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Texas now has zero staff political cartoonists, as Houston Chronicle fires Pulitzer winner

IT’S COME to this: Texas, the second largest state in the union — and the home of so many historically colorful political voices — lacks a single staff editorial cartoonist.

Nick Anderson, the veteran Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for the Hearst-owned Houston Chronicle, got word last week that his position had been eliminated.

Which raises the question: Why part ways with one of your most prominent political voices?

“The odds caught up with me,” Anderson wrote last week on Facebook, speaking to the decades-long thinning out of America’s staff-cartooning ranks. “Ironically, thanks to social media, my cartoons are seen more widely than ever.”



Cartoonists are some of the last truth-tellers in the MSM. Some examples of his work:

Super Discount!

Toon - Checking in with Hillary

These birds play homemade drums, a first for a non-human species

It turns out humans are not the only species that know how to make instruments to play rhythmic drumming. Palm cockatoos have mastered that skill as well. And they do it to woo females.

A team of scientists from the Australian National University, the University of Queensland and Deakin University are studying these birds to understand the evolution of music. They say that this behavior is remarkable because tool manufacture among nonhuman species is incredibly rare. And most of the tools that are created are to solve practical problems, not create sound. This is the first time scientists have observed this behavior by a non-human species.

more with video


Friday TOON Roundup 4 - The Rest





Friday TOON Roundup 3 - The Juice is Loose

Friday TOON Roundup 2 - Failures

Friday TOON Roundup 1 - The Collusionist

Phobos Orbiting Mars

(should animate)

NASA’s Hubble Sees Martian Moon Orbiting the Red Planet
The sharp eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the tiny moon Phobos during its orbital trek around Mars. Because the moon is so small, it appears star-like in the Hubble pictures.

Over the course of 22 minutes, Hubble took 13 separate exposures, allowing astronomers to create a time-lapse video showing the diminutive moon's orbital path. The Hubble observations were intended to photograph Mars, and the moon's cameo appearance was a bonus.

More here: go.nasa.gov/2uDchSn

Toon - The Truth Is Out There

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