Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Satan Sees Will Ferrell's Health Care Ad

Will Ferrell Ad Cartoon, originally uploaded by rbtenorio.

Sometimes, humor is so deadpan that we miss the fact that it's a joke. Satan proves this point when he watches the recent Will Ferrell "ad" on health care and thinks the comedian is actually feeling sorry for health-care execs. Frank Faust gives Mephistopheles a reality check in the latest episode of "The Devil Made Me Blog It"!

Hat tip to my friend Mark for telling me about the ad in the first place.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Joe Wilson, Serena Williams, Kanye West and Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur 2009 Cartoon, originally uploaded by rbtenorio.

Much ink has already been spilled in writing about the sins of Joe Wilson, Serena Williams and Kanye West. Now it's time for God and Mephistopheles to voice their views, in a special Yom Kippur-themed edition of "The Devil Made Me Blog It"!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Forgetting Twin Towers, Remembering Wall Street

9-11 Cartoon, originally uploaded by rbtenorio.

"Crisis" ... "catastrophe" ... "collapse" ... These are words you'd likely associate with the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01, right? Wrong. Eight years after the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field, people are using these words to describe a different anniversary ... that of a fateful stretch in September that sunk Lehman Brothers last year. Satan and Frank Faust assess this development in the latest episode of "The Devil Made Me Blog It"!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Obama, Vick and a GOP Pop Quiz

Obama, Vick Speeches Cartoon, originally uploaded by rbtenorio.

School’s back in session, folks, and it’s time for a current-events pop quiz. The subject: recent speeches to students by two well-known public figures -- President Obama and Michael Vick -- and how the Republican Party reacted to each one. So put on your thinking caps and email me your answers at You have 30 minutes. Good luck!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Ted Kennedy: ‘Last Hurrah’ for Boston Politics?

Ted Kennedy Tribute, originally uploaded by rbtenorio.

People are mourning the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) as not only the passing of a great legislator, but also the end of an era of Boston politics in the national spotlight. Many of the politicians from the “Athens of America” had colorful and controversial careers, from the original “Rascal King,” James Michael Curley, to former State Senate and UMass president William Bulger. This tribute edition of “The Devil Made Me Blog It” examines where Ted fits in this cast of characters.
My condolences to the Kennedy family.