>Dog Judge Voyeur

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I got some interesting mail on the dog cartoon. A handful of people wrote to me and said how much they liked this cartoon, two of whom were professional cartoonists. This surprised me a bit, I didn’t think it was all that clever, just sort of a funny visual. One site, The Comics Curmudgeon, one of my favorite daily reads and one that makes its bread by skewering cartoons, posted it just because they liked it. I secretly always wanted to be on that site but not for the eviscerating reasons that cartoons usually end up there. It was a dream come true.

Even more surprising was an email from someone who normally loves my work but hated this one because it was “cruel.” Perhaps they did not realize it is only a cartoon man, no “real” people got hurt.

This brings us to Casual Friday. I’ve never worked in an office with a dress code and have always pitied those who do. It’s particularly ridiculous when you have to wear something completely outside the norm, like a choir robe. Would people show less respect for someone in a suit? The British really go to town with this tradition, dressing their judges up like old women. Even their lawyers (which they have another name for; “chips” is it?) have to wear wigs and doilies. Try as I might, I cannot understand this kind of behaviour. (spelled the British way.) For consistency’s sake, they should also make the defendants dress up in costumes. Perhaps something more amusing to break up all that black and grey. I’d like to suggest a duck costume since if things don’t go well, they may be going “up the river.”

Today’s ancient offering is about history, science, voyeurism and religion. Here in NYC, people regularly spy on each other with binoculars and telescopes. It’s just a given when so many of us live so closely together in high-rise buildings. You get used to it and don’t think anything about it after a while. When I first came to NYC, my future wife, CHNW, used to routinely walk around her apartment at night in various stages of undress. I asked her why she didn’t close her blinds and she said, quite innocently, “What’s the point? The only thing across the street is a rectory full of priests.” (Not to be confused with a rectum full…)

I shudder to think how many crises of faith she instigated as those poor souls struggled to maintain their commitment to celibacy. Except for the gay or pedophile ones, of course.

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10 Responses to >Dog Judge Voyeur

  1. Kathleen says:

    >Say, I was wondering if I could have your permission to post the awesome dog cartoon on my blog (with all due credit, of course)…I think if you read a couple of my recent posts, you'll understand why a colleague thought it was incredibly apropos for me.Will you let me know?Thank youKathleenwww.ez4mesay.blogspot.comHilarious: word verification is "bowsess"

  2. after3 says:

    >It's always the one you least expect.

  3. Piraro says:

    >@Kathleen…be my guest, sorry for your travails. :o)

  4. timb111 says:

    >I came to your site through the URL on the cartoon posted on the Comics Curmudgeon. I spent most Saturday and Sunday reading your posts. I've bought a few of your books over the years and pretty much always enjoy your cartoons.I did try Veganism for about 6 months a couple of years ago when I was working near an anarchist vegan restaurant in Winnipeg. They had awesome food (and interesting books). And it wasn't even "that's good, for vegetables". It was good up against pretty much anything.Anyway I got out of the habit when I coming back to Edmonton, but after reading your stuff I have been considering trying it again. There's lots of resources on the intertubes, but are there any sites or books you'd particularly recommend?

  5. Piraro says:

    >@timb111…Glad to hear I got you thinking. I came to veganism when I began dating a vegan 8 years ago, so I didn't use any books. I'm familiar with many but don't know what to recommend. I know the people at http://www.cok.net/ and trust them, as well as the docs who run http://pcrm.org/.You can trust anything on either of those sites. Hope this helps.

  6. ojeano says:

    >I think the dog-rider/walker's anatomical point of weakness must have been exploited when he switched which hand he was using to hold the leash.

  7. Piraro says:

    >@ojeano…I love observant readers but in this case I think you've got it wrong. It's the left arm in all three shots. Tear your left arm off, lay it on the ground, palm up, and see if I'm not right. :o)

  8. Plan9Studios says:

    >@timb111 – I went veggie over 20 years ago because of a girl too. So, I guess our advice is to try Match.com, searching for your sexual preference and favorite vegetable. However, I do not recommend the same searches on Craigslist. SWF+corn cob will not give you the search results you need.

  9. ojeano says:

    >Hi Dan, Ah. Now that you say that I can see the palm facing up. But before, it looked to me like it was palm down… and I really studied that hand or I wouldn't have challenged my favorite cartoonist. I stand corrected. (But really: that hand has qualities just like the Necker Cube (as in): (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necker_Cube)

  10. bandit says:

    Cartoons with dismemberment are always a favorite.

    You have to give Mr. PirAro a hand!

    The one-armed bandit

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