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
- 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.
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”.
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 !!!!
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.
‘local flair’ ?
Jeez, Bearman, even with the background information you supplied, I’m still none the wiser as to what your on about 😳
I could have supplied more but my readers don’t like reading that much
Stop using so many words!
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 ! 😉
Shut up ye bastard. Haha. You try drawing this shit? And after I drew an incredible likeness of you that you still show off.
It’s got pride of place on top of the drinks cabinet in my living room – the grandkids love it !!!
The picture or the drinks cabinet?
At first glance, I thought that was George Bush too. It could work. 🙂
I wish I was about the size of that guy. I’d park anywhere I wanted to and do my own in-store exchanges if I was svelte like that. 😀
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’. 🙂
I did post it to their show’s facebook page but nothing more than that.
I would love some free shirts. Where can I exchange them?
Hmm, so you can flog them to us Bearman? 🙂
That’s two Aussie phrases I am missing. “flog them to us”???
See?! I missed one as well. Twice! 🙂
Aussie slang for sell. We have a convict background…gosh!
I need an aussie-english dictionary.
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. . . .
Great…now I can’t get that out of my head.
I jsut wanna dream about some old-school Loni Anderson and her tremendous accouterments. Sigh….what a beautiful Monday. 🙂
Who boy….I work in state guv’ment…need I explain any further?
Shouldn’t that be employed by… not work in.. I mean guvernmint employees actually workin’..
oooohhh…not touching that.
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.
No…Tracy is the one on the left with the tie. I don’t know what bald has to do with your eyesight though..haha
I thought Tracy Jones was the schlump on the right who played with the Reds and Dodgers?
In the picture in the link he is…on the cartoon he is on the left.
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.
Sounds exactly like one of the celebrity interviews on your site. No wonder I never understand them…haha
Unfortunately sometimes famous interviews happen to us all. 🙁
I think as cartoonists we should be entitled to a lot better treatment than the average pleb. Let them eat cake!
Why should I give up my cake? Let them eat week old bread instead.
I cut in line at every printing company I go to. “I’m George Ford, #&%$! Serve me!” 😀
We should make up t-shirts, “I’m a Cartoonist, give me some respect!! Or else!” I’m not sure what the “or else” would be, though.
On the back…it will say “I will draw you in a compromising position”
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 🙂
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.
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.
Better to be plumb mad than plum mad. Then you turn purple.
I have family members who are political aides and they don’t take anything I say about politics seriously.
I wouldn’t imagine given your blog that many people would..haha
Do you take anything they say seriously… I know I wouldn’t.
Only game my wife can actually beat me at consistently.
I haven’t played Yahtzee since I discovered Bananagrams
I haven’t discovered Bananagrams. Looks too much like scrabble. I hate scrabble.
but the game comes in a banana – how cool is that?
Just don’t call it a banana sack and all will be OK.
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 floggedrespectfully borrowed the one from your links page. Hope you don’t mind & that it is OK
I use “chance” way too early.
That’s ok…I don’t mind you stealing my logos. In fact I wish more people would steal my banner ads and put them on their site.
Chance??? There must be a rule she’s not telling me about. Keep me in ignorance so she can win…
It’s right below the Yatzhee line. It’s the I got BS that won’t fit in any other box so I’ll put the total dice score here type of box.
I need to send you guys my loaded dice so you can be Master Yahtzee players!
Yes but rolling snake eyes every time doesn’t help.
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!
I know I couldn’t do it….doesn’t mean you still aren’t doing it wrong..haha
Ha,ha,ha. A little self service!
Just a little.
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.
Looks like someone needs more lawyer friends.
Our town has people like that. They’re so entitled that their big-time crimes don’t make the newspaper, but they’ll post about your average joe’s speeding ticket. 🙂
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.
I prefer when you go hog wild.
What about hogs that go people wild?
Let them fend for themselves.
Random but I came across a hog while hiking in west Virginia, those things are scary big and creepy.
Sure it wasn’t a fat dog??
Well it wasn’t me. I’ve never been to West Virginia.
I didn’t say a fat wombat.
A lot of people thing I’m a dog. Or a hog. Maybe they’re referring to something else, though.
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. 😀
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.
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.
Thanks…nothing tends to happen in Cincinnati worthy of poking fun at that I haven’t already done so.
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.
However, people tend to think their opinion is indeed fact and that is when we have issues.
Is that a fact?
Yes…you see I didn’t use an absolute. I said “tend” That always gives me wiggle room. If someone says “all” or “everyone” ask the to show you their data. That usually shuts them up.
I am amazed at the people who say ‘everyone”. If they know what “everyone” thinks why are they dressed like that and drivin’ around in a “Hoopti” with an expired tag. If they know what “everyone” thinks they should be rich.
…or at least in Marketing.
I have met and unfortunately had to work with people who were “often in error but never in doubt”.
Oooh. I might have to steal that line.
sure I don’t think I hold the copyright. I believe I read it in some book once. I have used it many times since I first read it.
That’s good because I am bad about paying out royalties.
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.
I think I will have the same attitude.
Hey…. I have become the “old guy”. Does that give me a pass and make me special.
I heard this story. He’s just like Lindsay; an egomaniacal kleptomaniac.
You know who I can’t stand? Jim Rome.
Isn’t Rome Burning???
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.
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?
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.
I’m not so sure you know what you are talking about on this subject. Next!!! haha
Neat that Scott posted it on his blog. Now some normal-type people will see it.
Is that Dubya on the left?
Shut it Denny….go sit in the corner with Duncan
“Tracy?” Say…that guy DOES kind of look like Warren Beatty…
You might be giving him a bigger head now…
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!
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.