Friday Nite Lite: RIP Leonard Nimoy

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So sad to hear of the passing of Leonard Nimoy, he was 83. It is unfortunate that most of the cartoon tributes are at Cagle so you will need to click each link to see the image.

Leonard Nimoy dies by Political Cartoonist Dave Granlund

Obama salutes Spock by Political Cartoonist Taylor Jones

LEONARD NIMOY by Political Cartoonist Randy Bish

Leonard Nimoy by Political Cartoonist Bob Englehart

Leonard Nimoy Mr Spock RIP by Political Cartoonist Rob Tornoe

Mr Spock by Political Cartoonist Milt Priggee

Other Cagle cartoons:

GOP Threatens Dept of Homeland Security by Political Cartoonist Daryl Cagle

Old Man Winter by Political Cartoonist Milt Priggee

Veto Ink by Political Cartoonist Adam Zyglis

Tennessee Rep Sheila Butt by Political Cartoonist Daryl Cagle

Net Neutrality by Political Cartoonist John Darkow

Cold Blooded by Political Cartoonist Mark Streeter

Alright, enough of that.

AAEC – Political Cartoon by John Cole, Scranton Times/Tribune – 02/27/2015

Cartoon by John Cole -

Nick Anderson: Netanyahu’s Speech – Nick Anderson – Truthdig

 

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Kevin Siers, Charlotte Observer – 02/27/2015

Cartoon by Kevin Siers -

 

Jeb 2016 – Political Cartoon by Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 02/27/2015

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Jeb 2016

Bill O’Reilly – Political Cartoon by Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News – 02/27/2015

Cartoon by Adam Zyglis - Bill O'Reilly

AAEC – Political Cartoon by David Horsey, Los Angeles Times – 02/27/2015

Cartoon by David Horsey -

AAEC – Political Cartoon by David Horsey, Los Angeles Times – 02/26/2015

Cartoon by David Horsey -

Mike Luckovich: Lucky GOP – Mike Luckovich – Truthdig

 

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies

Cartoon by Jimmy Margulies -

Cold Crime – Political Cartoon by Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 02/23/2015

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Cold Crime

America’s Mayor – Political Cartoon by Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 02/24/2015

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - America's Mayor

 

I love this last one…

 

Mad Whitey and Evolution – Political Cartoon by Eric Semelroth, Free Lance/Self Syndicated – 02/23/2015

Cartoon by Eric Semelroth - Mad Whitey and Evolution

 

This is an open thread.


18 Comments on “Friday Nite Lite: RIP Leonard Nimoy”

  1. bostonboomer says:

    Wonderful cartoons memorializing Leonard “Spock” Nimoy. Thanks, JJ. I loved Star Trek, and Spock was really the most important character, IMO.

    Nimoy was born in Boston and received an honorary degree from Boston University in 2012.

    From the Globe:

    Martin Walsh, the mayor of Nimoy’s native Boston, called him “a proud product of Boston’s neighborhoods and English High School.”

    “Mr. Nimoy never forgot his Boston roots and the spirit of his work lives on in the future generations of children who continue to be inspired by his iconic portrayal of Mr. Spock,” Walsh said.

    Born in Boston on March 26, 1931, Leonard Simon Nimoy was the second son of Max and Dora Nimoy, Ukrainian immigrants and Orthodox Jews. His father worked as a barber.

    From the age of 8, Leonard acted in local productions, winning parts at a community college, where he performed through his high school years. In 1949, after taking a summer course at Boston College, he traveled to Hollywood, though it wasn’t until 1951 that he landed small parts in two movies, “Queen for a Day” and “Rhubarb.” . . . .

    Nimoy returned to college in his 40s and earned a master’s degree in Spanish from Antioch University Austin, an affiliate of Antioch College in Ohio, in 1978. Antioch College later awarded Nimoy an honorary doctorate….

    In later years, he rediscovered his Jewish heritage, and in 1991 he produced and starred in “Never Forget,” a television movie based on the story of a Holocaust survivor who sued a neo-Nazi organization of Holocaust deniers.

    In 2002, having illustrated his books of poetry with his photographs, Nimoy published “Shekhina,” a book devoted to photography with a Jewish theme, that of the feminine aspect of God. His black-and-white photographs of nude and seminude women struck some Orthodox Jewish leaders as heretical, but Nimoy asserted that his work was consistent with the teaching of the kabbalah.

    His religious upbringing also influenced the characterization of Spock. The character’s split-fingered salute, he often explained, had been his idea: He based it on the kohanic blessing, a manual approximation of the Hebrew letter shin, which is the first letter in Shaddai, one of the Hebrew names for God.

    “To this day, I sense Vulcan speech patterns, Vulcan social attitudes and even Vulcan patterns of logic and emotional suppression in my behavior,” Nimoy wrote years after the original series ended.

    But that wasn’t such a bad thing, he discovered.

    “Given the choice,” he wrote, “if I had to be someone else, I would be Spock.”

  2. ANonOMouse says:

    I enjoyed them all JJ, Thank you

  3. bostonboomer says:

    The David Horsey cartoon on Republicans’ view of American history is hilarious!

  4. Beata says:

    I’m not a Star Trek fan but Leonard Nimoy the person is fascinating. Thanks for the links.

  5. Sweet Sue says:

    We lost a good one.

  6. Sweet Sue says:

    Thanks, BB. I looked at the photos; they’re beautiful. My favorite was of the “statute” holding a tangerine.

  7. Fannie says:

    Luv looking at his photography, and learning about his upbringing and high school days, etc. I watched all the TV shows, and collected items over the years. When I moved from Ca. to Idaho I gave it all to another person who loved Star Trek. I’ll never forget going to the DeYoung Museum in S.F. and spending several hours reviewing all their costumes. Wonderful memories.