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Chan Lowe: Reject Corner!!!!


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I ran the above past my editor, Antonio Fins, last week. His response:

"This one got canned because you needed to see the original one to really
understand it.

The original draft of this cartoon was one Chan sent as a joke. He knew
it would be too offensive to run. This is the cleaner,
made-for-a-family-newspaper version.

But it's too subtle. The only way you'd really get it is if you had seen
the original.

So, it's a no go. Sometimes, when you clean up a joke, it loses its
humor.

That's what happens to this one."


What do you think? Do you get it? Let me know.

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Got it! Perfect! Too bad it got rejected. I think folks would get this immediately.

What I don't get is the deluge of resources poured into airport security while cargo containers, cruise ships and trains are not subject to any type of security checks.. Does the govt really think the terrorists are so dumb that they would target airlines again?


The face of the eager pat-down volunteer is priceless . LOL !
Disinterested automaton TSA gropegloves certainly don't have a job that many would like , staring at amorphous privates and feeling up people all day .


I think I get it...."Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me."?
That's what comes to my mind.....
Here's a good question...When did the Family Jewels, turn into Junk..???
Or- Is that more of a statement, of what our society has become...?? Hmm...


I respectfully disagree with the editor. I think it works.


mr. lowe this could be seen from a perspective not intended, or was it. The hair is spiked up and is that a handbag in the background? Hence,he wants to be touched there and the more the merry. 'do your job officer, just keep doing your job'.


I got it! And laughed out loud. Love the twist on all the people who are offended by terrorism security. You know they'd be the first to howl at the government if someone did blow up a plane.


I got it immediately and think it is funny. I like the turn on "who's the pervert"


wow, the man obviously is wanting a little sometin' somethin'


Hey Chan you forgot the "feel my junk" shirt
Good toon


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Chan LoweCHAN LOWE has been the Sun Sentinel’s first and only editorial cartoonist for the past twenty-six years. Before that, he worked as cartoonist and writer for the Oklahoma City Times and the Shawnee (OK) News-Star.

Chan went to school in New York City, Los Angeles, and the U.K., and graduated from Williams College in 1975 with a degree in Art History. He also spent a year at Stanford University as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow.

His work has won numerous awards, including the Green Eyeshade Award and the National Press Foundation Berryman Award. He has also been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His cartoons have won multiple first-place awards in all of the Florida state journalism contests, and The Lowe-Down blog, which he began in 2008, has won writing awards from the Florida Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.
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