I followed a pointer from BoingBoing and discovered a webcomic that I should already have been reading: Wondermark. The concept—Victorian engravings as “clip art” plus snarky speech bubbles—is like a turn-of-the-century version of Get Your War On. But it can be even funnier. And the technique works even with the strip’s guest artists, as M. Zole’s spit-take on “My Humps” shows.
And yeah, I can’t help but think that the planners of last week’s foiled attempt were sitting around going, “What are US flyers still allowed to do on planes that is fun?” and answering “Drink water and listen to iPods.”