Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sunday morning toons: The weekend cultural stock forecast

From the p3 economics desk, here are our recommendations:

* Rick Perry
* Think pieces on "Cheney's Vice Presidency: A Reappraisal"
* Cookout supplies

* Hope for American jobs
* Hope for economic recovery
* Hurricane Irene coverage 

Today's selections were hand-picked and marinated overnight in a special beer-based recipe, then barbecued until brown (but not black and crispy) over a Weber grill, and served with lettuce, tomato, onion, relish, ketchup and mustard, with a side of potato salad, using only the very best from the week's political cartoon pages at Slate, Time, Mario Piperni,, and Daryl Cagle:

p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Luckovich, Jim Morin, Don Wright, Pat Bagley, Dana Summers, Eric Ramirez, and Monte Wolverton.

p3 Best of Show: Mike Luckovich.

p3 Legion of Extreme Merit Award: Rob Rogers.

p3 Certificate of Harmonic Toon Convergence (Part 1): Steve Sack and Joe Heller.

Certificate of Harmonic Toon Convergence (Part 2): Brian Fairrington and Jeff Stahler.

p3 Award for Best Adaptation from Another Medium: Daryl Cagle.

p3 World Toon Review: Peter Schrank (England), Cam Cardow (Canada), Patrick Chappatte (Switzerland), Ingrid Rice (Canada), and Michael Kountouris (Greece).

Reminder: This weekend is about more than great deals on mattresses! Here's our p3 Labor Day Special, courtesy of Stuart Carlson, Ed Stein, Jeff Parker, Mike Keefe, Randy Bish, R.J. Matson, and Marshall Ramsey,

Ann Telnaes celebrates Labor Day weekend with the clash of the Dueling Day-Timers.

I have a sneaking suspicion that Mark Fiore has had to travel by air recently. The clues are subtle, but they're there.

The title says it all in this story from Taiwan's Next Media Animation: "Cuckold O'Reilly allegedly used police to harass rival." Now that's news you can use. (And am I the only one who thinks the news media need to start using "cuckold" more?)

Tom Tomorrow prepares -- then -- for the toon apocalypse now. Sort of.

The K Chronicles looks at the up side of being a Tea Partier.

Tom the Dancing Bug presents a literary analysis of corporate America.

Comic Riffs presents political toons from around the world in solidarity with Syrian political cartoonist and activist Ali Ferzat, who was beaten -- had his hand broken -- by state-sponsored thugs for daring to criticize the al-Assad regime.

At Red Meat, Milkman Dan teaches little Karen a lesson that even John Galt would be proud of.

Portland homeboy Jack Ohman says it's all in the fine print.

Ahh! Le petite femme skunque fatale! There really is only one Pepé le Pew story; they just re-titled it from time to time and changed the location (here, it's the French Foreign Legion -- Pepé has enlisted in order "to forget," naturally). But it's always the same: Skunk meets cat, skunk loses cat, skunk chases cat, skunk loses cat. Repeat for six minutes and fifty-six seconds. As long as Pepé lives, Maurice Chevalier will never die. From 1952 -- when stalking and sexual harassment in the military were still considered charming -- directed by Chuck Jones, here's "Little Beau Pepé." 

(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 offers a Labor Day salute to Oregon's workforce

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

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