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Posted at 3:59 PM ET, 01/12/2011

'Paper Doll Orgy'

By Ezra Klein

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It's been a heavy few days around here, but one of the bright spots was walking to the mailroom and finding a copy of Ted McCagg's “Paper Doll Orgy” waiting for me. McCagg is a brilliant, absurdist cartoonist whose work I got addicted to when it was featured on the Monkey Cage. Since then, he's held a top spot in my RSS feed, and I've posted a couple of his cartoons on the blog. But you don't need to take my word for it. The front cover features a blurb by Conan O'Brien, who you might've heard of. "Ted McCagg is a truly original thinker who really makes me laugh. And for that, I hate him."

Me too, but it hasn't stopped me from showing his book to everyone who walks by my desk. And just because I feel like it, here's another of his cartoon's, this one relating a little-known piece of urban-planning history:

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By Ezra Klein  | January 12, 2011; 3:59 PM ET
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Comments

The book is great....Love "Vicki-Leaks" and "Bertigo"....His stuff should be in The New Yorker.

Posted by: amismartin | January 12, 2011 5:59 PM | Report abuse

I love "she was beautiful, intelligent, kind and cried tiny chocolate cupcakes." I'd have posted it, but I couldn't find it on the site.

Posted by: Ezra Klein | January 12, 2011 7:39 PM | Report abuse

This one is my favorite:
"Time I've Lost My Dignity" Sept. 29th 2010.

Posted by: abbey3 | January 13, 2011 2:53 PM | Report abuse

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