The Little Green Man Doesn’t Know Cars, But He Likes Bikes


Mark Fiore, this year’s Pulitzer Prize winner for Editorial Cartooning and the first to win for animated cartoons, recently provided this gem. Joe Commuter tries to explain to an alien visitor how mobility works on Earth and how convenient our cars are with their fuel made from "dinosaur squeezin’s." With more than a few jabs at BP and the Gulf Disaster, Fiore does a great job dissecting our phenomenal reliance on petroleum. Though the alien doesn’t know much about cars, he does suggest riding a bike to work instead. Higher life form indeed!

h/t Streetsblog NYC

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