Gosh, can’t get enough of this meme :-( . . . I want Spaetzles magic bottomless mug that spills gallons and still gives him coffee to drink. How such an incompetent got the magic dribble mug in the first place I can only guess. Perhaps Frazz gave it to him to ensure job security?
Has something happened to this comic recently? Why has its art changed and the main story line seems to be abandoned . . . I thought I read every comic, but did I miss something? Are the authors going through archived material? The plots seem somewhat compromised and arbitrary.
Hmm . . . all I need to do is bring a set of car keys and some dog treats to the trial . . .
This is grim Xmas eve material. If you are trying to be cathartic and touching, I think it is misplaced. If this is some form of autobiographical insight, I feel for you and appreciate your willingness to share – but this brings sadness and pain to many at a time when joy would come so easily. All of us who have lost our parents will think back on bittersweet memories, reviewing how we could have done something more or not done something we regretted too late. We don’t need help to revisit that pain and regret. Those that have not had such a loss will be given the chill of irrevocable loss at a time when their hearts should be warm. If you are processing the death of an estranged parent, take time to process it away from this venue. Share your pain with those that love you, mend, and bring your humor back to here.
Perhaps a sign of a really late-running Apocalypse party before a deadline?
I don’t get this – not only is this way off schedule, but it is a tiresome plot line encouraging sanctioned religious bias in schools. If they can’t come up with a solution to such a simple problem then they should assign a more intelligent teacher to be in charge of the school play.
It is attitudes like this cartoonist has that prevents any health reform from being passed. Perhaps the father figure here should be saying “if your homework doesn’t meet the complete and unqualified approval of everyone, I am not going to let you hand it in.” We face a polarized government where nearly half will not even discuss options for fear it might give the administration some small victory - the rest of us need to negotiate and compromise to achieve anything at all.
Just a few articles of interest:
Using real trees (especially locally harvested) is much more considerate to the environment.
Look to the British and Canadian systems. Jokes aside, the majority of their citizens love their systems and there is no massive bureaucracy. We can do even better if we get over our neurotic distrust of our own government. There are those who have earned our distrust and it is correct to tear those people down. Those who are grossly inept or act with thinly veiled greed or self interest should be torn down. There are many (on both sides) that are sincerely trying to do their best and face challenges. To tear these good people down with the bad is not balanced - its just mean. We can do better if we work together.