Archive for the ‘Editorial Comment’ Category

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More Great Journalism

March 2, 2010

Albert Einstein was thrown out by his wife, who requested that he not return. Meanwhile Mark Twain was also thrown out by his wife, you requested that he similarly not return. They decided to move in with their good friends Felix Oscar and Oscar Madison, who were already room-mates. Together they all became

THE AWKWARD QUARTET

Felix paused in enjoying a picture of a dandelion, his enjoyment was ruffled because there was a real dandelion on the rug. Mark Twain nodded in sympathy. “I’m not as compulsively neat as you are, Felix, but I have other personal quirks that provide for humorous situations when combined with, or set against, the quirks of any of my various co-habitues,” he opined.

A cloud of radioactive smoke mixed with cigar smoke came out of the room that Madison and Einstein now shared. They were gambling for isotopes, and both Felix and Mark dreaded what could arise out of this situation. Probably something funny was going to happen, it almost always did.

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Goodbye William Safire

September 27, 2009

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Art in the Age of Predatory Capitalism

February 27, 2009

blackcat3      Some years ago, there was an idea called “trickle-down capitalism.” The wealthy would make lots and lots of money, and be taxed very little, but in return they would, in the spirit of noblesse oblige, spread money through the lower classes, funding good works and so on. What a beautiful dream it was! Of course, it was more true then than it is now; these days what we’ve got now is basically the rich looting the poor for everything they can get. 

     I’m surviving, at the moment. That’s the best I can say. But many occupations have become somewhat toxic, and illustration (or comics) for print is one of them. To put it very simply, the amounts paid keep getting worse (they’re very close to what they were in the 1950s), and getting paid at all- by these massive corporations- gets harder and harder. To add insult to injury, the general ‘dumbing down’ of our culture means that it’s nearly impossible to do anything good in an editorial setup, although that’s true of pretty much everything now.

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Nicolas Cage

February 18, 2009

I believe he is an honorable, intelligent man who is doing his best to stop people going to the movies.

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How I See It

February 3, 2009

The song remains the same.editorial-comment