Cathy is gone?? Now THERE’S a movement I can get behind!
Hey now. It’s not his fault. He’s constantly egotistical and condescending because he’s a bored genius, who hasn’t been given the correct education. Not because he’s mean. Remember that. (cough)
And if members of the Klan weren’t murdering peaceful protesters in Charlottesville in their cars, they likely wouldn’t be as aggrieved. It’s the ciiiiir-cllllle of liiiiiife…
More about that they’d rather remain as ignorant as possible about what’s going on around them every day. Lot of people railing about the “taking a knee” in the NFL are at least being faced with the massive issue of racial equality.
I find it curious that you’ll condemn anyone who criticizes this strip, often times with “It’s just a comic” yet you buy so wholeheartedly into the genius and prodigious nature of Caulfield that… I should remind you that it’s just a comic.
And regardless of his perceived (created) genius-level intellect, repeatedly being mean-spirited isn’t a result of him being bored or not challenged. It could (stretching here against a hero, I know) just stem from him being… well, a bit of an ass?
In this case, I would agree that less should (at least) be more. Given that Caulfield delights in doing less work on his schoolwork than the other kids, while constantly feels the need to make his teacher feel less of a human each day, then he should get to look forward to more of the same next year when he’s held back a year.
But of course not – whenever he’s caught cheating, lying, or being obnoxious, the strip always ends with him sitting there unpunished, with a self-aggrandizing smile on his face, proud of his “accomplishments”.
Lying, cheating, swindling, and disrespectful of those around him. And gets away with it every time, with zero consequences. At least this comic shows me the kind of child I don’t want my daughter to turn out like.
At this point, the author really needs to update his bio to remove the fact that he’s often praised for his “gentle spirit” because… well, haven’t been seeing it so much of late. Now it’s all about elitism and making fun of the “fat old dinosaurs.”
It’s the chicken skull logo on the hat that gets me.
Oh my wo… CAULFIELD ACTUALLY LEARNED SOMETHING AND ADMITTED IT?!?! Mrs. Olsen should hang up the ol’ board eraser right now, her career has peaked and isn’t going to get better than this.