I’ve been sleeping on the job, but Caped Crusader and Earl Aagaard have kept me fed with a steady supply of wonderful posters, which I’m sharing with you:
It’s 12:30 a.m. on a Friday morning, and I’ve just finished a hellaciously busy 17 hour long Thursday (spilling over into Friday), which came on the heels of a just plain hellacious Wednesday. I have to go into the client’s office very early tomorrow morning, but after that I think I’ll have a little respite and be able to blog. I certainly have a long list of saved articles that I want to share with you.
I hope you all don’t mind manning the fort with this open thread in my absence. To sweeten the pot, here are a few cartoons I’ve been gathering over the past few days. (I’ll save the really good ones, from Caped Crusader and a few other helpful friends, for a dedicated illustrated edition.)
Thanks to an emergency order from Gov. Jerry Brown, today marks the beginning of water rationing across California — and that includes my own Marin County. The bill is a triumph of big government as far as I’m concerned because, here in Marin county, we have more than enough water. We will have to kill our gardens, bathe in puddles, wear less clean clothes, eat off of environmentally wasteful paper plates, and risk fines if we use too much water, despite having more than enough water. (And ye, I did exaggerate a little about the paper plates and dirty clothes, but everything else is true.) Nature is clearly aware of this irony, since she arranged for us to wake up to a soaking wet morning, courtesy of a heavy drizzle that’s been going on for hours.
This morning will be a quick round-up, because I have to take my Mom to another doctor’s appointment. (Next week I take her to three more, so this is a good week.) I’ll post a bigger, better round-up this afternoon:
Memorial Day isn’t until tomorrow, but a few of these posts definitely have a Memorial Day feel about them — and I’m not talking about posting pictures of Obama eating ice cream. Thanks to Caped Crusader for all his help. The ones you think are less funny or meaningful are probably the ones I found on my own: