This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Political Cartoons

Speaking of political cartoonists (previous post) I recently heard a very good interview on Story in the Public Square featuring Adam Zyglis. (Story in the Public Square is a radio show sponsored by the Pell Organization and airs on XM's POTUS channel.)

Zyglis is an editorial cartoonist with the Buffalo News.  Below is his XM interview that I heard.  (If you don't have time to catch the entire interview with him, go to 24:00 mark to hear Zyglis discuss how he tries to keep his work more visual than word based.
Here is the cartoon discussed in that excerpt.

My friend Larry Yeatman passes along to me a collection of political cartoons and photos that I enjoy reviewing.  As I look thru the selections however, I find myself skipping over the ones that are too wordy.  Here is an example of one that I would usually skip over and not bother reading:
Conversely, my favorite cartoons are the ones such as those by Mr. Zyglis, that simply and quickly tell the story.  (And no this is not a case of my ADD kicking in where I don't have the patience to read all that verbiage.  I just think that in the case of political cartoons - less really IS more.

I went looking for music videos dealing with cartoons/comic strips and found this little gem.  At first it appears to be a non-starter but then I learned that the lady in the video is none other than Brigitte Bardot as a brunette.  That it made it worth watching even if I had no clue what was being said.  Talk about a visual medium!

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