New Yorker Cartoons of 23 May 2011

It’s nearing the end of a hectic day.  For one thing, self had another of those bouts where she finds herself hopelessly lost —  practically in her own backyard.  The last time this happened to her, she had her niece with her in the car.  Very conveniently niece fell asleep.  By the time she awoke, over an hour later —  exclaiming:  “Oh!  What happened?  It’s so late??!!” —  self had very luckily found her way to niece’s street.

Anyhoo, self is attempting to relax with some bibingka from Tribu (Thanks to Zack, self was there again yesterday) and The New Yorker.  Everything in this issue (23 May 2011) makes her laugh:  from “Shouts & Murmurs” (a series of purported interviews with members of the SEAL team that took down bin Laden:  “Took house.  Searched the three floors.  Engaged hundreds of enemy combatants, all of whom were firing, but we did this special dance move so they kept missing us.  Main target was on top floor and used female as shield, though maybe shield is the wrong word, as she just happened to be standing in front of him.”), to the captions:

Cartoon # 1:  Great-Great-Grandson of Godzilla, stepping on teensy people:  Next to him, two balloon captions, one saying Oh, GOD!  I’m so, so SORRY!! Another saying I’m such a KLUTZ!!

Cartoon # 2 depicts two suits talking to each other across a desk.  Caption:  Those who ignore history are entitled to repeat it.

Self doesn’t know why, but she finds herself giggling —  no, guffawing, in great big gusts —  at each of those.  She still has a couple of months to go on her subscription:  it expires January 2012.  She keeps reminding herself to renew it.  After all, she renewed The Economist, and the Women’s Review of Books.  And One Story.  And she started a subscription to The Utne Reader.  And she quotes more from The New Yorker than from any other publication.  Wherefore, then, this delay, this hesitation?  Alas, self knows not the reason why.

Back to bibingka and reading.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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