Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sunday afternoon toons: “Give me your young, your educated, your Americanized children of illegals yearning not to be deported”*

(*Hat-tip to Jeff Parker, below, who sounds like he considers President Obama's immigration order as much more of a nakedly cynical act than I do -- or, probably closer to the mark, he's more upset about the naked cynicism of it than I am.)

Also in this week's headlines:
Rep. Issa Alleges AG Is “In Contempt of Congress;” 300M Americans Immediately Lawyer Up

Romney Reaffirms American Values: “One Man (With a Check), One Vote

Former Coach Sandusky, Msgr Lynn Convicted; Abetters Remain at Large

Today's toons were selected by presidential order after over three years of Congressional inaction, from the week's pages at, Slate, Time,, and Daryl Cagle:

p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Luckovich, Kevin Siers, Tom Toles, Clay Jones, Signe Wilkinson, Jeff Danziger, Matt Wuerker, Steve Sack, Stuart Carlson, John Darkow, Jeff Parker, Christopher Weyant, Rob Tornoe, and Monte Wolverton.

p3 Pick of the Week: Mike Peters.

p3 Certificate of Harmonic Toon Convergence: Jim Morin and Glenn McCoy.

p3 Award for Best Adaptation from Another Medium (tie): Pat Bagley, Joe Heller, and R. J. Matson.

p3 World Toon Review: Tom (Netherlands), Cam Cardow (Canada), Patrick Chappatte (Switzerland), Rachel Gold (Austria), and Miel (Singapore),

Ann Telnaes examines the irony of American political campaigns: They won't shut up until you'd like them to answer a question.

Mark Fiore warns us of the horror in your very own neighborhood (Part 1).

You've heard the story of the bus monitor who was bullied by a busload of wilding students; but you haven't really gotten the story until you've gotten it from Taiwan's Next Media Animation

Did you know that Mickey Mouse, the corporate avatar of wholesome family entertainment, fought opium smugglers and once considered suicide? Yup.

This is now officially not just my favorite Geiko commercial of all time, but my favorite commercial of all time. That is all.

Things are tough all over: A couple of weeks ago p3 Sunday morning toons passed along the story of political cartoonist (and creator of “Freshly Squeezed” daily strip) Ed Stein was getting out of the political toon business. Rick McKee, another regular here, isn't joining Stein -- At least not yet. But he doesn't paint a pretty picture.

Tom Tomorrow examines Republican enthusiasm. I suppose it's about as funny as some of his other strips. I guess. You know. If you like that sort of thing.

Keith Knight lays out his bold alternative to “trickle-down” economics. And it may involve sushi!

Tom the Dancing Bug presents the greatest crime-fighting team-up in all of creation! If you put it in the right context.

Red Meat's Bug-eyed Earl ain't nobody's fool. (And is it just me, or does that thing look like one of the “lost souls” in Ultimate Doom?)

The Comics Curmudgeon identifies, in “Mark Trail,” the seven words that are always the sign of a very bad plan.

”You'll be sorry!” In “Friend or Phony,” directed by Izzy Sparber in 1952, Bluto abuses the health care system and engages in medical insurance fraud -- and, worst of all, pads the story out with clips of old stories -- all to trick Popeye into giving up his spinach. Will it work? Not if the spinach comes in a talking can!

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The p3 Big Oregon Toon Block:

Jack Ohman pays tribute to the Oregon House Republicans' investigation of the Matt Wingard case.

Matt Bors warns you of the horror in your very own neighborhood (Part 2).

Jesse Springer looks at Gov. Kitzhaber's uphill climb on Oregon public pension reform:

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


Anonymous said...

I have not seen the cartoon Friend or Phony in years!

Nothstine said...

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