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December 11, 2007


Filed under: Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, flu, Frazz, humor, Jef Mallet — Cidu Bill @ 2:38 pm


Um… or maybe it’s simply that employers being a lot more likely to come to work while sick than employees are?


Powers: I get the punchline at the end, but the first thing that struck me as odd was the teacher’s eye roll over the word “secular”. Is it really appropriate to disparage attempts at religious equitableness, considering she has, minimally, a Jew in her class? As I thought about it some more, though, it occurred to me that there’s actually not much non-secular about “A Christmas Carol” anyway. It’s about as secular as a story set at Christmastime could possibly get. Who are these “P.C. Grinches” and what’s their objection to Dickens’s classic? Maybe this could go under “Politically Incorrect Comic of the Week”?

Maybe we should just name Allison Barrows “Irritating Cartoonist of the Week” and not think any more about it? Seriously, I enjoy this strip — but if you’re going to whine about the War Against Christmas, at least go through the motions of putting some thought into it.

Safer Malls

Filed under: Bill Bickel, Crimeweek, murders, Nebraska, Omaha, security, shopping malls, Westroads Mall — Cidu Bill @ 6:34 am

Omaha’s Westroads Mall, where a 19-year-old went on a shooting spree Wednesday killing eight people (and then himself), reopened Saturday morning with “increased security.”

They didn’t specify what this “increased security” entailed; but realistically, what could they do — and for that matter, does anything need to be done at all?

I’m interested in your comments, but not here: I’m toying with the idea of moving the crime site to a blog format similar to this one, so please pop over to the new Crimeweek site (there’s also a place for feedback about the site itself).

Half a Mouse???


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