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TRUE Crazy Stuff 3!

Most of this new batch of my old TRUE panels came from my collection about entertainment and celebrities. I ended up killing most of these cartoons because they were so stale. I forget how different things were back in 1995. This edited batch of cartoons makes 1995 seem not so different from today – even though one cartoons shows a guy reading a book on the toilet; we may not read books anymore, but toilets haven’t changed much.

Star Trek is still familiar 23 years later. Mattel’s Barbie is still popular, but other toys in my TRUE cartoons are forgotten – for example Barney the Dinosaur was big in 1995. I forgot all about Barney. The first cartoon below is about Lassie, who we remembered as a doggie celebrity back in 1995. Do people remember Lassie now?

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Texas Disaster

Back when I was a local cartoonist for the now-defunct Honolulu Advertiser newspaper, there was a disaster where a negligent captain allowed his submarine to be controlled by a stupid celebrity who rammed into a Japanese High School fishing boat, killing and failing to rescue many of the kids. I reacted with cartoons strongly criticizing the Navy and the captain of the sub – but I missed the mark. The paper had a second cartoonist, Dick Adair who drew a memorial cartoon with leis floating on the water. Dick’s cartoon was better.

When a disaster first strikes, and people die, mourning should come first. I was thinking about that with the Texas floods as my colleagues were drawing gags and cartoons criticizing Trump’s visit to the scene, or cartoons championing the first responders, I thought I should take a step back and remember Dick Adair’s cartooning wisdom with a flowers on the water memorial cartoon, this time including a cowboy hat to signify Texas. Maybe readers and editors are in the mood for gags, but I’m in more of a somber, sympathetic mood.

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Bush and Vetos

Bush and Vetos © Daryl Cagle,MSNBC.com,democrats, donkey, president, bush, brand, cowboy, branding, brand, iron, branding iron

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Victory Elephant

Victory Elephant Color © Daryl Cagle,MSNBC.com,bush, president, elephant, GOP, republican, Iraq, war, cowboy, hat, exhaustion

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Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain © Daryl Cagle,MSNBC.com,gay, homosexual, cowboy, movie, entetainment, making out, playing

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Strong President

Strong President © Daryl Cagle,MSNBC.com,Muscle, bodybuilding, President Bush, United Nations, Election, cowboy, gun, pistol

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Bush Meets Chirac

Bush Meets Chirac © Daryl Cagle,MSNBC.com,President, France, Bush, Chirac, G8, summit, U.N., United Nations, Jacques, George, hand shake, smarmy, back-stabbing, arrogant, irrelevant, jerk, greetings, bonjour, ignorant, trigger-happy, uncultured, cowboy-barbarian, cowboy, barbarian

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Those Frenchies Were Cussin' at Me

Those Frenchies Were Cussin' at Me © Daryl Cagle,MSNBC.com,France, books,president Bush, NATO, United Nations, Iraq, Inspections, Saddam Hussein, dictionary, cussing, cussin', Frenchies, cowboy, hero, American frontier, triggerhappy, ignorant, ill mannered, pushy, jerk, war, weapons of mass destruction

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Bush France Delacroix

Bush France Delacroix © Daryl Cagle,MSNBC.com,Delacroix, France, President Bush, Iraq, cowboy, Liberty Leading the People, art, painting, Greenpeace, Rwanda, La Marseillaise, French Revolution, surrender, surrendering, cowboy, gun, bombing, invading