Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tony Curtis RIP

First Eddie Fisher and now Tony Curtis (AKA Bernie Schwartz)? Losing two of my childhood crushes, both nice Jewish boys in one week? Oy vey.
I got this at the premiere of The Robe in 1953 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.  My uncle was a show biz insider, and I was one lucky little girl visiting from Milwaukee.  I collected a slew of autographs that night, but Curtis was one of the few that was legible.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Eddie Fisher RIP

After school my grandma used to drive me to NBC on Sunset and Vine so I could see them film the Eddie Fisher Coke Time show. Afterwards he would flirt with fans.
I was prez of  my local fan club. He gave me his tie that day AND I STILL HAVE IT!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Witch ODonnell

Classic citizen cartoonists conundrum:
The crazier the candidates,
the easier the cartoons!

Friday, September 17, 2010

McDonald's Kills

Are network news departments going to show a news story about a hard hitting ad put out by PCRM, doctor's group about the grave dangers of fast food and McDonald's in particular?  I saw it once this AM and now nothing.

It shows a morgue with a stiff saying "I was Lovin' it."  McDonald's is a major sponsor of TV.  Let me know if you see this ad or any story about it. 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Palin's Meat Dress

Friends, as I've said before there's nothing I like
more than the conflation of two news stories -
especially when fashion  is involved.

Here's my meat dress for Sara Palin branded
with the names of the country's most dangerous,
lying right-wing wing nuts.  

BTW meat is NOT easy to draw, especially as
a dress and hat.  Stink wiggles aren't easy either.
Or descending flies.

Love your feedback!  Karyl

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Midterms HEART Korans

Midterms HEART Koran

How come there’s never a John McCain around when you need him? There are so many John McCains, I’ll have to specify: I’m talking about the voice of reason John McCain who set the old lady straight when she thought incorrectly, that Obama was a Muslim. Where’s that guy? Oh yeah, Midterm elections are only 60 days away. Republicans are in full metal jacket campaign mode. They’re not going to help anyone from our side. In fact, they will hurt us if it helps them. This is why Boehner took forever to answer, when asked if he thought the Koran should be burned and why his answer was so non-committal. The Republican plan is so obvious. Nobody would have to break into Watergate to figure out this strategy. Here it is:

1. Encourage hatred of Muslims. Use a building or a book burning to get your point across: Muslims are dark, mysterious, hate us and are secretly planning to kill us. They already outnumber us and they’re serial breeders.

2. Don’t correct any rumors about Obama being big secret Muslim. (If Muslims are bad and Obama’s one of them – bully for us.) Use Obama’s middle name constantly. You know the truth, but if it gets votes, who cares?

3. Engage Dems in constitutional discussions where they are constantly forced to defend Muslims on national TV.

4. Identify your most gullible followers: i.e.: If they believe Jesus rode on a dinosaur they will believe anything you tell them).

5. Teach them to read.

6. Get these gullible followers to register to vote in the Midterms. Give them a list of the chosen Repub. candidates that they can take into their polling booths.

7. Drive them to the polls and give them a free loaf of bread afterwards.

8. Repubs prevail in Midterms.

9. Repubs in Congress take away all gains by Obama admin – weaken healthcare etc. Repubs ruin everything again (and we let them because Dems are PUSSIES! There, I said it again).
We have got to get the truth out there because the naive and ill informed are being exploited for votes by the Christian right. If the Repubs win congress, I dread the future. Dems have got to find voters and get them to the polls. It’s our only hope. I am as scared now as I was before Obama’s election night. My worst fear (after fear that an orange man from Mad Men will be Speaker) is: What if Ruth Bader Ginsberg retires? This is serious. It’s all serious.

Karyl Miller 9/11/10

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Challenge to the Media: Grow a Pair by 9/10

CHALLENGE TO THE MEDIA, To Grow  a Pair by 9/10.
Resolve NOT to broadcast images of any Koran burnings. For once: Turn your backs on the ratings! You cannot on one hand be genuinely worried about the result of broadcasting these extreme images and on the other hand go ahead and broadcast them. Claiming showing it is “in the public’s interest” is a cop out. I implore the news media: Don’t gin up this story. You had the good sense not to broadcast beheadings – Koran burnings are just as incendiary. What a wonderful world it would be if the TV news media got together and agreed to boycott any Koran burnings. Everybody’s unemployed and broke and watching news all day. Everybody is mad at everybody right now. It’s in the public’s best interest to NOT give a hate-mongering wing nut from Florida his own reality show. Hey Media, Got Conscience?

Don’t be responsible for setting off WWIII.

As I type this CNN just broadcast an interview with John Boehner where was asked if the Koran should be burned and he took an eon to answer.  In fact, he spaced out. When he finally answered, did he emphatically say, “Of course, no one should ever burn anybodie's bible?” No. Did he appeal to the public to be brotherly toward our fellowman? He did not! He responded with something very wishy washy – which I’m sure encouraged wing nuts everywhere to come out of the woodwork with their matches and video cams.  What the fuck?
Karyl Miller 9/8/2010