Cartoon Calendar Predicts Pope Resignation

In an unlikely turn of events, the only people not surprised by today’s resignation of Pope Benedict are the users of a German comic-a-day calendar. Yesterday’s calendar entry depicted His Holiness with a thought balloon reading “Holy haybag! I’m resigning tomorrow!” The calendar, created by illustrator and alleged clairvoyant Katharina Greve  was printed last summer.



For more, an article in German mangled via Google Translate.

Characters Based On Food Eventually Made Into Food

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In Japan, Food Can Be Almost Too Cute To Eat

Take children’s television, for example. Some of the most beloved cartoon characters in Japan are based on food items.

One favorite is Anpanman, or “Bread Man” — a superhero whose head is made out of a sweet roll filled with red bean paste… Anpanman spends most of his time running around, saving starving children by letting them take bites out of his oh-so-delicious head.


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