cartoon o’ the day: Aislin in the Montreal Gazette

Aislin on Lebanon

Thanks to Metro for the pointer.

16 thoughts on “cartoon o’ the day: Aislin in the Montreal Gazette

  1. I noticed. And now I’ll probably be accused of being anti-Semitic after this and after my post a few days ago.

    I’m sorry, but Israel has turned into a fundamentalist theocracy in sheep’s clothing and a wolf stole

  2. I noticed. And now I’ll probably be accused of being anti-Semitic after this and after my post a few days ago.

    I’m sorry, but Israel has turned into a fundamentalist theocracy in sheep’s clothing and a wolf stole, and every bit as nasty as Iran.

  3. That wasn’t double posting – it was literary reiteration.

    We were the first paper in out group to switch to a new regional press. The IT department wouldn’t answer any of our questions on tech issues in the last three months, and the group publisher started telling us to stop putting ‘negatives’ in our weekly reports on the subject.

    Short form – first day on the press. We had pages ready to go, and we got them to the press room 10 hours late. I spent the next day in 10 hours of post-mortems with the CORPORATE IT chief after which he cleared me of any responsibility and started eating various cuts from our group IT person.

    It hasn’t been pretty, especially the blood spatter from IT, but we helped write the new, improved manual on the subject that didn’t exist five days ago.

  4. Urgh. Is this how that sort of thing has to go? My production manager just gave notice. We have an issue of the print mag going out, five to seven electronic pieces (not counting the various bits of advert and spam) coming up, and the launch of our beta server and new web presence. Chaos will probably reign.

    I’d be worried crazy, except that proofreading is actually pretty new around here and I’m not certain anyone knows what I do at my desk all day. Blame can only be commensurate to responsibility (except in Lebanon).

    On more pleasant matters: the Aislin cartoon that made me love him was one of the first issues of the Gazette I ever carried. It showed Brehznev nude holding a hot-dog bun at groin height, covering the item inside with mustard.

    I can’t find the image–It’s worth a bottle of whatever flavour of mouthwash Raincoaster’s drinking these days.

  5. Let me offer one word of advice: documentation. I’m pretty sure that there was an unwritten instruction the day after to hang my ass on the least pretext, and documentstion helped me dodge that artillery round.

  6. Metro: Call Business in Vancouver’s production coordinator. They’re a great company to work for, but they chronically underpay, so they will either be looking or know someone who is looking. And put it out on the Douglas College list as well, since even editors often know such people.

    FE: What you said about documentation. Saved my ass many a time. Guess you won’t be participating in Sysadmin Day, eh?

  7. Haven’t you got some illegal aliens who taught that at the graduate level back in “Fill-in-the-blanksville” and are presently putting food on the table by stocking shelves at WalMart?

  8. Thanks to both of you for your advice, but I’m going to let the Editor-in-Chief take this one. Her powers have been being slowly stripped away, and now head office is quite likely to have to give them all back plus.

    As for illegal aliens–the senior manager used to have to leave the country for some specified period each year in order not to get deported back to Maryland.

    I think it was the Harper election that changed things–Tailgunner Joe used to attend barbeques at his dad’s place. Harper could use a couple million more like that.

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