Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday morning toons: Wormer -- he's a dead man!

Marmelard -- dead! Neidermeier -- dead!

Gaddahfi -- dead!

 The GOP candidates and news media are going out of their way to withold credit from Obama, Democrats, or even America for the end of Gaddahfi's reign. Of course, if 2008 had gone the other way, they'd be singing the praises of John McCain . . . Oh. Wait. Maybe not.

(Awkward archival bits like this are a recurring problem for the GOP, like cold sores. Remember the videos of George H. W. Bush toasting those two bulwarks of democracy, Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega and Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, not long before each man was driven from power -- in Noriega's case, by US troops under Bush's command? Or the famous mid-1980s photo of Dick Cheney shaking hands with Saddam Hussein? Handy hint to third-world dictators: When a high-ranking Republican praises you publicly, the clock is ticking -- time to dig your spider hole.)

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

p3 Picks of the Week:   Mike Luckovich, Deb Milbrath, Clay Bennett, John Darko w, Pat Bagley, Randy Bish, Joe Heller, John Deering, , and Monte Wolverton.

p3 Best of Show: Clay Bennett.

p3 Legion of Merit: Adam Zyglis.

p3 Certificate of Harmonic Toon Convergence: Steve Artley and Gary Varvel

p3 World Toon Review: Manny Francisco (Philippines), Cam Cardow (Canada), MED (Albania), and Ollie Johansson (Sweden).

Ann Telnaes salutes Sen. Lindsey Graham, who obviously knows what fuels Lady Liberty's lamp.

Mark Fiore's Dog Boy and Mr. Dan say, Thank you, Wall Street!

Taiwan's Next Media Animation predicts the trailer for the 2012 Avengers movie. Wasn't sure I wanted to see it before, but now I confess: I'm kinda intrigued.

How democracy works: As Barry Deutsch shows, it's all a matter of perspective.

The American Prospect's blog (yes, you read that right) considers the unbearable whiteness of Batman: Year One

Do you know who Mary Blair was? If you grew up in the second half of the 20th century in America, you probably should. Seriously. You should.

Tom Tomorrow spies the man who can save Wall Street. (And remember: If you think the US faked the moon landing, you're a crank and a loon, but if you believe an invisible hand guides the economy toward optimal outcomes, you're a Chicago School economist.)

Yes! It's the return of Life's Little Victories at The K Chronicles.

Tom the Dancing Bug presents the latest installment of Darthfield, plus other great strips from Super-Fun-Pak Comix.

Red Meat's Karen and Milkman Dan contemplate the world of tomorrow.

This week, it's a Mostly Boobs Edition of The Comic Curmudgeon. Match that, Meet the Press.

Portland homeboy Jack Ohman presents Gadhafi, Unlamented.

Enter the inevitable amorous babe who's just ca-razy about us hard-boiled gumshoes! We're rolling up to Halloween with a tribute to Golden Age Warner Bros musical director Carl Stalling's creepy music. “The Super Snooper” (1952) was directed by Robert McKimson, written by Tedd Pierce, voice work by Mel Blanc (not sure who voices the femme fatale). Musical puns in the score include “Little Brown Jug” and “It Had to Be You.”

If you're reading this in FB Notes, you'll need to click here to see the video.

p3 Bonus Toon: Jesse Springer chronicles the search for common ground in Oregon. Good luck with that.

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

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