Thursday, February 6, 2020

The great escape

Not making a statement, just sharing a timely political cartoon by Mike Thompson from the February 5, 2020 USA Today.

Political cartoonists have been using Houdini for over 100 years. Below is cartoon by Nelson Harding that was widely syndicated in 1922. This one puts Congress in the box.

Lincoln Journal Star, March 8, 1922.

Thanks to Jeff Laurent.



  1. Ah yes, a nod to Houdini's little known "Double Fold Death Defying Water-Logged Sunken Safe Mystery" escape. But that "torture cell" in the cartoon doesn't look authentic to me. Could it be a drawing of a repro?!