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Funny Times March 2016 Issue

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Cartoons About …
Politicians . Protests . Exercise . Substances . Gun Control . and more!

Cartoons by: Clay Bennett, Bizarro, Harry Bliss, Ruben Bolling, Matt Bors, David Cohen, Jack Compère, Dave Coverly, Bob Eckstein, Martha Gradisher, Judy Horacek, John Kastner, Ham Khan, Keith Knight, Mary Lawton, Carol Lay, Tim Lockley, Scott Masear, Brian McFadden, P.S. Mueller, Jack Ohman, Rina Piccolo, K.A. Polzin, Hilary Price, Ted Rall, Graham Sale, Maria Scrivan, Jim Siergey, Barbara Smaller, Jen Sorensen, Mark Stivers, Tom Swick, Tom Toles, Tom Toro, Tom Tomorrow, Brad Veley, P.C. Vey, Dan Wasserman, Shannon Wheeler, Matt Wuerker, Adam Zyglis … and lots more!

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Funny Times February 2016 Issue

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Cartoons About …
2015 Retrospective . Babies . Valentines . Life and Death . The Internet . and more!

Cartoons by: Clay Bennett, Bizarro, Harry Bliss, Ruben Bolling, Matt Bors, David Cohen, Jack Compère, Dave Coverly, Bob Eckstein, Samuel Ferri, David Fitzsimmons, Martha Gradisher, Buddy Hickerson, Ham Khan, Keith Knight, Mary Lawton, Carol Lay, Tim Lockley, Scott Masear, Brian McFadden, Chris Monroe, P.S. Mueller, Joel Pett, Rina Piccolo, K.A. Polzin, Hilary Price, Graham Sale, Maria Scrivan, Jen Sorensen, Mark Stivers, Ward Sutton, Tom Toles, Tom Tomorrow, Shannon Wheeler, Matt Wuerker, Adam Zyglis … and lots more!

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Funny Times January 2016 Issue

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Cartoons About …
Politicians . Winter . Food and Drink . Modern Life . and more!

Cartoons by: Clay Bennett, Bizarro, Harry Bliss, Ruben Bolling, Matt Bors, Jack Compère, Dave Coverly, Bob Eckstein, Samuel Ferri, David Fitzsimmons, Martha Gradisher, Patrick Hardin, Buddy Hickerson, Scott Hilburn, David Horsey, Ham Khan, Keith Knight, L.J. Kopf, Mary Lawton, Tim Lockley, Scott Masear, Brian McFadden, Chris Monroe, P.S. Mueller, Joel Pett, Rina Piccolo, K.A. Polzin, Hilary Price, Jessica Pruett, Graham Sale, Maria Scrivan, Jen Sorensen, Barbara Smaller, Mark Stivers, Betsy Streeter, Ward Sutton, Tom Toles, Tom Tomorrow, Brad Veley, Shannon Wheeler, Matt Wuerker, Adam Zyglis … and lots more!

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Funny Times December 2015 Issue

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Cartoons About …
Holidays . Political Parties . Worrying . Parenting . Conversation . and more!

Cartoons by: Clay Bennett, Bizarro, Harry Bliss, Ruben Bolling, Matt Bors, Dave Coverly, Samuel Ferri, David Fitzsimmons, Martha Gradisher, Buddy Hickerson, Scott Hilburn, David Horsey, George Jartos, John Kastner, Ham Khan, Keith Knight, L.J. Kopf, Tim Lachowski, Mary Lawton, Carol Lay, David Low, Scott Masear, R.J. Matson, Brian McFadden, Chris Monroe, P.S. Mueller, Nina Paley, Joel Pett, Rina Piccolo, K.A. Polzin, Hilary Price, Maria Scrivan, Jen Sorensen, Barbara Smaller, Mark Stivers, Ward Sutton, Tom Toles, Tom Tomorrow, P.C. Vey, Shannon Wheeler, Matt Wuerker, Zippy … and lots more!

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Funny Times October 2014 Issue

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Cartoons about:
Money . I.T. . Religion . Shopping . and more

Cartoons by: Isabella Bannerman, Meg Biddle, Bizarro, Harry Bliss, Matt Bors, Martin Bucella, Jon Carter, Jack Compère, Dave Coverly, J.C. Duffy, Samuel Ferri, Randy Glasbergen, Martha Gradisher, Jeff Hobbs, Nicole Hollander, David Horsey, George Jartos, Ham Khan, Keith Knight, Mary Lawton, Carol Lay, Tim Lockley, Chris Monroe, Steve Moore, P.S. Mueller, Mark Parisi, Rina Piccolo, K.A. Polzin, Hilary Price, Ted Rall, Maria Scrivan, Andy Singer, Jen Sorensen, Mark Stivers, Ward Sutton, Tom Toles, Tom Tomorrow, P.C. Vey, Kim Warp, Shannon Wheeler, Matt Wuerker, Zippy … and lots more!

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Post-Traumatic Parent Syndrome

By Ray Lesser

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I wake up in the middle of the night to the sound of the baby crying. My beautiful dream of floating on a yacht in the French Riviera fades out as the wailing becomes louder and louder, like an incoming emergency vehicle. Continue reading

Funny Times August 2014 Issue

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Cartoons about:
Bugs . Sleep . Vacations . Babies . and more

Cartoons by:  Isabella Bannerman, Lynda Barry, Bizarro, Marc Bilgrey, Harry Bliss, Matt Bors, Martin Bucella, Tom Cheney, Dave Coverly, Derf, J.C. Duffy, Tim Eagan, Benita Epstein, Martha Gradisher, Buddy Hickerson, David Horsey, Ham Khan, Keith Knight, L.J. Kopf, Mary Lawton, Carol Lay, Chris Monroe, Carlos Montage, Steve Moore, P.S. Mueller, Nina Paley, Mark Parisi, Joel Pett, Hilary Price, Ted Rall, Maria Scrivan, Andy Singer, David Sipress, Jen Sorensen, Tom Swick, Tom Toles, Tom Tomorrow, Tom Toro, P.C. Vey, Shannon Wheeler, Matt Wuerker … and lots more!

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Funny Times July 2014 Issue

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Cartoons about:
Camping . D-Day . God . Parenting . and more

Cartoons by: Isabella Bannerman, Bizarro, Harry Bliss, Ruben Bolling, Matt Bors, Martin Bucella, Dave Coverly, Derf, Bob Eckstein, Randy Glasbergen, Martha Gradisher, David Horsey, George Jartos, Ham Khan, Keith Knight, Peter Kuper, Mary Lawton, Chris Monroe, Steve Moore, P.S. Mueller, Mark Parisi, Joel Pett, K.A. Polzin, Hilary Price, Ted Rall, Flash Rosenberg, Maria Scrivan, Andy Singer, David Sipress, Barbara Smaller, Jen Sorensen, Tom Swick, Tom Tomorrow, Tom Toro, P.C. Vey, Shannon Wheeler, Matt Wuerker … and lots more!

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Funny Times March 2014 Issue

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Cartoons about:
Films . Babies . Pot . Gadgetry . and more

Cartoons by: Isabella Bannerman, Bizarro, Harry Bliss, Ruben Bolling, Matt Bors, Tom Cheney, Dave Coverly, Roy Delgado, Derf, Tim Eagan, Bob Eckstein, Randy Glasbergen, Martha Gradisher, David Horsey, George Jartos, Keith Knight, Mary Lawton, Tim Lockley, Chris Monroe, Steve Moore, P.S. Mueller, Mark Parisi, K.A. Polzin, Hilary Price, Ted Rall, Flash Rosenberg, Maria Scrivan, Andy Singer, David Sipress, Jen Sorensen, Betsy Streeter, Tom Tomorrow, P.C. Vey, Kim Warp, Shannon Wheeler, Matt Wuerker, Zippy … and lots more!

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Overweight And Overwrought

By Ray Lesser

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This scale can’t be right. How can I possibly weigh five pounds more than I’ve ever weighed before? Continue reading

Advice From My Eight-Year-Old Me

By Ray Lesser

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Dear Ray,

You’re all grown up now, and have probably forgotten a lot of the things you used to do. But I just want to remind you of some of my favorite stuff, which I hope maybe you’ll take some time to do just because it’s fun and why not enjoy your life even if you are old? Continue reading

Funny Times May 2010 Issue

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Cartoons about:
Tea Party . Mother’s Day . Gardens . Spring . Health Reform . Animals . Art . Thinking . Money . Work . Fast Food . Kids

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Cartoons by: Isabella Bannerman, Bizarro, Harry Bliss, Ruben Bolling, Bruce Bolinger, Dave Coverly, Derf, Tim Eagan, Bob Eckstein, Randy Glasbergen, Martha Gradisher, George Jartos, John Jonik, Ham Khan, Keith Knight, Peter Kuper, Mary Lawton, Carol Lay, Chris Monroe, Carlos Montage, P.S. Mueller, Jack Ohman, Rina Piccolo, K.A. Polzin, Hilary Price, Ted Rall, Maria Scrivan, Andy Singer, David Sipress, Jen Sorensen, Mark Stivers, Tom Toles, Tom Tomorrow, P.C. Vey, Shannon Wheeler, Matt Wuerker, Zippy … and lots more!

 

In This Issue:

It’s Just A Matter Of (Free) Time
By Garrison Keillor

What Do Moms Really Want?
A Chance To Be Imperfect

By Lenore Skenazy

Attention Tension
By Jean Sorensen

Bob’s Garden: An Exercise In Fruitility
By Saralee Perel

The People’s Republic Of America
By William Brown

The Borowitz Report
By Andy Borowitz

A Leap In Cow Control
By Dave Barry

Art Colony
By Andrei Codrescu

This Is Your Brain On Level 3
By Bruce Cameron

French Fast Food Restaurants
The Week Contest

By Lenore Skenazy

Advice From My Eight-Year-Old Me
by Raymond Lesser

PLUS:

Spring Cartoons
Ruminations
Lots of News Cartoons
News of the Weird
Harper’s Index
Cartoon Playground
Planet Proctor
Plus full pages of cartoons — Mother’s Day, Gardens, Health Reform, Animals, and more

Brain Center Inbox

Funny Times September 2009 Issue

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Cartoons about:
Kids . Diet . Philosophy . Work . Guys . Dreams . Art

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Cartoons by: Isabella Bannerman, Bizarro, Harry Bliss, Ruben Bolling, Bruce Bolinger, Dave Coverly, Derf, Tim Eagan, Bob Eckstein, Randy Glasbergen, Martha Gradisher, George Jartos, John Jonik, Ham Khan, Keith Knight, Peter Kuper, Mary Lawton, Carol Lay, Chris Monroe, Carlos Montage, P.S. Mueller, Jack Ohman, Rina Piccolo, K.A. Polzin, Hilary Price, Ted Rall, Maria Scrivan, Andy Singer, David Sipress, Jen Sorensen, Mark Stivers, Tom Toles, Tom Tomorrow, P.C. Vey, Shannon Wheeler, Matt Wuerker, Zippy … and lots more!

 

In This Issue:

A Doctor in the House
By Bruce Cameron

The Borowitz Report
By Andy Borowitz

The Funny Times Interviews Lenore Skenazy, “America’s Worst Mom”

The Beauty of Ordinariness
By Garrison Keillor

Stuff Guys Do
By Dave Barry

End of the Line
By Colin McEnroe

10 Handy Tips for Coping With The Collapse of Everything
By P.S. Mueller

Socks on Saturday Night
By R.G. LiVolsi

Dangerous Fashions
by Ray Lesser

Curmudgeon on Liberals vs. Conservatives

PLUS:

Planet Proctor
Philosophy Cartoons
News of the Weird
Back-to-School Cartoons
Work Cartoons
Harper’s Index
Dream Cartoons
Art Cartoons

Private Tennis Lessons

Is Dad In Danger Of Losing His Job?

By Ray Lesser

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My children treat me as though I’m part of their personal staff. And they don’t think I’m doing a particularly good job.

My daughter wants me to be her secretary, and screen her phone calls. “If it’s Kevin, tell him I already left. If it’s Janet tell her I’ll be over in a half-hour.”

“What if it’s just someone who wants to talk to you?” I ask.

“Well then, obviously, tell them to call my cell phone!”

My 10-year-old son wants me to wash his laundry, and then fold it and put it away in his drawers. “And I need new socks. Buy me some more when you go to the store.”

“I don’t really know what kind you want.”

“Get me the ones that go up to the ankles, not high up on the calf, or low down at the heel. And make sure they have red stripes.”

“Maybe you’d like to come with me and pick them out yourself?”

“Don’t be silly, Dad, I’ve got to go to camp all day, and then I have a game tonight. That reminds me, I think it’s your turn to bring treats for the whole team. And please don’t get those crummy potato chips like last time. Everybody hated that. Get popsicles or ice-cream bars.”

“Those things melt, unless you bring them right at the end of the game,” I say.

“None of the other parents seem to have any problem doing that. Why can’t you?”

Meanwhile, my older son is looking for an apartment with his buddies at college. He keeps faxing me application forms to fill out. “Why do you keep sending these to me?” I ask him.

“The landlord wants the person who’s financially responsible to fill them out. And make sure you sign this one. You forgot to sign the last one, and the landlord rented it to someone else who had all their paperwork filled out correctly.”

“Ari, this is the tenth of these applications you’ve had me fill out this week. How many apartments are you renting?”

“Dad, you don’t seem to realize how tight the rental market is in this town. I need you to fill this out and fax it back right away, or we won’t have a chance to rent this apartment, either. Oh, and by the way, you said you were going to rip me a copy of that Miles Davis CD. Have you sent it yet?”

When I became a parent, I realized it was going to be a lot of hard work. But I had the na

The Parent Gene

By Ray Lesser

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Somehow or other I inherited the parent gene. I’m not sure exactly where it came from, but I know it was there lurking in my DNA, ready to be activated as soon as I had a kid to yell at.

The parent gene insures the survival, and eventual improvement of the species. When you see your kid is tottering on the edge of a precipice, you are always on the alert to grab him and pull him back; whether the precipice is the edge of the Grand Canyon or the edge of the coffee table, where he’s about to knock over Daddy’s beer.

When I was young and my father was in full-parent mode, ranting at me because of some minor rules infraction like forgetting to turn out a light, or wipe the mud off my shoes, I vowed I would never act like him if I had children. But after following muddy footprints from vacant room to vacant room while turning off switches (the current record is 28 unused lights/stereos/TVs/ computers in one sweep), my perspective has changed. “I’m not going to tell you again! If you don’t start turning off your lights when you’re not in your room, I’m going to take away your lightbulbs!”

It’s scary to say things like this, because there’s a whole section of my brain that knows these arguments and rants by heart. My dad is suddenly reincarnated and yelling out of my mouth, and I find myself agreeing with everything he says. “I don’t care who started it, keep it up and I’ll finish you both!” Dad yells. “What are you, an ape? What do you think this place is, a zoo?” “Quit bellyaching! Life is not a fairytale where you live happily ever after. Life is full of hardship, and trouble, and suffering, until you turn 65 and your children finally leave home.”

Being a father is an impossible task, which you only begin to understand when you become one. I realize I sometimes send my kids mixed signals, but that’s OK because my primary job is to stay on their case, no matter what they’re doing, or not doing. So if they’re vegging out in front of the TV, of course I’m going to say, “Turn that off and finish your homework.” Then later, when they’re up late writing a term paper on how to save the world from global warming, I have to say, “You’ll never be successful in life if you don’t get enough rest. Turn off the computer and go to bed now.”

Another primary parenting function is to help my spouse survive. She is my rock, my inspiration, and the only one who knows how to get Ravi to take a bath. I’ve therefore worked out three basic rules for the children on how they should treat their mother:

1. Leave her alone, she’s trying to do something important, like make me dinner.

2. Leave her alone, she’s not in a good mood.

3. Leave her alone, she’s in a good mood and I want her to stay that way.

The most surprising thing about becoming a father is discovering how much of your time it takes. When I was younger, I thought being a father was more or less a biological circumstance, and men could take kids or leave them, depending on how rude or inconvenient they became. But now my whole day revolves around my children. Partly this is because, no matter what I’m doing, they feel free to interrupt with important questions that only I can answer like, “Why do dogs pee on fire hydrants?” “Can I invite a friend over?” “Can we get a dog?” “Where does electricity come from?” “My feet hurt, when are you going to take me to buy new shoes?” “Dad, do you know what happens when you pour gasoline mixed with turpentine into the lawnmower? Come out to the garage and I’ll show you!” “You promised we’d go see Scooby Doo, and this is the last week it’s playing!” “Why did Grandma and Grandpa decide to have you?”

I’m not sure what Mom’s reasons were, but she always says that Dad wanted to have another kid so that he’d have someone to go bowling with. After 17 years of parenting I’m beginning to realize that this is as good a reason as any for procreating. Having a kid means you get to play ball, ride bikes, go to the playground, build forts, eat cake and ice cream, make fart noises, watch cartoons, blow bubbles, tell silly jokes, and always have somebody to share it all with. I loved being a kid the first time around, and my second, third and fourth childhood have only gotten better. The world is as goofy and fun as it ever was, but now my favorite playmates sleep over every night, plus I’ve got my own credit card.

“Who wants to go with me to the toy store?”