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Matthew Diffee

Entries by Matthew Diffee

Advice for Southwest Pilots

(3) Comments | Posted June 24, 2011 | 4:26 PM


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Tiger's (New) Endorsements

(2) Comments | Posted December 4, 2009 | 1:27 PM

A weird thing happened last night. I was on the internet and I read this thing about a woman who wasn't an alleged mistress of Tiger Woods. Crazy, right? It seems that he has been doing a lot more "golfing" than any of us ever expected. And now that we...

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Naming America's First Marijuana Cafe

(26) Comments | Posted November 20, 2009 | 3:01 PM

The first ever marijuana café in America opened last week. That doesn't surprise me. What shocks me is that it's in Portland, Oregon. That would be like opening a Mormon bookstore in Salt Lake City. Weird, right? The place is called The Cannabis Café, which I must say I...

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Finally, I Have an Opinion

(12) Comments | Posted December 21, 2006 | 1:24 PM

I think ducks are the funniest bird.

This is an issue I've been wrestling with in my professional life for several years. It started when I did this cartoon for the New Yorker,

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"Have you ever thought about becoming a...

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Robert Mankoff Interview: Part Three

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2006 | 5:31 PM

This is the third part of a nine-day conversation I had with my editor, the cartoon editor of The New Yorker magazine, Bob Mankoff. You can find part one by clicking on the word "Pudding". Not that one, this one right here: Pudding.

Matt: OK....

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Announcing the Winner of the Rejection Collection Caption Contest

(5) Comments | Posted November 29, 2006 | 6:23 PM

At long last, here's the winner to our Rejection Collection Caption Contest. Congratulations to jimmyjack:

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Bob Mankoff Interview: Part Two

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2006 | 5:41 PM

You can read part one here.

First, here's some special cartoonist terms you should be aware of before reading:

Batch: A week's worth of cartoons that a cartoonist brings in to show the editor. A batch typically contains ten cartoons, but may contain less or more depending on how...

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Announcing The Rejection Collection Caption Contest Finalists

(1) Comments | Posted November 20, 2006 | 3:20 PM

OK, so the time has come for me to pick a winner in our little Rejection Collection Caption Contest. I apologize that it has taken me so long to calibrate the results, but I've been working frantically on an audio version of The Rejection Collection. It's essentially a...

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Robert Mankoff Interview: Part One

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2006 | 9:59 AM

Robert (Bob) Mankoff is a cartoonist, President of The Cartoonbank, and the cartoon editor at The New Yorker magazine. I'm a cartoonist there, so he's my editor. I recently sat down with him in his office over paper cups of office coffee and a big desk covered with the...

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The Rejection Collection Number Two (And Caption Contest)

(11) Comments | Posted October 20, 2006 | 4:13 PM

If you're like me, the kind of person who does stuff, you will inevitably face rejection. For some people, that rejection comes in the form of an official rejection slip or a coldly spoken "no thank-you" for others it's a slap across the face or a splashed mojito in same....

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The Rejection Collection (and Caption Contest)

(27) Comments | Posted October 16, 2006 | 2:47 PM

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One of Diffee's most popular cartoons from The New Yorker. You can see more at

So, this is my first blog ever. And here it is in/on the Huffington Post. Not Bad. That's like having your first cartoon...

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The Rejection Collection Caption Contest

(60) Comments | Posted October 15, 2006 | 11:57 AM

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The Rejection Collection Caption Contest instructions: You have three places to be creative. You can come up with text to appear in the sign on the left, the banner on the right, and the caption below (hint: the spoon is...

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