I’d say Mrs. Olsen is teaching Caulfield the academic side of education, while Frazz is teaching Caulfield what might be called, for lack of a better term, the philosophical side of education.
Exactly where does Rip say he’s divine? I ask, because I see that comment nowhere in the comic.
Also, as rob mccallum says, everyone thinks they’re immortal until they learn that they aren’t.
Immortal characters, or at least effectively immortal characters, are a standard trope in comics and literature. Just off the top of my head, Lazarus Long (science fiction by Robert Heinlein), Bowerick Wowbagger (Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy), and the main cast members of the “Highlander” movie series.
Duke should tell his Mom he needs money for bail and a lawyer. She’ll believe that even more than a rehab clinic.
Maxwell House. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GUUxLxgdbE
The “Idaho stop” laws tell cyclists that they may treat stop signs as yield signs and red lights as stop signs IF IT IS SAFE to proceed.
Also, don’t assume that a cyclist who rides through a stop sign or a red light is disobeying traffic laws. Several states have adopted what is commonly known as an “Idaho stop” law. This permits cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs and red lights as stop signs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idaho_stop
Yes, there are a lot of cyclists who ignore traffic rules. They make me, and other responsible cyclists, angry because they give all cyclists a bad name. (And in my experience, neither age, nor sex, nor quality / expense of bike has any correlation to cyclists obeying or failing to obey traffic laws.)
But to pretend that the problem of ignoring traffic laws is limited to cyclists is pure fantasy. As a cyclist, I was hit once by a car making an illegal left turn. (Trashed my bike but fortunately all I got was scrapes and bruises.) I was also nearly killed by a pickup that ran a red light AFTER I was in the intersection. (I was going north at the time. If I had been going south, I’d probably be dead right now. That’s how close it was.) Another time, while in a bike lane, I watched an SUV in the traffic lane rear-end a car stopped at a red light. If the driver of the SUV didn’t see the red light or a stopped car, what makes you think she would have seen a stopped bike?
Yes, there are jerk cyclists. There are also jerk drivers. The difference is, a jerk cyclist pisses you off. A jerk driver kills you.
Here’s the start of the “Arlo and Janis meet” series. https://www.gocomics.com/arloandjanis/1997/10/20
Thanks for the link!
The Sunday 12 July 2020 “Dick Tracy”: https://tribunecontentagency.com/article/dick-tracy-comic-strip-color-20200712csdty-s-jpg/