And speaking of Pulitzer-Prize Winners (Or cool cartoonists that make me happy, part 2 or 3 or whatever it is)
... I must say, it's not every night that I get invited out for a drink by Clay Bennett, Cindy Procious and Tom Toles, so they all get major props (Cindy might not have a Pulitzer but she is just as cool in my opnion). I went to a talk last night by Clay and Tom at The Christian Science Monitor, and they kindly invited me to the bar afterwards. The main lesson of the evening, I think, is this: political cartoonists like beer. A lot. And they make really lewd jokes when they've had large amounts of it.
I hope this means I can still be a political cartoonist as I can't even get down a mouthful of the weakest beer without going into facial convulsions--the best I can do is one glass of cranberry juice with a minimal amount of vodka. But maybe I can get a hang of the jokes...
... which I won't repeat here as they may offend the delicate sensibilities of say, the cartoonists themselves when sober. But I will note that Tom Toles asked me to put in this blog that he was able to recognize a song being played over the bar radio when no one else could. I actually can't remember at this point what the song was, but there you have it. And when he tried on Cindy's glasses, he looked just like Trotsky.