Less Than a Dozen Cartoons


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Are you a person who enjoys things? I am too. Here’s something I hope you’ll enjoy: between five and seven cartoons.

The first one is about how Newton discovered gravity when an apple conked him on the noggin. The truth is, the whole story is a myth. Newton was not hit by an apple, but a grand piano falling from the fourth floor of those old, crumbly European buildings they have everywhere over there. The blow to his head caused him to go crazy and make up a bunch of sciency stuff about gravity and some other things. It was hilarious.

But not as funny as this cartoon of a woman who is going to wear a coat made of dead animals and her daughter who is going to wear a dead chicken on her head in protest. The “red paint” reference is to something that anti-fur protestors used to do back in the late 1900s when they saw someone wearing a fur coat. This only happened in civilized places where people don’t have to abuse animals to stay warm. I don’t think anyone ever threw red paint on an Eskimo.


If you want to talk about lots of dead human body parts being sewn together to make a new person, this would be a good time because here is a cartoon about Frankenstein. Where was he from? Lots of places, of course. Thanks to Cliff, my good buddy and wordsmith.



If you’re younger than an old person, you may not remember seeing those two antennae that TVs used to have that pretty much everyone called “rabbit ears.” They’ve been gone since the days that cable TV became ubiquitous, but when I was a child, we used to have to grab TV shows right out of the air with metal sticks. It was positively prehistoric.




Every time I do a cartoon that suggests that obesity is caused by a horrible diet and way too much of it, I get an email or two from someone who says that they eat a low-fat, vegan diet, exercise 18 hours a day and are still fat, so their problem is genetic. If you are a person like that, this cartoon is not for you. It’s for people who don’t exercise, eat fast food hamburgers, and wonder why they’re dead at 50.  I am confident that none of those people are reading this blog because dead people don’t read much.

Our last cartoon today is about the amazing acrobatic feats that the human eye can accomplish. All hail the eye –– window into the soul and sunroof to the nasal cavities.

I’ve enjoyed our little chat today. I hope that wherever you are, unicorns and leprechauns are dancing in the streets, liquid gold is flowing from your faucets, and super-sexy celebrities want to date you.

Ciao, Jazz Pickles!


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19 thoughts on “Less Than a Dozen Cartoons

    • Yes, I know, but in pop cultural terms, the monster has long been referred to as Frankenstein. Since this is about humor and not a college course, I figured I’d go with the vernacular. :o)

      • So we should start writing the word “draw” instead of “drawer,” “expresso” instead of “espresso,” “vinegarette” instead of “vinegrette” just because a million or so people are ignorant?

        It’s not like people won’t know what you’re referring to if you write “Frankenstein’s monster.”

        Anyway, in the book, the guy’s name is, unofficially, “Adam.”

        Damned funny cartoon, though. :)

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  2. Y’know what’s really ironic? Since over-the-air DTV came in, set-top antennas are making a comeback, along with rooftop antennas like the ones I remember my neighborhood bristling with back when I was a young kid.

    When the over-the-air DTV switchover first started, my wife and I took advantage of the coupons the FCC had out on the Web, and scored ourselves a couple of those cheap little DTV converter boxes that you hook up to the 75ohm antenna pinout on the back of your old analog set so you can watch digital TV on it. The ironic thing is that they came with a pair of rabbit ears that hooked up to a 75ohm pinout on the back of the DTV box.

    We had one for awhile on the old Samsung portable in the kitchen (our bedroom set has had satellite since forever). The DTV box and antenna worked pretty well; then the Samsung finally died and my wife bought a little 14″ digital TV set for the kitchen, and one of those funky Star Trek-looking antennas that’s supposed to be specifically for digital TV but is suspiciously similar to an old-school pair of rabbit ears.

    The other converter box is up in my studio, hooked up to the VHS deck which is, in turn, hooked up to the 14 year-old ixMicro “TurboTV” card — basically a cable-ready TV set on a PCI card — hooked up to the old G3 Mac (which refuses to die), so when I absolutely need to, I can watch some TV. The rabbit ears that came with the converter box work like a champ, and it picks up a buttload of channels, including the local Univision channel, so I finally get to watch some soccer.

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  4. Your comment on the Newton-myth reminds of this joke: What has six legs, is green, and will kill you if it falls out of a tree and on your head?

    A pooltable.

  5. These were all so much fun : o )

    The rabbit ears..adorable just LOVE their expressions!

    Helium apple balloon!! Hilarious..Those guys are just delighted with the idea! Ha HA

    Ver funny blog and fun photos.. Thanks for a bright start to Mothers Day AND my Doggie, Cinnamon, 5th BIRTHDAY

  6. A vegan diet can certainly be a healthy one, but you don’t get fat by eating fat. You get fat because when you have a high blood sugar level, your body stores that in fat cells. It sounds very natural to think that consumed fat becomes fat in your body, but it’s just not the way the human body works.

    Some kinds of fats, especially trans-fats can have an unhealthy adverse affect on your body, but low-fat diets are not necessarily healthy, either. In fact, a low-fat diet may result in cravings and a lack of fullness that would lead to a fat dieter.

    If your hypothetical fat vegan friend laid off the french fries and other carbs and ate more proteins like beans, he’d probably start losing weight. Of course, fast food burgers are even a step beyond that in unhealthiness, but a lot of the problem is in the bun.

    • Thanks for the comment. I know that there are many physicians and nutritionists subscribe to this line of thinking but there are many others who don’t. I’ve eaten a very high-carb diet (along with a lot of plant protein like beans) for many years and have not gained any weight, for instance, but was definitely getting a belly back when I was eating meat a couple of times a day. I’ve read a bit about this on both sides of the aisle and am not by any means an expert. I have come to believe that animal fat and protein is inherently bad for humans as is processed sugar. A few of my physician friends found a lot of good info along these lines in the recent film, “Forks Over Knives.” I’ve not seen it myself, though.

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