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Swipes #49: Thorny Situations

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Part IV: John & Jonathan, BFFFL

See also: – Part I: Representations of the US & UK – Part II: Representations of UK & US Cooperation – Part III: John Bull & Uncle Sam, a friendship to the end – Part V: John Bull & Uncle Sam, Frenemies And, on the … Continue reading

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Colossus (Part II)

Continuing with the theme of the colossus… See also: – Colossus: Part I – “Comic Empires–Cartoons, Caricature, and Imperialism: A Symposium” edited by Richard Scully, International Journal of Comic Art, Fall/Winter 2014, pages 57-65. – “Constructing the Colossus: the Origins of Linley … Continue reading

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Swipes #46: Ice Floes

While I was searching for a New Yorker cartoon to accompany a previous post, I came across some other images as well as several variations on the theme of being setting adrift on an ice floe. I’m not the first person to notice this … Continue reading

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“Self-governing territorial overseas collectivity of France”

An email from a friend and questions after my talk at UC Berkeley yesterday inspired this blog post about Saint Pierre and Miquelon, French islands off the coast of the Island of Newfoundland: While I was conducting research at the Library … Continue reading

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San Mateo County History Museum recap

Last month, we were temporarily residing in Redwood City, where I took advantage of many local amenities, including the San Mateo County History Museum and the awesome used bookstore in the basement, Encore Books on the Square. Here are some of the highlights … Continue reading

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“All students do is stand around looking casual.”

Just thinking about education: Post title inspired by Bad Machinery.       Cold, hard cash is something to consider as part of the planning and part of the process.  

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It’s a plane! It’s a car! It’s a… really large shoe?

Researching political cartoons and caricatures inevitably leads to uncovering things I cannot hope to understand. For example, this man is depicted as an ice cream maker: (I mean, I get it, he’s W. H. Ballard of the Ballard Ice Cream … Continue reading

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Srsly?

In the spirit of “same sh*t, different day,” I offer to you this cartoon from 1890: Let’s pair it with this immensely unhelpful phrase, available in multiple formats from Etsy in 2014. A friend of mine was actually given a pillow with … Continue reading

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Shaking Down the Provinces

Ah, the enduring East versus West debate in Canada: So which is it? Quebec as the strapping bully (with Ottawa, of Newfoundland) or the bullied (by Western Canada)?

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