incredible popularity of Jackie Gleason's "The Honeymooners" (which was still in first-run at the time the toon was in production). In fact, Warner Bros released two sequels even after the Gleason series was cancelled. Vocal work by the legends Mel Blanc and June Foray.

(Note to Facebook friends: If you're reading this in FB Notes, you'll need to click View Original Post, below, to see the video.)

p3 Bonus Toon: Jesse Springer brings this possibly-ominous development to our attention:
News Item: After two court victories upholding their rights to carry a concealed weapon, medical marijuana users now take their case to the Oregon Supreme Court.

Test your toon-captioning skills at The New Yorker's weekly caption-the-cartoon contest. (Rules here.)

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