Drawing this week's cartoon (see yesterday's post), I was reminded of the last time I included a hernia check in a cartoon.
The BJ editors decided that they were uncomfortable with the suggestive cartoon I drew for them (above). Now, I can recall health care cartoons in a similar vein, such as one by the Indianapolis Star's Gary Varvel showing then-President Clinton pulling on rubber gloves to give Uncle Sam a rectal exam -- if you want to depict any health care issue as being somehow scary, go straight for the groin. I guess what plays in big, cosmopolitan Indianapolis doesn't necessarily play in little old homespun Milwaukee.
With the deadline already past for my cartoon, I hastily replaced my original approach with this hackneyed hunk of drivel:
Both hospitals ended up being built anyway, incidentally.