Worth a Few Hundred Words?
Having spent over two hours in the dentist's chair this morning (the first phase of a new bridge installation --- part of the President's infrastructure program) I missed my usual writing time. By the time I finally sat down at the computer I found that I was bereft of anything clever, amusing, or even reasonably intelligent to say. Never one to be stopped by that, however, I thought I'd share some cartoons I've "whipped out" over the last few weeks, as I'm pretty sure The New Yorker is not going to find them suitable for their austere and hallowed pages (which, once you see them, is simply an exercise in good, fair judgment). So, here are four cartoons, with little explanations. Enjoy them and write a comment if you're so inclined --- I'd love to hear from people.
The first one was drawn after watching a History Channel program about all the Gospels that were never published as part of the New Testament. As we watch the news and hear about "leaks" I thought that maybe a conflation of those two concepts (unpublished Gospels/"leaks") might be a funny cartoon. You be the judge.
Another History Channel inspired cartoon has to do with the notion that we live in the greatest time ever! The idea that whatever period of history you exist in is the best "it's ever been" is one that writers and philosophers have debated ad naseum ("It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."). With that in mind, the scrawl you see below was my take on that notion.
(The characters are: a cave man, Gutenberg, Edison, Ford, Buzz Aldrin, Steve Jobs, and 45)
The third "entry" for your perusal has to do with my low tolerance for all this "Gluten-free" b#llsh@t that permeates our current society (I won't even go the GMO route!). Having recently started a fitness class (good luck with that, right?) I was introduced to a "leg thrust & hold" exercise that is designed to tone one's gluteus maximus muscles. That, combined with some tv reference (a Big Bang Theory rerun, I believe) to "ass-less chaps" led to the masterpiece below.
Finally, the Tweeter-in-Chief inspired the last (political?) cartoon --- hardly subtle and pretty rough/crude in its execution, but you get the idea.
So, that's today's BLAST and I'm stickin' to it. Thanks for reading and, again, leave a comment or two!