Dad, your son is telling you to swerve.
He’s trying (too hard) but he’s trying.
I don’t even know if my own father uses the slang people my age say.
Wow, not using Larry missing Junior as a surrogate for his missing his own son in real life. Wonder if his daughter is about to start college too if he’s actually having this strip run.
At least his son has a good taste in colleges.
Note: Pastis died on the way back to his home planet.
Ah, the old “dad trying to be cool” cliché.
Today’s trivia: Pastis is also the name of an anise-flavored 80-90 proof spirit. The son could probably use a couple of bottles right now.
Smooooooooothhhhhhhhhh as (ground) glass, pop.
Was his party lit like Sluggo?
Would you like your “hippest” slang to sound obnoxious and stupid, or fifteen years out of date? There are no in-betweens.
How do you do, fellow kids?
Separation anxiety !
Today’s strip is so rad!
Kids are so unappreciative of one’s efforts. I’m starting to feel sorry for myself and getting all teary right now. Maybe I’m a Jewish mother.
Does this comic strip come with a translation?
Today’s strip is just so cool!
One of the few strips to feature Tom Pastis, Toon’ Boy’s real life son!
I remember when I was a kid and older people tried the new slang. It was so funny. Now I do it, LOL!
Is “Cray” a word? Short for crayon
This made me LOL! (I hope I have the context right.)
Parents these days! I fear for the future…..after all, look at what they did to the past
Pastis sounds disturbingly like how my daughter talks. Minus the f-bombs, of course.
When a dad does this he is not trying to be hip or younger. He is trying to maintain a connection with his child.
I find it hilarious when my younger co-worker asks me to “do him a solid.” The first time he said that, I thought he was asking me to have a bowel movement.
Cartoon Boy sucks at being a father as much as Larry does.
Where is this list?
A friend of mine named one of his pet rats Cray-Cray. Later I wished I had asked, “Does Cray-Cray take va-cay?”
I’m bad at eye contact. One time someone came on the bus and started talking to me for no reason. Finally he said, “Kenny Sebo?” I said no, thinking he thought I was someone he knew named Kenny Sebo. No, he was really asking, “Can you see, bro?” I hate slang.
So Croc is autobiographical?
Today’s funny paper is the cat’s pajamas! It’s the bee’s knees!!
Dad has croc eyes.
Nothing worse than hearing your girlfriend (69 years old) talking like that and thinking she’s cool and that her grandchildren think she’s hip. I don’t know what the new slang is for “cool” and “hip”. I think I’ll keep my groovy old words.
I feel old. I will now listen to the William Tell Overture and relive those thrilling days of yesteryear.
Has a certain, unnamed, cartoonist read an article on the British Columbia Premier’s recent televised debate, re election reform in BC? He’s 59 years old and attempted to use the same language in the debate. Ridiculed for the attempt.
The funny thing is he said he got drunk and had sex and he didn’t know his kids on October 24, 2016.
Toon Boy is so bitchen! I am sure. Totally.
But Sluggo is lit !!!
I never pictured Stephen as a dad. MY LIFE IS A LIE!!!
Jump back, Jack — That’s sooo generic.
When my kids were young, I refused to learn their slang, for two reasons: one, teenage slang is specifically designed to be incomprehensible to parents, so two, as soon as I learned a word, they’d only change it, anyway. Instead, I told my kids that anyone who wanted to talk to me had to speak English. I figured I was also teaching them an important, employable skill because they were going to have to know how to communicate in English when they got out into the work world. My plan seems to have worked, since all three became contributing members of society.
I know a humble-brag when I see it. Congrats on your kid getting into UC Berkeley, Matt.
I have been reading for years but….a Son? Can’t recall seeing him before…
This is a true story, Stephan. You can’t fool me!
Geez, Louise! Just speak normal ungrammatical English, Cartoon-Boy, and leave the Kid’s Slang to the professionals (i.e., kids), okay?!
I think I’m going to barf now….
oh! is this like “Family Circus” and Stephan’s son is doing strip today?
He got it right, though, didn’t he?
So fun reading the comments from all you hep cats!