Sunday, February 26, 2012
In this cartoon Rick Mckee from the Augusta Chronicle, has compared an event many look forward to; the Oscars, with one we suffer through everyday; the economy. In this cartoon Mckee displays an announcer giving an Oscar away for, "The Picture hardly anybody's seen because tickets are ten bucks, popcorn and a drink are fifteen, and there's usually some jerk talking through the entire movie." By utilizing this annual event to harp on the problems with our economy, Mckee has found an effective way to express his true feelings on the current economical state, while still being clever and getting his point across.
Like my other post, this one could be related to Mcdonalds reading called,"The Age of Character" Though the styles may have changed, our political cartoons of the time still hold the same importance of the eyes of many American's. After all the first step to trying to improve these hardships is showing people how bad they are.