Archive for April, 2009

Bearman Cartoon: Swine Flu 2

Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2009 by bearmancartoons

Due to popular demand for Swine Flu Editorial Cartoons (at least according to my search results), here is the second cartoon.  For those who missed the first, you can see it here.

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4 30 09 Bearman Cartoon Three Pigs Swine Flu

Bearman Cartoon: Swine Flu

Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2009 by bearmancartoons

Thanks to George Ford at Addanac City comic for supplying the idea behind this editorial cartoon.  I was just thinking of what to do around the swine flu when he emailed me with this idea.  Thankfully he didn’t have the time to (pink) flesh it out so I got to. 

I may post another idea I had later in the week (or I might not).

4 28 09 Bearman Cartoon Porky Pig Swine Flu

Bearman Cartoon: Tax Day

Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2009 by bearmancartoons

I am late on posting these but it is never too late for a “refund” or an “audit”

4 6 09 Bearman Cartoon Tax Preparation

4 15 09 Bearman Cartoon Tax Rebate

Porn fans love me

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on April 24, 2009 by bearmancartoons

It’s interesting when you get a huge spike in hits to find out the cause.  Fellow blogger Robert at Fundamental Jelly always is talking about how an innocent mention of gall bladder in one of his posts has turned his site into the leading purveyor of news on the medical condition.

Do I get the people looking for medical advice…no, I get the porn addicts.  A few weeks ago I posted a story about Joe Shuster, the creator of Superman, falling on hard times.  In order to make ends meet, he started drawing racy, fetish cartoons for a magazine called NIGHTS OF HORROR. 

Well it seems like the phrase “Nights of Horror” is very popular search term the past two days and they all seem to want to check it out.  So all you pervs…here again is the link to the site.

Please find me the guy who bought this

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on April 21, 2009 by bearmancartoons

I spend some time traveling for work and end up on airplanes.  The worst part of the trip is the time from when they say stow your electronic devices until we actually reach the gate.  It seems that this part of the trip is longer than any other.   So in that long down time, I tend to read and reread SkyMall magazine.

They have weird stuff in there but the weirdest has to be this thing.

Big Foot the Garden Yeti

Big Foot the Garden Yeti

Does someone actually BUY this stuff that they have listed in the magazine for over a year.  Props to the first person who can provide evidence that this is sitting in your friends/neighbors yard somewhere in the world.

Bearman Cartoon: Twit Talks

Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2009 by bearmancartoons

So I am known (at least by the few of you that read this) as a Hack Cartoonist.  Well now I can add Hack Animator to my list of things.  As some of you have read, I have been working on some things for a new website called TheGloomers.  It has now in a soft launch that any of you can join and talk about things on your mind.  If you do join, make sure to comment and laugh at all my posts so I get lots of credit.

Anyway even before then I started working on my first animation that I thought would work well with the site.  Still working out the details on getting my animated/cartoon stuff shown there but thought I wouldn’t let you wait any longer to see my first effort called Twit Talks.

Be sure to answer the poll question and Tweet (or Twit) all your friends to look at and answer the poll question.  
   

 

Time Magazine: Facebook Users are More Stupider

Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , , , , on April 17, 2009 by bearmancartoons

A few days ago I lamented about breaking down with the masses and joining Twitter.  About a month ago, I got sick of all my friends sending me invites from their email list to join Facebook and finally did.  I don’t like feeling left out.

But even after joining, I didn’t become addicted.  I’ll check who has added me every so many days but much like Twitter, I don’t have much to say.  If I have something important to say, I tell people (or I write it here).

So now comes an article from Time Magazine that claims the one thing Facebook users share is lower grades.

The study, which will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association on April 16, surveyed 219 undergraduate and graduate students and found that GPAs of Facebook users typically ranged a full grade point lower than those of nonusers — 3.0 to 3.5 for users versus 3.5 to 4.0 for their non-networking peers. It also found that 79% of Facebook members did not believe there was any link between their GPA and their networking habits. (See the 50 best websites of 2008.)

Karpinski says she isn’t surprised by her findings but clarifies that the study does not suggest that Facebook directly causes lower grades, merely that there’s some relationship between the two factors. “Maybe [Facebook users] are just prone to distraction.

Now of course what catches my eye is how stupid are the researchers.  20 million facebook users and their sample size is only 219.    Now let’s say the researchers where just referring to the population of Ohio State University Students (60,000), the would need almost 400 students in their sample to make it more accurate.  But I go off on my statistics rant.