Let’s face it: We live in funny times. In order to make sense of the crazy world we live in, some of us read up on current events, while others—knowing these truths to be self-propagating—simply go gardening. There is also the “middle way” of laughing at the whole human enterprise. For me, editorial cartoons have been a salve for over 25 years. It may seem perverse to laugh at artwork that reveals the hypocrisy, audacity and cruelty of social, political and economic realities, but otherwise—what would there be to laugh at? Through irony, analogy and portrayal of idiotic ideas taken to their extremes, editorial cartoons allow us instantly to recognize the key actors and agents of ignorance, folly and ill will. For nearly 20 years, the Funny Times has presented the best in current editorial cartoons: Ted Rall, Tom Toles, Tom Tomorrow, Reuben Bolling, Jen Sorensen, Lloyd Dangle, Ward Sutton, Carol Lay, Nina Paley—as well as one-panel “gag” cartoon artists covering the gamut of social themes. Go to www.funnytimes.com to see the cartoons and to subscribe ($23 for 12 issues).