Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sunday morning toons: Why we can't have nice things

A former constitutional law professor, who never cared as much the Fourth Amendment as much as he cared about plugging leaks anyway, heads an administration that seizes AP reporters phone records.

One of the only two political parties we're allowed to have votes – for the 37th time – in the US House of Representatives to repeal Obamacare.

On the up side, one of the nation's largest talk radio syndicators finds their advertisers appear to be less and less interested in underwriting two of the nation's top conservative blowhards, so, you know, there's that.

Today's toons were found in fake emails reported as genuine by CBS News, from the week's pages at Cartoon Movement, GoComics,,, Daryl Cagle, and other fine sources.

p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Luckovich, Jack Ohman, Joel Pett, Clay Bennett, Walt Handlesman, Nick Anderson, David Fitzsimmons, Mike Keefe, Rob Tornoe, Joe Heller, John Cole, Adam Zyglis, J.D. Crowe, Steve Greenberg, Matt Wuerker, Jen Sorenson, and Monte Wolverton.

p3 Best of Show Glenn McCoy.

p3 Certificate of Harmonic Toon Convergence Clay Bennett and Kevin Siers.

p3 Award for Best Adaptation from Another Medium: Rick McKee (bonus points if you can name the original this reference).

p3 World Toon Review: Giacomo Cardelli (Italy), and Sunnerberg Constantin (Belgium),

Ann Telnaes presents the Orange Weeping Man, with the question of the week.

Mark Fiore's Snuggly the Security Bear explains why you don't have to worry about all that prickly First and Fourth Amendment stuff.

Taiwan's Next Media Animation has the news: Seniors in NJ are getting busy.

Heaven help “models of feminine strength"if Disney gets hold of them.

Tom Tomorrow watches as a domestic dispute gets settled by the smartest detective out there.

Keith Knight bounces back.

Tom the Dancing Bug presents Super-Fun-Pak Comix (with slightly less content space to allow for the ads – whatever).

Red Meat's Karen and Milkman Dan discover why you have to sign a release before you go on a school trip.

The Comics Curmudgeon asks: Will Tiffany become Moriarty to Luann's Holmes? Or the other way around?

Prest-o Change-o was directed by Chuck Jones (uncredited) in 1939, with (also uncredited) animation by Rudy Larriva, Ken Harris, Art Loomer, and Robert McKimson, voice work by Portland's own Mel Blanc, and musical direction by Carl Stalling. It's chiefly memorable as the second test drive of the character that would become Bugs Bunny – with some some of his now-trademark schtick already visible even at this early stage.

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The p3 Big Oregon Toon Block:

Matt Bors unveils the Rogues Gallery.

Jesse Springer has his doubts PERS reform: Will Oregon really see any benefit from “reform” anytime soon?

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

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