Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday morning toons: Remember where you were when they announced Jimmy Carter's Nobel Peace Prize?

I do.

Bill Clinton/Ashley Madison adultery jokes are so 1992. Grow up.

And we get it that Trump is the Republican id run wild. What else have you got?

And that Amazon is a dreadful place to work for. 

Jared the Subway Mascot prison rape jokes are not even remotely funny. Get a life, guys.

And Trump is the only candidate the Village Media cares about, unless it's a Democrat who's sliding in the polls (you know who!).

Meanwhile, Jimmy Carter is facing death by metastatic cancer with more grace and dignity than . . . no good contemporary example at the presidential level comes to mind. So let's focus, people.

Today's toons were selected by a complete crapshoot from the week's offerings at McClatchy DC, Cartoon Movement, Go Comics, Politico's Cartoon Gallery, Daryl Cagle's Political Cartoons,, and other fine sources of toony goodness.

p3 Best of Show: Jeff Danziger.

p3 Legion of Merit: Jeff Stahler.

p3 Fashion-Forward Award: Joe Heller.

p3 World Toon Review: blah

Ann Telnaes presents . . . oh dear.

Mark Fiore reminds us that things first went wrong in 1872.

Tom Tomorrow explains why it is that some guys just don't get it. And they formed a political party.

Keith Knight celebrates a legend five decades in the making.

Reuben Bolling isn't kind enough to to the heirs of the literary and commercial estate of Lee Harper. Not by a long shot.

Red Meat's Bug-Eyed Earl makes an honest mistake.

The Comic Strip Curmudgeon finds a New Testament joke in a panel I didn't get then and only somewhat get now. It must be all the extra time he spends with strips like The Wizard of Id that I don't.

Comic Strip of the Day weighs infairly, I think – on Ted Rall's current state of affairs.

Oh, Mister Warner – I'm back! The sleeping pill gag ("Take Dese and Dose") got "The Big Snooze" taken out of syndication, although the wolf cry "How Oo – o – o – ld is she?" skated right on past the censors. Draw your own conclusions and consider yourself warned. Directed in 1946 by Robert Clampett (uncredited, surprisingly, although it was his last short for WB and he finished it after his contract ended, so that may have something to do with it), from a story by Warren Foster (also uncredited), with voice work by Portland's own Mel Blanc (Bugs and the wolf) and Arthur Q. Bryan (uncredited, as Elmer). The hollow-log gag is probably the best-executed example of the genre. Watch "The Big Snooze" at DailyMotion.

The Reasonably Proportioned Oregon Toon Block:

Ex-Oregonian Jack Ohman has that image you can't stop seeing.

Quite Possibly Ex-Oregonian Jen Sorensen explains why your produce can be used as a candle.

Matt Bors confuses poor political tactics for impoliteness.

I spent yesterday afternoon looking at the smoked-up air and smelling the scent of forest fires about seventy miles away. So maybe Jesse Springer is right: Yellow-orange really is the new black.

Test your toon captioning superpowers at The New Yorker's weekly caption-the-cartoon contest. (Rules here.) And you can browse The New Yorker's cartoon gallery here.

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