Selfie Sticks And The Cone Of Silence----Some Trenchant Commentaries

 

The Death of Conversation

   

One of our e-mail correspondents sent us the cartoons depicted below, a humorous look on a subject public awareness of which has grown quite a bit in recent years. Modern electronic communication is great, and it is amazing that the market economy has made advanced devices such as smart phones accessible to the masses, but sometimes one cannot shake the impression that people have become enslaved by all the gadgets that have become indispensable accoutrements of modern-day existence. In fact, you will learn below who’s really in charge…:)

We do sometimes wonder how people would react if the power were to go out one day …

 

image001Important fairy tale questions have to be rephrased …

Cartoon by Stahler

 

 

image002Lonely soccer player …

Cartoon by Hudo

image003Finding one’s way around town…

Cartoon by Liam Walsh

 

image004Modern tanning imperfections …

Cartoon by Renn

 

image005Master and slave

Cartoon by Manu Cornet

 

image006Desperate countermeasures

Cartoon by Liam Walsh

 

image007Scenes of despair in the afterlife …

Cartoon by Dan Piraro

 

image008Romantic tweets

Cartoon by Chris Ware

 

image009Last wishes

Cartoon by NAF

 

And so it goes …

 

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