Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Biff & Sparky Continued...

Last week, this blog featured a colloquy between "This Modern World's" Biff and Sparky (The Wonder Penguin). Today, Biff and Sparky are still arguing about the Tucson tragedy. In mid-conversation, Sparky uses a text message from Blinky the Dog (a Boston Terrier who shares some of Sparky's political sympathies) as a pretext to bring out the inner Dumbo in Biff. If this is a (fair & balanced) portrayal of Dumbos, so be it.

PS: Sparky is still wearing Inuit-style goggles to combat male-bovine-excrement-blindness rather than snow-blindness.

PPS: This letter to the editor just in from the NY Fishwrap:

To the Editor:

Over a long academic career, I have researched and written about 21 American assassins, would-be assassins and domestic terrorists. It is pure nonsense to suggest, as some have, that the political environment has nothing to do with the actions of very disturbed individuals — as Jared L. Loughner appears to be — who plan and attack political figures in public venues.

James W. Clarke
Tucson, January 14, 2011

The writer is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Arizona and the author of “Defining Danger: American Assassins and the New Domestic Terrorists (2006).”

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This Modern World — "The Shooting In Arizona? An Isolated Incident!
By Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

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Tom Tomorrow/Dan Perkins

[Dan Perkins is an editorial cartoonist better known by the pen name "Tom Tomorrow". His weekly comic strip, "This Modern World," which comments on current events from a strong liberal perspective, appears regularly in approximately 150 papers across the U.S., as well as on Salon and Working for Change. The strip debuted in 1990 in SF Weekly.

Perkins, a long time resident of Brooklyn, New York, currently lives in Connecticut. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in both 1998 and 2002.

When he is not working on projects related to his comic strip, Perkins writes a daily political weblog, also entitled "This Modern World," which he began in December 2001.]

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