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Don’t go breakin’ my heart
Now I have "Don’t Go Breakin’ My Heart" in my head..which truly sucks. Totally unrelated to anything here: But a few days ago I was walking down a sidewalk and saw, and heard, this woman singing that song. She wasn’t just singing it…she was belting it out at the top of her lungs "Whooo hoo…nobody knows it…nobody know a woes…excuse me sir, do you have a dollar?"….it went something like that.
It’s hard to make Rush Limbaugh funnier or more ridiculous than he is. Seriously…what is up with the people who listen to this guy…and worse…go out and do what he says. I think they’re the equivalent to flying monkeys. "fly my pretties, fly…and vote for Hillary". Now you’re thinking that’s a good cartoon idea…except it’s been done for just about every conceivable situation. Now that I brought it up, it’ll be done again by this weekend.
Here’s the rough
Last week, or the week before, I posted links to a bunch of toons with the same ideas. As I explained in the responses to all the emails I received from angry cartoonists, I call myself out too. Last week I did this Obama shadow idea. It’s not really a brilliant cartoon and I was kinda disappointed in it. David G. Brown, a friend of mine, did the same thing a few days later (or maybe he drew it first and didn’t publish it until later. It happens). Nobody stole from anyone else and the shadow thing’s been done before with other issues. I think the only thing that offends me is that David isn’t reading my blog. C’mon, Dave!
Sometimes your cliche lands on the same week someone else is doing it. We ran a cartoon (not one of mine) in the newspaper last week and a reader called and accused it of copying something they saw in Rolling Stone six years ago. Who would remember that or even archive it?