Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday morning toons: Priorities

Lots of toons this week about Cain and Perry.

Oddly, there was not much of anything out there about the defeat of the “personhood of the blastocyst” amendment in Mississippi, the repeal of the anti-union laws in Ohio, the recall of the odious Russell Pearce in Arizona, or the restoration of same-day voter registration in Maine. What -- there's nothing funny about those things? Or is it just that Cain and Perry jokes are easier (which is certainly true, but . . . )?

I unearthed only one toon about the disgraceful covering-up-child-rape scandal at Penn State, and that's enough. If I wanted to support an organization that looks the other way on pedophilia, I'd be rooting for Notre Dame, thanks very much.

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, Mike Keefe, Stuart Carlson, John Darkow, Walt Handlesman, Nate Beeler, Steve Kelley, Chuck Asay, and Monte Wolverton.

p3 Legion of Honor Award: Steve Breen.

Belated Celebration of Veterans Day: Tip of the p3 hat to Michael Ramirez, Marshal Ramsey, Gary Varvel, and Glen McCoy,

p3 World Toon Review will be back next week.

Ann Telnaes marks the observance of Veterans Day at Dover AFB. (Thanks so much, Former President Codpiece.)

From their headquarters at the Hall of Justice, Mark Fiore brings you the latest adventures of SuperFriendsCommittee!

No, I changed my mind: One shot at Penn State this week isn't enough after all. Here's Taiwan's Next Media Animation appropriately un-awed report.

At This Modern World everything old is new again.

Keith Knight notes the latest round in the ongoing struggle by conservatives with the concept of “satire.”

Tom the Dancing Bug's Hollingsworth Hound endures injustice for the sake of his country.

Here's the hint: It was found in a shed in California, and it's got a big green car on it. Oh yeah, and it's probably worth over a million bucks. Give up? Comic Riffs has the answer

Red Meat presents Bug-eyed Earl's Halloween debriefing.

The Comic Curmudgeon pays tribute to the target that will never die, even if Bil Keane, its creator, did.

Portland homeboy Jack Ohman muses on Cain's chances of scoring.

Theology and home furnishing tips: You get them both in “The Heavenly Puss,” a Tom and Jerry toon directed in 1953 by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, with musical direction by Scott Bradley. (Home furnishing tip: Don't put your upright piano on the runner at the top of the stairs.) The Heavenly Express scene has some unusually-dark moments for Hanna and Barbera, beginning with Tom's worried look back at his (dead?) body, the sad image of Fluff, Muff, and Puff, and the very un-Hanna-Barbera renderings of Tom's face when he sees his possible fate.

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Bonus animation: Hat-tip to Suzanne at FireDogLake for unearthing this one: Gypsy mice, flying cat-bats, and Mighty Mouse -- as an operetta.

p3 Bonus Toon: Jesse Springer celebrates one more reason Oregon's such a cool place to live.

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

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