Cartoon Tuesday: Beware of the Ouchies

After reading about a new Pew Poll that found 88 percent of Americans believe they can’t live without a car, I couldn’t help thinking of this cartoon from John Akre — who also gave us Cars for Hats. Car dependence has never looked so terrifying.

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This week, The Onion’s “American Voices” asks three average Americans their views on L.A.’s recently passed cyclist anti-harassment ordinance.  As you would expect from The Onion, the comments aren’t pretty.  Of course, these three have been answering these questions for quite some time now. But I have faith that Streetsblog readers are funnier than Onion […]

Cartoon Tuesday: Stray Dogs Taking Moscow Metro

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If stray Russian dogs can learn to ride the train…Photo:EnglishRussia.com While reading the news magazine "The Week" this weekend, I noticed a small story about how stray dogs in Russia are starting to ride the Moscow Metro to get to their work.  In the morning, the dogs ride into Moscow’s down town where they spend […]

Cartoon Wednesday: NASCAR and Bicycles

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NASCAR: Why Is It Not Done on Thousands of Bicycles Last week The Onion had a running gag that it was "sold to the Chinese" and all articles were written by staff as though they were official Chinese government proclamations about American culture.  While there were several things to chortle about, my favorite article was […]

Cartoon Tuesday: Walking Ewww

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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 […]

Cartoon Tuesday: Sesame Street and Bus Stops

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Before I sign out for the holidays, I wanted to give you some homework to help me out.  One thing that Sammy responds to when we’re trying to get him to sleep is singing.  Being a good Streetsblogger, I’m trying to give him as many songs about transit or biking as possible.  I haven’t found […]

Cartoon Tuesday: Who Pays?

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This comic is one of many on BP’s disaster available at U.S. News and World Report. There have been so many depressing plots surrounding the ongoing horror story unfolding at Deepwater Horizon.  It’s sort of a "pick your poison" buffet catastrophe: helpless animals coated in oil,  the universal inability to figure out a way to […]