From xkcd, true facts about birds: Even better: cats prey on dinosaurs! h/t: Michael, Marella, Chris
Category Archives: cartoon
Today’s Google doodle, which begins at midnight—and it’s already underway in the UK—is an animated homage to graphic designer Saul Bass, who would have been 93 on May 8 had he lived (he died in 1996). This is a screenshot; over at the real site, press “play” and watch the fun. Music by Dave Brubeck. You […]
Four days ago I posted on Gary Marcus’s nice piece in the New Yorker, “Can science lead to faith?“, decrying the new brand of natural theology that purports to find evidence for God, the divine, or the numinous in the natural world. An alert reader has called my attention to a column that Robert Mankoff, […]
I’m at Oakland University today and tomorrow, so posting will be light, though Greg has promised a guest post on bats. Speaking of chiropterans, tomorrow I’ll be visiting a bat facility that has a bunch of vampire bats (and 15 other species) and a special ways of feeding them blood. The researchers get cow blood […]
Here’s today’s SMBC, with thanks to the several readers who sent me the link.
Today’s Non Sequitur, by Wiley Miller, continues yesterday’s deification of Eddie the Fisherman. I love the “once”: h/t: LInda Grilli
This vile cartoon appeared in (London’s) Sunday Times today—Holocaust Memorial Day: As HonestReporting notes: This cartoon published in The Sunday Times (subscription-only) would be offensive at the best of times. That it has appeared on Holocaust Memorial Day is doubly so. Penned by Gerald Scarfe (the cartoonist behind Pink Floyd’s The Wall), the caption reads: “Israeli Elections… […]
Here are the preceding several day’s worth of Doonesbury strips by Garry Trudeau, satirizing Fox News’s coverage of “the war on Christmas”. I think this sequence is over, as Trudeau has started another story. Thursday’s: Friday’s’s: Yesterday’s
Ridicule is a great weapon against Sophisticated Theology™. Today’s SMBC (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal), by Zach Weiner, takes up the nagging problem of theodicy, and offers a solution to evil that’s not much dumber than what I’ve seen in the theology books. The last two panels are fantastic. h/t: James A.
Over the last two days, Doonesbury has dealt with Fox News reporting on the War on Christmas: This story will undoubtedly continue, so keep reading at the link (strip copyright by Garry Trudeau). h/t: Linda Grilli, Diane G.