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September 11, 2007

A Whole New World


So not wanting to humiliate herself means she has to go into rehab, rather than the other way around? Is there anything more to this than simply a reversal of logic?


  1. It used to be that admitting you had a drug problem was humiliating. Now it seems that not taking care of any drug problem is the humiliation.

    Comment by Keera — September 11, 2007 @ 1:35 am

  2. I thought the celeb was going into rehab to rid herself of her bothersome sense of shame — which she was, naturally, trying to hide.

    Comment by solarrhino — September 11, 2007 @ 2:13 am

  3. She’s a celebrity, and yet she refuses to humiliate herself in public.
    So she clearly must be insane and need a rehab.

    Comment by Lothar Frings — September 11, 2007 @ 3:57 am

  4. I thought they were making fun of the fact that a young celebrity would refuse to humiliate herself in public, when it seems like that’s all young celebrities do, whether or not they use drugs.

    I love Blondie’s expressions in these panels.

    Comment by Autumn Harvest — September 11, 2007 @ 10:19 am

  5. Made sense to me. “It’s a whole new world” when celebrities go into rehab to learn how *to stop* refusing to humiliate themselves, instead of to learn how *to* refuse.

    Comment by Powers — September 11, 2007 @ 11:22 am

  6. Going to rehab is in vogue now. Raging alcoholic? Go to rehab. Forget your underpants? Go to rehab. Don’t like gays but need to work with them? Go to rehab. Addicted to rehab? Well…

    Comment by Rasheed — September 11, 2007 @ 12:54 pm

  7. “Trendy” is the word. If you haven’t been to rehab for something, you’re not much of a
    young celebrity.

    Comment by Robert Warden — September 11, 2007 @ 7:36 pm

  8. I think the humor from this strip resides in the apparent hypocrisy in the actress’ actions. The humiliation doesn’t come from being in rehab, it comes from the media blitz about checking into rehab that the actress presumably embraces. One would think that someone could check into rehab anonymously and not bring attention from the media, so whenever it happens in real life, most people think the actress is just vying for attention.

    Comment by bAT L. — September 11, 2007 @ 11:49 pm

  9. Since when did Blondie get topical?

    Comment by John DiFool — September 12, 2007 @ 10:39 am

  10. She should not be allowed out on the streets.
    She is meant to be a role model for little kids but she is only teaching them how to be bad.
    She should be more responsible for her actions, and if someone tries to help her she should take their advice.

    Comment by Sharby — September 20, 2007 @ 12:43 am

  11. Who, Blondie?

    Comment by Autumn Harvest — September 20, 2007 @ 9:26 am

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