Friday, July 27, 2007

I made it!

I posted this cartoon back in April when I created it for a contest held by the Union of Concerned Scientists. I didn't make the top twelve that were voted on last week so I obviously didn't "win". However, the UCS just contacted me to request its inclusion in the calendar they're producing using the twelve finalists. A small version of my cartoon will appear as well. I guess I came in thirteenth. The calendar will go on sale in September.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Dark days in America

I don't think the Bush administration is shredding the Constitution. I just think they've written their own and are defending it to the death. John Kerry just solicitied online for a 30 second radio spot. Here is my submission that includes the newly modified Constitution.

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more profitable union, establish advantage, insure domestic unrest, undermine the common defense, subvert the general welfare and ensure the blessings of liberty to a select few and their wealthy heirs do ordain and establish this distorted Constitution of the United States of America.

Which Constitution are your representatives upholding?

It’s up to us to hold their feet to the fire.

Our founding fathers are counting on us!

Monday, July 09, 2007

New celestial body

Teenage cousin Mary Kate, down in Texas, recently participated in a basketball tournament playing on a team of home-schooled girls. Ironically, they never have the advantage of a home game. Nevertheless they went out and kicked butt. It inspired me to create a new celestial body and name it in MK's honor.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Toxic 4th of July


Every year on July 4th (the day before Robin's birthday) our entire town fills with pyromaniacs. We usually escape in advance, but with both of us sick we stayed home. I taped up the inside of the doors in hopes of preventing the toxic stench from wafting in (the prevailing winds carry all the smoke on our street straight into our house). The tape job wasn't suffient. We were forced to run the gauntlet to get to a movie theater and breath fresh air until past midnight when it was safe to go home. The drive there was like a war zone, acrid smoke wafting everywhere. What a holiday. Get drunk and poison yourself. Very American. This morning Robin awoke to find this birthday card on the kitchen counter. We made it through another year.