An ode to true car dependence from cartoonist and car-free Minneapolis blogger John Akre: I need to take my car with me wherever I may go,And that is why the latest style is to wear a car chapeau.
I know this commercial is for "last year’s" L.A. County Fair, but they’re using the same one this year and there’s no expiration date on Cartoon Tuesday pieces. In what I’m choosing to view as an indictment of car-culture, our three heroines have a little bit of trouble at the fair’s bumper cars. The whole […]
Did The Media Treat Bachmann Unfairly Because She’s An Insane Woman? For years, Streetsblog has chronicled some of the most ridiculous car advertisements that appear in print or television. We’ve also tried to occasionally lighten the mood with the “Cartoon Tuesday” series. Leave it to The Onion News Network to give us a chance to […]
A couple of car-related ads in heavy NFL rotation caught my attention mostly for their emphasis, intended or not, on car-free transportation. Exhibit A is from Geico, which as usual doesn’t use cars in its ads for car insurance. Instead, in this spot the company’s ubiquitous cartoon spokeslizard is depicted walking the center line of […]
The tale is one that is familiar to us all. A model citizen is kind to friends, family and neighbors alike. He stops and smells the flowers. He walks around an ant. Then he gets behind the wheel of a car. Road rage. Entitlement. Delusions of road ownership. Selfishness. Our everyman experiences all of these […]
It’s not quite a cartoon, but it is a clever, sad, ironic laugh. Friend of the blog Nathan Lucero posted his Bike Lane meeting bingo card at the Figueroa for All Facebook group. Not all neighborhood councils are the same; many have been very supportive of facilities for bicycling and walking. It does seem like […]