Cap-and-gown cartoons may lack the wonkish weightiness of cap-and-trade, the sheer fear factor of fanatics getting nukes or the grim (and bear it) significance of Dick Cheney's tortuous all-aboard-the-waterboard media blitz, but they're a springtime tradition. Signe Wilkinson's alumni weren't sheep(skin)ish about assailing their econ icons with mortar(board) fire. Scott Stantis dusted off an alluring Hollywood classic. And Mike Keefe articulated a post-matriculation cost-obligation calculation. I've got one word for Mike's grad: Plastic.
-- Joel Pett