The Water and Oil Merger is Going Well Despite Warnings

merger cartoon

So everyone knows oil and water don’t mix, and I’d been playing with that idea for a few days. But I could not, for the life of me, come up with a joke about it that I was happy with.

That is, until I was listening to the news about a merger. Merger – that’s it!

What if an oil company and a water company tried to merge? Would that work? Could it work?

After some digging online, I came across emulsion and not only did I crack this this cartoon, but I leanred a little (or at least refreshed my memory) to boot.


Mark Anderson Mark Anderson's cartoons appear in publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. His business cartoons are available for licensing at his website,

4 Reactions
  1. They may not mix but they can mingle! You are so funny and clever.

  2. And now I’ve googled emulsion. You’ve started an emulsion-education trend!

  3. Mark: Thanks for teaching me a new word, emulsion! 🙂 How will you package this product? 😉