The Wall Street Journal has a daily cartoon called Pepper and Salt that I really, really don't like. Apparently, rich Wall Street scumbags have their own unique form of humor that is not funny. I have been studying this crappy cartoon for months:
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And it has never been funny, not even a little... until yesterday. Yesterday's Wall Street Journal cartoon was dark, sick and funny. I'm thinking that the regular OpEd editor was out of the office and someone from the mailroom approved it.
If you watched the heart wrenching Planet Earth episode where the starving polar bear has to swim for weeks because global warming has melted all the ice in the artic, and if you cried like I did, when the polar bear finally finds land, is surrounded by 85,000 delicious-looking walruses but is too weak to catch one -- so he dies. Then this cartoon is going to make you laugh.
It's funny, right-wing, and exemplifies Rupert Murdoch's capitalistic philosophy. And it is drawn pretty good, the bears look like bears and the ice looks like ice. Normally, the drawings stink.
So, I'm going to do it different this time. Usually I write funnier captions but today I'm going to write the lame captions that should have been on the cartoon.
And now, for the first time ever in the history of Australian journalism, a funny Wall Street Journal cartoon!!!