Tag Archives: Jen Sorensen

1,461 Days Later…

Hi there, boys and girls! Do you know what today is? That’s right campers, it’s the FOURTH ANNIVERSARY of this blog!

(Insert pause here to allow for the thunderous applause, whooping and whistling to die down and give everybody a chance to take their seats again.)

Yes, it was back in the dim dark days of 2013. Mitt Romney was still coming to grips with his own election defeat. President Barack Obama was considering arming Syrian rebels. The U-S was telling Mexico any trade deal would have to be tied to immigration reform. Any of this sound eerily familiar?

And a temporarily unemployed former radio announcer from Pittsburgh set out to kill a little of his extra free time by trying his hand at blogging.

We were living in a much simpler era. Humorous signs that used to be confined to cubicles in the office have since taken on much more sinister meanings.

For example:

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…is now the unofficial motto of both the White House and Congress. Whereas:

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…is now the unofficial motto of the US Departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security.

Four years ago, if I wanted to treat my online followers to dinner, all I’d have needed was a single booth at the local diner. Today, I’d probably need to book something at Chuck E Cheese, assuming we didn’t mind sharing the place simultaneously with a few children’s birthday parties.

But it’s been worth every penny.

I’ve had the chance to stretch my writing talent (and, occasionally, to sprain it,) to become acquainted with new people all over the world (some of whom live in the most unexpected places,) and just generally acquire my sea legs in an emerging medium. And I haven’t done it alone.

Some very talented people have contributed to this effort. I try to always make it clear that the cartoonists get credit for their unique gifts; folks like Rick Stevens, Arianna Stefannini (“Kotopopi,”) Jen Sorensen, Matt Lubchansky, Matt Bors, Rob Rogers and, of course, Tom Tomorrow.

My wife and daughter get credit for tolerating this obsession.

But it is the support and encouragement of my fellow bloggers which has proven to be so important. They have set an example and given me more than a little idea of what works and what doesn’t.

Finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t express my thanks to the President of the United States.

Every artist must have a muse.

Over the past two years #EmperorDonaldTheLast has been a fertile source of ideas such as I would never have imagined four years ago when I set out on this project.

His singular level of absurdity, audacity, lack of grace and mind-boggling sheer stupidity make this exercise an unalloyed pleasure.

Donald, I couldn’t have done it without you!

And now we return to our regular programming…

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Please help me to celebrate this anniversary bigly by liking, sharing and commenting, via the handy-dandy widget buttons below… So important…

Annnnnnd I’m out.

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More Political Content, Good Grief!

Gosh! Let’s get down to it shall we, boys and girls?

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Golly, we sure thank all those talented artists at http://www.thenib.com! Like Jen Sorensen, for example!…

Gee whiz, let’s see what Rick Stevens‘ “Diesel Sweeties” have been getting up to!…

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Swell stuff, huh, boys and girls?

Please remember to like or share or comment below, since much of my self esteem as your humble blogger depends on your feedback!

More to come later!

Happy Easter! Happy Passover!

Belated Happy Vernal Equinox, unless you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, in which case, Belated Happy Autumnal Equinox!

There! I’m pretty sure that should cover just about everybody!

Annnnnnd I’m out!

RSDS: Back to the Present

Hello! There’s nothing so challenging as maintaining a sense of normality in the face of great anxiety and uncertainty.

As America prepares to follow Alice down the rabbit hole, let us contemplate something – anything – other than that.

That’s your cue, Jen Sorensen!…

So we drone along into the next great advance of technology… Or is it spirituality?  Or is it something else altogether?  As is usually the case, we turn to Rick Stevens’ gang at “Diesel Sweeties” to sort it out for us…

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Another of Rick Stevens’ spawn, the Red Robot, proves to be a most sanguine philosopher…

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Well, tomorrow’s the day the American Experiment sets out on a completely new course into uncharted waters…or not.

Let us pray that the LORD will see fit to keep a hedge of protection around this nation and rebuke the devourer.

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I thank you for your visit and respectfully remind you that the “like,” “share”, ” re-blog” and “comment” buttons below are there for you to use at your discretion.

Please return soon!

God bless you and God bless the United States of America.

Jen Sorensen Returns!

Here’s something I’ll bet you didn’t expect… We’re getting political again!

Let’s let Jen Sorensen take the reins today:

There was something else I wanted to say…

Oh yeah, PLEASE don’t forget to go out and vote on Tuesday, November 8, 2016!

Thanks for coming to look at this humble blog: I genuinely appreciate it!

By way of trivial interest, WordPress advises me that monogram-for-the-coffinwe’re on track for a record-setting number of views in 2016 and I have all of you to thank for that.  

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Thanks ever so very much!

KOTOPOPI & Jen Sorensen Party Hearty!

Greetings, gentle visitor! I hope you had a great weekend!

Our delightful Italian-born, English-speaking resident of Paris, KOTOPOPI, shows us what happens to her when she tackles planning a simple evening with her “significant other”…

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I sure hope you enjoyed her work as much as I have! What’s that you say? You’d like to see something more?

Okay, Jen Sorenson, a delightful English-speaking American, offers this commentary on the current U-S Presidential election…

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An EpiPen Epiphany!

Regular visitors to this blog know I’ve already posted some editorial cartoons about the EpiPen story and the fact that the sole FDA-approved provider of this therapy (Mylan Laboratories of Bridgeville, Pennsylvania) has been unashamedly price-gouging.

Cartoonist Jen Sorensen, whose work has appeared on this blog before, has some thoughts on this matter.

How would the rest of the world regard the plight of U-S healthcare consumers (sometimes traditionally referred to as “Victims” or “Pigeons“)?

I’m old enough to remember when they were simply described as “Patients“…

A lot has changed in the span of a single lifetime…

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