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Posts Tagged ‘Veteran’s Day’

Garfield Creator Apologizes For Veteran’s Day “Faux Paw”

Apparently there is no humorous link between overweight, lasagna-loving felines and the men and women who gave their lives for our country.  Cartoonist Jim Davis had to learn this lesson the hard way after national papers ran a Garfield strip comparing the death of a spider to a U.S. war casualty.  The AP reported that Davis avoided a potential cat-astrophe by issuing a mea culpa to all offended veterans.

Davis released a statement on his website stating that he completed the strip nearly a year ago and had no idea that it would print on Veteran’s Day.  In addition to referring to Thursday’s publication as “the worst timing ever,” Davis reinforced the coincidental nature of the entire incident:

“It absolutely, positively has nothing to do with this important day of remembrance.”

Davis’s brother served in Vietnam and his son is a Marine who completed tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.  These family ties to our nation’s veterans should clear up any doubts cast on Davis’s purr-fessionalism.

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Cosmo Sends Kisses To The Troops, Seeks to Create World Record

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In honor of Veteran’s Day, Cosmopolitan magazine and Maybelline New York teamed up to create a new Guinness Book world record: most kisses collected in a day. For seven hours, the Cosmo van drove around to various parts of Manhattan and encouraged onlookers to come inside and write a message on a postcard to American troops overseas, then try on one of 42 shades of lipstick and kiss the card. The cards will be sent by the USO to the soldiers, who are expected to receive them on January 1 — a New Year’s kiss without any worries of swine flu.

An employee from Guinness was on hand to tally the number of total kisses during the 12 hour span (from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.), and though the spokespeople couldn’t give us an estimate of how many they had already received by 4:30, there was a steady line around the van to participate for the duration of our visit.

And, as if a kiss wasn’t encouragement enough, Cosmo and Maybelline donated $1 to the USO for every smooch collected.

More pictures after the jump.

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