Cartoon Tuesday: What in the World?

A couple of weeks ago, Brad Aaron posted a gem of a video by Mark Fiore about aliens landing on earth and getting confused by our transportation system.  Seriously?  We run our vehicles on dinosaur juice?

It turns out the theme of confused aliens and our transportation system isn’t a new one.  Via Carter Rubin comes this video from the 1960’s.  The gist: Martians send a ship to earth to take pictures of the surface and based on our development patterns assume that the dominant species on the planet isn’t humans, but automobiles.  $20 says that nobody at LADOT gets the joke.

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Cartoon Tuesday: The World’s Best Anti-Sprawl Video

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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: Park-N-Abandon

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Today’s toon combo comes to us via the Times’ By Design blog, where Allison Arieff has posted a paean to Steven M. Johnson, an inventor, author, cartoonist and former urban planner described by Arieff as "a sort of R. Crumb meets R. Buckminster Fuller." Many of Johnson’s "whimsical musings" are transportation related, and at least […]