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Thu Oct 23, 2014, 06:45 PM

 

Toon: Canadian War Memorial



http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1245912-bruce-mackinnon-s-war-memorial-cartoon-touches-hearts-worldwide

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Reply Toon: Canadian War Memorial (Original post)
Electric Monk Oct 2014 OP
scarletwoman Oct 2014 #1
TorchTheWitch Oct 2014 #6
scarletwoman Oct 2014 #9
riderinthestorm Oct 2014 #17
Gothmog Oct 2014 #2
Heather MC Oct 2014 #3
Travelman Oct 2014 #4
Heather MC Oct 2014 #8
Travelman Oct 2014 #10
lob1 Oct 2014 #11
calimary Oct 2014 #14
Travelman Oct 2014 #18
calimary Oct 2014 #20
Travelman Oct 2014 #22
Electric Monk Oct 2014 #16
Travelman Oct 2014 #5
scarletwoman Oct 2014 #7
Electric Monk Oct 2014 #13
calimary Oct 2014 #15
scarletwoman Oct 2014 #21
Spazito Oct 2014 #12
Nay Oct 2014 #19
DashOneBravo Oct 2014 #23
Electric Monk Oct 2014 #24
DashOneBravo Oct 2014 #25
Half-Century Man Oct 2014 #26

Response to Electric Monk (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 06:58 PM

1. Oh, man, that did it...

I'm sitting here just crying my eyes out...

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:22 PM

6. you and me both

I now have mascara on my chin.



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Response to TorchTheWitch (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:29 PM

9. I have a growing pile of wet, crumpled kleenex next to my keyboard.

Damn...

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:58 PM

17. Me too. One of the best ever... Sobs nt

 

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Response to Electric Monk (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 07:10 PM

2. Great cartoon

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:18 PM

3. i don't get it, please explain thanks

ETA: ohhhh ok I just found out. Didn't know this happened

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Response to Heather MC (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:20 PM

4. It's a "transition."

The memorialized soldiers in the statue are extending a hand toward the just-killed soldier, inviting him to join them.


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Response to Travelman (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:23 PM

8. oh so this has nothing to do with the mass shooting that happenec

In Canada?

Forgive my ignorance, I don't have TV and my computer cord is broken. Aliens could invade and I would be the last to know

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Response to Heather MC (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:43 PM

10. Err...no. It's ENTIRELY about the attack in Canada.

The dead soldier on the ground is representative of Corporal Cirillo.

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Response to Heather MC (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:43 PM

11. The terrorist shot a Canadian soldier at their war memorial.

He then went to shoot up Parliament.

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Response to Travelman (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:52 PM

14. That makes it even sadder. My first thought was that the comrades up on the pedestal were

in the process of trying to help the young soldier who was just shot. I think your comment is far more on target, Travelman. Much more gripping and poignant.

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Response to calimary (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:58 PM

18. I had to think about it a little while this morning

It took a little bit to grok that out, but once I did, it was just stunning. VERY powerful, and yet amazingly simple at the same time. The artist really hit a home run with this one.

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Response to Travelman (Reply #18)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 09:04 PM

20. Cartoonists do that all the time. Amazing how a subject can be so simplified but still hit so hard.

The most creative visual metaphor work imaginable! They often sum up what people are thinking and not willing to talk about. Cartoonists just blow me away.

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Response to calimary (Reply #20)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 09:36 PM

22. It's definitely a special art. n/t

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Response to Travelman (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:55 PM

16. I think of it more as the fallen soldiers welcoming Cpl Cirillo to their ranks. nt

 

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Response to Electric Monk (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:21 PM

5. Definitely one of the most powerful 'toons I've seen in a long time

Touching and beautiful all at the same time.


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Response to Electric Monk (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:23 PM

7. Here's a photo of the actual Memorial:

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:50 PM

13. Here's a picture of Cpl Cirillo standing guard at the War Memorial

 


Cpl. Nathan Cirillo (L) pictured watching over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier moments before he was shot and killed. Handout/TWITTER



He's the one on the left.

Found here: http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/canada/archives/2014/10/20141022-165500.html

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Response to Electric Monk (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:53 PM

15. Aw damn.

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Response to Electric Monk (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 09:05 PM

21. I have no words...

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Response to Electric Monk (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:45 PM

12. Wow, incredibly powerful toon...

thanks for posting this.

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Response to Electric Monk (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 09:02 PM

19. OMG. It is to weep.

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Response to Electric Monk (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 09:45 PM

23. EM

Thanks for posting that.

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Response to DashOneBravo (Reply #23)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 04:07 AM

24. When I saw it, I felt I had to pass it on, and I know I'm far from the only one to feel that. nt

 

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Response to Electric Monk (Reply #24)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 12:00 AM

25. That opinion is about as popular as an STD on this site

Last edited Sun Oct 26, 2014, 03:18 PM - Edit history (2)

I'm glad you passed it along.

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Response to Electric Monk (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 12:16 AM

26. Killed in the Line of Duty.

A complex phrase, sad, humbling, and yet inspirational.
As descriptions of deaths go, I'd rate this among the best.

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