Candorville by Darrin Bell


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  1. Agent54

    Agent54 said, 6 months ago

    Sometimes I miss the 18’th century, when smart az kids could get what they deserve.


    RWJAMES said, 6 months ago

    Complaining about the attitudes and mores of younger generations is endemic to our species; Socrates made similar complaints about Aristotle’s generation.

  3. cdward

    cdward said, 6 months ago

    ^Agreed. Complaining about the “younger generation” merely makes you sound old and grumpy. Besides, it serves no purpose, least of all teaching the youngsters good manners.

  4. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, 6 months ago

    Or at least say “excuse me …”.

  5. ebsan

    ebsan said, 6 months ago

    Sort of extreme, isn’t it?

  6. Jkiss

    Jkiss GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Go ahead and tell kid. Hopefully your parents will walk over and I can explain to them that they are creating a power dynamic that will bite them in the butt. And a brat to boot.

  7. Jkiss

    Jkiss GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Dude, I think they make a pill for those feelings……..

  8. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, 6 months ago

    Once a little girl was going on to me, a stranger, about how smart she was. I told her that it would be better for people to find this out for themselves, and explained why.

  9. Olongapojoe

    Olongapojoe GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Think you mean the first half of the 20th century. This self esteem crap started in the 80s.

  10. yoda1234

    yoda1234 said, 6 months ago

    Typical 21st Century sense of automatic entitlement.

    How about: “..unequal power dynamic that enhances my self-esteem by giving me a goal to which I can aspire”???

  11. John Robillard

    John Robillard GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Or you could just tell him the time instead of playing power games. Throw in a ‘Why certainly, young man’ if it makes you feel better. I was born in the middle of the last century. I like it when younger people to call me ‘farbror’ (Uncle) but it’s nothing I insist on. You have maybe 80 years on this earth, don’t spend them pushing people away.

  12. Lamberger

    Lamberger said, 6 months ago

    If it takes a village to raise a kid, then surly it is not wasted effort to attempt to cultivate a little social lubricant — politeness, that is — in the youth of our time.

  13. Cupertino Jay

    Cupertino Jay said, 6 months ago

    “Do you know what time it is”

    snipped from wikiwiki’s waay back in the ’50s time machine comes rememberance of Buffalo Bob Smith [November 27, 1917 – July 30, 1998], sidekick for..

    > A distinctive feature was the Peanut Gallery, on-stage bleachers seating about 40 kids. Each show began with Buffalo Bob’s asking, “Say kids, what time is it?” and the kids’ yelling in unison, “Howdy Doody Time!” Then the kids all sang the show’s theme song (set to the tune of “Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay”). It was thus one of the first television shows with audience participation as a major component.

  14. Agingstoner

    Agingstoner said, 6 months ago


    Glad there’s a few people here with a solid grip on reality!

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 6 months ago


    By “what they deserve” you mean a horse whipping? Or maybe labor in the fields an mills to die at 30? What exactly.

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