Cartoon Tuesday: Cars for Hats

An ode to true car dependence from cartoonist and car-free Minneapolis blogger John Akre:

I need to take my car with me wherever I may go,
And that is why the latest style is to wear a car chapeau.

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Cartoon Tuesday: Captain Car-Free

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Cartoon Tuesday: More Car (Company) Trouble

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Cartoonist Mark Fiore has more fun with Detroit this week. Click through for what to do when your car company breaks down. We’ve noticed that, in the midst of all the Big Three bashing, some are wondering how white-collar institutions like Citigroup can secure so much money from the feds while the blue-collar-employing automakers are […]

Cartoon Tuesday: On-Street Edition

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This intriguing bit of street art is the work of Peter Gibson, a.k.a. "Roadsworth", who’s been painting Montreal streets, sidewalks, and public spaces since 2001. He’s motivated by "a desire for more bike paths in the city and a questioning of ‘car culture’ in general," according to the design blog Toxel, where you can catch […]