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Competitive edginess

August 24, 2008|Joel Pett | Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.

Though the gold for sharp-penned satire for the 2008 Olympics went to the Americans -- hey, I was the only judge -- the rest of the human race offered plenty of mean-spirited competition. The Netherlands' Van Dam raged against Beijing's slum-clearing machine, and Italy's De Angelis graphically executed a brutal shooting/beating biathlon. Meanwhile, Ecuador's Bonil pictured a drug-running event in which the participants crossed the line mere seconds ahead of the pharmacists. Spanning the globe to bring you some truly medal-worthy presentations.

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