Morning Funnies: The Rapid Rundown
Morning, Cartoon Nation...
Quick, unfiltered takes on the morning's funnies:
All week, something about ZITS -- and Jeremy's attraction to his tutor -- has unnerved me. At last, gazing at the strips, I've put my finger on it: Under all that hair, the tutor's facial features --lips and nose especially -- look strikingly like those of Jeremy's mom. Paging Dr. Freud on line one...
So this is AGNES's list of "perfect painting" chintz and cheese, eh? But what's this: No warm-glow cottages (a la Kinkade)? A grievous omission.
(Tenuously related side-note: My iPhone's spellcheck, oddly, always wants to change
"Agnes" to "Agnew." As in Spiro. Yes, my "outsmart"-phone may have been built in
2008, but its dictionary -- like Styx, Bruce Jenner and Charo -- seems sadly stuck in
the '70s. Paging Danny Bonaduce on the rotary phone...
That last panel in JUDGE PARKER summons an insta-memory: A few years back, at an only-in-Washington after-party, I came face-to-face with then-recently-outed spy Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson. Well, in today's final JP panel, that woman at right looks strikingly how I remember Plame (as long as the strip's dealing in federal agents) looking that night. But the dude next to her as Joe Wilson? Not-so-much. (Joe looked much more, oh, professorial.) Paging Bob Novak on the secretly planted bug...
I drew this EXACT gag for a single-panel cartoon when I was age 12.
It even appeared in my hometown newspaper. So either "Family Circus" is accurately channeling the thoughts of a 12-year-old, or somewhere, a desperate gag-writer-for-hire unearthed my yellowing cartoon. I'd bet on the former. Time to page Mom to check on that
sixth-grade box in the attic...
Do you have a favorite -- or least favorite -- toon today? The floor is now yours.
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