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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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Thursday, May 03, 2007

To Bee or Not To Bee


14 Comments:

at 5/3/07, 11:26 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate bees. Take the wasps too.

 
at 5/4/07, 7:11 AM Blogger boomrbill said...

This is no laughing matter. Great message Jim, powerfully done. We are all connected.

 
at 5/4/07, 10:21 AM Blogger JohnDWoodSr said...

Very well done, Jim. People just have no idea of the effects that this disaster-in-progress will have on our food supply.I break out in hives just thinking about it.Now, if I could just lure some bees to them....

 
at 5/4/07, 12:11 PM Blogger Wettengel said...

for some reason this reminds me of a story that happened to me about 10 years ago.

my wife and I went for a walk while staying with a group of friends. We found some blackberry bushes and picked a bunch and brought them back. Several of the people would not eat them because they did not come from a store. They were worried we picked something poisonous or they might have been sprayed or something.

the point of the story and in some parts the honeybee crisis is people are so removed from their food that they have no idea where it comes from or how it is grown or even when things are in season since fruit and vegetables from distant continents are always "in season" at the giant grocery store.

Maybe it is time to push victory gardens again to get people connected to the earth and their surroundings.

 
at 5/4/07, 12:53 PM Blogger Marc said...

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at 5/5/07, 2:21 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shhhhh....the bees are being taken by the black helicopters...it's Bush's fault...keep it on the dl...

 
at 5/5/07, 10:19 AM Blogger MaryH said...

Wonderful cartoon...my DH and I had just been talking about that yesterday. It shines a whole new light on the "bringing home a baby bumble bee" song.

Yes, indeed, we are all connected.

I'd love to see Mr. B. do something on Chinese protein source contamination, esp. since the local media won't touch it. Our pets are the canaries in the coal mine of overseas food imports... Jim, think you can use that one?

 
at 5/5/07, 7:57 PM Anonymous Reality Check said...

2:21 : I'm sure you have an explanation . . .


As for bees, they're critical to pollination. Without them, flowering plants (basically everything humans eat) die; some nut said "if bees die, humanity dies within five years" . . . that crazy Albert Einstein . . .

 
at 5/6/07, 5:42 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reality check: The worlds going to end in 5 years? Whats the matter? "Global Warming" not getting it done quick enough for ya?

I wish I had a quarter for every Chicken Little on the left saying the sky is falling, the world is going to end in 5, 10, x years.

Go back 40 years and read all the crap your older brother, Dad, and Grandpa were saying. Guess what? They were wrong too.

This blog is comical. Borgman brings out the kooks like nobodies bidness

 
at 5/6/07, 7:13 PM Anonymous Reality Check said...

Hmmm, did I say the world would end in 5 years? Nope, only humanity, and only when the bees are all gone. Maybe you have a better way to pollinate plants? I'm quite sure you're much smarter than Albert Einstein, at least in your mind . . .

Kooks coming out indeed: no Global Climate Change?! (as "Global Warming" is correctly called by scientists) I'd love to live in the world you're in!

 
at 5/6/07, 7:49 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reality check: Some reality you live in too there Einstein. You can't even get the quote right.
For your information, Einstein's field of study had nothing to do with entomology or biology. Are you sure he made that quote? If so, what makes you so sure? Did you hear it on the left wing kook Bill Maher show and beleive it?
You crack me up.
You're no Einstein for sure pal. :)
But maybe you stayed at a Holiday Inn?

 
at 5/6/07, 10:01 PM Blogger MaryH said...

Easy enough to end the Einstein debate:
http://www.snopes.com/quotes/einstein/bees.asp

 
at 5/9/07, 8:32 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

there's not a liberal leftist democrat position on earth that Jimbo doesn't rush into with a warm embrace then draw a cartoon to either (supposedly) educate us or if possible,insult those who disagree with his newfound cause of the moment.

 
at 5/9/07, 1:30 PM Anonymous Reality Check said...

I'll admit my mistake on the Einstein quote, though it's clear bees disappearing would pose a huge dilemma for agriculture, and humanity as a whole by relation.

To put it in terms certain people here will understand: food prices will go through the roof!

Also, I'm still waiting for an answer: Just what is happening with the bees?

 
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