Editorial Cartoon: Tracy Jones and Scott Sloan

Editorial Cartoon: Tracey Jones and Scott Sloan

It’s been a while since I have done an editorial cartoon with a local flair.  Tracy Jones  and Scott Sloan do an afternoon talk show on 700WLW in Cincinnati.  Tracy played professional baseball for 5 years (on five different teams).  Taking nothing away from that accomplishment, Tracy (tongue in cheek) is always telling Sloan that he doesn’t understand:

  • Professional Baseball Players
  • Any professional or college athlete
  • Celebrities
  • Pretty much anything else

…because Scott “Never played the Game”  

Recently they have been discussing how Cincinnati Red’s pitcher Mike Leake was arrested for shoplifting.  Leake’s actually bought some shirts and went to exchange them.  Rather than asking for a salesperson’s help, he decided he didn’t have time as he was late getting to the ballpark.  So he exchanged his shirts by putting back his previously purchased ones and tore tags off the ones he wanted, put them back in his bag and walked out the door.

Tracy of course said the rest of us wouldn’t understand how a professional ballplayer doesn’t have the time to wait around for sales clerks to wait on them.  Scott responded that the rest of us know better than to think we are entitled to make up our own rules.

Anyone ever come across someone who was “entitled” to not follow the rules because of their position or celebrity?  Or, know of someone who was a “expert” in one field that thinks they know everything about every other field?

*** UPDATE ****
Scott emailed me to say that he loved the cartoon and has posted it on his blog.

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  1. Bo Lumpkin says:

    You just described 75% of the people I know. Like the ones who take two parking spaces or park in No Parking zones. I call the “Special People”.

    • Duncanr says:

      I can relate to this. I get really pissed off with folk that park in disabled bays (cos they’re only going to be a few minutes) 👿

      Towards the end of my wife’s life, when she had lost mobility and depended on me pushing her around in a wheelchair, I got really pissed off with able-bodied assholes that parked in disability bays. Ggrrrrr !!!!

      • Bearman says:

        My dad used to put notes on cars “maybe if you tried harder you could take up 3 spaces. I am all for handicapped parking but those damn “expecting mothers” spaces popping up everywhere is getting on my nerves.

  2. Duncanr says:

    ‘local flair’ ?

    Jeez, Bearman, even with the background information you supplied, I’m still none the wiser as to what your on about 😳

  3. Duncanr says:

    and why have you drawn George Bush and George Ford in your toon? What have they got to do with this story?

    Jeez, no wonder I’m confused ! 😉

  4. Have you tried sharing this with anyone at 700WLW, Bearman?
    Maybe they’ll promote your site on the air…
    or… maybe Tracy will send you some ‘free’ shirts in ‘exchange’. 🙂

  5. Dan says:

    Baby, if you’ve ever wondered.
    Wondered whatever became of me.
    I’m livin’ on the air in Cincinnati.
    Cincinnati WKRP . . .
    Got kind of tired of packing and unpacking.
    Town to town up and down the dial. . . .

  6. G says:

    Who boy….I work in state guv’ment…need I explain any further?

  7. G says:

    Oh, one more thing: I know I’m a bit old and bald so I don’t have all my faculties but I do believe that you have the dialogue balloons misplaced.

  8. I hate when I get around a so called expert. There can be no dialogue. If I ask a question they will give me the answer right away. At least they are confident in their nonsense.

  9. Binky says:

    I think as cartoonists we should be entitled to a lot better treatment than the average pleb. Let them eat cake!

  10. Friggin Loon says:

    Years ago a fire department, which remain nameless, use to turn on their sirens of their fire trucks so they could get through traffic quicker to pick up their pizzas 🙂

    • Bearman says:

      I have seen cops do that just to get through a light and then turn them right off. Now in some cases, I will give them the benefit of the doubt that they need to get somewhere…but not all the time.

      • Bo Lumpkin says:

        My wife gets plumb mad when a policeman passes us breakin’ the speed limit and he doesn’t have his lights or siren on. I try to explain to here that he can’t catch people speeding if he doesn’t speed too.

  11. I have family members who are political aides and they don’t take anything I say about politics seriously.

  12. Goeber says:


  13. nursemyra says:

    I haven’t played Yahtzee since I discovered Bananagrams

  14. Tony McGurk says:

    A man with great Yahtzee skills really impresses me as Michelle bought a Yahtzee game recently & it’s just so damn hard to get those last few dice combinations. I got so frustrated it’s lucky the neighbours didn’t get a dice smashed window…

    P.S. Confession time: Binky took out my Top Commenter of the week & I couldn’t find a logo thingy at his site so I stole pinched nicked flogged respectfully borrowed the one from your links page. Hope you don’t mind & that it is OK

  15. Every kindergarten teacher (including myself) uses the quote: “I’d just like to see that parent try to teach this class for a day!” Because, of course, no one else would EVER be able to replace US! LOL!

  16. MJ says:

    Ha,ha,ha. A little self service!

  17. I hate it when i come across people like this. I grew up in an area where if you had the right attorney it didn’t matter what you did. So many people I know Got away and felt entitled to be treated better than every other person. So yes I have been around many of these people, and it kinda makes me sick. Thank goodness I moved from there.

  18. Bo Lumpkin says:

    Sorry, Bearman. I haven’t been able to comment from my phone all weekend and I just went hog wild on your sight. I would promise not to do it again but I try not to lie.

  19. George says:

    Good post, Bearman! I run into people who feel entitled every day. My day job (not the stripping, that’s at night) entails a certain repetitive procedure for checking people in for standardized testing or appointments with our Disability Director.

    Every person who comes in wants to bypass the appointment process or either feel that they don’t need to pay their testing fees beforehand. Yeah, I’m sure you’ll pay for this test after you’ve failed it.

    I appreciate the folks who get with the program and don’t try to make everything a special case because they “know the University President”. Just keep it moving and all will be fine. 😀

    • Bearman says:

      Ahhh the old University President trick.

      It’s like the name game I played with a friend in college. We would walk around campus and see who could run into more people they knew. It didn’t matter if you knew their name…it only mattered if they know yours. So just b/c you know the president’s name doesn’t mean crap.

  20. I have run into to too many people who feel a sense of entitlement. They usually drive me crazy. Nice to see you turning your attention to local topics. I’ve thought about doing this too a few times. Really nIce work.

  21. Nate Fakes says:

    I especially can’t stand people that read off their degrees back-to-back as if they’re on a pedestal. I think anyone’s opinion counts regardless of if you’ve “experienced” the topic because people that haven’t experienced have their own perspective. That’s my perspective, and since I’m an experienced commenter, I am qualified to that opinion.

  22. lisleman says:

    I have met and unfortunately had to work with people who were “often in error but never in doubt”.

  23. bschooled says:

    I haven’t come across anyone personally. Unless you count the old guy at the grocery store, who cut in front of me at the checkout counter.

    I’m guessing he felt that since he has less time left on earth, he shouldn’t have to spend it waiting in line.

  24. I heard this story. He’s just like Lindsay; an egomaniacal kleptomaniac.

    You know who I can’t stand? Jim Rome.

  25. ok.

    if you want to do local cartoons, it’s really too bad you don’t live in Rockvegas.

    seriously, my town is off the charts ridiculous.

    highest crime rate in illinois.
    highest taxes in illinois.
    can’t even drive on our streets.
    school system is crumbling, we’ve had like 7 different directors in a year – they keep resigning.
    6 people shot in the last two days, not in the ghetto – movie theaters, random houses, parks. ridiculous. no reasons, just people shooting and burning down houses.

    oh, and we have like 8 Applebees.

    • Bearman says:

      Yes but you have the Clock Tower Inn which is the best!! Or at least it was in the 1980’s. Probably a crack house now.

      Does the fact that you have the highest taxes relate to the fact that you have the highest crime rate?

  26. Colleen says:

    I just think anyone who tells me I don’t understand something because of their limited knowledge of me or the subject at hand is a clueless poser who’s just trying to put me down.

  27. Binky says:

    Neat that Scott posted it on his blog. Now some normal-type people will see it.

  28. Is that Dubya on the left?

  29. DadaHyena says:

    “Tracy?” Say…that guy DOES kind of look like Warren Beatty…

  30. John B says:

    Do I know anyone who feels entitled to special privileges? Living next door to Indian Hill what do you think? Of course MOST of the residents mix right in but SEVERAL of them think they should be treated like royalty and raise their noses when you try and engage a friendly “Hello” while passing into say Kroger. If Tracy is a financial wizard then he would understand that you don’t pay $400 a night for a hotel, or $8 for a baked potato with that $40 steak. So many people need a reality check. Ending on a positive note… I love the cartoon!

    • Bearman says:

      Thanks John. I don’t shop in the Madeira Kroger but if you are ever in the Hyde Park one…make sure to say hi.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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