What this cartoon teaches us is that a) it's okay to talk about politics before the first date, but b) the word "politics" might make your love interest's face contort into an unsexy tragedy mask. What this cartoon does not teach us is anything about the fiscal cliff, which was averted yesterday. For better reporting on that, go here. Also, reading between the lines in all this news, it seems one must make $450k a year now to be considered "rich," so that is a new thing to think about.
As part of our ongoing series of conversations with animals on policy and population control issues, we recently sat down with Cobbler, a turkey pardoned by President Obama today.
Us: Happy Thanksgiving, Cobbler!
Cobbler: This is a farce. Just call me "Cargill."
Us: Okay, Cargill. Would you like to expand on that?
Cargill: It's interesting that you've opted to use that particular verb. "Expand." Do you know how much I weigh?
Us: I was pretty much raised not to ask that question of anyone who isn't an infant.
Cargill: I weigh forty pounds. I am nineteen weeks old, and I weigh forty pounds.
Us: No, that does [...]