First of all let me start by saying, I love the Reader’s Digest and love the cartoons in them. In fact, rumor has it that Nate might have a cartoon in there soon.
However, our friend Bschooled has an ongoing series on her blog entitled Readers Digest – Rejected Humor Submissions (see here, here, here ), where she posts humorous takes on things that probably wouldn’t get passed the RD editors. I have been teasing her that I would start doing a cartoon series ala the same style as in the magazine. Ones that would never see the light of day at Reader’s Digest. So here is the first.
My wife took one look at it and said “That is the dumbest cartoon I have ever seen” EXACTLY. Success!!! My goal is to periodically add to the rejected RD series with cartoons that the jokes are so syrupy sweet or bad that they actually are funny.
Got any ideas? Feel free to send via contact form, email or in the comments. We don’t want to make them too good or the editors at RD might actually want to pay me for my work. And if that is the case, you can forget me showing you the finished product first. I’ll make you go buy the magazine.
Don’t know if SunChips (from Frito Lay) are available outside the United States but essentially it is a yummy multigrain chips that come in multiple flavors. The wife and I have always been big fans…that is until EARTH DAY.
Bravo to Frito Lay for making something that not only is yummy but also is environmentally friendly. That is until you actually pull the bag off the shelf. It’s hard to explain but this guy shows you how annoying this new packaging is.
Now I am afraid to even go down the chip aisle for fear of someone grabbing a bag. I mistakenly went down one day while the poor Frito Lay delivery guy was restocking the shelves. I told him how bad I felt that he had to spend his day listening to that awful noise while stocking the SunChips. He didn’t say anything but gave me a pleading look to help him find a way out of his misery.
Even now, there is a half eaten bag of SunChips in our kitchen. It has been there way longer than normal, because neither of us want to grab the bag. So Frito Lay I hope your intention in saving the environment wasn’t to send sales of SunChips into a downward spiral thus eliminating any potential waste. Thankfully the singles haven’t made the move to the new packaging yet.
Something painfully obvious I know but this article in the LA Times (hat tip to Alan of the Daily Cartoonist) laments the takeover each year of Comic-Con by Hollywood elite hoping to get a strong internet buzz for their latest endeavors.
For those who go, do you feel the loss of the way it used to be or is it better for smaller exhibitors because what you lose in focus you make up because if the sheer number of people.
I have never been to a comic convention and even with the proliferation of webcartoonists that exhibit at them these days, I will probably not ever be one of them. Face it, political cartoon compilations are not what fanboys are clamoring for. Maybe if there’s ever a newsie-con, I’ll be setting up shop between Rachel Maddow and Glenn Beck who are there trying to hock their own books.