Herb and Jamaal by Stephen Bentley

Herb and Jamaal

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  1. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 4 years ago

    I thought more of what happened on my 22nd birthday, January 28, 1986. Seven valiant explorers met their ends in the skies over Florida. Rest in peace to the intrepid crew of the Challenger.

  2. StoicLion

    StoicLion said, over 4 years ago

    Oh, man. You are stirring the puddin’ today!

  3. Luscious

    Luscious said, over 4 years ago

    Regardless of what that boy had in his mouth or what he was wearing, that did not give that idiot the right to chase a young man down to shot him. Stop stereo typing!! I don’t think you would be making those same comments if this happened to someone in your family. Deal with that!!

  4. tigre1

    tigre1 said, over 4 years ago

    It evidently takes some cojones to deal with a kid costumed as common conceptions of a thug.

    I remember feeling that way…eleven o’clock one night, jogging around a block in Glendale and bang! I was in the middle of a huge bunch…maybe thirty…dark-clad young guys lounging near a corner streetlight…I thought..“Oh… and just kept on running…they all shuffled, the sitting ones leapt to their feet…”Good evening, sir…" a chorus…I was already around the corner by that time and said, “Evening, guys…”

    Polite, cheerful. Just teens on a summer night…

    Several years later when I had gotten smarter I used to ‘drop into’ a crowd of Bloods visiting the Mall where I was doing security…I’d just slip in and bop along with them, walking in their rhythms, “being” like I belonged, had been there forever…

    Usually it’d be five minutes before somebody would notice…“Hey! one of us is an old bald-headed white guy…”

    And we’d talk, they’d reassure me that they were friendly and I’d bump some fists and shake some hands…

    Can’t judge a book by the cover…of course it’s stupid to dress like a zebra in lion country, in THAT the kids could use some wake-ups. But remember how we wore our hair long and ticked off our elders? A hoodie is just stupid
    fashion choice, considering. No kid would wear a huge old-fashioned sombrero downtown or to high school…

    Tattoos? jeez, what a waste of vanity and a ruiner of beauty…gold fake teeth? also barbaric, also fashionable.
    Ugly? hoodies? all the above.

    Will kids wear these things? vanity and the need to set one’s social appearance will always win…ESPECIALLY in a culture that preaches and values effortless dominance and intimidation.

    The kids’ fashion idols should…perhaps…be shot…but then, many of them are, every year. Who led American youth to aim for the lowest common denominator?

  5. GSJ Olé

    GSJ Olé said, over 4 years ago


    Extremely well put. Thank you.

  6. john rieth

    john rieth said, over 4 years ago

    I was at the racetrack last Saturday night watching the cars.
    It was pretty cold and I was wishing for my hoodie! My ears got froze!!

  7. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 4 years ago

    Actually, all of the accounts have Zimmerman starting the confrontation.

    The best thing to do is to actually wait for all the facts on both sides of the matter to come out before commenting too much more.

  8. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 4 years ago

    Luscious: It would make no difference. Those consumed by hate can only think of themselves.

  9. beautiful818

    beautiful818 GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I love the poem in the strip. Very deep.

  10. K M

    K M GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    @Darren Blair

    Not true. By at least one account, Zimmerman was returning to his vehicle when Martin jumped him. Do the research; don’t just parrot the race-baiters.

  11. Iris Gross

    Iris Gross said, over 4 years ago

    Don’t feed the trolls.

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