Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday morning toons: Some things I don't believe

(Updated below.)

Here are four things I don't believe:
1. Rep. Weiner tweeted that photo.*
2. The Republicans oppose Ryan's Medicare-ending budget proposal.
3. Sarah Palin is on vacation.
4. Rand Paul's career would last more than 5 minutes if people who attend speeches by "radicals" could be jailed for that.

*Update (6/6/11): Well, three out of four isn't bad, I suppose.

Today's selections have been hand-selected -- with appropriate skepticism -- from the week's political cartoon pages via Slate, Time, Mario Piperni,, and Daryl Cagle:

p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Luckovich, David Fitzsimmons, Steve Sack, Adam Zyglis, Adam ZyglisDrew Sheneman, Steve Breen, David Horsey, John Darkow, Chip Bok, and Monte Wolverton.

p3 Best of Show: Walt Handlesman.

p3 Legion of Merit: Tom Toles.

p3 Award for Best Adaptation from Another Medium (tie): Pat Bagley and Glen McCoy.

p3 World Toon Review: Frederick Deligne (France), Ingrid Rice (Canada), Christo Komarnitski (Bulgaria), Cam Cardow (Canada), and Dario Castillejos (Mexico).

Ann Telnaes celebrates the Rand Paul amendment.

Mark Fiore introduces Snuggly the Security Bear and his new pal -- keeping America safe, whether we need it or not.

Forget Weiner-tweeting; Taiwan's Next Media Animation has the really big smart phone-related scandal.

But when she runs, she looks way too much like Robin: The story goes approximately like this:
As told by Bob Kane, he first met Norma Jean in 1943 at a cast party held after shooting had ended on the serial The Batman (1943). Later when Bob Kane was serving as a consultant on the serial Batman and Robin in 1948, he met Norma Jean, now Marilyn Monroe, on a Hollywood backlot. The two went to the beach where Mr. Kane drew some sketches of her. When he returned to New York City he showed the sketches to his editor and told him his idea for the character of Vicki Vale. The editor approved the idea. When Batman #48 was being prepared, however, the colourist made her hair red instead of blonde.
Here are some of the results.

Tom Tomorrow warns us about the dangers of drawing long-term conclusions from a handful of isolated events.

Keith Knight pays tribute to a foundational artist we lost last week.

Tom the Dancing Bug presents a massive spoiler from American Lit.

At Red Meat, Stubbo has his "Mirror, Mirror" moment.

Portland homeboy Jack Ohman celebrates optimism in the housing market.

Gruesome, isn't it folks? Droopy is only one of several classic animation characters who gets a cameo in the 1988 "Tummy Trouble," the first of three Roger Rabbit/Baby Herman theatrical-release cartoons created by Amblin/Disney to pump up the Roger Rabbit brand. Kathleen Turner kills as the voice of Jessica Rabbit.

(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 wonders what can prevent another budget disaster like the one Oregon just experienced.

Match toon-captioning wits at at The New Yorker's weekly caption-the-cartoon contest. (Rules here.)

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