The Academia Waltz by Berkeley Breathed

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  1. Shattered Memories

    Shattered Memories said, almost 2 years ago

    Spelling mistake in the last panel again…

    (And honestly, at that time in history, Muhammad Ali was the greater hero.)

  2. Prof d'anglais

    Prof d'anglais said, almost 2 years ago

    @Shattered Memories

    That’s no spelling mistake. I’d have thought that by now you’d have understood Berkeley’s subtle and clever sense of humour. Why else did you select his cartoons?

  3. Shattered Memories

    Shattered Memories said, almost 2 years ago

    @Prof d'anglais

    Nostalgia. I grew up reading Bloom County and Outland as a little kid in the nineties. And I understood all the subtleties even as a seven-year-old.

    But I’m also a first-year Bachelor’s student and Teacher’s Assistant at a university in Delhi. Most of the kids in the classes I T.A. (which I also take) have never even seen a newspaper in their entire lives, despite being perfectly ‘modern’ kids. And none of them can spell even at the age of eighteen. And they’re supposed to be studying English! So spotting spelling mistakes is a thing with me.

  4. neatslob

    neatslob said, almost 2 years ago

    I see no mistake. (There IS an apostrophe in “there’s” if that’s what you’re thinking, look closely.)

  5. neatslob

    neatslob said, almost 2 years ago

    Last frame says “NO NUKES OR DUKES”.

  6. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, almost 2 years ago

    “Subtle changes in detail for humorous effect” is actually something of a time-honored running gag in comic strips.
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    Another example of this in action comes in the strip “Curtis” – whenever Curtis visits the local barber, the notices posted on the walls often change from panel to panel. I recall this being referenced in-text a few months back when the barber was set up on a blind date; she regarded the notices – which were often outlandish to begin with – to be rather hilarious.

  7. neatslob

    neatslob said, almost 2 years ago

    If you mean that he changed the last word, certain comic writers often do that – change the background to reflect the conversation or situation in the comic. He will also change wall art as the comic proceeds.

  8. georgelcsmith

    georgelcsmith said, almost 2 years ago

    @Omnius

    You are displaying your ignorance. Ronald Reagan served in the military. You should look up things before making a fool of yourself!

  9. dmohoni

    dmohoni said, almost 2 years ago

    @Prof danglais – Which college in Delhi University are you teaching in? There have been 3 Booker Prize winners in the last 10 years from Delhi college alumni, and Indian (English) newspapers actually make profits – so they are obviously well read. My guess is you have never even been in India, and are making up your professorial claims.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Shattered Memories

    No spelling mistake, the apostrophe is there but it is hard to see.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Shattered Memories

    Tell us how are they in their own languages? Do you know?

  12. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, almost 2 years ago

    @Omnius

    Actually, Reagan did serve in the military in WWII.
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    He was the embarkation officer for San Francisco for some time (meaning that he oversaw the effort to get service members to the war in the Pacific).
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    After that, he was tapped to take command of Ft. Roach, an outpost where Reagan and other Hollywood types made training and propaganda movies.
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    So yes, Reagan did indeed serve in the military, but not in a particularly dynamic capacity.

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