Cartoon Tuesday: Little Green Man and the Lizard Squeezins

Sometimes it takes an outsider’s perspective to see things clearly. So what would an extra-terrestrial think of humankind’s dependence on fossil fuels? In light of the devastation being unleashed off the shores of the Gulf states, cartoonist and recent Pulitzer recipient Mark Fiore files this brilliant summation of the absurdly self-destructive lengths we earthlings go to for our "lizard squeezins."

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Cartoon Tuesday: Outmoded

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From Dick Locher of the Chicago Tribune comes a cartoon complement to Judith Warner’s essay in the Times last Friday, declaring that SUVs have outlived any "utility" owners may once have derived from them.