Does anyone remember a Twilight Zone episode where tech companies outsourced their support functions to the deepest, darkest recesses of Hell where Satan’s vilest minions earned their horns by torturing customers? Well, I’m living it now.
Apparently, Christmas is the season for sentencing – first and ex-governor and now an ex slugger. And once again, cartoons are the gift that keeps on giving. Here I’m recycling a cartoon from 2007 to mark the occasion of Barry Bonds’ sentencing for obstruction of justice.
TOONrefugee humbly offers it’s exhibit design services to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Update: As I said politicians, especially former Illinois governors are indeed the gift that keeps on giving. Three years after this cartoon was originally published, it’s timely again. As Blago has just been sentenced to 14 years in prison. one of the stiffest corruption-related sentences in Illinois history.
Illinois politicians seem to view the Governor’s office as “the gift that keeps on giving.” Fortunately, this year the FBI has a Christmas present for the citizens of the state: Governor Blagojevich all wrapped up and ready to drop down the chimney of one our federal prisons.
While Steve Jobs may have struck the first blow against Flash Player, it was Adobe that put it in the hole and shoveled in the dirt. But don’t worry. With HTML5 the future of animated ads has never been brighter!
I should have known better. I’ve been a Cardinals fan for over 50 years. I remember spreading out the Globe Democrat sports page on the living room floor and tracking day-by-day the Cards’ incredible comeback drive to take the pennant from the Phillies on the last day of the ’64 season. I remember Bob Gibson, Ken Boyer and Lou Brock (a late season addition from the Cubs) leading the team to an improbable victory against the all-powerful Yankees to become World Champions.
I should have known that all things are possible in Cardinal baseball but, on August 19th, I republished my infamous “Stick a Fork in It, Cardinals” cartoon and declared the season over. I should have known better but I let crazy things like common sense and a 10-1/2 game deficit in the Wild Card standing get in the way of my belief in Cardinal magic.
What I should have done was click my heals together and repeat, I do believe, I do believe and publish this updated version of my FrankenCardinal cartoon from 2006 (the last time the Cardinals won the Series).
But somewhere along the line I lost the childish faith that drove me to the sports page every morning in the summer of 1964 to check the standings and see that my Cardinals had moved another game closer in the standings. I didn’t believe and neither did most of Cardinal Nation but fortunately the guys that mattered, Tony and the team, never stopped believing and now we get to share in their celebration.