Once upon a time, Lisa and Adrienne worked for the same alternative newsweekly. Now, both spend their respective days mining their creative souls and leading hermit-like lives. And so an idea was hatched. Every week, one would send the other a sketch - either in illustration or word form - and the other would make a companion sketch. The result would be posted on both their blogs every week, just for grins. Even if the result isn't award-worthy, the exercise might make both minds more nimble. Hopefully.
T’other day, Clem asked about quantitative easing.
“What t’heck is it?” he asked.
“Well, buddy, it’s hard to explain,” I said. “See, we’re not on the gold standard anymore, which means the Feds can, essentially, print more money in order to forestall all sorts of unpleasant consequences.”
“Ain’t that, like, lying?” he asked.
“Perhaps,” I said. “But all economies are based more in people’s ability to believe the impossible rather than in actual supply v. demand-type facts.”
“Thems some deep thoughts for a dog with a mustache,” Clem said.
“Indeed,” I said, then spent the next twenty minutes chasing my own tail.
Text ©Adrienne Martini; illustration ©Lisa Horstman. Until the end of time. Or something.