Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunday morning toons: On Wisconsin!

The voters of the Badger State, lacking the firm grounding in the history of their own state that we might hope for, may have avoided buyer's remorse, or -- the more likely option -- they may have just invited the abusive husband back to remind everyone who's who.

In other news, we lost Ray Bradbury , Florida will purge its voter rolls of undesirables (Justice Dept. be damned), and Queen Elizabeth II has been in the game sixty years.

Today's toons were abruptly rammed through a slim legislative majority after a campaign in which they were not mentioned even once, from the week's pages at, Slate, Time,, and Daryl Cagle:

p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Luckovich, Ken Catalino , Ted Rall, Dan Wasserman, Ben Sargent, Signe Wilkinson, Steve Sack, Joel Pett, Mike Keefe, Adam Zyglis, Bob Englehart, Jeff Parker, and Monte Wolverton.

p3 Best of Show: Glen McCoy.

p3 Naked truth Award: Tom Toles.

p3 Certificate of Harmonic Toon Convergence: Dave Fitzsimmons and Tom Toles,.

p3 World Toon Review: Patrick Chappatte (Switzerland), Martin Szyszkowitz (Austria), Victor Ndula (Kenya), and Paresh Nath (India),

Ann Telnaes looks at the reason most racing horses aren't likely to have another

Mark Fiore raises an interesting point: al Qaeda security might be better if they had peculiar names. Strange names. Pet names. Naturally.

Taiwan's Next Media Animation brings the ugly news as only it can: A drug-resistant STD is burning its way back into the spotlight

We've been following this story at Sunday Morning Toons, and it's getting better: Team Cul de Sac, the collaboration of cartoonists to raise money for Parkinson's Disease research in honor of their colleague, “Cul de Sac” artist Richard Thomson, just released their book with a big nudge from Michael J. Fox. More about the project here,

Tom Tomorrow presents the Schoolhouse Rock episode you weren't ready to see.

Keith Knight has really, really, massively bit of advice for the auto industry: Let's let being a jerk become subject to the free market!

Tom the Dancing Bug presents: Obama gets a new deck.

Sounds like Red Meat's Ted Johnson has finally gone to see The Avengers.

The Comic Curmudgeon's readers go Massively Meta on Rex Morgan, MD.

You can bet your life that I'm your man! “I Wanna Be a Lifeguard” was directed in 1936 by Dave Fleischer, with uncredited work by Lou Fleischer (Wimpy), Jack Mercer (Popeye), Mae Questel (The Slender One), Gus Wickie (Bluto), and Sammy Timberg (music).

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The p3 Big Oregon Toon Block:

Jack Ohman examines the remains of the Wisconsin recall.

Matt Bors has four words of really good advice. And they have to do with knowing what reality is.

Jesse Springer concedes that Oregon school lunch rooms have had a problem, but they're well on the way to solving it:

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

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