I moved all my political cartoon bookmarks to a "Sunday" folder, but I still ran into this Rubes at GoComics and, forgive me, my response was "Well, it could be worse: Once you're in that bracket, the GOP has your back ..."
Fortunately, Steve Melcher stepped up to provide a really, really stupid and completely apolitical laff from more or less the same corner of the globe.
Which could have been a sort of Juxtaposition of the Day if it had run three days ago, when Romenesko's media blog spotted this one.
Naturally, the grammar nazis skipped right over the bitches/britches error and went ballistic over the its/it's error. Maybe they're so well-educated that they feel it should have been "breeches" to begin with.
Or maybe grammar nazis really do never laugh.
And another thing ...
Meanwhile, out in Wisconsin ...
No, nothing about Scott Walker. Not until Sunday. Let's talk, instead, about the current depressing arc in Stone Soup, in which Val is Skyping with her mother, who has moved to South Africa.
I don't know what's going on down there, but my Facebook friends have been pretty kind about not posting photos of sun-drenched Table Bay this winter, and that's good, because on Sunday we got above freezing for the first time in a month.
No worries: It didn't last. It's minus 24 right now.
And that's Fahrenheit, by the way. I hope it does get to 95 in South Africa today. Serve them all right.
BTW, you don't have to remember all that 9/5F plus 32 or 5/9 minus or whatever it is. Here's the entire Celsius scale in a quatrain:
0 is cold
10 is not
20 is warm
30 is hot
And if you're scratching your head over the above Wisconsin reference, here's something else handy to know: Jan Eliot (who is, yes, I know, from the Pacific Northwest) will be one of the guests at the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning this coming fall.
It's a doozy of a line-up and the pun is intentional. That link will tell you more reasons you should go. Anne Morse Hambrock hasn't updated the header, but this year's dates are Thursday, September 17th through Saturday, September 19th.
She probably hasn't updated it because she's busy working on this new project which is pretty funny. I'd say "pretty damned funny" but what with Lent and God and stuff, y'know ...
Anyway, the Festival is a lot of fun and the red carpet is considerably more lavish than anything those stiffs in LA were able to mount the other night.
Here's what else you missed last year. You ought not to miss it this year.
Though if that story arc and this weather keep up, Jan Eliot may be happy if I don't make it. Some things you just don't joke about, lady.
Okay, see, this is what I mean ...
I'm trying, I'm trying ...