Good Game

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IN the comments section of this cartoon on King Features’ site, a couple of readers were debating whether or not I was a sports fan. I’m one of those rare Bohemian, artistic types who is. I follow football and hockey pretty closely and as a kid played pretty much any sport my school or community offered: football, baseball, basketball, track, soccer, tennis. I gave most of it up in high school because I was too small to be given a decent chance by short-sighted coaches and also because I began to be acutely aware of the social differences between  creative types and jock types. But I still enjoy sports and physical activity of most kinds. (Except for those featured in the “Jackass” movies.) What I don’t enjoy (and never have) are interviews with players and coaches––as dull and predictable as political debates.

Monday’s cartoon about the pimped-out puppy is a reference to the Superbowl commercial from Budweiser. (I think.)

Tuesday’s cartoon is about something I don’t consider as much of a sport as a game. I find it too dull to watch. I’d watch full-contact golf, though.

Wednesday’s cartoon is about the baldness trend. Even before my hairline began receding I was happy to see shaved heads become fashionable. As a kid, I thought Telly Savalas and Yul Brynner were cool. Plus, to my eyes, anything looks better than thin, see-through hair, or, GOD FORBID, the comb-over.

I’m proud of my party store cartoon from Thursday and a little surprised my client papers didn’t object to it. You’d be surprised how puritanical some newspaper editors can be about the funny pages. But they are getting better; ten years ago I’d likely not have gotten away with this gag.

Friday’s Starbucks cartoon is my favorite of the week, I think. To me, it says a lot.

Saturday’s gag makes me smile, too. I love the idea of a guy who frames every dollar he ever makes. That’s why his office is so spare, in fact.

 

BIZARRCHIVES: I’ve not posted an old comic from the archival dungeon lately, so here’s one about golf that I hope you enjoy.bizarro 04-12-09 WEB

 

 

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July 4th is coming up (or, as I refer to it, “Natural Selection Day”) and if you’re wondering why I didn’t wait to publish this first cartoon until then, your guess is as good as mine. Actually, I thought I had, but I guess in the melee of getting ahead on deadlines so I could leave town last week for LA, this one slipped through a few weeks early. 100 years from now, no one will care. (I am not assuming anyone cares now, however.)

I was in LA for a Super Secret Mystery Project which I hope to be able to reveal to you, dear reader, sometime soon. But who knows. The world of cartooning is a mystery wrapped in an enigma.

Here’s a little ditty which I did manage to run on the correct date; one month after the “rapture,” as predicted by what’s-his-name-the-old-preacher-guy-who-thinks-he’s-a-profit. Sorry, “prophet.” Of course, the new, revised rapture date is in October, so we’ve got some fun ahead of us yet. Don’t go away.

And our last cartoon today is from my good buddy, Andy Cowan, former writer for “Seinfeld.” He’s a funny guy and about my age, so we relate to this kind of gag. Every time I go somewhere and get carded, I’m always afraid I’m going to be forbidden entry because I’m too old. Not that I hang out in places full of youngsters, of course. Come to think of it, if I were forbidden entry to a club that was full of twenty-somethings, it would be a blessing, not a curse. I didn’t enjoy those places even when I was in my twenties, and now that I need a walker to get around, even less so.

Here’s a little treat for you: Andy Cowan used to be a writer for and a regular performer on the old Merv Griffin Show and has done tons of other stuff in the showbiz world. Part of his schtick back then was to do short comedy videos, which are actually pretty funny. Here’s one of my favorites of his, something of a tribute to Andy Rooney and a promo for himself.

And here is the full 7 1/2 minutes of his award-winning 60 Minutes parody called, “6 Minutes.”

More Bizarro cartoons on more products than you could throw at a pair of mating cats in the alley here.