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Monday, November 28, 2005

Cartoons Lampoon Eagles, T.O. 

Bangcartoon.com's animated take on the T.O. mess, titled "Child's Play," begins with Joe Banner talking like Simpsons skinflint Mr. Burns, when in comes Hugh Douglas wearing an "Ambassador" sash. A mock-shocked Douglas explains, "Well, I was down in the locker room and I mighta said he was fakin' injuries and next thing I know he's up and throwing punches!" In come a diapered, pacifier-sucking Terrell Owens and a bawling Donovan McNabb, who blubbers, "He called me fat, and said I got tired in the Super Bowl, and he knows I was sick, and the relative humidity was too high ... and he said ... my mama could take a million baths and she'd still smell like Chunky Clam Chowder!" Andy Reid tries, unsuccessfully, to calm his offensive threats (in more ways than one) by taking them for ice cream. The site's devoted to such mockery of all sorts of National Football League issues and people. So in the archives you'll find more T.O.-ripping cartoons. If you're bothered by foul language, though, you'll want to skip the likes of "Bye Bye Birdy" and "Whine and Cheese." But don't miss the 2004 classic "Blue Christmas," in which McNabb serenades the injured T.O. and sings, when Todd Pinkston and Freddie Mitchell show up (below), "I'd do what I must, with this wuss and this bust." (Update, March '06: Looks like you have to register to access these clips. They're in the archives.)



The Lighter Side



Cartoonists Also Take Aim at VP Cheney's Misfire
Click names below to see smart-alecky art.
Tony Auth, Philadelphia Inquirer

Steve Benson, Arizona Republic.

Sandy Huffaker, CagleCartoons.com.

Mike Luckovich, Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Gary Varvel, Indianapolis Star
Other links: Story. EditorialCartoonists.com.



Once a year for six years, The Inquirer's "Kid's Talk" column asked, "Heard any good jokes lately?" Now, we've collected the best answers, along with some great children's illustrations, just for Early Word.
Kids' Joke Book, Part 1.
Kids' Joke Book, Part 2.
Kids' Joke Book, Part 3.


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