Sunday, February 27, 2011

CARTOON of the DAY: Strike Two ...

The News-Herald - February 27
Most people I've talked to in the community have voiced some variation of the opinion reflected in today's cartoon. While Miguel Cabrera is the latest example, we see this played out time and time again with athletes and entertainers as well. It seems there's a clear double standard between those of us who buy the tickets (to games and movies) and those who do the performing (on the field or screen).
That's the Point!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

CARTOONS of the DAY: State of the City and State of the Weather

The Press & Guide - February 23
Mayor O'Reilly took a unique approach to delivering his State of the City Address in Dearborn - straightforward. It may not have been uplifting, but it was refreshing!
The News-Herald - February 23
Everyone around here finds personal ways to survive winter ... some rant, some give in to "cabin fever," and some - like me - just have to laugh.
That's the Point

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

CARTOON of the DAY: Thinking Green

The News-Herald - February 20
It may relate to curbside recycling, but after winter's latest blast and snowfall, it was nice to focus on something "green" this week!
That's the Point!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

CARTOON of the DAY: Freedom is Never Free

The Press & Guide - February 16
The same in any era, in any language, anywhere in the world ... freedom and self-determination is the desire of all people. The current changes underway in Egypt are the latest manifestation of this desire. But freedom is never free - a price must be paid to earn it, and the responsibility of sustaining it is hard work.
That's the Point!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

CARTOON of the DAY: Bricks and Memories

Crain's Detroit Business - February 14
Growing up in the 1960s, my friends and I weren't "mall rats" (... actually, there was only one mall in metro Detroit back then!), we hung out at bookstores. And that was before you could buy music, videos, or a latte ... we went for the books! The sight and the smell of books were intoxicating; and cracking the binding of a newly-purchased treasure was always exciting. It was painful to do this cartoon about the financial troubles of Borders, and even more painful to hear today that the company has, indeed, filed bankruptcy. I certainly hope that - like our auto companies - Borders rebounds and bookstores will remain a part of our culture. Today outlets like these are called "brick and mortar" stores; I think of them as "brick and memory" stores!
That's the Point!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

CARTOON of the Day: There's Something in the Air

The News-Herald - February 13
There are two sure signs that spring is on its way ... love is in the air; and pitchers and catchers report to spring training. It depends on your point of view which is most significant.
That's the Point!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

CARTOONS of the DAY: The Big - Long - Chill

The News-Herald - February 9
The Press & Guide - February 9
In SE Michigan, the common enemy at this time of year is winter. While weekends may be fun for sledding, cross country skiing and snowman building; they're just a small part of the season. Most of our time is spent scraping car windshields, clearing walks and commuting along roads and freeways lined with dirty snow and coated with salt. Enough, I say. Hurry Spring!
That's the Point!

Monday, February 7, 2011

CARTOON of the DAY: Post-Season Depression

The News-Herald - February 6
The Super Bowl is over and for fans, no matter who won or lost, there's something to be sad about ... no more football until fall!
That's the Point!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

CARTOONS of the DAY: Fair Weather, and Foul

Crain's Detroit Business - January 31
When she was campaigning for re-election, former Governor Jennifer Granholm promised Michigan residents that, in five years, we'd be "blown away" by what she accomplished. Well, here we are - five years later, with our economy blown away, and the former governor gone with the wind; to make a new life in California!
The News-Herald - February 2
Ground Hog Day and this year, the pressure's off the furry critter, and on the new governor. Even a Ground Hog Day 2011 blizzard couldn't spoil the day.
That's the Point!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

CARTOON of the DAY: A Bridge to Where?

The News-Herald - January 30
Another international Detroit River crossing ... the new governor thinks it's a good idea; but the same old arguments come up against it.
That's the Point!