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July 30, 2007

Solving the Problem?

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, elections, humor, Sherman's Lagoon — Cidu Bill @ 12:00 am

Jim Moore: Makes no sense to me at all. The current story arc is that Sherman is eating many of the residents of the lagoon, depleting the population. But the crab has never mentioned a run for mayor. But beyond that…what is the reference to elections, in plural? and why every Tuesday night?


  1. Well the turtle doesn’t recall any mention of elections either. I suspect the crab called them of his own volition without telling anyone, making the polling place his own house, allowing him to be the only voter.

    Comment by Powers — July 30, 2007 @ 6:51 am

  2. Maybe the lagoon’s mayor is being eaten on a weekly basis, so a new election is needed every Tuesday.

    Comment by Brian Leahy — July 30, 2007 @ 6:57 am

  3. Well, it looks like crab holds weekly elections, but nobody seems to know about them. This, of course, makes him the prime candidate for getting the word our, running ads and printing brochures…

    Comment by Markus — July 30, 2007 @ 8:46 am

  4. It’s like The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; Hawthorne’s just the self-declared mayor of everything, so there!
    Incidently, he’s naked right now because he’s not wearing his beer can.

    Comment by Rasheed — July 30, 2007 @ 10:30 am

  5. Somehow this whole comic reminds me of the situation in Iraq.

    Comment by Molly — July 30, 2007 @ 3:27 pm

  6. Hawthorne (the crab) is a generally pushy, self-important character. He goes through any number of get rich quick schemes, each of which lasts about a week before he loses interest/alienates his clientèle/quits one step ahead of indictment. It’s entirely consistent with his character that he would have declared himself mayor of the lagoon following elections that he held on his own with himself the only candidate and only voter.

    Comment by That's me — July 31, 2007 @ 4:52 pm

  7. I’m a long-time fan of Sherman’s Lagoon. But there seems to be a huge disconnect between the first three panels and the fourth, although I can understand that Hawthorne is using the current situation to get himself elected mayor, which, of course, he’ll turn into a moneymaking scheme. HOWEVER, I still don’t get the weekly elections–unless so many residents are being eaten that there’s a whole new population every week. And why did Fillmore assume plural elections for mayor? Sorry, I know I’m over analyzing…

    Comment by Jim Moore — July 31, 2007 @ 8:00 pm

  8. Over-analyzing… God knows that’s against the rules here.

    Comment by Cidu Bill — July 31, 2007 @ 8:08 pm

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