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Cartoonist(s): Kieran Meehan
Comic/Cartoon: Pros & Cons
Viewable Date: 2014-08-05 Pub. Date: 2014-08-05
Image Number: 114419
Caption: I donít envy you your cynicism, Stan. I donít envy you your Ö What's the word? Click! Click! Click! Idealism? You WISH!
     
2.  
Cartoonist(s): Kieran Meehan
Comic/Cartoon: Pros & Cons
Viewable Date: 2014-08-04 Pub. Date: 2014-08-04
Image Number: 114418
Caption: Do you think a career criminal can Ö No. Ever be rehabilitated Ö No. Back into Ö No! Society? NO!
     
3.  
Cartoonist(s): Jerry Van Amerongen
Comic/Cartoon: Ballard Street
Viewable Date: 2014-08-02 Pub. Date: 2014-08-02
Image Number: 114081
Caption: It's gonna be hard stayin' mad on a nice day like this!
     
4.  
Cartoonist(s): Berkeley Breathed
Comic/Cartoon: Opus
Viewable Date: 2014-06-19 Pub. Date: 2005-10-23
Image Number: 11984
Caption: Oo, lookit that baby! A triple! Speaking of tripling Ö What are you sl @*#% happy about? Gas is three bucks! Yeah but bubbles are still cheap. Housing bubble's gonna burst. I can always afford a little tutti-frutti! Tutti-frutti's are getting' married! Sign! So are Angelina and Brad Pitt! My hairline is in the pits. Good news! They're getting hair plugs from bottoms now. My wife's bottom is gettin' fa --- NOW JUST HOLD ON! STOP BEING POSITIVE ON MY NEGATIVITY! THE WORLD'S GETTIN' WORSE!! Makes ya wonder if anything makes that half of humanity happy.
     
5.  
Cartoonist(s): Kieran Meehan
Comic/Cartoon: Pros & Cons
Viewable Date: 2014-06-10 Pub. Date: 2014-06-10
Image Number: 112142
Caption: I get the feeling you're pessimistic about the future. I get the same feeling about you. I like to keep my feelings to myself.
     
6.  
Cartoonist(s): Kieran Meehan
Comic/Cartoon: Pros & Cons
Viewable Date: 2014-05-24 Pub. Date: 2014-05-24
Image Number: 111295
Caption: Who am I kidding? I'm not optimistic by nature. I'm a pessimist Ö I expect everything to go wrong. No you donít. You saying I'm wrong? Bug surprise.
     
7.  
Cartoonist(s): Darrin Bell
Comic/Cartoon: Candorville
Viewable Date: 2014-05-09 Pub. Date: 2014-05-09
Image Number: 111021
Caption: I feel the spell about to be broken, Rosencrantz. What? It's been a very good day. Nice breeze, good company. Thank you. That means something bad's about to happen. We must pay for every measure of pleasure with an equal amount of pain. I'm still not letting your thump me on the head with your shoe. Rosencrantz, don't be an idiot. Do you want something even worse to happen?
     
8.  
Cartoonist(s): Chris Browne
Comic/Cartoon: Hagar The Horrible
Viewable Date: 2014-02-11 Pub. Date: 2014-02-11
Image Number: 107128
Caption: What's new, Sven? You donít want to know. Everything is awful and my outlook is BLEAK! Where are you going now? I'm giving a talk at the Optimist's Club.
     
9.  
Cartoonist(s): Jim Toomey
Comic/Cartoon: Sherman's Lagoon
Viewable Date: 2013-12-08 Pub. Date: 2013-12-08
Image Number: 104439
Caption: Itís a rotten world we live in. No, it's not. It's a rotten world YOU live in. Your problem is that you spend your entire life with somebody who is always crabby Ö you. I, on the other hand, am FUN to be around. MY world is far more interesting. Because wherever I go, I'm with fun me. So, I should just follow you around? No. That's not what I meant at all. I gotta go. Hey ... Wait!
     
10.  
Cartoonist(s): Brian Walker
Greg Walker
Mort Walker
Comic/Cartoon: Beetle Bailey
Viewable Date: 2013-11-25 Pub. Date: 2013-11-25
Image Number: 104068
Caption: I don't think I can climb this. You never know you can do it till you try. So TRY! TRY? Now that's another thing I don't think I can do.
     
11.  
Cartoonist(s): Bob Thaves
Comic/Cartoon: King Baloo
Viewable Date: 2013-09-17 Pub. Date: 1990-01-01
Image Number: 5884
Caption: I'm glad Hamlet's gone. Nothing cheers that guy up.
     
12.  
Cartoonist(s): Hilary Price
Comic/Cartoon: Rhymes with Orange
Viewable Date: 2013-09-10 Pub. Date: 2013-09-10
Image Number: 101144
Caption: FRESHMAN ORIENTATION. Very moving, Dean Brosan Ö Look to your left, now to your right - the three of you will be impossibly in debt and largely unemployable for decades after this journey on which you are about to embark. Welcome aboard!
     
13.  
Cartoonist(s): Dave Coverly
Comic/Cartoon: Speed Bump
Viewable Date: 2013-08-11 Pub. Date: 2013-08-11
Image Number: 99849
Caption: Then again, I'm not going to miss his annoying "the-bowl's-half-full" attitude Ö
     
14.  
Cartoonist(s): Greg Evans
Comic/Cartoon: Luann
Viewable Date: 2013-07-16 Pub. Date: 2013-07-16
Image Number: 98476
Caption: Are you ok, Tiff? No. Do you want to talk about. No! Just Ö Never mind! Ok. Uh, is that too tight? Hey, squeeze the life out of me for all I care. Everyone else does.
     
15.  
Cartoonist(s): Jerry Van Amerongen
Comic/Cartoon: Ballard Street
Viewable Date: 2013-06-18 Pub. Date: 2013-06-18
Image Number: 97890
Caption: Daily Dancing. Twelve Months of Winter.
     
16.  
Cartoonist(s): Greg Evans
Comic/Cartoon: Luann
Viewable Date: 2013-06-07 Pub. Date: 2013-06-07
Image Number: 96931
Caption: Man, I can't wait to whip up some healthy mobile food! Yeah. After engine and body work, paint and a new generator. Puppa poopta puppa. Plus licenses, registration, inspections and permits. You sure you wanna marry Mr. Killjoy? I think he's kinda cute when he's being practical. Why can't I picture healthy food comin' out of this truck?
     
17.  
Cartoonist(s): Dan Piraro
Comic/Cartoon: Bizarro
Viewable Date: 2013-06-07 Pub. Date: 2013-06-07
Image Number: 97397
Caption: You see a room full of hot women, I see a room full of future ex-wives.
     
18.  
Cartoonist(s): Jim Toomey
Comic/Cartoon: Sherman's Lagoon
Viewable Date: 2013-06-02 Pub. Date: 2013-06-02
Image Number: 97190
Caption: I see you're wearing your rose-colored glasses again. They make me happy. You should get a pair. No thanks. I prefer to see the world in all its untinted reality. No false sense of hope induced by corrective lenses. Nope. Not for me. The real world is a cruel and unfair place where the bad guys win. Your rose-tinted world is an illusion. You deny reality, and in return you get happiness. Besides, if I were happy, I couldn't do what I do. What DO you do? Besides make others unhappy? That's what I do.
     
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Cartoonist(s): Jerry Van Amerongen
Comic/Cartoon: Ballard Street
Viewable Date: 2013-05-16 Pub. Date: 2013-05-16
Image Number: 96568
Caption: Gloria's thinking she'd better start thinking of another good thought before a bad thought starts.
     
20.  
Cartoonist(s): Jerry Van Amerongen
Comic/Cartoon: Ballard Street
Viewable Date: 2013-03-16 Pub. Date: 2013-03-16
Image Number: 94117
Caption: Here's the method Teddy uses to remind himself things could look bleaker.
     
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