Agree! As someone who finds almost everything interesting, search engines are a dangerous drain on my productivity!Perhaps I should go cold turkey :)
Agreeing with BigPuma et-al on this one.
For me to understand this strip, I had to pierce through multiple cultural ‘layers’.
The first cultural layer is as a non-US resident I didn’t know what a turkey trot is – and the assumed understanding that it involves a large amount of people running some sort of marathon. I could infer it, but that’s not the point.
The second cultural layer is the one a few people have already alluded to – that of the superior runner being inconvenienced by slower runners. This is a runner’s in-joke.
A possible third cultural layer which wasn’t an issue for me as a Westerner aware of American culture is whether you understand the unspoken reference to Thanksgiving.
With so many layers acting to filter out the unwanted readers did the number of people remaining to actually get the joke became too small for it to be worth making it?
Nice one g.g. – made me laugh
Well I’ve disagreed with you in the past, but I’m with you on this one bigpuma. Interestingly, this comic would be perfectly fine as-is if it was balanced tomorrow by a comic where the punch line involves a golfer gently poking fun at Frazz. Then it would just be gentle ribbing between aficionados of different sports. It’s the build-up of bias over time that makes the difference.
I reckon it’s worse if a bug gets in your eye. Takes longer to get it out, and hurts more. At least if one gets in your mouth/nose you can spit/sneeze it out.
Don’t worry too much Sally. You just gave Darrin another outlet for Star Trek Trivia ;)
An interesting insight pschearer. Although it’s funny that in order to comment on Ben making generalis(z?)ations about rich people, you run the risk of making generalisations about Canadians :)
That’s because it’s not Lionel speaking. It’s some other kid called Michael.
Hmmm. Then perhaps it’s just not a particularly funny one :)
Sorry. That didn’t work. Reminded me of a Calvin & Hobbes comic, found at:http://tgimpage.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/calvin3am.jpg