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doctor tells patient he doesn't have a backbone to stand on

Oh, dear. I’m afraid some may think this cartoon is a reflection of what I think of certain men: that they don’t have a backbone. Or, you know, any kind of bone, anywhere. Or any word beginning with “bone.” (I’m bad at Scrabble.)

They rate diamonds by their hardness…why not bones?

No,  this cartoon is not just about men, for I judge both men and women for their strength: how they “stand up” , or don’t, for either themselves, a cause, an opinion. Because without courage, and something strong to stand on, one is just a quivering pile of jello. Gross.

Even the doctor here can’t give a full-out direct prognosis; he wants a second opinion! What a weenie.

Plus, my latest  in PsychCentral: Better not show this cartoon to your therapist.

Read More X-rays for your soul.


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teacher fish teaches fish school cogito ergo sum

Actually, I think I used the wrong word in this caption. The name of the class for this school of fish should be called Philosophy, not Logic, as  the theorem, I think, therefore I am is by a philosopher, not a logician!  (I took both subjects, but apparently not enough of either.)

Some cartoon ideas just resonate with a cartoonist more than others, and they keep working at it with different captions, trying to get it “right”! This is one of mine.

  • I think, therefore I am
  • Cogito ergo sum
  • je pense, donc je suis

Rene Descartes wrote this theorem in French rather than Latin to reach a wider audience in his country than just scholars.

He forgot text-talk.

My latest cartoon in PsychCentral is about the lady or the tiger. (If you’ve heard of Descartes, you probably already read the short story.} Read More How to teach philosophy in swim meets.

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wife takes action against husband's snoring
Do you snore?

Has this ever happened to you? Admit it. And sometimes the sign is flipped, because it’s the woman who’s doing it!

No matter who, it’s embarrassing to the snorer, and truly annoying to the sleeper next to him or her (usually him — always him if you’re gay.)

Like dreaming, we don’t have much control over it, and the fixes I’ve read about can be useless, or even more vexing.

I suggest you try the sign cure, and let me know how it works.

My most recent cartoon in PsychCentral is about how to make him fall in love with you online.

Read More What one woman did about her husband’s snoring.


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bad results from bad drugs

I rarely take (or need) any medicine at all, but I favor generics in theory.

And as a working cartoonist, I’ve seen many many drug ads in magazines. The magazines were for a medical audience, mostly doctors, who are huge fans of cartoons…and possibly of new drugs.  The pharmaceutical ads are some of the most innovative, fun ones I’ve seen: the page ad is coated with 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 to produce and print those.

And of course we’ve all seen fancy  medical relief ads on TV.

Still, I think the lay audience is more attracted towards saving  money and buying generics. Although I heartily agree with the premise of buying cheap, I still liked this idea in the cartoon: this is what happens with OTC (over the counter) drugs: Scary Hacking Man.

Read More One result of taking generic medicine.


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Doctor looks at x-ray and tells patient that his boss hasn’t emasculated him…yet
Doctor looks at x-ray and tells patient that his boss hasn’t emasculated him…yet

How a doctor decides if you’re a real man…Some men need to be told they are still masculine. Women need to know they’re feminine.

And we all need reassurance that we’re okay, especially when we get home from work. A Time Out is in order. And a doctor’s reassurance works.

Here’s how to buy this or any Business cartoon for powerpoint, advertising, newsletters, blogs, textbooks, x-ray technicians, radiologists, medical personnel, bad bosses, etc.

Read More Cartoon for radiologists and insecure men.

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