Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sunday morning toons: Things we owe to the discovery of the Higgs boson particle, which may enable time travel

The conservate base does not yet realize it's pissed off at Chief Justice Roberts.

Republican governors don't yet have to explain why they're not going to spend the PP-ACA money on health care for the poor people in their own states.

The wild fluctuations in weather have nothing to do so far with everything humans have done since the Industrial Revolution

The Fourth of July is still about something more than the invention of the mattress.

Sheriff Taylor is still sitting behind that desk.

And yet, oddly enough, Mitt Romney remains utterly unable to connect with anyone but billionaire donors.

Today's toons were selected by Andy Griffith and Frank Cady from the week's pages at, Slate, Time,, and Daryl Cagle:

p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Luckovich, Lee Judge, Jim Morin, Glenn McCoy, Kerry Waghorn, Dana Summers, Stuart Carlson, Rob Rogers, Chad Lowe, R. J. Matson, Pat Bagley, Adam Zyglis,Jeff Parker, Matt Wuerker, and Monte Wolverton.

p3 Best of Show: Joel Pett.

p3 Best Obituary Toon: Kevin Siers.

p3ds Certificate of Harmonic Toon Convergence: Gary Varvel and Steve Benson.

p3 Legion of Unbelievable Historical Forebearance: Nate Beeler.

p3 Award for Best Adaptation from Another Medium (tie): Rob Tornoe and Clay Bennett (look closely).

p3 World Toon Review: Hajjaj (Jordan), Manny Francisco (Philippines), Patrick Chappatte (Switzerland), and Ingrid Rice (Canada),

Ann Telnaes shows why it's no fun being the elephant at the circus.

Feeling anxious that people you don't know might be getting the same benefits and rights that you do? Mark Fiore has the product that will make you feel confident and assured again. (Beware the fine print.)

Taiwan's Next Media Animation brings confirmation of one of your darkest fears: cat ladies might actually be slightly . . . you know . . . crazy. Tom Tomorrow updates the Health Care Glossary.

Keith Knight examines a puzzle that isn't that much of a puzzle after all.

Tom the Dancing Bug chronicles the life and times of the second most unhappy justice on the Supreme Court.

Red Meat reveals Ted Johnson's super-secret health care plan.

The Comics Curmudgeon brings you good news and bad news about “Marmaduke.”

Don't be so discombooberated! “Moving Aweigh,” released in 1944 with a largely uncredited production crew, is the first of three Popeye cartoons with his navy pal Shorty (voiced by Jack Mercer and voice-acting legend Arnold Stang, who also somehow managed to be the comic relief sidekick -- as if one was needed -- for the first Arnold Schwarzenegger film, Hercules in New York). Shorty stories are like the two- (or three-, or four-) nephew stories from about the same time: You like them or you hate them. I like Shorty. (Look for the remaining two in the weeks to come.) Warning: No Bluto, no spinach, precious little Olive.

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The p3 Big Oregon Toon Block:

Jack Ohman follows Oregon's newest celebrity: Howlin' OR-7. Great title, too.

Matt Bors discovers a surprise!

Jesse Springer took the holiday week off. While we're all talking about him behind his back, you can always check out his archives:

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

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