Thanks for the thoughtful response. Peace back at ya.
I would give you the correct spelling of Mrs. Olsen’s name in all caps, with hyphens and exclamation points, but that would be pedantic (not to mention rude).
Kind of a weird joke. For it to make sense, we have to roll along with idea that Caulfield believes what those other people believe. Even in the service of being funny, seems his superiority complex would prevent him from saying it.
Really, Burke? You wonder why there aren’t more saintly, doggedly determined people like Frazz? Hes exceptional! Everybody knows that. That there aren’t more is what makes him that way. By definition.
And Plainwell? You are gilding a very over-loved lily.
The Gross-Out King is at it again …
The splitting headache was from internet withdrawal? Okay. So how is it “weird” to be without it? I’d think it would be a relief.
Or have I misapprehended this? Will someone kindly explain?
@reaven I grew up in Illinois, where we have plenty of corn (and soybeans) and the terrain is flat as a pancake. I bought into the argument that the landscape was boring, especially after seeing the beauty of places like Northern California, the Adirondacks, and yes, even neighboring Iowa. Took me well into adulthood to “get” that there’s real beauty in oceans of corn, and even in the starkness of the prairie stubble after it’s been harvested.
Comic books, yes. I see very clearly now the copies of “Richie Rich”, “Casper the Friendly Ghost”, and “Archie” we brought along for a long ride to Colorado in 1968 …
Takes some real hand-eye coordination to toss a range ball in the air, fungo-style, as Caulfield is here, and make solid contact. Maybe he’s found something besides being a wise guy that he’s good at.
Why does Caulfield look so glum in the first panel? Is he that jaded at age eight? Too cool for Wonder Woman? That’s pretty sad.