Cartoon Tuesday: Outmoded

From Dick Locher of the Chicago Tribune comes a cartoon complement to Judith Warner’s essay in the Times last Friday, declaring that SUVs have outlived any "utility" owners may once have derived from them.

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Disney’s Highway to Hell

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This scarifying nine-minute peek into an auto-enslaved Disney world of the future, as seen from 1958, is as amazing for what it gets right (like urban sprawl) as much as what is laughably off the mark (like urban sprawl = Utopia). Notice how skinny everyone is, though no one ever walks (except dad, from his […]

Cartoon Tuesday: Chutes and Ladders, State DOT Style

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Via Steven Higashide at Mobilizing the Region: A board game? An unusually colorful circuit board? Could it be contemporary art? Perhaps the four sets of people represent humanity, dwarfed by the boxes and arrows which symbolize the harrowing complexity of modern life. Actually, this is a real diagram from the NYSDOT Division of Engineering’s Project […]

Cartoon Tuesday: In Which We Blog About the Other Paris

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Click through for this cartoon by Gary Varvel of The Indianapolis Star, referencing the now infamous tussle between John McCain and Paris Hilton. (And click here if you have no idea what we’re talking about.) While the ‘toon itself bears a ring of truth, the bigger irony may be that the presidential candidate who’s now […]

Cartoon Tuesday: Racing Down a Road to Nowhere?

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I’m guessing the speeding metaphor in this cartoon from Gary Varvel of the Indianapolis Star (click through for Pelosi’s quote) is not intended to critique spending stimulus dollars on highway expansion. But if you stick House Appropriations Chair David Obey in the driver’s seat, it makes for a rather pointed comment on the reckless approach […]