Sick Of It

By Jeremy Meltingtallow

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I’ve gone on record many times about how much I despise the American medical system. Not the doctors and nurses who do the dirty work, but the pay structure and especially the insurance industry. It’s nothing short of legalized extortion. So this cartoon is about that. Not particularly brilliant or funny, but it made me feel better for a few minutes when I drew it.

On to a more entertaining subject, the results are in from the  Jazz Pickles who voted on the name I should call the section of my daily posts wherein I feature older Bizarro cartoons. My original call for suggestions wrangled 41 suggestions, most of them pretty good. After the voting started, I got another 16 which were also worthy. Below is a list of the top five names, in order of their popularity.

First place: Bizarrchives

Second place: Pickled Jazz

Three-way tie for third: Jazz Pickle Jar, Deja View, and Bizarro Basement.

One of my Jazz Pickles suggested I rotate the names and many more of you agreed, so that’s what I’m going to do. I’ll use your faves from the voting and a few of my own from the rest of the list. Let’s start now!

Bz 05-03-98 BrainSurgeonWEBBIZARRCHIVES: This, the overwhelming favorite name, comes from my own colleague and known associate, Wayno of Pittsburgh. That guy is good for lots of stuff! This cartoon is from 1993 and I chose it because I’ve always really loved this picture and gag. As an extra bit of fun, here’s a closeup of the diagrams on the wall, which I suspect you cannot read at the size above.  Hope you enjoy it.