5.26.2010

A Mexican with an Automatic Weapon



The federal government will deploy up to 1,200 more National Guard troops to the U.S. border with Mexico to support local border protection and law enforcement activities. Arizona recently enacted legislation that requires police officers to determine whether a person is in the United States legally. The new law requires immigrants to carry their alien registration documents at all times. It also requires police to question people if there's reason to suspect they're undocumented.

5.24.2010

iPhone Pricing



This is a cartoon I did for Australian Macworld, which as a print publication, embargoed my posting of it here until today (which is why it's a bit late to the party on the subject of the Gizmodo purchase of a lost iPhone prototype for $5,000). I'm in Australian Macworld with a Macintoon every month.

Steve Jobs, Comedian

Steve Jobs, Moonlighting ...

Governor Brewer Kermit Meets Her Match



Pulling out all the stops in an effort to defend her signing into law of an immigration bill that requires police officers to demand proof of legal residency from people they suspect of any sort of illegal activity (and implicitly requires racial profiling of – again implicitly - brown-skinned Hispanics), Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has enlisted the support of a knock-off Kermit the Frog puppet.

Also obviously a public service announcement in support of reading (in English, José, and don't you forget it), though obviously not songwriting, the frog talks up the virtues of reading while various public officials are shown saying they haven't read the law they're supposedly criticizing.

The lyrics of the song go like this: "Reading is really super swell. Reading's great so let's all shout it out. Reading helps you know what you're talking about."

And the real irony is that it appears on Brewer's SecureTheBorder website, which is headed by a photograph of Brewer with the notoriously literate ... Sarah Palin.

5.23.2010

Not So Great Ideas, Part 274,362

Fake Kermit Sez: Secure the Border



Pulling out all the stops in an effort to defend her signing into law of an immigration bill that requires police officers to demand proof of legal residency from people they suspect of any sort of illegal activity (and implicitly requires racial profiling of – again implicitly - brown-skinned Hispanics), Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has enlisted the support of a knock-off Kermit the Frog puppet.

Also obviously a public service announcement in support of reading (in English, José, and don't you forget it), though obviously not songwriting, the frog talks up the virtues of reading while various public officials are shown saying they haven't read the law they're supposedly criticizing.

The lyrics of the song go like this: "Reading is really super swell. Reading's great so let's all shout it out. Reading helps you know what you're talking about."

And the real irony is that it appears on Brewer's SecureTheBorder website, which is headed by a photograph of Brewer with the notoriously literate ... Sarah Palin.

5.12.2010

After the Big Game

Funny Man

Brown in Green



Arizona was just named 13th greenest U.S. state by environmental group Greenopia, which got me thinking about color, something that has been in the news quite a bit since Governor Jan Brewer signed "ask the brown ones for their papers" legislation into law.

Does less brown mean more green? Or the other way around?

5.10.2010

Keep Japan Strong



The Tokyo Metro has been running a 'manners campaign' for several years, and each month publishes a new poster in stations. Over the months, the campaign has pretty much covered every bit of proscribed activity (don't throw up on your fellow passengers, etc.) imaginable, and two months ago moved on to behavior that is apparently encouraged. The above images are 'repurposed' from campaign posters.

[To see other cartoons and comics in the Tokyo Metro series, click on "Tokyo Metro" in the labels below.]

Please do it again. And again. And again. And again ...




The Tokyo Metro has been running a 'manners campaign' for several years, and each month publishes a new poster in stations.

Over the months, the campaign has pretty much covered every bit of proscribed activity (don't throw up on your fellow passengers, etc.) imaginable, and two months ago moved on to behavior that is apparently encouraged.

The new slogan, which appears to have been ripped from a Donna Summer song, is "Please do it again."

Yeah, baby.

[To see other cartoons and comics in the Tokyo Metro series, click on "Tokyo Metro" in the labels below.]

Wanted: Judge. No experience necessary.

 
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