The Meaning of Lila by John Forgetta and L.A. Rose

The Meaning of Lila


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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, 12 months ago

    So . . . if this is a rerun, why mention something so current like the Boston Bombings, huh?

  2. CaptBullock

    CaptBullock said, 12 months ago

    @Rod Gonzalez

    This isn’t the first time since reruns started that there’s been some tweaking in the dialog to make the strip more current.

  3. Chalkie  j   

    Chalkie  j    said, 12 months ago

    . . .if He does have a Bomb, It’s obviously not from the Devils’ workshop.

  4. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, 12 months ago

    What did they say before?

  5. PhantomPlumber

    PhantomPlumber GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    The illustration is a re-run from 6/27/2006. The text originally ran:

    Panel 1 –
    Lila: Where are we?
    Drew: An outdoor shopping mall.

    Panel 2 –
    Drew: It’s designed to look like a quaint village.

    Panel 3 –
    Lila: Wow… Now you can shop AND get fresh air.

    Panel 4 –
    Lila: America truly is a wonderful place.

    I think it was much nicer first time around…

  6. Bacoguy1

    Bacoguy1 said, 12 months ago

    Why mention something so current as urinating in public?

  7. Emlyn

    Emlyn GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    I thought these were reruns.

  8. Michael Farren

    Michael Farren GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    They are reruns, sorta. The writer could no longer afford to hire artists for the strip, and so it went into reruns. He did, however, maintain the right to tweak the existing strips, and said at one point that originals might one day return.

  9. JWF

    JWF GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Thanks, Michael, for the great explanation :-) And, you’re a great researcher, Phantom Plumber. The original seemed out of date to me since outdoor shopping villages are pretty commonplace, now.

  10. whmIII

    whmIII said, 12 months ago

    Go have a drink and forget about it…

  11. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, 12 months ago


    To show it is NOT suspicious behaviour.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago


    People have been urinating in public for decades. Sometimes more than others.

  13. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, 12 months ago

    Pretty serious stuff today, it’s not funny but depressing. I have to agree with Lila, it seems we’re not safe at all anymore.

  14. 716PMedGuy

    716PMedGuy said, 12 months ago

    Boston bombings…I thought these comics were reruns!

  15. Jerry Carlson

    Jerry Carlson said, 12 months ago


    It seemed to be the most popular crime in Iowa City in the 1980s, going by the police blotter in the newspaper, prompting someone to write a letter to the editor calling for public restrooms dowtown.

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