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I think of it as The Fool's Journey. I've been asked who the "fool" is. It's me, but in the classical sense of the court jester. Only the fool was allowed to tell the king of his follies. All cartoons are available as prints or originals, framed or unframed, through my website or e-mail. For mugs, t-shirts, and other products visit my gift shop at* (be sure to include the *).

Friday, October 31, 2008

Turn Right, Or Left, Or Continue Straight Ahead

I'm continually amused by the pundits constantly arguing about what to call the economic crisis as the world hurtles toward the edge. Is it a downturn? A recession? A bubble? Sports broadcasters are like the political pundits, they fill hours and hours of meanlingless chatter about a game that only takes one hour to play. My favorite sports hedge was when a TV news anchor asked the sportscaster who he predicted would win the annual rivalry between USC and UCLA that year. "UCLA is certainly the stronger team," he blandly intoned, "so I'm going to pick USC to upset." Brilliant move. There was no way he could lose. I once many decades ago asked the writer and publisher of a weekly stock market newsletter how his predictions the previous week had turned out. He answered, "I've been doing this so many years I know how to word things so I'm never wrong."


Anonymous Lee said...

Well worth waiting a day for these two cartoons posted today, John C. Love both of them

11:07 AM  
Blogger John M Crowther said...

Thanks a lot, Lee, for the supportive words. Actually you'll see from the datelines that I was able to post daily from my nephew's house, where I was ensconced. Thankfully I haven't missed a day, and am on track for copmpleting two full years nonstop next week.

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Lee said...

Sorry, John C. did not get these two until today on my computer so just assumed they had both been published today. When I went on the blog yesterday evening only Wed. cartoon came up.

8:26 PM  
Blogger John M Crowther said...

The apology's hardly necessary, Lee. I'm just grateful and happy you liked them.

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great cartoons John! roger

3:19 AM  

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