Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Virgin Billionaire Flashes His Tips to Canada

Kudos to Virgin Group founder Richard Branson for his 'Flick Off' initiative, which is attempting to educate Canadians about the effects of global warming. My guess is the campaign will be much, much more successful with people who see his sign up close and far, far less successful with people who see the sign from a distance. I can honestly admit that I never saw the 'power on" symbol as an upraised middle finger before, so there's progress, I guess.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Sorry, New Mexico, But I'm Not Enchanted

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson announced the final recommended design for his state's commemorative quarter today and I have to say, I'm pretty disappointed. I mean, why would they go with a map of the state, a zia symbol and the words "Land of Enchantment" awkwardly squeezed in at the bottom...

... when they could have gone with this beauty?

I mean, what says "I love my state" better than a mushroom cloud and a bomb packing the destructive force of 21,000 tons of TNT? Land of Enchantment? Please. Try Land of Missed Opportunities.

Monday, April 23, 2007

That's Rich, I'll Say

According to the Associated Press , in deference to the Virginia Tech tragedy, President Bush "passed up any attempt to be funny at the House Correspondents' Association dinner Saturday." It would appear impersonator and feature act Rich Little made much the same decision.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Welcome to the Club, Walt

Congratulations to Walt Handelsman on winning his second Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning, this one for Newsday. Granted, whatever hardware they give you still won't hold a candle to this impressive little baby I bagged back in '73...

... but I guess a Pulitzer's still good.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007