Grand Avenue by Steve Breen and Mike Thompson

Grand Avenue

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  1. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, over 1 year ago

    ….attitude.

  2. david_42

    david_42 said, over 1 year ago

    “Bah, humbug” applied to Xmas (look it up, Xtains), means that whatever or whomever the phrase is being applied to is a lie.
    Example: “There’s a war on Xmas!” Bah, humbug!

  3. Charles Smith

    Charles Smith said, over 1 year ago

    @david_42

    Actually, there is an undeclared war on Christmas. And all things Christian. A better example would be “The democratic party is compassionate and caring.” Bah, humbug!

  4. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 1 year ago

    I think I get it.

  5. whmIII

    whmIII said, over 1 year ago

    Ask Dickens…he wrote it.

  6. ajr58

    ajr58 said, over 1 year ago

    Use the dictionary: an attitude or spirit of pretense and deception.
    In Dickens, Scrooge used the term to refer to a false and commercial festival, co-opting the spirit of the season. The word “humbug” describes deceitful efforts to fool people by pretending to a fake loftiness or false sincerity.
    Sort of like Republicans.

  7. potrerokid1532

    potrerokid1532 said, over 1 year ago

    @ajr58

    Hear! Hear!!!!!

  8. Neo Blakkrstal

    Neo Blakkrstal said, over 1 year ago

    @ajr58

    Actually, it’s more like Demoncrats. Oh wait, it’s politicians in general. Oh wait it’s most people in general. In God we trust, all others pay cash.

  9. whmIII

    whmIII said, over 1 year ago

    @Neo Blakkrstal

    No, you had it correct…

  10. Larry

    Larry said, over 1 year ago

    @Sneakys Dad Bucher

    No, it goes way back.
    see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xmas

  11. MayKitten

    MayKitten GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    In the original text of The Christmas Carol, Scrooge was quoted as saying; " … And who does Christmas benefit? Certainly not the ordinary people! The benefits are the property of the grocers, butchers, bakers, merchants and toy makers who use guilt and greed to sell their wares; causing the people to spend their money to the point they must come to me for credit to pay their debts. Then they try to shame me for being mean and greedy when I am forced by their circumstances to foreclose upon their collateral. … " Has the situation changed in all this time? Scrooge just started issuing charge cards.

    In 1929 the text was bowdlerized to remove this passage and others referring to several social problems including orphanages which served the public with child prostitutes.

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