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Is Al Qaida Plot Causing Speaker Boehner to Cry?

John Boener weeps again

House Speaker John Beohner's loose tearducts are beginning to irritate some people.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — They vowed to turn American cheers into tears, and it looks like Al Qaida is succeeding, say sources, who claim to have uncovered a bizarre terrorist plot designed to turn U.S. officials into crybabies. Oddly enough, it appears U.S. Speaker of the House John “Boo-Hoo” Boehner is their prime target.

Speaker Boehner allegedly broke down twice as he spoke during a recent commencement exercise in the nation’s capital, according to major news organizations. If true, this is the latest in a series of crying jags besetting the prominent U.S. official, stemming from victory speech wails to a breakdown on the TV show “60 Minutes.” Other weeping incidents have also occurred in his recent past, according to press reports.

But there may be cause for all this: The unnamed sources claim a mystery parcel — filled with onions — was found “in close proximity” to Boehner’s podium. Other evidence has also been found, they add.

But “terrorist plots” may not be the culprits. A psychic claims Boehner’s propensity for crying stems from an alleged rejection by girl playmates back when he was a boy.

In a recent alleged incident, several key congressmen supposedly chastised Boehner , comparing their pit bulls, German Shepherds and Dobermans to an alleged poodle in the Speaker’s possession, and at one point Boehner began to cry. Feeling sorry for their colleague, the offending representatives backed Boehner for Speaker of the House.

This satirist has not found any evidence of any poodle in Boehner’s possession, and attempts to reach key people went unanswered. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was said to be “snickering too much” to comment.

“Speaker (John) Boehner is part of the line of succession to the U.S. Presidency,” warns an outsider. “Whatever is ailing him, be it Al Qaida plots, onions, hemorrhoids or defacto emotional issues, he needs to “man up” and get this resolved before America starts to look like it’s run by a bunch of sissies. Perhaps an on-off spigot attached to each eye will do it.

See more at Iudexonline.

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Alternative Osama bin Laden “Death” Pix for Folks Hot to See SOMETHING . . .

Captain Cartoon has posted his own interpretation of Osama Bin Laden’s face as it might have looked during the SEAL raid on his compound. One image reflects his looks when he first laid eyes on SEALS, and a second Osama image shows him after he was put out of his misery — at least as per the Captain’s interpretation.

President Obama’s decision to categorically NOT release the Osama death photos “is in all probability the right move,” says the Captain. “But I felt all those people waiting to see ‘something,’ needed something.”

Keeping in mind that Captain Cartoon’s caricature site is “family friendly,” the Captain did exercise some discretion in posting this imagery.”These are somewhat ‘sanitized,” he admits.

Along with these images is his latest royalty-free Obama-Osama cartoon, swiftly drawn and uploaded immediately after the death of Osama bin Laden was announced. Plus, royalty-free cartoons showing Donald Trump in superhero tights and Charlie Sheen in a “Whiners” T-shirt can also be seen.

All these images, and more, can be seen here.

Cartoon illustrations can be VERY effective in advertising!

Times are tough (and getting tougher) — so it’s more important than ever to keep those lines out and hooks baited fishing for customers. One key way is through comic strip and static cartoon advertising!

But who does it?

Having completed my third “cartoon ad” in the past three months, I can safely say “I do.”
But I don’t do nearly as many as I should, and I see too few samples of others. The biggest problem? Not much demand.THAT’S primarily due to “unfamiliarity” with cartoon/comics as ad vehicles.

In a future post I’ll get into the nuts and bolts as to “comic strip advertising”, but results truly speak louder than words…and I’ve posted some substantial results on my website (Linked to image at bottom).

So for those folks looking for unique ways to market their stuff — or for writers and artists looking beyond the comics industry — think about cartoon/comic strip advertising…I suspect you’ll be glad you did.

Just one thing…the cartoon ads mentioned above are all billboards — and response — as usual — is tremendous.
Nope, comics as a communications medium have not gone out of style. But they do have to be done “right.”

It’s an art. Stay tuned!

 

political cartoon billboard

This cartoon billboard showing local pols on the "Boondoggle Bus" was unveiled in Central Florida October 7,

 

Cartoonist posts doodles on web as “free clip art.”

What do artists do with their doodles? One cartoonist posted his online

trick-or-treaters

Captain Cartoon sketched this between caricatures

for use as “free clip art!”
South Florida caricaturist Captain Cartoon — himself a former newspaper ad designer — recently posted relevant drawings for free use on his website.
“These were stacking up, as I thought someone could benefit from them,” said the captain.
“Clip art” — pre-packaged imagery — is utilized extensively in newspapers, magazines, newsletters and websites.
You can see samples here.