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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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Monday, November 26, 2007

Consumed


9 Comments:

at 11/26/07, 12:40 PM Anonymous Shawn said...

I use a Canon i9900 printer, and that's exactly what I get for waste for an ink cartridge. Unbelievable.

 
at 11/26/07, 1:39 PM Blogger Wettengel said...

My favorite is when I go into a store and buy one or two things I'll usually say "no bag please." Half the time if they have already started grabbing a bag they will throw it right into the trash! Makes me want to scream!

 
at 11/26/07, 5:31 PM Blogger LSinNKY said...

Totally agree! If you ever have writers block, I have one for you. Cigarette butts being thrown out the window! The median at the intersection of 237 and 18 is like one big ashtray! (Head south on 237 and get in the left hand turn lane!) And oh how I love to step in a pile of someone's discarded ashtray remnants in the parking lot. Did I mention the pile of butts by entrances to buildings!

 
at 11/26/07, 6:54 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's a guy thing and it kinda justifies the cost$$$$$

need BeeGee's music in the background

 
at 11/26/07, 6:58 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sox World Series shares top $300,000 each
Red Sox players divided a World Series bonus pool of nearly $19 million into 47 full shares worth over $300,000 each after their Fall Classic sweep of the Colorado Rockies, Major League Baseball said today.

 
at 11/27/07, 11:20 AM Anonymous Ed said...

Only three items in the picture (well, four if you count the ink cartridge itself) are non-sustainable. The package, receipt, and cardboard filler are all sustainable--that is, they're going to decompose into fibers and eventually dirt or be recycled if you have the green bin. The plastic bags may or may not be sustainable depending on what its made of (petrochemical or corn). What really is worrisome is how India, China, and other huge developing economies handle their waste products. Our little blips of smaller packaging will only chip away at the surface problems of global waste. Not saying we shouldn't do our part; just that our part is a small piece of the pie that even carbon credits won't fix.

 
at 11/27/07, 2:04 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

not to mention how we should dispose of the lead: through the sewer sytem, drinking water, swimming pools, Ohio River, Mississippi River, Iraq...

 
at 11/27/07, 2:21 PM Blogger richardcthompson said...

Dang, what a great cartoon. Can I swipe the idea if I change it around some and put my own name on it?

 
at 11/29/07, 11:51 PM Blogger Chuckie said...

Having worked in retail, I can unfortunately give a legitimate explanation for the precariously large packaging in ink cartridges. Theft. Those packages make it more difficult for the would be thieves to conceal the small but expensive items.

Ever wonder about those huge plastic things that you need razor blades to get in? Back in my retail days we found one of those cut open with blood on it! Apparently the thief tried to steal it and cut himself.

 
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