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Oral Sex Banned from School…Dictionaries

Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2010 by bearmancartoons

1 26 10 Bearman Cartoon Webster Dictionary Oral Sex

Thanks to the Friggin Loon for the heads up on this story.  It seems a California School has decided to yank the dictionaries out of a K-8 school because they found out that the definition of the word “oral sex” was contained within.  Oh my!!!! 

Actually I remember as a kid skimming through the dictionary with my friends to find the most offensive words we could.  And good or bad, these days kids are far less naive than we were.  Parents don’t control what their kids watch or see on the internet.  And trust me, even if 99% of them did, a kid will befriend the one kid in town whose parents don’t.

And before you ask…no I didn’t do internet porn research.  I don’t even know if BigBoobieGirls.com is a real website.  Someone whose other half isn’t staring intently over their shoulder as they post this particular cartoon might want to check and report back.

Speaking of being naive…I can remember in 7th grade a girl in my class coming up and asking me “are you a virgin?”.  To which I replied…”NO!  I am a Cancer!!!”

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NBC Rehires Conan for Tonight Show

Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2010 by bearmancartoons

1 24 10 Bearman Cartoon Conan O'Brien

It seems the finale of the Tonight Show with Conan O’brien was a ratings success.   He almost tripled Letterman’s ratings for the night.  Given the decisions the NBC executives have made the last several seasons, I wouldn’t be surprised at the above outcome.

On a similar note, the Team Conan t-shirts are way out pacing the Team Leno ones.  Get yours by clicking the image below while you can.

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Flatulence in Broadcasting

Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2010 by bearmancartoons

1 17 10 Bearman Cartoon Rush Limbaugh

While this editorial cartoon resembles Rush Limbaugh it could stand for any fringe person who is given a pulpit to spew lies and hatred.  I must give credit to Jammer has written several interesting posts lately, the most recent title gave me the line of Flatulence in Broadcasting (a take off of Limbaugh’s Excellence in Broadcasting Network) which inspired this cartoon.  Notice the acronym is F.I.B.  Also interesting are Jammer’s posts on hatred and how the fringe becomes the mainstream.  The only real error that I saw in the last post is that he only focused on the right fringe, while the left is alive and well (they just don’t get as good of ratings).

One difference though is when Olbermann spews lies and rants, he is is percieved as representing the left but not the Democratic Party.  When Limbaugh does it, he is viewed as a party leader?   How did this happen?  Michael Steele and the moderates need to take back their party from the fringe elements.  The fringe represents a small portion of the party yet are getting all the press.

The problem is when a person on the fringe of your beliefs is given a microphone and allowed to talk.  Are YOU going to let that person talk for you?  Because if you do and say nothing when you disagree with thier words or actions, the fringe is percieved as the Mainstream.  When the first Tea Party rally happened in Cincinnati, there were a handful of people who held up nasty and sometimes racist signs about Obama.  Who do you think got the press?  And while there were some in the crowd who told them to take it down, there were others who chose to ignore it.

You have two choices in that case, either disassociate yourself from the group entirely or stand up when someone is misrepresenting your opinion.  If you don’t, their opinion becomes your opinion in the minds of others.  There are plenty of websites, that I no longer like to comment on anymore because the owners allow political bile to go beyond discourse.  I am all for freedom of speech but remember that YOU control your website.  You allow this to happen on a regular basis and their views will become the perception of your beliefs.

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Bearman Cartoon: Aussies and Racism

Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2010 by bearmancartoons

1 9 10 Bearman Cartoon Australia BlackFace KKK

Now my Australian readership (which is about half the visitors on this site) might take offense to my latest editorial cartoon, but remember I poke fun at Americans all the time.

It seems that when some guys did a blackface version of the Jackson 5 on an Australian Gong Show and guest judge Harry Connick Jr found it offensive, some (not ALL…some) Australians responded that blackface isn’t offensive like it is in the United States.

Then when KFC put out an ad where a white guy gets a bunch of black folks to sit down so he could watch the game by pulling out a bucket of chicken, some Australians responded that Americans took it wrong and it isn’t offensive like it is in the United States.

Now it seems that an Indian cartoonist got upset that Victoria police were slow to indicate that the murder of an Indian student in his belief was a race crime.  So he published a cartoon in the Delhi Mail Today of a Victorian Police officer in a Ku Klux Klan outfit.  Now the Acting Prime Minister of Australia has come out and said that the cartoon was offensive.  Really??  The KKK as I understand is strictly an American racist organization so clearly it can’t be offensive like it is in the United States.

Thanks to the Daily Cartoonist for turning me onto this story.

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Bearman Cartoon: Print Cartoonists vs Web Cartoonists

Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 3, 2010 by bearmancartoons

I am a fan of cartoons. Given my chosen decision to do editorial and pop culture cartoons as my muse makes me love learning and knowing what is going on in the industry.  Webcomic Planet and Webcomics.com are great sources for those starting out or trying to move forward with their webcartoons.

But to get overall industry information, one of the best sources that I visit often is the Daily Cartoonist.

But it seems there is plenty of animosity between traditional print and editorial cartoonists and webcartoonists.  About every six months a pissing match between the two entails.  And recently this post which now boasts almost 300 comments, shows the feud is alive and well.

Here is the cliff notes version. Print cartoonists lambast webcartoonists for “giving away product for free” thus cheapening it for all or not being able to make a living under a web based model. Webcartoonists in turn think print cartoonists are old and set in their ways and are only lashing out because newspapers are dying and they want someone to blame but themselves.

No matter what the medium I am both envious of and inspired by anyone who has the opportunity and skill to do what they love on a full time basis. Me on the other hand, have to go back to work tomorrow.

1 3 10 Bearman Cartoon Print Cartoonist vs Webcomics

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