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Cartoon(s) of the Week – lots of choices, hard decision

Under The LobsterScope has been showing the winning editorial cartoons for several years every weekend. I  do the selection by collecting my favorites all week long…going through fifty to a hundred samples – and some weeks it is hard to make a decision.

This week I have seventeen finalists to go through… which is what I will do before I put up the post. With luck, I’ll cut the selection down to three… this isn’t a week that will end up with one.

Here we go:


Bruce Plante in the Tulsa World:

…at least someone gets his wish out of the BP mess…

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Bob Englehart in The Hartford Courant:

… looks like Pensacola will lose its tourist income this year…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

… had to do at least one Cartoon on the McChrystal affair…

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Just an extra for fans of the World Cup…

Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

… this could change political noise forever.

Tomorrow is my Radio Day at WSHC…

I stopped off at the radio station this morning to get the key from John Case who won’t be in town tomorrow… I’m covering the Winners and Losers Program alone.

Today I’m putting together my music and some discussion topics. I stopped off at the Contemporary American Theater Festival office at Shepherd and talked to Peggy McKowen and Ed Herendeen to see if I can get someone to interview. The trouble with Theater People (I should know this, of course) is that a 7:30 AM show after rehearsing late into the night is a dismal prospect. Peggy is going to try and get me someone…then get back to me later today. I’m not really expecting anyone…although this would be good promotion for the CATF.

Anyway, it will take me some time today to be ready for tomorrow. BTW: you can hear the show live on-line at http://www.897wshc.org if you are outside the tuning range for FM 89.7 in Shepherdstown.

Cartoon(s) of the Week… we’ve got 2 original thinkers here.

John Sherffius, Boulder Daily Camera:

Progress and History… Republicans always carry it too far…

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Walt Handelsman in Newsday:

Because fast food has made us great!