9 to 5 by Harley Schwadron

9 to 5

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  1. jeffc42

    jeffc42 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I like 9 to 5, but this one disappoints me. It is trying to be culturally funny, but an abacus would never be down, unless you physically broke it. That is kind of the point of non-digital/non-computerized equipment.

  2. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @jeffc42

    Seems to me you’re missing the point of the cartoon


    It’s funny precisely because an abacus can’t be down

  3. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, over 2 years ago

    @Doctor Toon

    Sorry, to be a wet blanket, friend, but I thought the same thing as jeffc42. I have a photo of my work computer with a note on the screen that says, “In case of power failure, slide beads.” The abacus is below the monitor in that photo.

  4. Perkycat

    Perkycat GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Doctor Toon

    I took it exactly the way you did and thought it was funny. Any excuse for a day off.

  5. massha

    massha said, over 2 years ago

    I thought it was funny too. Humor oftentimes stems from absurd situations, and this one is all right.

  6. Jeff0811

    Jeff0811 said, over 2 years ago

    At first I thought this was an unfair stereotype of the Chinese work ethic, then saw it said N. America branch. So it turns out to be a reverse stereotype. Funny, if you don’t get wrapped in the political correctness of it all.

  7. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, over 2 years ago

    I understand the humour, but not every cartoon is going to appeal to every reader. This one kindsa polarizes us. I will admit that I smiled the second time I saw it.

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