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DEEP DIVE cARToons are pop-culture commentary, and often a bad mash-up of it. DEEP DIVE cARToons are meant to provoke a thought and a smile. That's it. Please enjoy them and tell your frienemies to too!

Friday, December 31, 2010

373/232. Hello-Doody-Howdy-Kitty

The first encounter of two icons of the children's entertainment industry, Hello Kitty and Howdy Doody. Their friendship was gratuitously natural . . .  or naturally gratuitous.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

372. The Glory Hole

(Political Series,  Military, US Army, USA, Navy, Marine, Air Force, AAFES, USMC, Gay, Gay Rights, DADT, dont ask don't tell, Kilroy, Bin Laden, GLBT, Glory Hole)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

370/204: Santa Free Fall

(tags: Entertainment Series, Holiday, Christmas, Santa, Santa Claus, Sleigh, Presents, UFO, Alien, Reindeer, Rudolph)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

369. Bad Frosty


(tags: Entertainment Series, Holiday, Christmas, Santa Claus, Santa, Holiday, Bird, Birds, Cardinal, Frosty, Abominable Snowman,  Frosty the Snowman, Winter, Bondage)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

368/209. T'was the Night Before Christmas

(tags: Entertainment Series, Celebrity, Santa, Santa Claus, Milk, Cookies, Mouse, Computer, Holiday, Porn, Pornography, Christmas, Google)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

367. The Death Of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

In a landmark vote for gay rights, the Senate voted today to advance legislation that would overturn the blatantly discriminatory and homophobic policy of "don't ask, don't tell" (DADT).  The 63-33 test vote all but guarantees the legislation will pass the Senate and reach the president's desk before the new year. Repeal would mean that, for the first time in American history, gays would be openly accepted by the military and could acknowledge their sexual orientation without fear of being kicked out.

(tags: Political Series, Military, Don't Ask, Don't Tell, dont ask don't tell, Gay, Gay Flag, Gay Rights, Homophobia, Homosexual, Homosexuality, GBLT)

366. Larry King Retires: A Deep Dive Retrospective

Surrounded by some of his favorite guests, Larry King signed off for the last time on December 16th, 2010. After 25 years, King hung up his suspenders and ended his iconic interview show, 'Larry King Live.' Led by friend and protégé Ryan Seacrest, a star-studded collection of guests thanked the legend for his years of service to journalism. Regis Philbin, Donald Trump, Phil McGraw, Brian Williams, Katie Couric, Bill Maher and others stopped by the studio while former President Bill Clinton and Anderson Cooper said their special goodbyes via satellite. President Barack Obama sent his regards via pre-taped video.

Friday, December 17, 2010

365/77. Peace On Earth

(tags: Political Series, Peace, Holiday, Christmas, Peace on Earth, Give peace a chance, Happy Holidays)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

364. The Face of Facebook

For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them, for creating a new system of exchanging information and for changing how we live our lives, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is TIME's 2010 Person of the Year.

(tags: Entertainment Series, Facebook, Time Magazine, Time, Person of the year, Mark Zuckerberg, Zuckerberg, Social Media)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

363. Nobel Peace Prize In Absentia: Liu Xiaobo

NORWAY – CHINA Nobel Peace Prize goes to an empty chair
The Nobel Peace Prize ceremony went ahead without the winner, Liu Xiaobo, co-author of the pro-democracy manifesto Charter 08, who is serving 11 years in a chinese prison for demanding greater democracy in China. President Obama stated that Liu “is far more deserving of this award than I was.”

Saturday, December 11, 2010

362/37. Ode to Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke confronts his inner demon self. Pretty boy and all around celebutard actor/boxer Mickey Rourke admits he went to the "wrong guy" for plastic surgery. He claims most of the facial cosmetic procedures he underwent were to correct injuries sustained from boxing, which he undertook professionally in 1991 following his stalled Hollywood career.
(tags: Entertainment, Sports, Boxing, Mickey Rourke, Mickey, Rourke, Celebrity, Plastic Surgery, Actor, Hollywood, Entertainment)

Monday, December 6, 2010

361. Here Comes Santa Claus

Santa Claus is coming to town!

(tags:  Holiday, Christmas, Santa Claus, Santa, Entertainment Series, Zig Zag Man, Zig Zag, Rudolph, Marijuana)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

360. Homophobia Defined

WASHINGTON — A doubting John McCain led Republican opposition to letting gays serve openly in the military, sternly clashing with the Pentagon's top leaders and warning that troops would quit in droves if Congress repealed the "don't ask, don't tell" law. In tense exchanges with Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, McCain and other Republicans dismissed a Pentagon study on gays as biased and said objections by combat troops were being ignored. (and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah)

(Tags: DADT, Don't Ask, Don't Tell, dont ask don't tell, Equality, Gay, GOP, Homophobia, Homosexual, Homosexuality, John McCain, Laws, McCain, Military, Political Series, Senate, Senator)

Friday, December 3, 2010

359. Obama Claus

An homage to the December 1963 Esquire Magazine cover featuring Sonny Liston, “the last man on earth America wanted to see coming down its chimney,”  and the 1967 classic, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner staring Sidney Poitier, as well as the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama.  Oh, and lest we forget, the notoriously generous, Santa Claus.

(tags: Barack Obama, Christmas, Entertainment Series, Holiday, Hope, Political Series, President, Santa, Santa Claus, Snow)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

358. Whoville: Kim Jong il - iz da grinch

Whoville, the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the Koreas — The United States and South Korea prepared for war games as South Koreans demanded vengeance over a deadly North Korean artillery bombardment that has raised fears of more clashes between the bitter rivals. (read more:

(tags: Political Series, North Korea, South Korea, Grinch, The Grinch, Holiday, Christmas, Flag, whoville, Korea, DMZ, Demilitarized Zone, Dear Learder, Kim Jong il, War)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

357/207. Black (Joe) Friday

(tags: Holiday, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Friday, Entertainment Series, Television, Dragnet, Joe Friday)

356/200. Palin Family Thanksgiving

(tags: Sarah Palin, Political Series, Holiday, Thanksgiving, Bristow, Levi Johnston,  Willow, Trip, Chuck Todd, Turkey, Food, )

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

355/208. The Thanksgiving Presidential Pardon

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Barack Obama continued the decades-old tradition of pardoning the innocent "National Thanksgiving Turkey." of the death sentence. Before the ceremony, President Obama spoke out about his presidential action, saying: "It feels pretty good to stop at least one shellacking this November," said the president, with complete oblivion to and disinterest in the BILLIONS of turkeys SLAUGHTERED for human consumption every year.

(tags: Thanksgiving, Holiday, Animal rights, Animals, Turkey, Barack Obama, Pardon, Birds, Flag, US Flag)

354/178. Turkey Day 2010

Give a Cluck! Remember the Turkey this Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

353. Nancy Pelosi: Speaker of the House Minority Leader

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Democrats elected Nancy Pelosi to remain as their leader despite massive party losses in this month's congressional elections that prompted some lawmakers to call for new leadership. Pelosi, the nation's first female House speaker, will become minority leader when Republicans assume the majority in the new Congress in January, 2011. (read more

Monday, November 15, 2010

351. GBLT Sandwich

(Tags:  Political Series, Generic Series, Gay, Don't Ask, Don't Tell, DADT, dont ask don't tell, GLBT,  LGBT, GBLT, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, transgender, Flag, US Flag, Gay Flag, Rainbow)

Friday, November 12, 2010

350. Decision Points, by George W. Bush

In his newly released memoir, Decision Points, former President George W. Bush describes the critical decisions that shaped his presidency and personal life.

(tags: Book, Decision Points, Entertainment Series, Flag, George W. Bush, Political Series, President, Racism, Waterboarding)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

349. Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Veterans Day To All!

(Tags: Political Series, Holiday, Veterans Day, US Flag, US Army, Army, Prosthetic, Leg, USA, Military, USAF, Marines, Navy, DoD, Shoe)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

347/241. 2010 Mid-Term Election


(tags: Election, 2010, Midterm, Obama, Smiley Face, Political Series, Entertainment Series, Republican, Democrat, GOP,  Senate, House of Representatives,  Congress, Washington, DC,  The Sceam,  Munch)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

346/272. Ricky Martin Comes Out (again)

The tweet heard 'round the world . . .

Ricky Martin said to Oprah that, “I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man.” He revealed that when he first came out, he felt “numb” and then “relieved.”

Regarding his coming out tweet, Ricky said, “When I realized, okay, I just pressed send, whoo … I was alone. I was in my studio alone for a minute. My assistant walked in and I just started crying like a little baby. I started crying.”

Monday, November 1, 2010

345/174. Sorting Halloween Treats

Sorting out the Halloween treats, the condom and ball-gag could go either way.

(tags: update concept by Ron Little, Halloween, Holiday, Entertainment Series, Hannah Montanna, Miley Cyrus, jonas brothers, Jonas)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

343. Shameful Football Monikers

In 2009, The US Supreme Court let stand a decision by a federal appeals court in Washington that the native Americans had waited too long to bring their challenge to the Washington Redskins trademark, and thus forfeited any right to sue.

The term "redskins" is now, and always has been, a derogatory and offensive term, according to a friend-of-the-court brief filed by the National Congress of American Indians and other major native American tribes and groups.

"The organizations and Indian tribes stand together to express with one voice their collective opinion on the fundamental fact underlying this case: the 'Redskins' trademark is disparaging to native Americans and perpetuates a centuries-old stereotype of native Americans as 'blood-thirsty savages,' 'noble warriors,' and an ethnic group 'frozen in history.' "

Here, here.

(tags:  DC, Entertainment, Football, NFL, Racism, Redskins, Sports, Washington, Indians, Supreme Court, Politics)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

342. Tainted Eggs

Two Iowa farms that together recalled more than half a BILLION potentially tainted eggs this month share close ties, including suppliers of chickens and feed. Both farms are linked to businessman Austin "Jack" DeCoster, who has been cited for numerous health, safety and employment violations over the years. DeCoster owns Wright County Egg, the original farm that recalled 380 million eggs Aug. 13 after they were linked to more than 1,000 reported cases of salmonella poisoning. (read more:

(tags: egg, egg recall, Recall, tainted eggs, poison, toxic, samonella, Political Series, Vegetarian, Food)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

341. Leaving Iraq

The last U.S. combat troops crossed the border into Kuwait on Thursday morning, bringing to a close the active combat phase of a 7½-year war that overthrew the dictatorial regime of Saddam Hussein, forever defined the presidency of George W. Bush and left more than 4,400 American service members and tens of thousands of Iraqis dead. (read more:

(tags: Iraq, War, Political Series, Politics, Military, Combat, Combat Forces, Saddam Hussein, Operation Iraqi Freendom, OIF, USA, US Flag, Mission Accomplished)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

339. Back To The Future

(tags: election, polls, Sarah Palin, George W. Bush, 2012, 2010, GOP, Back To The Future, Delorean, Mission Recomplished, Political Series, Flag)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

336. DC Metro Fare Increase

DC Metro introduced the second phase of its fare increases for fiscal year 2010. The increase is aimed at closing the huge budget gap the transit agency faces. Metro is now charging extra for all rides during its new "peak of the peak" period, (aka the new busiest of the busiest times of day). Programming difficulties and rider confusion are complicating implementation of the new fares.

(tags: DC, Metro, Fare, Fare Increase, Political Series, Economy)

Monday, August 2, 2010

335. Chelsea's Wedding Crasher

First daughter Chelsea Clinton wed boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky in front of 400 guests at Astor Courts in Rhinebeck, N.Y., on Saturday, 31 July 2010.  She was walked down the aisle by her father, the 42nd preseident of the US, Bill Clinton.

(tags: Chelsea Clinton, Marc Mezvinsky, Wedding, Monica Lewinsky, Bill Clinton, President, Infidelity, Clinton)

Saturday, July 31, 2010

334. Arlington National Cemetery Debacle

WASHINGTON — Estimates of the number of graves that might be affected by mix-ups at Arlington National Cemetery grew from hundreds to as many as 6,600, as the cemetery's former superintendent, John Metzle, blamed his staff and a lack of resources for the scandal that forced his ouster. (read more:

(tags: Graves, Arlington, Arlington Cemetery, Arlington National Cemetery, John Metzler, Politics)

Friday, July 30, 2010

333. Baby Gaga

Internet rumors suggest that singer Lady Gaga was born male or hermaphroditic. The rumors began to crop up due to a number of pictures and close up videos that give the impression that Lady GaGa has somthing hidden in her pants. Her real name is reportedly "stephani." Baby Gaga's toys and mother's comment seem to confirm the rumors.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

332. American Telly: The New BBC

(tags: Entertainment Series, Television, Reality TV, Telly, American, British, BBC, Howie Mandel, Hugh Laurie, Nigel Lythgoe, Cat Deeley, Simon Fuller, Piers Morgan, Gordon Ramsay, Sharon Osbourne, Simon Cowell)

Saturday, July 24, 2010