Crows are one of my top 3 favorite birds: smart enough to have an actual language in their caws, sassy (they love to drop things on your head!), and delicious to draw. Still, scarecrows have a job to do. Signs like this would put dozens out of work.
Actually, a lawyer friend of mine told me that many of the signs you see, such as We’re not responsible for things you leave in your car, or If you drive the wrong way and we rip your tires open, etc, have no power at all. Anyone can claim they’re not responsible, but that doesn’t mean they’re free and clear just by saying that!
To get back to the cartoon, the real dummies, here, however, are our government – the USDA, who kill over 10,500 crows a year, and “disperse” over 735,000 more. (I’ve called them in Washington, but never got a satisfactory answer on how or what dispersal is.) The friendly USDA actually kills over 3.4 million wild animals a year, supposedly to protect crops. I guess farmers are the favored child in the US.
Crows, you are very welcome in my neighborhood…and in my cartoons.
ID #200cbe Cartoon caption: Sign in cornfield reads: All crows will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Two crows discuss it: “Personally, I found the scarecrow more compelling.”
And my most recent cartoon in PsychCentral is about reality television.
I don’t know why I posted two cartoons of children in a row — they’re really not my favorite people. But I like this one – it’s like a Kickstarter campaign held in person, isn’t it?
Would be great to add to educational journals, business publications, textbooks, and general. Educators and teachers have the self-confidence to laugh at themselves.
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I took an aspirin the other day, and it’s the first time I’ve taken any medication in a few years. I don’t know if drugs work — they’re just not for me, and fortunately I seem to hang in there okay.
However, as a cartoonist, I’ve seen many many drug ads in magazines — back when there were more magazines — and of course we’ve all seen lots of medical relief ads on TV. The magazines are for a medical audience, mostly doctors, who are huge fans of cartoons…and possibly of new drugs. The drug ads are some of the most innovative, fun ones I’ve seen: the page ad is like sandpaper, or gritty, or like sugar, or reflective or pop-out or fold-out, and I think there was a small sand timer in some. Big $ spent there.
Still, I think the lay audience is more attracted towards saving some money and buying generics. And this is what you get: Scary Man.
ID #3255z Caption: Honey, it’s not a monster. It’s Daddy’s sinuses. He went the generic way this time.(mom talking to little boy who is frightened by a terrible noise)