- "Today's $1 newspaper is tomorrow's birdcage liner."
- Civility in life, politics, diplomacy and in business isn't a bad thing.
BREAKING NEWS: "IRAN's largest selling newspaper announced today it was holding a contest on cartoons of the Holocaust in response to the publishing in European papers of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed."
—Agence France-Presse, Feb. 7, 2006
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Danish Anti-Muslim Cartoons
The First Political Cartoon by Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Nast Portfolio
Thomas Nast's Santa Claus Drawing
Thomas Nast's "Boss" Tweed Cartoon
Tony Auth's Anti-Muslim Cartoon in The Philadelphia Inquirer
Tom Toles's Anti-Rumsfeld, Anti-Iraq War Cartoon
Joint Chiefs' Anti-Toles, Anti-Washington Post Letter
Bill Mauldin Cartoon Portfolio
Update from a Prior Edition, "The Sublime and the Bubba Slime," Jan. 26, 2006
The great Wing Bowl XIV eating contest was held on Feb. 4, 2006, at the Wachovia Center before an early-morning capacity crowd of 20,000 plus. The winner was Joey Chestnut, 22, of San Jose, California, who beat out a field of 27 contestants by downing a record 173 chicken wings. On the previous Wednesday, Chestnut, who holds the world's rib-eating record, placed second in the World Grilled Cheese Eating Championship at Planet Hollywood on Manhattan's Times Square. There he ate 25-1/2 grilled cheese sandwiches, losing out to Wing Bowl XII winner, 98-pound Sonya ("Black Widow") Thomas, who won $8,000 for consuming 26 grilled cheese sandwiches in 10 minutes. Chestnut's Wing Bowl victory earned him a 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitra S worth $20,594 and a $5,500 Wing Bowl XIV ring.
For a revealing slide show of the Wing Bowl XIV festivities, you are invited to visit http://www.realcities.com/multimedia/philly/inquirer/KRT_packages/archive/photodesk/2006wingbowl/.
Note from Denny:
Interestingly, the piece on the unique distribution scheme of the film "Bubble" that ran Jan. 31, 2006, drew the most responses of any column so far. I will run a number of these in Thursday's edition. I really appreciate hearing from you—pro and con—about my work. What's more, if any reader has an itch to write a guest column—with cogent Takeaway Points—I am more than open. Your payment: A $100 honorarium from me to your favorite charity.