Wednesday, September 20, 2017
While there's almost no end to the list of our neighbors who are in need of a little help---Florida, Texas, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, etc.---I think we can all agree that threatening, in an address to the UN, to "totally destroy" another country, doesn't really serve anybody but your own overinflated ego.
But seriously, help out however you can, when you can.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
In the wake of all the severe weather happening these days, it feels like the next thing on the national docket shouldn't be opening up hundreds of thousands of acres of protected American landscapes to industrial ruin.
Monday, September 18, 2017
For a minute i thought that this was the second time this year I drew Elizabeth Moss, but I might've just been thinking of a handmaid i drew earlier this year, or maybe the time I drew her during year one of this project. In any case, congrats to Ms. Moss and all the other folks who scored a win last night. The ratings for the show's broadcast were quite low, but hey, maybe that's in part because so many people in the country were too busy trying to put back together the water-logged remnants of their lives.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
It may be Sunday, but the front page doesn't want you to kick back and bask in Emmys best dressed lists. A1 is chock full of stories about complex economies, old production methods colliding with new political realities. Some are successful, some are less so, and some are downright confounding (the Olympics coming to LA in 2028? *crickets*). All make for pretty interesting reading.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Cassini is getting quite a sendoff form the LA Times (it's a mission run out of Caltech, so it makes sense that the coverage would be generous), and it once again lands on the front page. Well, not the spacecraft this time, but a bunch of scientists overcome by emotion. Tear up all you like, nerds; you've certainly earned it. Meanwhile, back on Earth there are still many souls wandering about looking for a home.
Friday, September 15, 2017
There were plenty of politicians on the front page today that I could've drawn, but it's been a long week and I felt like it'd be better to go out with an homage to the little marvel that is Cassini, the spacecraft that's been poking about in Saturn's neighborhood for two decades, providing we earthbound creatures with an insane amount of data and images from the ringed planet. True to myth, Saturn has devoured this child on Friday morning when Cassini completed its mission and fell into the Saturnian atmosphere.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
There are barbarians at the gates of the birthplace of the free speech movement. Watching alt-right Nazis proudly bray their vile, racist proclivities in our public spaces brings to mind stories of Islamic State idiots destroying Roman ruins or Buddhist statues in the places they conquer. There's a cruel, selfish small-mindedness they share in common. And of course this isn't a single-front battle. If you live in the Virginia/DC area you can tune into a Russian state-sponsored, 24 hour, propagandafest on a radio station airing out of Reston, VA. There's charlatans and fools everywhere; be careful out there.