Today’s Flag Day comic is really two comics in one.
First, there’s the vintage, Nazi-fighting art from Our Flag Comics #4. It struck me how different times were back in 1941 and how united we were (by the end of that year) against “the bad guys.” These days, alas, we can’t even all agree who the “bad guys” are.
Second, there was this incredible, completely over-the-top caption in the 1941 art. I thought it was jaw-droopingly bizarre, but also a lot of fun. So I decided to share it with you. But—fearing that the type would be too small—I enlarged it for readability. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
I think recognizing and accepting who we really are—-in all things, not just sexually—-is one of those life-long struggles. The goal, of course, is happiness.
Man, today’s comic has stirred up some heavy-duty stuff.
There have been attempts (such as “ze” and “zem,” but none of the new terms have become popular. Nor do I think they will anytime in the near future. So for now, we’re stuck with "they and “them.” And my old brain is doing its best to adapt!
Thank you so much for that heartfelt (and heartwarming) comment. I’m so glad that you’ve accepted and cherished your daughter.
My child came out to us as bi about 10 years ago. Then about 16-18 months ago told us that “she” was “nonbinary.” and therefore her pronouns were now “they” or “them.”
My wife and I accepted and completely support them. It’s an act of bravery (and healing) to let people—-particularly the ones you are closes to—-know who you really are.
Very nice. I hope you don’t mind, but the writer in me could see making a couple of minor changes:
Look! Up in the air! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman!
Nope. It’s just a bird.
Ha! Nicely done.
Wow. That was one dedicated prankster—-with a spectacular result!
You too, Ronnie!
“Dry cleaner” I presume.
That’s the R-rated (for extreme cartoon violence) version of today’s Last Kiss.