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O&B Original Cartoon: Clowning Achievement

Clown College

Clown College? You can’t eat that

O&B Original Cartoon: Pyramid Scheme

paul ryan

Paid for by the nut industry

O&B Original Cartoon: (Nuclear) Winter is Coming


Call the Night’s Watch

O&B Original Cartoon: 7 Layers of Hell

7 layers

Or, why we’re thankful to live in San Diego

O&B Original Cartoon: Classical Ass


Dirty, dirty Titian!

O&B Original Cartoon: Got the Bulge


Slug to the gut

O&B Original Cartoon: Superstorm Santa’s Coming to Town


Have a bituminous Christmas!

O&B Original Cartoon: Food Bankers


Stamp of disapproval

O&B Original Cartoon: Wonton Cruelty

Fortune Cookie

In the hollowed halls of justice

O&B Original Cartoon: Career Opportunity

Career Opportunities

The one that always knocks

O&B Original Cartoon: Origin Story

Origin Story

American Werewolf Gothic

O&B Original Cartoon: Dining Out Route


Jumbo set

O&B Original Cartoon: Airline Peanuts

Airline Peanuts

Can also be used as a life-preserver

O&B Original Cartoon: Devotion



O&B Original Cartoon: Moonshiners


Owl and Bear will now be publishing original cartoons. Here’s our first one:

Obama Wins I’m-Not-George-W.-Bush Prize

Obama Wins Nobel Prize

President Obama, the liberal media announced this morning, has won the Nobel Peace Prize.

99 Days of Obama

Barack Obama

On April 29, Barack Obama turns 100. Presidents sure do grow up fast. In many ways, the first 100 days are the most important time in a president’s career, perhaps due to the lopsided attention and arbitrary, question-begging importance bestowed upon them. If you’re looking for 100-days coverage, you’re in the wrong place. Maybe Maury […]

Do We Really Need Fireworks–and the Accompanying Pollution?

I have actually wondered about this for some time. It seems like more fireworks than ever are being used for non-special events. The recent construction of a minor league ballpark in my hometown came with loud, smoky fireworks after every game. The same thing goes on in San Diego (seen above) at Petco Park, except […]

He’s Good Enough, He’s Smart Enough, and, Gosh-(D-MN)-it, A Tiny Majority of People Like Him

Al Franken

In the end, the bespectacled buffoon Al Franken beat the John Kerry-caricature Norm Coleman by a paltry 225 votes, but, with over two months having passed since election night, the process took even longer than expected. Owl and Bear has an exclusive look into what happened.

Keeping It In the Family, or The Death Throes of a Dynasty

Let’s think back to the primaries and recall how historic they were turning out to be. Democratic front runners Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were neck and neck in the primaries. Though it wasn’t clear who would take the nomination, we knew that we were in for an historic campaign either way. Obama would of […]

Bush To ‘Refurbish’ Legacy Before Jan. 20

These must be sad, lonely days for George W. Bush. As a lame-duck president with his lowest-ever approval ratings, his thoughts about a legacy must be grim. There’s the war in Iraq, there’s the dismal economy, and there’s nothing on TV anymore. Plus, the release of Oliver Stone’s biopic W. this fall couldn’t have helped […]

Tug Of War: The Two Americas

No matter how much we wish it weren’t so, America is split in two. The two sides—call them conservative vs. liberal, red vs. blue, or “real” vs. “elite”—have very different dreams for America. And while, yes, at the end of the day we are all brothers, standing united with our fellow countrymen in times of […]

Sarah Palin Was Once (Mostly) Nonexistent

Ever wish you could travel back in time to see how our presidential and vice-presidential candidates were represented online—before they became household names? Well, thanks to Google, your wish has come true. In celebration of its tenth year, the quintessential search engine now allows users to surf the Web like it’s January 2001. Plug in […]

Why America May Need Therapy Come November

The results of the 2004 presidential election gave us, among other things, a potentially reverse-engineered acronym. PEST, or post-election selection trauma, refers to an overwhelming dissatisfaction with and denial of election results that causes some to seek therapy. In 2004, the vitriol with which some regarded the re-election of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney […]