First, this word:
The Indiegogo campaign for the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning is down to the last five days, and they're at about 90% of goal, which is good, except that, if they don't make goal, they pay a higher processing fee. So figure that your support, if it helps them raise that last grand, is worth an additional $400.
And a disclaimer: I've been asked to cover it and not as a buddy but with a small stipend. But (don't tell Anne) I was going anyway. In any case, you'll get to see coverage here, whether you are able to make it to Wisconsin or not.
But, if you don't give, you won't also have a signed comic collection or a piece of original cartoon art. And you want those, so, come on.
The part where other people step up is over.
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And now, a bit of secular religious humor
A few weeks ago, I saw some Passover food marked down at the grocery store and thought, "Wait, did I miss Passover this year?" but then -- and I'm not kidding -- I realized that I couldn't have, because Edge City hadn't done their annual Passover arc.
And here we are. Let the sparing of eldest sons begin.
This is one of my favorite comic strip traditions.
And then there's this new strip, Francis, by Patrick Marrin, over at GoComics. I don't know how sustainable it's going to be, but it's fun while the ideas hold up, and I like the notion of celebrating a people's pope.
It's gonna take more than a stick of gum to get me back in the fold, but he's made some more substantive moves.
I wrote yesterday about generational perspective, and I remember back when people objected to Vaughn Meader's irreverent treatment of the president in "The First Family." I also remember thinking that the humor was so affectionate that it was a compliment and that the offended should loosen up.
That means I'm also old enough to remember this guy. I was beginning to think I was the only one.
Speaking of compassion
As said, I only intend to return to this topic when someone brings in a different wrinkle. Jen Sorensen riffs on the inexplicable lack of common sense and real-world logic behind the Supreme Court's utterly tone deaf ruling.
And Jeff Danziger adds an even more somber tone to the heartless, elitist, counterfactual and illogical argument.
Then, for the coup de grace, Jon Stewart is often sharp, but this takedown of the Court's blatantly inconsistent reasoning is unusually pointed even for him.
If you are going to simply declare the reasoning "Bullshit," you have to back it up.