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The meaning of life <cartoons, etc.> ... an evolving thread

 
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2009 09:28 pm
http://www.caglecartoons.com/images/preview/%7Ba0cbf172-d489-4e3d-afc6-3c7c6a301da1%7D.gif
msolga
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jun, 2009 01:44 am
@edgarblythe,
Edgar, you're going to have to explain this one to me. (only if you have the time & the motivation, of course!) I know the main protagonists, but am a bit hazy (living in another country, completely!) about the big picture.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jun, 2009 04:35 am
@msolga,
I was hoping somebody would explain it to me. I lifted this off of PDiddie's blog.
msolga
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jun, 2009 04:40 am
@edgarblythe,
Quote:
I was hoping somebody would explain it to me.


Ha!
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 21 Jun, 2009 08:19 am
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/umedia/20090621/cp.8a58ab550d5ebc8ff2ff18c26ac67ea7.gif
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Kara
 
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Reply Sun 21 Jun, 2009 08:47 am


Edgar and msolga, the drawing's meaning seems pretty clear, although it elicits more of a mental nod of understanding rather than a smile. Supreme hopeful Sotomayor loved Nancy Drew mysteries when she was a young girl, while one must assume that Rush and Newt Gingrich more likely read The Hardy Boys. There are layers of symbolism that could be explored here...will the wise Latina woman who read "girl's" fiction prove to be superior to the thinking of Hardy Boys trainees? Because the two men are "conservative," is Sotomayor's left-ward tilt from that position "shining a light" on a hide-bound and fading attitude toward life? And so on.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 21 Jun, 2009 09:40 am
@Kara,
Having never read either series, I can only go by impressions given me by others. I get the basic gist of the cartoon, but it hits a false note for me, in implicating the Hardy Boys, who cannot possibly think like those guys, in my naive view.
Kara
 
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Reply Sun 21 Jun, 2009 11:00 am
@edgarblythe,
LOL Edgar. I'm giving the Hardy Boys the benefit of a doubt, too...
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panzade
 
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Reply Sun 21 Jun, 2009 04:47 pm
@Kara,
I think y'all are reading too much into the Nancy Drew-Hardy Boys book cover. The artist is trying to illustrate the anger the right demonstrated about a comment Sotomayor made many years ago:

"Leading conservative commentators and news outlets have jumped on the 2001 Sonia Sotomayor quote I noted below to make the (wrong) claim that she has said that Latinas are better than white men.

In that 2001 speech, Sotomayor didn’t say that. Rather, she said this:

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion [as a judge] than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”

Rush Limbaugh, in an apparent reaction to the quote, said that Sotomayor is a “reverse racist” who “has put down white men in favor of Latina women.” Fox News’ Megyn Kelly said it shows Sotomayor thinks “that Latina judges are obviously better than white male judges.”

Michelle Malkin, meanwhile, said it shows that Sotomayor wants her personal experiences to “cloud her jurisprudence.”
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panzade
 
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Reply Sun 21 Jun, 2009 04:58 pm
On the news that N Korea's missiles could reach Hawaii

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/9830/kimjong.jpg
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msolga
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2009 05:01 pm
http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200907/r395612_1852190.jpg

Riots: Women confront Chinese soldiers in Urumqi (Reuters: David Gray )

http://www.theage.com.au/world/release-our-husbands-free-our-sons-20090707-dbxs.html?page=-1
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panzade
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2009 05:14 pm
http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/986/leakz.jpg

brilliant!
msolga
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2009 05:46 pm
@panzade,
Wink
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panzade
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2009 08:43 pm
http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/5447/macf.gif
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jul, 2009 09:52 pm
http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2009/07/10/110709editoon_gallery__600x374,0.jpg
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jul, 2009 10:11 pm
http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2009/7/8/1247035536303/Kipper-Williams-08.07.200-001.jpg
Ikea's founder warns: we must cut more jobs: 08/July/2009

msolga
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2009 06:43 pm
@msolga,
This last one made me laugh. Ever had to grapple with one of those "easy to assemble" Ikea kits (complete with the 105 easy step-by-step instructions)? If you haven't, you're lucky. Trust me, there lies the path to madness!
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2009 06:50 pm
http://boxbrown.com/comics/2009-07-10-Campfire-Chef.jpg
msolga
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2009 07:39 pm
@djjd62,
Smile
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 12 Jul, 2009 02:34 pm
http://site.despair.com/images/dw/m/socialmedia.jpg

Social Media Venn Diagram
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