Jan. 30, 2017 Issue

Jan. 30, 2017 Issue

Max:  Well, Simon, what do you think of the cover illustration of a sledder speeding down a hill?

Simon:  It makes me think of Pogo’s immortal words: “From here on down it’s uphill all the way.”

Max:  I miss Pogo and his critter friends.

Simon:  They lived in a swamp, and you know what happens to swamps …

Max:  Drained!

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Jan. 23, 2017 Issue

Jan. 23, 2017 Issue

Max:  If Making America Great Again means 18 cartoons per issue of The New Yorker, I may experience a change of political heart.

Simon:  Political heart is an oxymoron.

Max:  Should Mr. Mankoff be our next President?

Simon:  He’s the King of Cartoons. Why would he want a demotion?

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Jan. 16, 2017 Issue

Jan. 16, 2017 Issue

Max:  The good doctor on the cover appears pensive as we lead up to the Inauguration.

Simon:  On the bright side, we have 19 cartoons in this issue, up from a paltry 13 last week. Looks like The New Yorker is finally getting its priorities straight.

Max:  I attribute the change entirely to this blog.

Simon:  The butterfly effect at work.

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Jan. 9, 2016 Issue

Jan. 9, 2016 Issue

Max:  Simon, this week’s cover suggests we’re steaming into dark and uncharted waters later this month.

Simon:  I’m concerned that the ship of state is The Titanic.

Max:  Damn the icebergs, full steam ahead!

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