By Bob Englehart
4:02 PM EDT, May 7, 2013
The CEO of Yahoo is right. There's something to be said for being in the office with your fellow employees. I had an entirely different cartoon in mind for today when a staffer came up to me and said, "Are you going to draw a cartoon about Mayor Caviar?" Even as I was telling him I hadn't planned on it, today's cartoon was forming in my mind.
When times are good, there's nothing like a little credit card abuse, especially on the company dime. I remember going to cartoon conventions and being pretty generous toward cartoonists who were either free lancers or working for small papers that were not paying for their cartoonist's expenses. Back then I was working for a paper in Ohio that eventually went out of business.
Appearances are everything in politics and things don't look so good with the mayor of one of the poorest cities in America eating high on the hog while some Hartford residents don't know where their next meal is coming from. Add to that the fact that Pedro looks like he's put on a little weight since he took office and it makes me concerned. He's not up there with Gov. Chris Christy of New Jersey who has gone for lap band surgery on his stomach. Looks to me like he's getting ready to run for the presidency. I don't expect Pedro to go that far, run for the presidency that is, but it wouldn't hurt if he cut back a tad, although caviar is darn near a health food. Maybe they should add it to the school lunch program. This from Wikipedia, if you can believe them:
Caviar is not only delicious, but it is also healthy. The delicacy has long been appreciated for its exceptional nutritional value. ¿¿• There are only 40 calories and 2.8 g of total fat in each tablespoon ¿• One tablespoon also has 1 gram of Omega-3 fatty acids, proven to reduce the risk of heart disease ¿• Just a spoonful supplies the daily requirement of the vitamin B-12 ¿• This treat contains significant levels of vitamins: A, C, PP, B2, B6 and B12. ¿• Caviar is rich in the amino acids Arginine, Histidine, and the essential amino acids Isoleucine, Lysine and Methionine ¿• Caviar is 25% Protein by volume, 18% fat, 4% carbohydrates
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