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Cartoon Shows Sonia Sotomayor Strung Up Like A Piñata

So, I really couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw a new cartoon that ran in The Oklahoman. “Fiesta Time at the First Confirmation” oh-so-inappropriately depicts Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor… strung up like a piñata. Cameras and microphones look on as a sombrero-wearing President Obama asks, “Who wants to be first?” to a bunch of bat-toting elephants.

Whoa! I have some issues. (1) Lets start with the fact that Sotomayor is Puerto Rican, not Mexican. (2) A woman hanging from a rope while men watch just conjures up dark images in my mind. Who wants to go first? I won’t even say what that makes me think. (3) The elephants—representing conservative America—are facing Obama and Sotomayor with baseball bats. Can you say lynch mob reference? I’m not usually overly sensitive about these things—I am a freedom of speech supporter and always appreciate a good envelope pushing—but really?

So what do you think? Am I overreacting or does this cartoon suck? [Huffington Post]

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Quick Pic: Heidi Klum And The Cartoon Heidi Klum

Heidi is awfully excited about a cartoon version of her that isn’t even as attractive as the real Heidi. But then, is anything as attractive as the real Heidi? [New York City, 7/15/08] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Get Happy, Watch An Indecent Cartoon, And Start Recycling

  • After polling 16,000 people, two researchers found that sex is so important to happiness that we should increase its frequency from once a month to once a week. The happiness generated from this increase is equivalent to being told you’re getting a $50,000 raise. [SMH.com]
  • Watch this funny video when you get home tonight (it’s a little NSFW, as it contains a few curse words and a naughty cartoon.) [Nalden.net]
  • Pollution might be doing more damage to the earth than the usual killing off of animal species and such. Pesticides, herbicides, industrial agents, alcohol, and metals are increasingly being blamed for abnormal sperm and decreased sperm counts. Recycle those plastics! [The Sydney Morning Herald]
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    Ten Women Draw Sex Like It Is

    If you’ve been thinking lately that relationships are nothing but heartbreak, letdowns, and awkward moments, you have an assignment. Get a copy of Sex and Sensibility, and read one cartoon a day. If that doesn’t make you feel better about your love/sex/hookup life, you should probably be in therapy. The ten women whose cartoons make up the book include eight New Yorker contributors and two Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonists. They find the funny in everything from cross-dressing and boob jobs to annoying habits and fights. Yes, even fighting can be funny. Sex and Sensibility: Ten Women Examine the Lunacy of Love…in 200 Cartoons is available now. Keep reading »

    Latest Gov Is A Cheater Too!

    New York’s new Governor Patterson, the replacement for hooker-lovin’ Eliot Spitzer, has just admitted to cheating on his wife for years. What is going on with our male politicians? They may make (and break) the laws, but it seems like the ladies have got more clout over Capitol Hill than any lobby! Keep reading »

    Do Nice Guys Really Finish Last?


    sweet nothings by ~Bob-Rz on deviantART

    What do women have against nice guys? Honestly, I don’t think we have anything against them. It’s not like we want to be treated like crap. If a guy we’re totally into is super nice, that’s amazing. But if a guy we’re not quite sure about or completely crushing on starts doing really thoughtful things, it can come across as trying too hard. Yes, sometimes his thoughtful gestures are enough to win our hearts. This happened to me in high school. A guy I didn’t really like sent me 16 roses on my 16th birthday–we started dating and were together for more than a year, which is a lifetime when you’re in high school. But other times he can seem a bit too intense and make us want to exit the situation ASAP. Thoughts? [deviantART] Keep reading »

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