Sylvia Archive: Lifeboats

The Cats with Signs are highly concerned. Click the strip for a comic of Titanic proportions.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

 

Happy Birthday, Poppy!

 

How old is the oldest cat?

https://news.yahoo.com/world-s-oldest-cat–poppy-the-tortoiseshell-from-bournemouth-is–feline–her-age-163446848.html

oldest cat

Just A Cat

Anita G. read the ugly/beautiful comment on Charles Bukowski and wanted to share some of his beauty. “He wrote some of the most moving tributes to his old, cross-eyed cat that bring tears to my eyes every tie I read them. I think what I admire is how deeply he felt about his topics–such passion, love, intensity at the core of his macho, curmudgeonly, drunken self. His yin and yang was beauty and ugliness–To me, a perfect balance of what makes us human.”

Well said, Anita, and thank you. Here’s one poem of his we’d like to highlight of his.

one for the old boy

 

he was just a

cat

cross-eyed,

a dirty white

with pale blue eyes

 

I won’t bore you with his

history

just to say

he had much bad luck

and was a good old

guy

and he died

like people die

like elephants die

like rats die

like flowers die

like water evaporates and

the wind stops blowing

 

the lungs gave out

last Monday.

now he’s in the rose

garden

and I’ve heard a

stirring march

playing for him

inside of me

which I know

not many

but some of you

would like to

know

 

that’s

all.

Charles Bukowski and cat

Sylvia Archive: Out With The Old

And in with the new worries. Join Sylvia for a heated work shop.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sylvia Archive: The Dogs’ Epic Plan

The Dogs from Hell are banking on a Titanic-themed party. Click the strip for a blockbuster comic.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Strange Sentencings

It’s ok to be assaulted by police, but not to fight back.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/19/313986174/occupy-wall-street-activist-gets-90-days-for-assaulting-officer

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2014/05/cecily-mcmillan-from-zuccotti-park-to-rikers.html

Cecily McMillan

Cecily McMillan and attorney Martin Stolar by Andrew Gombert/EPA.

The Things You Can Do With Cardboard

Via Tom, our most excellent guide to all that is interesting on the Internet. Merci mille fois.

Some people seem to get things right the first time out. It probably helps that Zoey and David of Dosshaus are French.

www.visualnews.com/2014/05/14/worlds-stage-cardboard-rooms/

the_music_room_by_dosshaus-600x399 cardboard art

cardboard art by Dosshaus

Sylvia Archive: Dining In

The Cats with Signs are almost self-sufficient. Click the comic for details.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Poetry From Childhood

This animation is from a poem written by Charles Bukowski. I think It is both ugly and beautiful. It’s painful to hear the boys’ conclusion that the man represents manliness to them, and beauty… that they thought their parents feared his strength rather than the danger of his violent nature.

Sylvia Archive: The Devil And The Details

This scenario involves a French twist. Click the strips for more, si vous plait .

Friday, May 23, 2014