The Week’s Best Cartoons 11/26

My mind seems not to have yet recovered from the Thanksgiving holiday and I can’t even seem to figure out what day of the week it is, much less put fingers to keyboard to write a reasonably coherent post.  But that’s okay — fortunately the cartoonists have my back and are as sharp as ever!  Our friend TokyoSand is also right on top of things and has searched the world over via the internet to find the best of the best.  Needless to say, Elon Musk heads the list of things that go ‘bump’ in the night, but there are plenty of others, as well.  So, without further ado, heeeeeeeeere’s TokyoSand …


As a heavy Twitter user for the past 6+ years, forgive me for all the cartoons about Twitter. It has been an important place to share news and opinions, and it’s hard to watch it overrun with trolls, especially its CEO. But there was other political news, which you’ll find covered below.…

Be sure to check out the rest of the ‘toons!

Smorgasbord Laughter is the Best Medicine – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin November 22nd 2022- Thanksgiving food and Students

Mine is a socio-political blog, more political than socio, and it is 90%+ a dark place filled with tales of corruption, violence, and the angst that exists ‘round the globe. But every now and then my mind acts as a lawman, saying, “Step back, hands over your head, step back slowly ma’am, away from the rabbit hole …” And when that happens, I go visit Sally and Debby over at Smorgasbord where I am sure to restore my balance and sense of humour. Their “Laughter is the Best Medicine” post today brought a chuckle from somewhere deep within me and I think it will do the same for you! Thank you, Sally & Debby! You’re lifesavers!

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Firstly, some funnies from Debby Gies followed by a joke or two from Sally. Thanks to those who share the funnies on the internet.

D.G. Writes is where you will find an archive full of wonderful posts across several subjects including writing tips, social issues and book reviews.My thanks to Debby for excellent foraging

D. G. Kaye – Buy:Amazon US And:Amazon UKBlog: D.G. WritesGoodreads: D.G. Kaye on Goodreads – Twitter: @pokercubster

Debby’s new series Spiritual Awareness..Spiritual Awareness – Decoding Sequenced Angel Messages in Numbers by D.G. Kaye

Now for some fun from Sally….from the archives

Sally’s books: Amazon US – Amazon UK – More reviews: Goodreads – Podcast – Sally Cronin on Soundcloud – Twitter: @sgc58

Another creative examination answer

Students in an advanced Biology class were taking their mid-term exam. The last question was, ‘Name seven…

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Jolly Turkey Day Monday

Well, well, well … here it is Monday yet again!  Where does the time go?  I hope you all had a peaceful weekend.  Our friends in western New York got up to 77 inches of snow in some places, and I heard from at least one who had been out shoveling and not enjoying it much!  We had frigid temperatures, and a bit of snow earlier in the week, but the weekend was dry … and c-c-cold!  Since Thursday is Thanksgiving here in the U.S. — the wrong one, according to my Canadian friends — Joyful and I decided to cook you up a Thanksgiving feast this morning!  So, go grab a plate and we’ll go digging for some jolly stuff to start the week with a smile.


Jolly found us a few new Thanksgiving-related cartoons while I dug back through the archives and dug up a few ‘oldies but goodies’ …


We’ve been collecting just a few music puns …


And to wrap up Jolly Monday, naturally we must have a cute animal video, right?  I love watching the squirrels and the birds in our back yard in the mornings … we feed the squirrels mostly peanuts in the shell, and a mix of bird seed for the birds.  The squirrels are ingrates, because no matter how much we feed them out back, they still eat our flower seeds when we plant them in the spring!  They dig ’em right up out of the ground!  Anyway, I do enjoy watching the squirrels, and they enjoy taunting the kitties, knowing that the kitties cannot get out through the window!  So, here’s a really cute squirrel that found what appears to be his forever home!


And now, my friends, it’s that time again where we must all get this week started.  I hope you’ve found some smiles here this morning, and to my U.S. friends, I wish you the happiest Thanksgiving on Thursday!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly and Joyful!

Smorgasbord Laughter is the Best Medicine – 42nd Anniversary Edition – Marriage – Hosts David and Sally Cronin

Over at Smorgasbord, our friend Sally Cronin and her husband David are celebrating their 42nd wedding anniversary today, and they have invited us to join them with a bit of humour! Congratulations, Sally & David! And thank you for the smiles ‘n chuckles today!

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

It is our 42nd Wedding Anniversary today… and whilst there does not seem to be an official identifier such as silver, ruby, gold or diamond for 42 years, I think every year should come under the classification of laughter. So today a few marriage words of wisdom and funnies in celebration.

They say you should never marry in haste but for some reason we ignored that piece of advice. We went out on our first date on 28th September, got engaged the next day and  married a few weeks later on November 15th.

Laughter has always been a cornerstone of our relationship and I hope you will be leaving with a smile on your face today too.

Men are just happier people, right?

  • Your last name stays put.
  • The garage is all yours.
  • Wedding plans take care of themselves.
  • Chocolate is just another snack.
  • You can be President.
  • You can never be pregnant.
  • You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park.
  • You can wear NO shirt to a water park.
  • Car mechanics tell you the truth.
  • The world is your urinal. You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this…

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Jolly … BRRRRRRRRRR … Monday!!!

Good Monday morning, dear friends!  Come in out of the cold … amazing how it went from 70° to below freezing in just a few short days, isn’t it?  I was shocked to wake up to snow covering the ground on Saturday morning!  Already I’m tired of winter … methinks it’s gonna be a long one.  Anyway, I hope your weekend was a good one and we’ve got some fun lined up to start your week with a smile this morning before you head back out to the salt mines.  So … let’s go see what Joyful has cooked up for us … something hot, I hope!

I twied to make up for last week when there wasn’t no bacon …

 


Let’s start the morning with some animal memes, ‘cause those can most always bring a smile …


I came across a few … er, interesting signs …


And just a few puns that Jolly’s cousin Gwumpy sent him …


An’ look at all the ‘toons me ‘n Joyful found!!!


Well, I guess that just leaves us one last thing … a cute/funny video!


I hope you all have a really good week ahead.  For my U.S. readers, might I remind you that Thanksgiving is just 10 days, a week from Thursday, so you should be thinking and planning ahead this week!  And please, my friends, remember to share those smiles … not everyone has one of their own, y’know.  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly & Joyful!

This, That, and ‘TOONS!

Until the past week, I was generally able to focus on a single issue or topic for an entire post, but my mind seems to be made of rubber these days and just bounces all over the place, hence I have done a number of posts with a variety of ‘mini-thoughts’.  This afternoon’s post is yet another such …


Apparently, some people wish to live in a nation where all people are controlled by a single religious belief set.  To those people I say, “Then please, feel free to relocate to Iran.  I would caution you, though, if you are a woman, you will be controlled, manipulated, and killed if you break the religious laws. If you are a gay person, you will be killed if it is discovered, no questions asked.”  Meanwhile, here in the United States, women are, at least in theory, given equal rights, although only for the past 100 years or so.  We now have the right to divorce our spouse, to own property in {gasp} our own name, receive equal pay for equal work, and even to … VOTE!  Okay, so we’re still working on that ‘bodily autonomy’ thing, but we’ll get there, because it’s important enough for us to fight tooth and nail for.  That’s not quite how it works over in Iran, but hey … if people want religious laws to dominate the people, they’ll just have to … get over the level of bigotry that is the foundation of such a society.  Meanwhile, here in the U.S. the majority of us fully support women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, and realize it is nobody’s business whether a woman chooses to have children or who a person chooses to love.

I respect every person’s right to believe as they wish, to adhere to the religion of their choice or no religion, if that is their choice.  But what I cannot tolerate is people trying to force everyone into their own narrow-minded box.  One of the things that the United States is noted for is freedom of religion, freedom to believe as you choose.  You have the right to attend the church, mosque or synagogue of your choice and participate in the various rites & rituals of your religion. BUT … when politicians pander to a religious group that wants to impose their will on the entirety of the nation, they are attempting to rob us of one of our most fundamental constitutional freedoms.  Be a Christian, a Muslim, a Jew or a Jain, but don’t tell me that I have to believe as you do.  Freedom OF religion must also include freedom FROM religion as an option.  The United States is not and should not become a ‘Christian nation’ but is founded on the basis of welcoming people of ALL beliefs.


A reader recently commented the following in regard to my concern for the environment:

“Time for the USA to get the message. As far as destruction of the enviro, humans cause somewhere i between 0.00020% and o.00034% of global warming. We’ve seen far bigger periods of gobal warming and ice ages throughout recorded history. Guess why the ice desert Greenland is called Greenland. It was fuxn green when the first settlers arrived there. In late Roman times they made wine in England! And we had periods of unusual warm weather but also mini ice ages and freak storms not too far in the past. Vineta (Atlantis) happened in medieval times, Tenerife will probably split in two during our lifetimes. With or without our ‘help’.”

How does one even converse with someone who is so convinced their ignorant views are correct and who looks down their nose at those of us who believe the science that tells us human activities, particularly continually increasing emissions of CO2 are creating an environment that will no longer be able to sustain human … or most other … life within a relatively few short years?  I have come to the point that I no longer bother to respond to such, for there is no give-and-take, no meaningful dialog, just arrogance and an unwillingness to consider facts.


Lindsey Graham said that if Catherine Cortez Masto beats Adam Laxalt in the race for the senate seat from Nevada, then it was fraud.  So, let me get this straight:  If the candidate Lindsey likes loses, it was fraud, but if his candidate wins, it was a fair and honest election.  Sounds to me like a rather juvenile viewpoint, rather like the ten-year-old child turning over the checkerboard and running in tears to her room and slamming the door because her dad won the game.  “No fair!  You cheated!”  But then, I guess the ten-year-old mentality is in keeping with the Republican modus operandi of late, ever since they decided to make a ‘man’ with a funny creature atop his head, a pocky complexion, a contorted mouth, and lies flowing from his mouth their “Supreme Leader”.  As of 8:49 p.m. last night, Cortez Masto is the projected winner of the race for the senate seat from Nevada, giving the Democrats a majority in the U.S. Senate.  I wonder what ol’ Lindsey will have to say this morning?  Will he have the decency to keep his mouth shut, or will he whine and demand that the election be overturned?


My jaw dropped last night when I logged onto Twitter and found that an off-the-cuff remark I had left on someone’s tweet had gained 1,281 likes, 92 retweets, and 51 comments!!!  I’M A TWITTER CELEBRITY!!!  (just kidding)  I have never had more than 30 or so likes on any tweet or tweet comment I’ve made.  Never!  This is the tweet and my response that gained so much notoriety …


And I conclude with a few political ‘toons I’ve run across over the past few days …

The Week’s Best Cartoons: About That Red Wave

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve shared TokyoSand’s weekly collection of political cartoons, so I thought this week would be a good time to share them with you.  Care to take any guesses as to what the main topic on the cartoonists’ collective mind was this week?  Yep, the U.S. elections and that ‘red wave’ that so many had pinned their hopes on but that failed to materialize.  Now that most of us have breathed a faint sigh of relief, we can have a few laughs over it.  Thank you, TS, for finding the best cartoons for us this week!


Despite the Republican Party and most of the media buying into the prediction of a red wave, it never materialized on Election Night. In fact, this is the first time since 1936 that the sitting president’s party didn’t lose a single state legislative chamber in a midterms! For all of you who voted, this is what you made happen. Enjoy!


That last one is my FAVOURITE!!!  Be sure to check out all the rest of the cartoons over at Political Charge!

Jolly Monday … Short, But Still Jolly

Okay … so, I was sleeping happily … well, maybe not happily, but I was sleeping amidst the monsters that inhabit my sleep these days … when Jolly came jumping on my bed, screaming “Gwammie, get up, it’s Jolly Monday and our fwiends will be here inna minute an’ we gots no food laid out ‘cause Joyful spended the night with Uncle Woger and Aunt Sheila!!!”  Sheesh, Jolly.  I tried to roll over and tell him to forget Jolly Monday, but noooooooo … Jolly Monday, he tells me, must go on, our ‘fwiends’ have come to count on us to start their week with a smile.  Okay, fine … go get donuts, Jolly, and I’ll get up and pull something together.  And thus, my friends, was the start of this week’s Jolly Monday, so please forgive us if it isn’t quite up to our usual.  Ahhhh … I think I see Jolly coming up the walkway with donuts and coffee now …


Since there is no bacon on the table today for the bacon-lovers among you, how about some bacon memes instead?  (We promise bacon will be back on the menu next week)


Okay … Jolly???  You got those cartoons lined up yet?


And, a cute critter video is a must on a Jolly Monday, else it’s not Jolly, right?  I think you’ll really enjoy Yehzu the newborn wild boar hog who cozies up to the family dog, Biu Biu!


We’re sorry this is a shorter than usual Jolly Monday, but we do hope that you found something to bring a smile to your face and start your week off on the right foot!  Keep those smiles, and share them when & where you can, okay?  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly, and the AWOL Joyful!

Two Li’l Snippets From Da Rabbit Hole

I don’t know about you guys, but I seem to be stuck in a rabbit hole filled with darkness and ugly creatures who invade my waking hours and my dreams.  Can we fast-forward to next spring?  Anyway, today I have only two little snarky snippets to share with you … two is enough for now.


You can fly but you cannot eat???

I’m confused.  Yeah, I know, that seems to be pretty much a chronic state for me these days but bear with me a minute.  The headline reads …

Airline pilots ramp up pressure in pay talks as air travel booms

Huh?  Say WHAT???  I’m listening to an endless string of whiners saying they can’t afford to fill their tank up, can’t afford to buy food, wah wah wah … but air travel is booming?  So … is this some alternate universe or … are the whiners unable to afford fuel and food because they spent their entire August pay on tickets to … Hawaii?  Paris?  Mozambique?

Personally, given the cost to the environment of a single 747 taking off, flying across the pond, then landing, I’d vote to shut the airline industry down!  The only people with a valid reason to fly right now are those who are traveling for family emergencies … a dying relative or to rescue a family member from a bad situation.  Those who just want to lie on the beach or play the tourist somewhere in Europe can stay home for now!

If air travel is booming, then obviously the average Joe isn’t hurting from the effects of inflation and rising prices nearly as much as his whining would have us believe.  So Joe … shut the f*ck up, and when you get back from your vacation on the Italian Riviera, perhaps you can have a few dollars left over to donate to the homeless, eh?

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.


It’s the guns, stoopid …

The average Joe who is a registered Republican is not college-educated and not always politically savvy.  That is not intended as an insult, but a statement of fact.  And thus, he/she is more likely than some to play ‘follow the leader’ … in other words, to believe what he is told by those in his circle who speak the loudest.  So, when the Republican politicos yell loudly and often that “CRIME” is the biggest problem this nation has, most Republican voters believe it.

It isn’t the worst problem we have, nor even in the top five, but for the purpose of this discussion, that is neither here nor there.  Let’s assume, just for a minute, that “CRIME” is in the top five worst problems facing this nation.  Now … let me ask you … with what tool are most non-white-collar crimes committed?

Very good!  You get a gold star ⭐!  Yes, guns are the tool that is most often used to commit crimes such as murders, robberies, murders, kidnappings, murders, etc.  And yet … how does it make sense that the Republicans in and out of office propose more guns and shun legitimate gun regulations?  They are all for handing out guns without licensing requirements to any, including those previously convicted of domestic abuse and other violent crimes!  It’s like someone saying they hate strawberries but devouring the entire strawberry shortcake!

The logical question to ask a Republican who is running on the basis of crime rates, “And how do you plan to reduce the number of guns in the hands of civilians in this country?”  Ask … go ahead … ask Kari Lake or Mehmet Oz or if you’re really ready for a few laughs, ask Herschel Walker that question and watch the spittle run down their chins as they struggle for a response!


And here are a few ‘toons I’ve been gathering over the recent weeks …

Smorgasbord Laughter is the Best Medicine – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Puppy adoption and Husband Mart

I’ve bombarded you with enough dark posts for the moment and I thought I’d try to make up for it with some humour, compliments of Sally & Debby, who never fail to bring a few laughs! Thank you both for brightening the world just a bit for us all!

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Smorgasbord Laughter is the Best Medicine – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin

Firstly, some funnies from Debby Gies followed by a joke or two from Sally. Thanks to those who share the funnies on the internet.

D.G. Writes is where you will find an archive full of wonderful posts across several subjects including writing tips, social issues and book reviews.My thanks to Debby for excellent foraging

D. G. Kaye – Buy:Amazon US And:Amazon UKBlog: D.G. WritesGoodreads: D.G. Kaye on Goodreads – Twitter: @pokercubster

Debby’s new series Spiritual Awareness..Spiritual Awareness – Fey – Cutting Emotional Cords with Archangels

Now for some fun from Sally….from the archives

Husband Mart

A store that introduces women to potential husbands has just opened, so a fastidious single woman paid it a visit. She discovered that the store has 6 floors, and the further…

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