Friday, February 09, 2007

New cartoons

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I'm just posting these cartoons now, b/c I'm going to be out of the town for the weekend. I wish I could type more about them, but I'm flat out of time, so I'll have to save it for a later date.

Have a great weekend out there!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

New Jersey lowers your property taxes...this year

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Sorry to keep this brief, but here's the second Wizard of Trenton cartoon I've done. I'm glad my editors enjoy them, b/c they're really fun to do. Here's the first:
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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

I wonder if the diapers were approved for shuttle use

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If you haven't heard, this has to be one of the weirdist stories of 2007.

A NASA astronaut accused of trying to kidnap a romantic rival for a space shuttle pilot's affections was charged with attempted first- degree murder Tuesday and jailed on $25,000 bail. She had already been charged with attempted kidnapping, attempted vehicle burglary with battery, destruction of evidence and battery. If convicted of attempted murder, she faces between 30 years and life in prison.

Although the astronaut, Lisa Nowak, claimed that she just wanted to "talk" to the romantic rival, she had in her possession upon her arrest a new steel mallet, knife, rubber tubing and large garbage bags. Hmmm...nothing weird going on there.

Making the story even more bizarre is the fact that Nowak, a 43-year-old Navy captain and married mother of three, drove 900 miles from Houston to Orlando while wearing a diaper so she wouldn't have to make any unnecessary stops. Upon arriving, Nowak donned a disguise and was armed with a BB gun and pepper spray when she confronted a woman she believed was a competitor for the affections of Navy Cmdr. William Oefelein, an unmarried fellow astronaut.

All this from a woman who passed all of NASA's rigorous mental and physical tests, and flew a shuttle mission a little over 7 months ago in July of 2006!

I wonder if she wore a diaper up there too?

Here's the sketch:

To read more about this story, check out an article from the New York Times by John Schwartz here.

Monday, February 05, 2007

So much for being greeted as liberators

Manning in COLOR!

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I didn't have time to post it yesterday, but here is the Manning cartoon in glorous color! I've also posted the cartoon without the line drawing. I always think it looks cool and weird as I'm coloring my drawings, but I've never had an outlet to share it, until now. At least I've found some use for this blog!

(Reposted b/c of the Colts win in the Super Bowl, and Peyton Manning's MVP award.)

Non Sequitur attacks editorial cartoonists

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So I'm relaxing yesterday morning, reading the Sunday funnies, when I come across 'Non Sequitur' by Wiley Miller (a fellow member of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists). Funny think is his strip attacks EDITORIAL CARTOONISTS! You can read the cartoon here.

In response, over at the Editor & Publisher, Dave Astor reports on the strip, and there is a rebuttal from current AAEC President Rob Rogers, cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Vice President Nick Anderson, the cartoonist for the Houston Chronicle. You can read the article here.

Thanks to the AAEC.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Thurman Thomas makes the Hall of Fame

The 2007 Hall of Fame inductees have been announced, and congrats go out to Thurman Thomas, long-time Buffalo Bills running back, who was elected into the hall of fame along side Michael Irvin, Gene Hickerson, Bruce Matthews, Charlie Sanders and Roger Wehrli.

For those out there who just remember his 3 bad Super Bowl performances (He had a game high 135 yards rushing in Super Bowl XXV, along with 55 yards receiving), Thomas was the league's most valuable player in 1991, when he gained more than 2,000 yards from scrimmage. When he retired in 2000, he ranked sixth all-time in career yards from scrimmage (16,532), with 12,074 yards rushing. Only Emmitt Smith and Barry Sanders ran for more yards in the 1990s. He currently ranks 12th on the all-time rushing list, and 8th in yards from Scrimmage with 16,532. Thurman also ranks 2nd among all NFL running backs with 472 career pass receptions, and 4th in receiving yards with 4,458. In the playoffs, he had 1442 rushing years and 21 touchdowns. He was also elected to 5 straight pro bowl appearances.

Here are some interesting links worth checking out:

Thurman Thomas video highlights on the Buffalo Bills official website (must have RealPlayer)

Coverage of the selection on the Buffalo News website

Photo from Bills Daily