There are certain traditional editorial cartoons I like to draw. Christmas cartoons, New Year's Day, Labor Day, Groundhog Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Veterans Day, Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, Father's Day and that annual phenomenon, the pothole cartoon.
I’ve never seen the streets and highways in such bad shape. There’s even an electronic DOT sign on I-91 that says “Rough Road Ahead.” It sounds like the title of a country song but it’s warning drivers that the right lane looks like the cratered surface of the moon.
What this all means is that come spring, we’re going to sit in traffic jams all over the state while crews repair the damage from this winter’s weather. I’ve often wondered if there isn’t a better road material than asphalt, or if they could mix rubber, or plastic with it to make it more flexible. What do they make trampolines out of? Maybe some of that stuff mixed in would hold the roads together and offer some bouncing entertainment while we're creeping into the city during the rush hour.
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