Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday morning toons: Four things that must have happened while I was asleep

I mean, seriously -- how did I miss these?
1. When did the GOP become the party of hippie peaceniks?

2. When did walking out of budget talks become "negotiations?"

3. When did Greece get a new set of ruins?

4. When did we forget about what happens when we elect evangelical blowhard Texas governors to the presidency?

Anyway, our wide-awake and alert p3 team carefully picked today's selections from the week's political cartoon pages at Slate, Time, Mario Piperni,, and Daryl Cagle:

p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Luckovich, Mike Lester, Pat Bagley, Steve Sack, Walt Handlesman, Jeff Danziger, Tom Toles, John Darkow, and Monte Wolverton.

p3 Best of Show: R. J. Matson.

p3 Certificate of Harmonic Toon Convergence: Darryl Cagle and Stuart Carlson.

p3 Legion of Merit: Steve Breen.

Mario Piperni rounds up the toons responding to last week's Wal-Mart decision by the Supreme Court.

p3 World Toon Review: Martyn Turner (Ireland), Michael Kountouris (Greece), Cam Cardow (Canada), Paresh Nath (India), and Ingrid Rice (Canada).

Ann Telnaes knows what Uncle Sam wants.

Mark Fiore explains the Constitutional principle of whatever it is we're doing in Afghanistan.

Taiwan's Next Media Animation covers the introduction of the marijuana bill by Ron Paul and Barney Frank.

Thufferin' thuccotash! Reminder: Tuesday, June 29th is Mel Blanc Day in Portland!

It's like he's trying to be repulsive: First "Dilbert" artist Scott Adams started sharing his bigoted opinions, then he shared some more. Apparently learning nothing useful from the experience, now he's at it again.

Tom Tomorrow welcomes you to the Conservative Carnival of Crazy. (Watch your wallet!)

Keith Knight pays tribute to the Big Man.

Tom the Dancing Bug celebrates traditional marriage: the exchange of property by the parents of strangers.

A funeral for Spider-Man? Well, yes, and then again no. Comic Riffs has the story.

At Red Meat, Milkman Dan relieves a child's worry.

The Comic Curmudgeon shares his thoughts on bear wear.

Portland homeboy Jack Ohman is getting impatient.

If dey don't like me, dey just don't like dogs! Here's another Charlie Dog story, "A Hound for Trouble," directed in 1951 by Chuck Jones, story by Michael Maltese, voice by Mel Blanc, and music by Carl Stalling. Speaking of Stalling, the "Atsa Matta For You!" number is great. (No one will be seated during the terrifying grape-stomping scene!)

(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: Unless you happen to draw a paycheck for a charter-school corporation, it's tough to see much good news for Oregon education in the education reform package that was passed this month. Jesse Springer sums it up.

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

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