Showdown was post #1337 on this blog.
If you have been reading this blog for any amount of time, you have surely noticed that I post a lot of political cartoons. Since there is no longer any way to parody what goes on in our government or media, I maintain that political cartoonists are now just straight-up reporters.
I collected this lovely example of reporting and analysis from a site called The Nib, a daily collection of the best political cartoons with a progressive viewpoint. Between here and Google+, I probably post 10-20 cartoons a week that I find especially incisive or funny (in a laughing-as-the-world-burns way).
Here are a few panels from some of my favorites over just the last few days. Click the titles in the captions for the full cartoon.
Jen Sorensen is always worth reading, especially the short essays she posts with her cartoons on Daily Kos.
Matt Lubchansky has a very distinct visual style that lends itself well to depicting the feelings of futility we can all experience lately
Kendra Wells’ style says to me, I may be just one person with a pen but I will. not. stop. fighting.
New stuff every morning. Or, as The Nib’s own tagline puts it:
Rise and Shine. The World is Doomed.
But change is the only constant, right? So, might as well embrace it
Starting now, this blog will publish every other day. Monday, Wednesday, Friday one week, followed by Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.
Not the only change in the offing: we are soon moving from our current urban neighborhood to a suburban one. Life will change a lot with that, but taking out the 39 steps between us and the street will be a huge positive.
Accordingly, like any good geek would, I have given myself a tech to-do list. It’s long. I don’t actually want to finish it.
I find that checking off items on a to-do list is a positive, but finishing a list is neutral at best. Finishing an item is fun, but when I finish a list, I want a new list.
One of the items on the list is to try out a new hosting situation for this blog. So if you find it kind of flaky over the next 48 hours, it may be due to my trying to move it. Or it may just be the intermittent flakiness that is my motivator for trying this.
I don’t know if you readers have noticed it, but as the author of this blog I can tell you: the performance sucks. And is getting worse.
I plan to take some measures soon. I may stand up a snappy little Linode, but they are pretty high-maintenance in terms of hands-on time. I may switch to DreamHost’s dedicated WordPress solution, but the resource that over-demands is money.
I could go to WordPress.com… but I was on Blogger before and other-hosted blogging is no fun.
If you have dealt with this, please bark at me about it in the comments.