Some cartoons are just for laughs. This is one of them. This is a cartoonist's way of saying, "They found King Richard III. I didn't know he was missing!" Cartoonists always end a sentence or a thought with an exclamation point. The vanished union leader Jimmy Hoffa, former president of the Teamsters and a pal of mobsters, has captured our imagination in the way another mysterious disappearance had back in the 1930s.
Judge Joseph "Good Time Joe" Crater had dinner with a chorus girl and a male friend in Manhattan one night in 1930. After dinner, he hopped in a cab and was never seen again. Crater was on the take from a mobster named Jack "Legs" Diamond and, like Hoffa, had gotten a little too close to organized crime. One theory has Crater buried under the boardwalk at Coney Island, just as one theory has Hoffa buried under the old Meadowlands football stadium. Who knows what the truth might be, but it keeps our imagination engaged.
I saw a picture of King Richard III's skull on TV the other morning. There was a dent in it that looked like it had been hit with a ball peen hammer. I got a headache just looking at it.Copyright © 2015, CT Now