Toon Musings: Activity Corner, Day 24

Dear Leader won’t personally cause mischief during the inauguration of his successor; he might get blamed, and like any practiced malefactor, he knows how to avoid blame—the delicately couched phrase, the friendly suggestion, the hordes of fanatically devoted chumps ready to leap into action at his merest hint. Like the Wicked Witch of the West, his flying monkeys have been standing back and standing by for just this occasion. But what’s this? They seem reluctant to leap into the fray!


Could it be the 25,000 National Guard troops standing between him and his Glorious Revolution? That would definitely give an aspiring dictator second thoughts! It’s disgraceful that it’s come to this, but disgraceful is a key part of Dear Leader’s brand. If you want to be a strongman you need the military, and he’s been treating our military like he treats his contractors when it’s time to pay ’em. Now, where’s that bucket of water?

Enjoy the full advent calendar!

We’re counting down the days until Inauguration Day, when grown-ups are put in charge of the White House once again. Open the doors to view previous days:

Phil Maish is a freelance cartoonist of no repute. His modest efforts may be viewed at He has worked for the Government, the Press, the Opera, and a Soulless Corporation. Self-taught and beholden only to his formidable wife and amazing son, he spends his free time gadding about in his vintage autogyro and, with his faithful manservant Nicopol, exploring forgotten ruins, discovering hitherto unknown animal species, smashing spy rings, and regaling fellow members of the League of Intrepid Adventurers with tales of his intrepid adventures. 

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