This Week’s Cartoon: “Mr. and Mrs. Perkins Go Gift Shopping 2011″

This year’s installment was partly influenced by a recent trip I made to an upscale kitchenware store. Even though I’m not a 1% chef, I do enjoy ogling things like 15-pound cast-iron skillets and knives bearing vaguely-Teutonic insignias.

For those unfamiliar with the Carrier IQ controversy, a guy discovered an unremovable program on his smartphone that was sending his text messages and other data to a third party, the mysterious Carrier IQ. Al Franken has launched an inquiry; Carrier IQ claims the information was sent due to a bug. Of course, I’m following this story closely since I just got an Android phone so I can finally read those $@#! QR codes.


  • Bill Freese

    Reading QR codes? Jen has been assimilated? Nooooooooo.

  • Tom

    I’m still going with Cheap wherever possible. Goodwill has a good secondhand book store. A friend of ours has a grapefruit tree that yielded us enough to pack several boxes. Friends of mine are getting homemade bundles of firewood, aged in the rack in our side yard. And, as my father-in-law pointed out, it’s not a cheap gift considering it can get as high as $250 a cord. Somebody else can go stimulate the economy!

  • Jen Sorensen

    Well, to be honest, I got the phone more for mobile publishing purposes. I think it’ll come in handy for doing journalistic stuff in the future.

Jen Sorensen is a nationally-published political cartoonist. She is a 2017 Pulitzer Finalist and recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.