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Jim Borgman has been the Enquirer's editorial cartoonist since 1976. Borgman has won every major award in his field, including the 1991 Pulitzer Prize, the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year in 1993, and most recently, the Adamson Award in 2005 as International Cartoonist of the Year. His award-winning daily comic strip Zits, co-created with Jerry Scott, chronicles the life of 15-year-old Jeremy Duncan, his family and friends through the glories and challenges of the teenage years. Since debuting in July 1997, Zits has regularly finished #1 in reader comics polls across America and is syndicated in more than 1300 newspapers around the world.

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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Will Anyone Get This?


at 12/5/06, 4:54 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...


that sort of makes me thirsty for a diet coke... but not so much an explosion.

at 12/5/06, 7:32 PM Blogger Alex said...

Yeah, I'm assuming Uranium has a far more catastrophic explosive capability than a carbonated beverage. Funny stuff though Mr. Borgman, as usual!

at 12/5/06, 7:35 PM Anonymous Tom said...


at 12/5/06, 7:37 PM Anonymous J. Harbin said...

I thought I did , but just to make sure I went to this video:

at 12/5/06, 8:34 PM Anonymous John Carey (NJ) said...

Mr. Creepers.

at 12/5/06, 10:47 PM Blogger Wettengel said...

Many who comment on this blog will get it but I would not be so sure the non-bloggers (i.e. the bulk of the Enquirer readers) would get it. You could try and add a footnote at the bottom pointing people to YouTube but that might be weird.

at 12/5/06, 10:49 PM Blogger Brendan said...

Yes, of course. But you shouldn't always worry about that. In the words of Joel Hodgson (creator of MST3K) - "We never ask, will anyone get this? We just assume the right people will get it."

Of course, working for a paper like the Enquirer you have to appeal to the aging, dead-tree demographic - the pensioner in Loveland who moved out because of the criminals and still cusses in German.

But don't be afraid to unleash one once and a while that only hits 10% of the audience. They will appreciate the culturally-literate wink. The other 90% might be intrigued - and who knows, maybe they'll ask their grandkids to explain.

at 12/6/06, 11:15 AM Blogger liberalfoodie said...

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at 12/6/06, 11:36 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great cartoon! I'm glad that the paper let you put something in that might be a bit off the mainstream.

I bet Alexander Litvinenko wishes that all he got was a mentos.

at 12/6/06, 12:36 PM Blogger Uncle Freddie said...


at 12/6/06, 2:41 PM Anonymous H. Beige said...

Mr. Freddie: I think that's what they say when Mentos are dropped in Guinness.

at 12/11/06, 10:35 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I heard about this radiation poisoning I thought about the anthrax scare (never solved) and I really began to think that this is so much worse since this polonium thing could become a terror weapon (drop it in an urn of coffee), so I found this cartoon a bit too glib. And I doubt Putin had anything to do with it, I bet it was organized crime.(somebody will chime in and say, "Same thing.")

at 12/11/06, 10:42 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

[url=]A round up of other Putin radiation cartoons[/url]

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