The Argyle Sweater by Scott Hilburn

The Argyle Sweater

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  1. Flashold

    Flashold said, 8 months ago

    He went to Israel.

  2. afficionado

    afficionado said, 8 months ago

    I think this is racist

  3. Superfrog

    Superfrog said, 8 months ago

    His treatment was unorthodox.

  4. Al S.

    Al S. said, 8 months ago

    @afficionado

    I don’t believe there is anything derogatory or disparaging conveyed in this toon. There is only humorous coincidence in wordplay. I don’t think anyone is thinking that it is Scott’s intent to compare Rabbi’s to rabies, fleas or any other dog affliction. And Judaism says nothing about visual depiction of rabbis — unlike Islam, which does not allow any visual depiction of Mohammed.
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    However, it’s probably a good idea for those who comment to double-check to make sure their thoughts will be construed in the way they intend, before submitting.

  5. Al S.

    Al S. said, 8 months ago

    @Superfrog

    The clinic probably tried to be too conservative on the dosage. That treatment needs to be reformed.

  6. naturally_easy

    naturally_easy said, 8 months ago

    I’m offended by people who feel obligated to tell you that they are offended. Nobody cares! The constitution gives you the right to be offended. Enjoy your freedom and shut up about it, already!

  7. naturally_easy

    naturally_easy said, 8 months ago

    (previous post meant to be humorous, of course.)

  8. pcolli

    pcolli said, 8 months ago

    If one subscribes to what is written in a “Holy” book, then one should be bound by it. If you believe what is written in another book, then you should follow that. If you have no leanings towards either, you aren’t governed by those words.
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    Just be a good person. Anyway I thought it was Allah who was not to be depicted in any way.

  9. pcolli

    pcolli said, 8 months ago

    He’s being treated BY rabbis.

  10. Hugh B. Hayve

    Hugh B. Hayve said, 8 months ago

    At least he knows where to find a kosher dog.

  11. WCLamb

    WCLamb said, 8 months ago

    @naturally_easy -

    FINALLY somebody has the right idea. One of the things ruining this once-great country is that politicians pander to the complainers who appear offended by everything. And pass laws and regulations restricting the others.

  12. FKafka

    FKafka said, 8 months ago

    Oy, veh! (oder, Eu, Weh!) The Shiites have traditionally been more tolerant of images of Muhammad than the Sunnis. Today, there is little pattern. See the article “Depiction of Muhammad” on wikipedia for, of course, depictions of Muhammad, as well as homicidal reactions.

  13. John Bollinger

    John Bollinger GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @afficionado

    I think it’s hilarious! </:-D

  14. Tigdi

    Tigdi said, 8 months ago

    @afficionado

    Afficionado,

    I would hope that you are making a facetious comment. I am Jewish and don’t see one thing racist, derogatory or even remotely offensive about this strip.

    Keep up the good work, Scott. You always make me laugh!

  15. debuggingdevice

    debuggingdevice said, 8 months ago

    I am a card-carrying MOTT (Member Of The Tribe) and after seeing this toon from Scott and reading all of the comments above, I carefully examined the toon’s content and did not find anything offensive to me. I also thought it was quite hilarious, indeed! Keep up the great work Scott!!

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