9 times comedian Judah Friedlander basically explained life with a simple line drawing.

The funny guy in the weird hat is pretty deep!

Judah Friedlander is a comedian.


You might remember him from the TV show "30 Rock."


It's about to be a huge compliment! GIF via "30 Rock."

Judah, aka the comedian who wore those hats on "30 Rock," wrote a book recently, and it revealed a secret talent ... poignant cartooning.

I love these cartoons. They remind me of Kurt Vonnegut and The Far Side. And they have some deep things to say! Like these:

1. Interesting comparisons of what we stand in line for in 2015 versus 1931

All images by Judah Friedlander/"If the Raindrops United," used with permission.

2. Why some of us thought the 1950s were so "fabulous"

I told you they were poignant! Friedlander is not pulling punches here.

3. Will we really be better off if all small things are bought out by big things?

4. What defiance would look like in the literal face of a political system that allows no opposition ... represented by teeth

5. Triangle body image

6. America's most successful free housing program

7. How to support a disease agenda

8. An illustrated nod to the Citizen's United Supreme Court ruling

9. A minimalistic view of sea level rise

And the last page is something I really love.

It's simply some encouragement to be creative.

It reads: "Use these pages to make your own drawings. And send them to me. I'd love to see them."

:)

If you feel like actually sending him some cartoons because you're cool and fun like that, here's a link to his Twitter. ;)

There are TONS more. If you wanna see 'em, go grab the book at your local library or bookstore or check out "If the Raindrops United" online.

Sometimes when you're dealing with heavy thoughts, words won't do. Lucky for us we have folks like Judah.

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What will future generations never believe that we tolerated in 2019?

Dolphin and orca captivity, for sure. They'll probably shake their heads at how people died because they couldn't afford healthcare. And, they'll be completely mystified at the amount of food some people waste while others go starving.

According to Biological Diversity, "An estimated 40 percent of the food produced in the United States is wasted every year, costing households, businesses and farms about $218 billion annually."

There are so many things wrong with this.

First of all it's a waste of money for the households who throw out good food. Second, it's a waste of all of the resources that went into growing the food, including the animals who gave their lives for the meal. Third, there's something very wrong with throwing out food when one in eight Americans struggle with hunger.

Supermarkets are just as guilty of this unnecessary waste as consumers. About 10% of all food waste are supermarket products thrown out before they've reached their expiration date.

Three years ago, France took big steps to combat food waste by making a law that bans grocery stores from throwing away edible food.According to the new ordinance, stores can be fined for up to $4,500 for each infraction.

Previously, the French threw out 7.1 million tons of food. Sixty-seven percent of which was tossed by consumers, 15% by restaurants, and 11% by grocery stores.

This has created a network of over 5,000 charities that accept the food from supermarkets and donate them to charity. The law also struck down agreements between supermarkets and manufacturers that prohibited the stores from donating food to charities.

"There was one food manufacturer that was not authorized to donate the sandwiches it made for a particular supermarket brand. But now, we get 30,000 sandwiches a month from them — sandwiches that used to be thrown away," Jacques Bailet, head of the French network of food banks known as Banques Alimentaires, told NPR.

It's expected that similar laws may spread through Europe, but people are a lot less confident at it happening in the United States. The USDA believes that the biggest barrier to such a program would be cost to the charities and or supermarkets.

"The logistics of getting safe, wholesome, edible food from anywhere to people that can use it is really difficult," the organization said according to Gizmodo. "If you're having to set up a really expensive system to recover marginal amounts of food, that's not good for anybody."

Plus, the idea may seem a little too "socialist" for the average American's appetite.

"The French version is quite socialist, but I would say in a great way because you're providing a way where they [supermarkets] have to do the beneficial things not only for the environment, but from an ethical standpoint of getting healthy food to those who need it and minimizing some of the harmful greenhouse gas emissions that come when food ends up in a landfill," Jonathan Bloom, the author of American Wasteland, told NPR.

However, just because something may be socialist doesn't mean it's wrong. The greater wrong is the insane waste of money, damage to the environment, and devastation caused by hunger that can easily be avoided.

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The world is dark and full of terrors, but every once in a while it graces us with something to warm our icy-cold hearts. And that is what we have today, with a single dad who went viral on Twitter after his daughter posted the photos he sent her when trying to pick out and outfit for his date. You love to see it.




After seeing these heartwarming pics, people on Twitter started suggesting this adorable man date their moms. It was essentially a mom and date matchmaking frenzy.




Others found this to be very relatable content.








And then things took a brief turn...


...when Carli revealed that her dad had been stood up by his date.



And people were NOT happy about it.





However, things did work out in the end. According to Yahoo Lifestyle, Carli told her dad about all of the attention the tweet was getting, and it gave him hope.

Carli's dad, Jeff, told Yahoo Lifestyle that he didn't even know what Twitter was before now, but that he has made an account and is receiving date offers from all over the world. “I'm being asked out a lot," said Jeff. “But I'm very private about that."



We stan Jeff, the viral Twitter dad. Go give him a follow!

This article originally appeared on SomeeCards. You can read it here.

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