Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

Bizarre that on December 15th 2008, one year ago to the day, the big story was about an Egyptian correspondent who stood at a George W Bush press conference in Iraq and yelled “This is your farewell kiss, you dog” before throwing two shoes at our president. (here are my corresponding doodles from one year ago today)

Today's news is about Massimo Tartaglia, who threw a souvenir statuette at Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. But unlike Bush, who dodged the incoming shoes, Berlusconi tragically took it square in the face breaking his nose and knocking out two teeth. To add insult to the prime minister's injuries, the mentally ill assaulter actually has supporters and a fan page on facebook....Bizarre

  1. December 16, 2009 -

    So true--very bizarre on both counts. wonderful sketch.