Saturday, December 19, 2009

Funny Christmas Cartoons: Carbon Footprint

I always giggle inside when I hear the term carbon footprint…..I really don’t know why….it just sounds funny too me. I did this cartoon as a result of some little news clip about how much of a carbon footprint was created in Copenhagen this past week for the meeting of the minds. Again, it made me laugh, the phrase carbon footprint that is. Anyway, the news clip went on about limos, jets, fuel, food and a bunch of other stuff and actually gave a number on the size of the carbon footprint. I thought it was comical that the media when they are in criticize mode find someone who is able to come up with this amazingly accurate number for a carbon footprint but will be there the very next day saying that it is impossible to measure that type of thing…ah…yea…. you got to love it …..the insanity of it all that is. So…..since it tis the season…I was wondering what the carbon footprint of Santa’s chosen mode of transportation might be and since Al Gore is kind of the poster boy for this subject…I thought I would throw him in there as well. Enjoy the cartoon and have a very safe and Happy Holiday.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Funny Polar Bear Cartoons: Nature vs. Nurture

This cartoon idea came as a result of coming across an article about whether or not polar bears where becoming extinct due to climate change. According to the article they are not endangered yet but depending on future years I guess it could go either way. Anyway, I got to thinking about how these researches must have to gather their data. I guess they have to tag them or something and if they do not tag them what do they do? Take a Polar Bear census. Could you imagine that conversation, “Hello Mr. Polar Bear… many bears in your den?” Polar Bears tend to be 8 to 10 ft tall and pretty heavy so I figure they probably eat quite a bit of food. I got to wondering if someone has ever been attacked by one of them…..would one of us be enough to fill him up or would they find us tasty at all. Don’t ask me why I think these things…..probably has something to do with too much T.V. as a kid. I thought about who would be the most likely victim of a Polar Bear attack and came up with two possibilities….it would either be an environmentalist up in the Arctic checking things out or one of these scientist who are monitoring the Bear populations. Well….as you can see from the cartoon…I decided on the environmentalist for this one. Enjoy the cartoon and have a great day.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Funny Best Friends Forever Cartoons: The Walrus and Penguin

I did this cartoon as a result of thinking about what animals typically do not have any relationship together, I read somewhere a while back that The Walrus lives in the Cold Arctic Seas along with the Polar Bear in the Northern Hemisphere and that Penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere and would therefore never meet. I started to wonder if the two would get along if they had the chance to meet in the wild and came to the determination that they would most likely be the best of friends, at least in my little world they would. How would it happen though well what happened in my little world is that the Walrus who started the journey south on a large iceberg made his way down to the southern hemisphere fishing along the way and taking in the sites and sounds. By the time he reached the southern hemisphere the iceberg had shrunk to a piece of ice the size of a life raft. He was joined by his buddy the Penguin where they continued the journey. This picture was taken twenty miles west of the Baja Peninsula on their way to Hawaii were they intend to enjoy the beach and possibly a little body surfing. Enjoy and have a great day.

Best Friends Forever Coffee Mugs

Best Friends Forever T-shirts

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Funny Turtle Cartoon: Working Smart not Hard

I did this little drawing today while thinking about the tortoise and the hair story and how the tortoise was consistent in his running of the race and thought what else could he have done? This is one of the complete ideas I came up with and applied it to a t-shirt, coffee mug and a couple of other things. Enjoy and have a great day.

Funny Coffee Mugs

Funny T-shirts

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Funny Christmas Cartoons: Pitched Roofs

This cartoon came as a result of thinking about Santa and Christmas in general. I was thinking about what a tough gig it must be to get everything together and out the door in one night. I’m sure he has tons of help with it but then there is the rush in one night and the havoc that must create. I know that when I get in a rush to do something there has been times when I wasn’t always completely aware of my surroundings and possible hazards. I was thinking that it must be kind of the same for the jolly big guy on the night. I thought this might be one of the things that could happen if you are not watching your footing while bouncing around on the top of an icy snow filled roof. I know only because I used to work on roofs from time to time and when you are focused on the work at hand it is easy to forget you’re a little higher in the air than normal. Anyway that is how this cartoon came to life. Enjoy and have a safe and happy holiday season.

Anti Big Government Cartoon: Upside-Down World

“When George Washington threw the dollar across the Rappahannock River, he didn't realize he was establishing a precedent for government spending.”

-Harold Coffin, "The San Francisco Examiner"

I did this cartoon as a result of a conversation with someone where the basic result was that in a lot of ways the world seems upside down right now. Lot’s of things going on and to some, things seem a little over the top or out of hand weather it be the spending spree or current and past administrations have been on or the term “to big to fail”, “spend our way out of debt” or just a general feeling in the gut that something is not right and a finger can’t be placed on it. Anyway, I did this little guy as a result of that conversation and thought I would through him up on the Blog as a representative for smaller government. Enjoy and have a great day.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Funny CO2 Pollutant Cartoons: The Break-up

This cartoon came as a result of reading about the EPA’s decision to formally declare CO2 as a pollutant. The article talks a little about the why know and the convenient timing of the meetings in Copenhagen which according to Lisa Jackson, head of the EPA, has little to do with the decision and more to do with getting things going. Whatever, maybe it did or maybe it didn’t but the article goes on to talk about who might be affected if the congress does not act on climate change legislation quick enough and the EPA is forced to start regulating CO2 emissions under the umbrella of the Clean air Act. It made reference that the auto industry would be the first to obviously be affected should the EPA decide to act. The article also says that the EPA is not really interested in regulating to the point of hurting the economy. This got me thinking about poor little carbon dioxide….all the negative press. It has got to be affecting its self esteem I would think and what of its relationship with oxygen….Is it strained? How’s are things going on an atomic level. This thought process is how this cartoon came to life. Enjoy and have a great day.