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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!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

289. South Park vs. Terrorists

Inspired by Heather 

A radical Islamic website has threatened the creators of "South Park" by stating that Trey Parker and Matt Stone could face violent retribution for depicting the Prophet Muhammad in a bear suit during the 200th episode of the show.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

288. Sandra Bullock Steps Out

Actress Sandra Bullock was photographed in public for the first time since her husband, Jesse James, (see DEEP DIVE #269) was discovered to be having extramarital relations with some other chick(s). According to sources on scene, the actress "seemed stressed."

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

287. Volcanology

Volcanology (also spelled vulcanology) is the study of volcanoes, lava, magma, and related geological, geophysical and geochemical phenomena. The term volcanology is derived from the Latin word vulcan, which means the Roman god of fire. (

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

281. Nuclear Security Summit 2010

President Obama hosts foreign delegates in Washington for the 2010 Nuclear Security Summit.

According to this account from the Washington Post; “the only part of the summit, other than a post-meeting news conference, that was visible to the public was Obama's eight-minute opening statement, which ended with the words: ‘I'm going to ask that we take a few moments to allow the press to exit before our first session.’” read more

This cARToon might explain why the heightened media secrecy.

280. ReSovietization Begins

BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN -- Less than a month before the violent protests that toppled the government of Kyrgyzstan last week, Russian television stations broadcast scathing reports portraying President Kurmanbek Bakiyev as a repugnant dictator whose family was stealing billions of dollars from this impoverished nation.  Read more on this story from the Washington Post

Friday, April 9, 2010

278. New START Agreement Signed

The U.S. and Russia have agrred to the New Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (START)  signed by Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev. It reduces the U.S. and Russian nuclear warhead stock by about one third, to 1,550.

Future republican presidential candidate Sarah Palin criticized Obama's pledge not to strike non-nuclear nations who abide by the nonproliferation treaty; "It's unbelievable, no other administration would do it." And then she likened it to kids on the playground. She said you're like a kid who says, "Punch me in the face, and I'm not going to retaliate."

Thursday, April 8, 2010

277. Virginia's "Confederate History Month"

Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell proclaimed April "Confederate History Month. Here's an excerpt of the proclimation from his website:

WHEREAS, this defining chapter in Virginia's history should not be forgotten, but instead should be studied, understood and remembered by all Virginians, both in the context of the time in which it took place, but also in the context of the time in which we live, and this study and remembrance takes on particular importance as the Commonwealth prepares to welcome the nation and the world to visit Virginia for the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the Civil War, a four-year period in which the exploration of our history can benefit all;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Robert McDonnell, do hereby recognize April 2010 as CONFEDERATE HISTORY MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

276. Hamid Karzai: The Prodigal Puppet

KABUL - Afghan President Hamid Karzai threatened over the weekend to quit the political process and join the Taliban if he continued to come under outside pressure to reform.

Monday, April 5, 2010

275. Kay Bailey Hutchison Reneges On Texas

Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) reneged on her promise to resign her senate seat  "win or lose"  after the Texas gubenatorial primary, which she lost to Texas Governor Rick Perry (R).