Done. To. Death. (See Comic Strip of the Day, in its regular slot, below.)
On the other hand, we have these items on the reading table:
- The Unbearable Pubescence of Gamergate
- Heart of Dark Money
- Vote Suppression Man
- Allan Quarantine and the Lost City of Newark
Today's toons were selected by surveying members of the Republican Party who have used the phrase "I'm not a scientist, but . . . " in the last four weeks for their pick of the week's offerings at McClatchy DC, Cartoon Movement, Go Comics, Politico's Cartoon Gallery, Daryl Cagle's Political Cartoons, About.com, The Nib, and other fine sources of cartoon goodness.
p3 Picks of the week: Mike Luckovich, Jeff Danziger, Jim Morin, Rob Rogers, Ben Sargent, Signe Wilkinson, Darrin Bell, Chris Britt, John Darkow, Steve Sack, Nick Anderson, Joe Heller, Dave Granlund, Matt Wuerker, and Monty Wolverton.
p3 Best of Show: Ted Rall.
p3 Legion of Merit: John Deering.
p3 Legion of Merit with Lobes: Clay Bennett.
p3 Medal of the Apocalypse: Robert Ariail.
p3 W. B. Yeats Award: Stuart Carlson.
p3 World Toon Review: Petar Pismestrovic (Austria), Ingrid Rice (Canada), Cam Cardow (Canada), and Patrick Chappatte (Switzerland).
Ann Telnaes reaffirms a long-standing p3 maxim: Americans are really just terrible at assessing risk.
Mark Fiore reflects on an America that seems never to have made it out of high school.
Tom Tomorrow nominates some other candidates for quarantine.
Keith Knight gives a whole new context to the seat-back-and-tray thing from a few weeks ago. Perspective: use it or lose it.
Tom the Dancing Bug pictures a literary world in which someone stepped on a butterfly in Paris in 1925.
Red Meat's Ted Johnson discusses risk management with his son. Don't eat the gravy.
The Comic Strip Curmudgeon explores that awkward period after the animals achieved sapience but before they had truly taken over the Earth.
Comic Strip of the Day cries, "Please make it stop." We at p3 hereby officially subcontract the selection of the p3 Dismal Failures Award this week to SCotD.
A late hat-tip to both Halloween and Day of the Dead: "Night on Bald Mountain"/"Ave Maria" is one of the best, certainly the creepiest segment (unless you count Mickey chopping up the zombie brooms off-camera, and I wouldn't blame you if you did) from the 1940 Disney classic "Fantasia." Uncredited director Wilfred Jackson and uncredited writers Campbell Grant, Arthur Heinemann, and Phil Dike created an unforgettable mash-up based on music by Modest Mussorgsky and Franz Schubert. Boo!
The Big, And Getting Bigger Since We Threw Out The Rulebook and Welcomed Back The Departed, Oregon Toon Block:
Ex-Oregonian Jack Ohman thinks enough might really be enough.
Possibly Ex-Oregonian Jen Sorensen looks at the marvelous thing called belief.
Matt Bors has a truly great fourth panel.
Jesse Springer is out this week.
Test your toon captioning kung fu at The New Yorker's weekly caption-the-cartoon contest. (Rules here.) And you can browse The New Yorker's cartoon gallery here.
The p3 Sunday Comics Read-Along: Pearls Before Swine, Doonesbury, Rhymes with Orange, Zits, Adam @ Home, Mutts, Over the Hedge, Get Fuzzy, Prince Valiant, Blondie, Bizarro, Mother Goose & Grimm, Rose is Rose, Luann, Hagar the Horrible, Pickles, Rubes, Grand Avenue, Freshly Squeezed, The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee, and Jumble.