Saturday, August 05, 2017

Cartoon Saturday


We're into August, and it can't be worse than July, right? ...

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) issued a first-ever travel advisory, warning people about traveling through Missouri because of incidents arising from discriminatory laws; in a telephone conversation with Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto, Donald Trump referred to the state of New Hampshire as a "drug-infested den;" Mr Trump was also quoted by a journalist with Golf Magazine as referring to the White House as a "dump," which Mr Trump denies; mass hysteria has gripped India over reports of women being attacked and having their hair cut off while they are unconscious; and according to a study published this week, scientists for the first time have successfully edited genes in human embryos to repair a common mutation which can cause serious disease.

This week, in honor of the slow-motion wreck that is our government, here's a new collection of cartoons featuring crash-test dummies ...

It's an obvious question ...


Unfasten your seat belts, it's gonna be a wild ride ...


Well, that wasn't difficult to foresee, was it? ...


The unforeseen victim of the move to driverless cars ...


Sauce for the gander ...


Crash test jockeys ...


Such a disappointing child ...


Reasons for getting grounded ...


Studying for the test in the best way ...


Texting while driving is never a good idea ...


And there you have it - the first iteration of Cartoon Saturday for the month of August. It's all part of my ceaseless efforts to help you cope with all the unfunny stuff that assails you every day. 

It's going to be a sunny and not-quite-so-hot day here in NoVa, so perhaps I can get some gardening done ... or go for a nice walk or a bike ride ... or sit out on the deck with a nice gin and tonic. This is my kind of decision-making.

Have a good day and a great weekend. More thoughts tomorrow, when Patti Smith visits for Musical Sunday.

Bilbo

6 comments:

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

I wondered how dummies studied for their crash tests.

bakku-shan said...

Great crash dummies cartoon!

John Hill said...

Decisions! Decisions!
Enjoy your weekend!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I wondered if crash test dummies flunked drivers' ed. Thanks for the great cartoons.

Mike said...

Why be a Walmart greeter when you can upgrade to crash test dummy and work for a genius?

allenwoodhaven said...

Good ones! I was an official crash test dummy once. No crashing into walls! I had the costume and did a safety event for kids, handing out pamphlets. I had to sign an agreement: they aren't allowed to speak and only give a thumbs up in response. The costume was hot and hard to breathe in. I'm glad I did it; it's an unusual thing to have done. There were two of us. We had specific names but it was so long ago I don't remember them.