Here’s a rant that been fermenting in the back of my head for awhile, and I’m finally getting it out. Editorial cartoonists are supposed to be able to summarize world events and distill them into a single image that makes a salient point, maybe even provoking a laugh. So howcum it is when some celebrity… Continue reading Are Cartoonists People?
Haven’t had a chance to mention that my commuting time was severely hampered last week. Seems one of the trestles on the Illinois Central line that my Metra Electric train runs over burned down the night of June 22. I learned this as I was driving to my station Monday morning the 23rd: No trains… Continue reading The way to really fly
I had a link to this story in the Sun-Times, but of course it’s expired by now. But I think you can get the gist of my opinion just from the headline. Isn’t your first reaction to think “those people should’ve known better than to…?” Just like with the nightclub tragedies of a few months ago,… Continue reading Fatal Porch Collapse in Chicago Kills 12
My father has been forwarding every e-mail he is sent supporting the war, and containing stories of some unwashed anti-war protrester getting a can of Shut-Up opened on him by someone whose brother died in France (those ungrateful wretches!), etc. I was finally compelled to send this reply: Here’s a story you can also forward… Continue reading Oppose the War: You Must Be Out of Work!
Schaller, Iowa Pop Corn Days 2002The Jaycees Beer Garden A local band blangs away from a flatbed stageIn a beer garden walled by semitrailers The singer channels the Foo Fighters like him, we’re “Lookin’ for the sky to save me, “Lookin’ for a sign of life” In front of the stage a young mother “dances” with her daughter.She’s wearing a… Continue reading A Poem for Pop-Corn Days
This past weekend (June 15), I discovered a little custom car show being held in a local McDonald’s parking lot. Along with the rather out-of-place stock Prowler and Viper (maybe there was Chrysler money involved), was an interesting, albeit usual assortment of restored and customized cars. Like a 1966 Ford Cobra, a low-rider car whose… Continue reading Car Shows