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  1. 7 days ago on Andy Capp

    Yeah I enjoy reading the Luann comic, and one reason is just to read some of the comments from time to time. They sound like they are talking about their family and friends instead of comic characters. I also wonder if sometimes the people writing these comics read the comments and use them to decide on plots that will get the “right response”. :-)

  2. 7 days ago on Andy Capp

    Don’t Andy and Charlie go way back and were in the military together?

    I believe they are “fast friends”.

  3. 7 days ago on Andy Capp

    I think you have realize that this is a comic, and more importantly a “story line” that sort has to be maintained.

    These are written to invoke a response from the user (hopefully in a lot of cases, laughter). And a lot of them started out in times way past, and for the most part can’t really be “brought into modern times.” They would loose their “story line”.

    So you have to suspend your reality, and not really believe that this is really going on. This isn’t really a description some real couple. And as such doesn’t have to follow what would hopefully really happen in real life.

    It is a subject that I do wonder about, as in what is the responsibility of such writing to not push stereotypes that some people might actually follow.

    Unfortunately in this world relationships like Flo’s and Andy’s do exist. The fear of being alone, or the belief that one might be able to change another go a long ways to keep people together that maybe should have parted a long time ago.

    And one stereotype that is close to my heart is the idea that it is perfectly normal for a guy like Andy to drink excessively all the time because “there isn’t any beer in heaven”. People seem to love the “happy drunk”, without thinking about the fact that alcohol the worst drug we have when you consider all the people hurt by it. My brother died young because of it. And it certainly affected the whole family, not just him.

  4. 7 days ago on Andy Capp

    I wanted to mention something that is bugging me. I didn’t reply to your question about being a writer. I personally don’t think I’m a very good writer, so when I saw your comment and thought that you might just be joking. I have looked at some of your other posts and I take it that it was a genuine question, sorry I didn’t reply before. No I’m not a writer, but thank you very much for the complement.

  5. 8 days ago on Andy Capp

    I wish you well too. :-)

  6. 8 days ago on Andy Capp

    And P.S. If you are going to attack someone and state some reasons why you are attacking them, you should at least make sure your facts are correct.

  7. 8 days ago on Andy Capp

    Of course, I like reading about Andy’s antics, or I wouldn’t be here! :-)

    When I read a comics I purposely “suspend reality” as I think most people do. The point is to make you laugh (or at least feel something, and keep reading) even though it might be about something in reality would never really want.

    And from what I can see that a lot of people “suspend reality” in the comment section, and that includes saying what they think of this or that characters behavior like @Lightpainter did.

    But what does bug me is people that attack people in the comment section, and then profess to be the one that isn’t showing “nasty behavior”.

  8. 8 days ago on Andy Capp

    :-)

    Your are funny creature. You have a lot of negativity for person that is telling other people not to be negative.

  9. 8 days ago on Andy Capp

    It is nice to try to look for the best in people, but you are bordering on being delusional.

    What do you call stealing money out of someone’s purse?Most call it being a thief.

    Check out the August 11th comics, where he says he is off to the job center and Flo catches him with darts in his pocket.Most call that a liar.

    What do you call a person that is dunk almost every single day of the year, and can’t go very long without being drunk?Here is one definition an alcoholic.

    “Alcoholism refers to an alcohol addiction or dependence, where the individual has a physical or psychological compulsion to drink alcohol. … Heavy drinking – For men under age 65, heavy drinking means having four drinks a day or more than 14 drinks in a week.”

    Any it portrayed to more than 14 drinks in a night!

  10. 14 days ago on For Better or For Worse

    When my paperwork was messed up in the Air Force I had to stay in a squadron and do “odd jobs”. If you were unlucky enough not to get one of the jobs away from the squadron area (like cutting down weeds around the base), you had to clean up the squadron area for the day.

    Problem is that 50 other guys were also doing that, and it was done every week day. So you raked non existing leaves in the grass, or swept none existing dirt off sidewalk, with the only break being lunch “because the job was so ‘easy’”. And mind you if you stopped for any length of time, they were on you.

    A definitely made sure that got one of the “hard jobs”. Being required to do nothing or something you know is totally useless is the worst possible job.