Tuesday, June 30, 2009


289th post

Another Post cartoon. Barack Obama is making peaceful overtures to Syria's Basher Assad. Yeah, that's smart...

TODAY'S BOOK: "Down Town", by Viido Polikarpus and Tappan King ((c) 1987)


Sunday, June 28, 2009


A random piece of wisdom that popped into my head on the bus today

Every day, millions of women use thousands of beauty products to get the "natural look" that millions of other women achieve by just being natural.

TODAY'S BOOK: "Gentleman's Agreement", by Laura Z. Hobson ((c) 1946)


Friday, June 26, 2009


Randomly reprinted post (XVI)

"'If I'm not back in an hour, it means I've made another huge mistake!'
TitansGo.net has finally released the gallery of the entries for their latest contest, including yours truly's 'Touring in Tokyo' pic. Wish me luck and check out the other competitors!
My bologna has a first name.
Fawned over! Fawned over! So they all fawned over and one fell out...
Seeing stars? No, seeing Cars. And it'd be best for you if you don't let the lieutenant catch you.
The weasels are back and they're marching on the village. But when the lights are out, the polka will play!
Wakka wakka wakka. Wakka wakka wakka. Wakka wakka! Wakka wak. Wak wak, wakka wakka. Wakka!
I got 5 hits on this site from Chinese (!) locations last Monday. Naturally, I'm being random by calling your attention to this only now. Or am I getting a bit predictable in my randomness?... Nah, the RAG (Random Access Generator (pat. pend.)) is still going strong. Toodle-oo!

TODAY'S BOOK: 'The Brigade', by Howard Blum ((c) 2001)

TODAY'S MOVIE: 'March of the Penguins', from Bonne Pioche/National Geographic (2005)

WWWW2?: Bjorn Borg.

TODAY'S WEBSITE: www.thisistrue.com Over a decade old, Randy Cassingham's syndicated column 'This is True' has long been delighting readers with its recaps of the recently absurd. Now, you can use this site to subscribe to the weekly e-mail (which also features extraordinary headlines, an Important Recently Dead Guy, and its own version of 'TODAY'S WEBSITE'), submit your own erratic errata, and much more."
--39th post, 3/4/07


Wednesday, June 24, 2009


286th post

Well, it took a week, but the Post ran another of my cartoons.

When Mahmoud Abbas releases Hamas-affiliated prisoners from PA jails to spite Israel and the US, he's running a bit of a risk...

TODAY'S BOOK: "No Promises in the Wind", by Irene Hunt ((c) 1970)


Friday, June 19, 2009


What Blogger means to me

Or more accurately, what did Blogger do for me? That is the subject of today's post.
I'll be honest with you: so far, Blogger has not changed my life. But it gave me something to do, at a time when I sorely needed such a thing.
I began blogging in October of 2006. Twelfth grade--graduation year--had just started, and the pressure, while not at full tilt, was beginning to build. I was driving my friends up the wall more than usual. I needed an outlet for all my insane random energy.
So I sez to myself, I sez, "Why not start a blog?"
And I did.
And you know what? It was fun. And it worked.
As "The Blog of Ultimate Randomness", Giant Boogers from Outer Space gave me a venue to vent my pent-up frustration and stress in the form of off-the-wall, meaningless babble. This continued for a very long time with very much to say, all sound and fury signifying nothing (or something like that). It took, in fact, ten months--and sixty-seven posts--for the out-of-control randomness to die down. Since then, its been a bit more controlled, but no less subdued. Along the way, I have matured (slightly), along with Blogger. I've even started up a secondary blog, devoted exclusively to my artwork, that may eventually one day help me find gainful employment in the field. There's been some stuff to criticize here, but also a lot to admire.
So happy 10th birthday, www.blogger.com. You've earned it.

TODAY'S BOOK: "Yobgorgle: Mystery Monster of Lake Ontario", by Daniel M. Pinkwater ((c) 1979)

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009


284th post

How 'bout that! I get consecutive cartoons featured in the Post's print and online editions!
The ball's been in the Palestinian court many times... and Israel keeps serving 'em up.

TODAY'S BOOK: "Hoot", by Carl Hiaasen ((c) 2002)


Monday, June 15, 2009


283rd post

Well, it took a while, but I got another cartoon printed in The Jerusalem Post--and for the first time, it also appeared on their website! (No link as there is no archiving.)
It doesn't matter who "won" the Iranian elections; there's only one real winner... the puppeteer.

TODAY'S BOOK: "Anything Can Happen", by George and Helen Papashvily ((c) 1944)


Sunday, June 07, 2009


282nd post

I had a lot of fun with this one. One day I thought to myself: "Hmm, what would the Furious Five from Kung Fu Panda look like if they were human?" The anthropomorphized answer stands before you. (l-r: Monkey, Crane, Viper, Mantis, Tigress)

TODAY'S BOOK: "In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson", by Bette Bao Lord ((c) 1984)


Thursday, June 04, 2009


Publication!, Phase III

Moving up from Quest to ShiurTimes was a quantum leap in quality. Now square that quantum. You now have a pretty good idea of the magnitude of my newest gig: contributing political cartoonist for The Jerusalem Post, Israel's premier English-language newpaper!!!
Ohmgee ohmgee ohmgee!
The pay's still terrible (i.e. zilch), the coverage is awesome, and Roger Waters gets his chops busted. All is to the good.

TODAY'S BOOK: "Aunt Dimity and the Duke", by Nancy Atherton ((c) 1994)

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