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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!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

487. HR Meets Social Media

(tags: General, HR, Social Media, Human Resources, Facebook,  Employment, Privacy, Law,  Legal)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

486. Deepsea Challenger

Film director and explorer James Cameron became the first human to travel on his own to the world’s deepest abyss, the Challenger Deep, which lies 62 miles southwest of Guam in the Pacific Ocean in the Mariana Trench. Mr. Cameron found a bleak terrain that was all but barren of life.
Mr. Cameron’s achievement is a triumph of engineering. At 35,756 feet below the surface — two leagues under the sea — where his sub, the Deepsea Challenger, hit bottom.
The dive had been attempted only once before, in 1960, when Don Walsh, a retired United States Navy captain, and Jacques Piccard, a Swiss engineer, reached the spot in the Navy submersible Trieste, but their view was obscured by vast diatomaceous ooze. Here's what they didn't see.
(tags: Politics, Ecology, Earth, Alien, Challenger, ooze, Alien, Mariana Trench)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

485. Kim Kardashian Flour Bombed

Hollywood, CA, Kim Kardashian was "flour bombed" Thursday night -- as she arrived on the red carpet to market the launch of her new fragrance, True Reflection. The perpetrator is PETA Activist Christina Cho whose younger sister, Michelle Cho, is one of the top PETA officials in L.A.
PETA has offered to fund Cho's defense, if asked.
(tags: Entertainment Series, Kim Kardashian, Clown,  Flour Bomb, PETA, Animal rights, Cho)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

483. Obama Goes to Florida

Police in Sanford, Fla., have become the target of anger and protest around the country for failing to arrest George Zimmerman after he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
But Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law may have given them little choice.
That law grants immunity to anyone who uses deadly force, inside or outside his home, if he can reasonably claim he was defending himself.
According to 911 telephone records, 28-year-old George Zimmerman described Trayvon as a suspicious-looking black male wearing a hooded sweat shirt.

(tags: Political Series, Politics, Barack Obama, Florida, Murder, Crime, Hoodie, Trayvon, Zimmerman)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

482. Denver Broncos Acquire Peyton Manning

The Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning have agreed to a five-year contract that will pay the 11-time Pro Bowl quarterback $96 million, according to a report on the National Football League's website.
Manning was cut by the Indianapolis Colts two weeks ago and his former team was already congratulating the most prolific passer in their franchise's history.
Blue is the name of the Indiannapolis Colts Mascot, Thunder is the name of the Denver Broncos Mascot.
(tags: Sports, Sports Series, NFL, Football, Broncos, Colts, Blue, Thunder)

Monday, March 19, 2012

481. Soldiers: The 99.9%

(tags: Politics, Political Series, War, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Iran,  Soldier, Bales, Terrorism, Al Qaeda, Afghanistan, Flag)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

479. Captain America

(Tags: Politics, Political Series, Entertainment Series, Captain America, War,  PTSD, Military, Gwot, Prosthetic)


(tags: Politics, Political Series, Religion, War,  Evolution, Nukes, Nuclear, Earth, Peace, humans, mankind)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

477. Birth Control

(tags: birth control, Political Series, Politics, election, Equality, Women, Smiley Face, Guns, GOP, Election 201)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

476. Obama and Netanyahu Confer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Taking sharply different stands, President Barack Obama urged pressure and diplomacy to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear bomb while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphasized his nation's right to a pre-emptive attack. Even in proclaiming unity on Monday, the leaders showed no give on competing ways to resolve the crisis.
and in related news: (CBS News) At a news conference at the White House on Tuesday, President Obama lashed out at Mitt Romney and the other GOP presidential candidates for "the casualness with which some of these folks talk about war," saying their rhetoric on Iran reflects the fact that they "don't have a lot of responsibilities."
and in related news:
UNITED NATIONS – Key U.N. Security Council members began discussing a possible new resolution Tuesday that demands an end to the violence in Syria, first by government forces and then by opposition fighters, in hopes of overcoming opposition from Russia and China.
and in related news:
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Taking sharply different stands, President Barack Obama urged pressure and diplomacy to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear bomb while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphasized his nation's right to a pre-emptive attack. Even in proclaiming unity on Monday, the leaders showed no give on competing ways to resolve the crisis.
(tags: Politics, Political Series, Barack Obama, netanyahu, Middle East, War, Flag, Religion)

475. Iran and Russia Vote, 2012

Iran and Russia held national level elections this week, and I think the results went something like this.
(tags: Political Series, Politics, Russia, Iran,  Putin, Ayatollah, election, vote)

Monday, March 5, 2012

474. Rush Limbaugh: Sad Clown

Rush Limbaugh said today he was "sincere" and "heartfelt" in his apology to Sandra Fluke, as he explained that he never believed the Georgetown University student was a "slut" or "prostitute" when he said those words last week. (more:

(tags: Political Series, Politics, election, GOP,  Rush Limbaugh, Clown, birth control, 2012)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

473. NFL Bounty Hunters

The NFL on Friday said an investigation by its security department found that Williams and several New Orleans Saints players employed an illegal bounty system, financially rewarding defensive players for big plays, including knocking opponents out of games during the 2009-11 seasons. After details of the NFL's probe were released, five former Redskins, including defensive end Phillip Daniels, and a former coach told The Washington Post that Williams had a similar system with Washington.
(tags: Sport Series, Sports Series, NFL, Football,  Bounty, Defense, Safety)

Friday, March 2, 2012

472. Slut

Is Rush Limbaugh damaging the Republican Party? On Friday Limbaugh drew withering criticism from all colors of the political spectrum for his comment that Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke is “slut” and a “prostitute” for testifying in favor of mandatory coverage of contraception in employer-provided health insurance.
(tags: Political Series, Politics, birth control, Health, Health Care, condom, GOP,  rush, limbaugh, Equality, contraception)

471. Iran Votes

Iranian state media claim a "massive turnout" for the country's parliamentary elections Friday, which are likely to solidify Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's control over conservative rivals tied to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (more:
(tags: Iran, Political Series, Politics, Ayatollah, Khameni, Flag)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

470. Davy Jones, RIP

Marcia Brady wasn't the only girl who loved Davy Jones. But she certainly was the most memorable.
Fittingly, Maureen McCormick has spoken out in the wake of The Monkees' singer's death, paying tribute to the man who will forever be—at least partially—remembered as the dreamiest TV prom date ever to hit prime-time.
"Davy was a beautiful soul who spread love and goodness around the world," the erstwhile Brady Bunch star said in a statement. "He filled our lives with happiness, music and joy."

469. The Coming Endorsement

(Political Series, Politics, GOP, 2012, election, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney)

468. Gas Prices

NEW YORK -- The nationwide average for gasoline prices approached $3.74 a gallon Thursday, continuing a steady rise for the 23rd consecutive day, according to the motorist group AAA.
The average price rose 0.7 cent a gallon in the latest 24-hour period, AAA said. A month ago, the nationwide average was $3.44 a gallon.
Gas prices are up 14% so far in 2012. The average price is down 37.6 cents, or about 9.1%, from the record high of $4.11 on July 17, 2008.
(tags: Barack Obama, Obama, Political Series, Politics, Energy, Gas, Fuel, Petrol, Economy, election, 2012, DNC)