by Judith Curry
I like cartoons (which is why I have cartoonsbyjosh on the blogroll). I received this new cartoon via email from France:
Text translation: “Sorry boss, it won’t burn.”
Josh provides some clarification as to why I won’t burn:
While my balance is being questioned because of suspected right-wing arm twisting, I am using the pitchfork to maintain my balance. Pitchfork? As per the Wikipedia: “The pitchfork has frequently been used as a weapon by those who couldn’t afford or didn’t have access to more expensive weapons such as swords, or, later, guns. As a result, pitchforks are stereotypically carried by angry mobs or gangs of enraged peasants.” Hey Josh, what happened to the laser-toting babe, my preferred image?