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  1. JLG GoComics Pro Member commented on Doonesbury 23 days ago

    A lot of us inside the US can’t understand it either, Astolat.

  2. JLG GoComics Pro Member commented on Doonesbury 25 days ago

    Indeed. And I know it might not be fair, but I’ve really never been able to forgive Joanie for abandoning J.J. the way she did. I’ve become kind of set in my ways about that——and I’m not even a parent.

  3. JLG GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes 25 days ago

    This has always been one of my favorites.

  4. JLG GoComics Pro Member commented on Prickly City 27 days ago

    Tell you what, j gray. I’ll agree to not call Palin out if you can tell me, in very specific terms, what it is that Palin actually stands for. Or at least, what she believes that she stands for. If you can nail that down, then I won’t “bother explaining” anything.

  5. JLG GoComics Pro Member commented on Prickly City 27 days ago

    In this age of false equivalencies run amok, many try to lazily paint people like Maddow and Moore as being the left “counterparts” to people like Limbaugh, Coulter, etc. In order to work, these comparisons have to ignore what these people’s primary function and modus operandi are, and pretend that they balance each other out. They don’t. There do not exist any left counterparts for Limbaugh or Coulter, or Ted Cruz for that matter. Not people living outside of their mother’s basements, anyway.

  6. JLG GoComics Pro Member commented on Prickly City 27 days ago

    There’s a difference, echoraven. And that difference is that Palin, quite egregiously and demonstrably, does not have any understanding of any of the things she chooses to talk about. Literally every time she weighs in on something, she shows how little she understands the issue, the background of the issue, the context of the issue, or even what the issue is to begin with.
    “Stupid” is perhaps too imprecise a term. What she is is militantly ignorant, incurious and provincial, with all the implications that carries for policy.

  7. JLG GoComics Pro Member commented on Prickly City 27 days ago

    I gotta get this off my chest. These kinds of arbitrary shots, to me, are one of the main reasons why conservative comic strips often just aren’t funny. You can criticize substantive things about Moore that actually have to DO with Moore -- being loose with (some) facts, being somewhat sellout-ish, using dishonest editing at times….heck, even mock his weight if you wanna go the low route. At least it would actually based on something.
    But stuff like "cold, hostile, bereft of humanity’ is just glib verbiage that doesn’t have anything to do with Moore’s real-life demeanor, and so it just falls flat as a joke.

    It’s like someone saying, “Boy, you’re a bundle of nerves today. Kind of like Ann Coulter on a sugar high.” Ann Coulter is not known for having a nervous demeanor, so the comment would be meaningless.

    The most glaring example I know of was when Sarah Palin referred to Rachel Maddow as sometimes turning beet red when she gets angry, and the audience laughed. That crack had nothing to do with Rachel Maddow at all. She might as well have replaced Maddow’s name with Rita Moreno or Taylor Swift. It would have made the same amount of sense. Maddow is not known for having an angry demeanor, like, ever. If you wanted to call her smug, or condescending, or snide, I might not think it’s quite fair, but at least you’d be responding to something that’s actually THERE.

    I find that conservative humor tends to do this kind of thing a lot.

  8. JLG GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes about 1 month ago

    I just wanted to point out that this comic is the one and only place I have ever seen any reference to “beanie-weanies.” Thus it has puzzled me since I was a kid. What on earth are beanie-weenies? I have NEVER heard of them anywhere else.

  9. JLG GoComics Pro Member commented on Perry Bible Fellowship about 1 month ago

    Happy to see this turn up here! But are these new episodes, or reruns of old ones?

  10. JLG GoComics Pro Member commented on Calvin and Hobbes about 1 month ago

    I can think of a difference. At my old apartment, which had a small garden right outside the bathroom window, I can’t ever recall a two-inch-long living booger crawling into the house and making itself at home on the shower wall.