Our Absurd Life: 07/26/20 – JAWED


Hola Friends & Family

Happy Su-Monday.  I hope everyone is doing great.  

I want to thank Linda O for sending me a video of an Emmy-Winning choir from PS22 on Staten Island, my home town. They all sang “I’ll Stand By You” and it was extremely inspirational.

Also, thanks to my friend Byron.  As s result of yesterday’s cartoon, he told me that his dad was an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, which is called an:


And they used to teach the kids how to say the word with Oto (ears) Rhino (nose) Lar (throat) with Ngologist at the end.  Let’s all practice that tongue twister a few times.

Today’s Essential Cartoon brings me back to my own roots: cinemagraphically.  One of my favorite movies growing up was Jaws (sorry Mom).  I had the rubber shark and the Fisher Price Sea Explorer set and the John Williams sound track resounding in the background.  What kid wouldn’t be happier?

I wish everyone a safe, happy, healthy and throughly creative day.  And mildly productive, too.

Ian S



“No rulers were harmed during the making of this cartoon.”

“Let’s still be careful out there.”

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