Candorville by Darrin Bell


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  1. Mike

    Mike GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Clever and funny

  2. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, about 4 years ago

    Wonder when we come full circle and people start using gobbledygook again. But otherwise true, and I agree – reality shows is utter garbage.

  3. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, about 4 years ago

    Every generation finds the next generation’s music indistinguishable from noise. Homer Simpson said it really well: “Everyone knows that Rock attained perfection in 1976.” Of course, he is quite correct, but that’s not the point.
    Some music was just simply unlistenable when released.
    Bizet’s Carmen and Stravinsky’s Rite Of Spring are two very well documented examples that after disastrous debuts suddenly were mega popular. It is thought that human brains needed to adapt to the radically new structure of music. Rock and Roll did the same.
    Now, I need someone to convince me that HipHop / Rap is the same deal …

  4. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, about 4 years ago

    Reality shows exist because all interesting content is already available on the Internet. Broadcasters are desperate to create fresh content that can’t be gazzumped for free.

  5. StephenWhite

    StephenWhite GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Amusing, but simplistic and essentially wrong. Don’t get me wrong, I think that Darrin Bell’s work is outstanding, but he’s created a straw man, here.

    The fact that people have an innate tendency to dislike that which is new, says nothing at all about whether or not our entertainment is or is not being degraded. The fact that our air, water, and land are all, in fact, being degraded might be seen as an indication that the present isn’t actually the same as the past.

    Just sayin’…

  6. June M. Moffatt

    June M. Moffatt GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    In 2,000,000 BC they had glasses?

  7. Rugeirn Drienborough

    Rugeirn Drienborough said, about 4 years ago

    He has no concept of 18th century language. The others are pretty good, or at least OK.

  8. CoBass

    CoBass said, about 4 years ago

    @Tue Elung-Jensen

    Re: Using gobbledygook again.

    Haven’t you been paying attention to text-speak? People already are.


  9. Kingoswald

    Kingoswald GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    @Rugeirn Drienborough

    Er … there isn’t any 18th century language in the strip, friend.

  10. Lovecraft

    Lovecraft said, about 4 years ago


    Regarding “Le Sacre du Printemps” – at the premiere, at least, it was more the ballet/choreography that was thought to be so scandalous.

  11. saturnsport8k

    saturnsport8k said, about 4 years ago


    Hip Hop attained perfection in 1996. Anything prior to 1997 is considered Old School, and is acceptible at proms, weddings, parties, etc. Just like Rock prior to 1976.

  12. comicfan1964

    comicfan1964 said, about 4 years ago

    In 2,000,000 BC they had cave paintings?

  13. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 4 years ago

    I was trying to explain a TV show to someone who had never seen it.
    The show is Nadia’s Bitchin’ Kitchen on the Cooking Channel.
    Nadia is a good looking woman who wears a lot of jewelry and high heels while she is cooking. Also she has strange taste in kitchen design with upholsterd cabinet doors, doorknobs for pulls, etc.
    She has two experts that she goes to when they explain where spices came from or the health benefits of foods.
    But the guys are both neurotic or even psychotic cases.
    Even though there is cooking and recipes it is obvious that the show is a comedy/reality show.

  14. rshive

    rshive said, about 4 years ago

    The situations change and the players change. But people don’t.

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 4 years ago

    This is not as good as comic strips were when I was young.

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