Pat Oliphant by Pat Oliphant

Pat Oliphant

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  1. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook said, over 3 years ago

    I see only one flaw in this cartoon.
    It is, of course, that you should always shake rather than stir a martini.

  2. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, over 3 years ago

    is that fred flinstone on the television?

  3. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “…If I read the data correctly, it is due to the fact that so many women are the heads of single family households..”
    Right you are. The data also shows that households where there is a husband- the wife earns significantly more than the single mom.
    The message: women that fail to have a good relationship with a man are defective on several levels.

  4. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    “…women that fail to have a good relationship with a man are defective on several levels.”

    Youch! You might get some flak for describing single mothers as “defective”. I wouldn’t describe them as defective, but having a child out of wedlock has huge consequences for the mother & the children. Oliphant & other pundits are missing the point.

    Mothers who manage to avoid pregnancy until they are in a stable relationship, do out earn their single counterparts. Besides the help & stability that comes with a spouse, they are more educated & have more time to actually rise in a career path. Too many single mothers are basically in a state of constant economic crisis to ever get ahead.

    The number of married households where the woman earns more has also increased dramatically.

  5. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 3 years ago

    In past societies, women have been just as important in providing for the family as the men. If a couple don’t need two incomes and the woman’s job pays more than the man’s, then why not let the man stay home and work in the house.
    It works for us. And I know how to work the washing machine……..!

  6. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 3 years ago

    I wonder if Pat Oliphant is today channeling one of his past cartoons. I can’t help but recall his cartoon from the late 1960s, when the term “Women’s’ Liberation” was becoming a common phrase.
    The cartoon was of a stout Brunhild-type wife aggressively confronting her meek mouse of a husband (in an apron?) as she leaves the house. The caption was:
    “Well, I’m off to my women’s lib meeting. Kiss me goodbye, damn you!”
    How cool if he is pointing out the turn-about of that old work.

  7. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook said, over 3 years ago

    In truth, I am not a martini drinker (tho’ on those rare occasions when I do I prefer vodka to gin).
    The idea I’ve heard behind shaking the drink was that it created tiny air bubbles in the mixture, which supposedly enhanced the taste. Perhaps it’s true, perhaps not. I’ll accept your expertise on the subject, for I was just being glib.
    Personally, I prefer margaritas (mostly for the lime, but the tequila is good, too).

  8. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook said, over 3 years ago

    I’ll accept the proposition that a martini must be gin; then if I have vodka is the proper name a “Vodka Martini” or is there another name for it?
    Tho’ I’d still probably prefer a margarita. I understand your point about paying for water (hence my reason for NEVER drinking “Lite Beer”), but there’s something about the combination of the lime and the tequila that just works for me.
    To each his/her own. There’s no right or wrong, there’s just what tastes good to you (or me).

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