We’re kind of fatigued with the current state of affairs in the world: coronavirus, authoritarian leaders, racism, fanatical religions, corporatism, environmental destruction, etc . . . . So, we’ve decided to dig into our vast archives of photo-toons for some chuckles from the past.
Here’s a little photo-toon from our June 19, 2006 issue. It features billionaire Bill Gates as he steps down as CEO of Microsoft to pursue his true passion: rap music, where he’ll perform under the moniker 50 BILLion.
Remember back in 2008 when actor Joaquin Phoenix appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman apparently whacked out of his gourd and announced that he was retiring from acting and becoming a rapper? It turns out, the joke was on us as he was just playing the part for a mockumentary he was making with Casey Affleck called I’m Still Here. Well, here’s a photo-toon we did in our March 7, 2009 issue which presents the topic for Mr. Phoenix’s next mockumentary.
Actor/Rapper Joaquin Phoenix has decided on yet another new career direction: the as yet unexplored field of rap polka.