Funniest dog video of 2011!

For a change of pace:

I found this from a friend of a friend on Facebook. I rarely even click on vids – so tiny, short, and many of them are stupid or pretend real. But I’m glad I did on this one! It’s so funny that I’ll give you $1 if you don’t laugh.

Btw,  I posted it on my page on Facebook, and got a lot of appreciative comments. But when I went to get it, to post here, it had disappeared, with all of the comments! I guess that was a copycat Youtube, not the original. I’m fine with attributing pageviews to the OP, and not these stealing copycat guys, so I hunted for it on Youtube, and this is the original, with about 18 million views at the moment. read more

Veteran’s Day cartoon for War Dogs, too.

Veteran's day cartoon with war dog (german shephard?)

The slayings at Fort Hood came very close to Veteran’s Day, so I think some cartoonists broke out their sad pens early. I did a cartoon on something worse than Ft. Hood, which I’ll put up later this week. Meanwhile, tomorrow is Veteran’s Day, so…

Since I just started doing op-ed cartoons in February for Slate, I wasn’t sure how to approach this holiday, and what type of editorial cartoon would be respectful yet also cheerful! What do vets do? I don’t know any, except my father. Surely not all of them are decrepit, as so often they are drawn in cartoons. I hate parades. Do I draw another cemetery? I don’t even know what clothes they wear. read more

Wordless Wednesday – Obama cartoon.

Obama's public relations cartoons
"The President's ratings have slipped a bit since his neutral stand on Iran's protests. So...what say we offer another photo op of Michelle Obama's arms?" "Two-fer. Have her lift up the dog." All rights reserved ©D.Barstow

I don’t know how long Wordless Wednesday has been going on, or if I noticed it much before, but a favorite twitter blogger birder – yes, Bev is all of those- does it, and I admire her, so I will try to, too!

Obviously this isn’t wordless, but next time it will be (except for, possibly, some words inside the cartoon. But they will murmur, not shout.)

*Updated. Wordless works great with photos, not so much cartoons. No more for me.