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December 19, 2007

Not the Best Way to Gitmo Presents



  1. Seems pretty straightforward to me. It starts out with an innocent letter to Santa and a wish for peace. Then, it shows that the little girl knows that the Government will intercept the letter, but she also acknowledges that she does not mind, as this keeps us safe in the long run. In the final panel, it is shown to actually be true that they have not only intercepted the message, but Santa as well. They appreciate her message, but since she knows a little too much, they have to “send her away”.

    There’s also a mid-joke with the phrase “keeping us safe from our rights”, showing a flaw in her argument that she states with impunity.

    Comment by bAT L. — December 19, 2007 @ 12:24 am

  2. See, I have no problem with each individual panel. It’s just that as a sequence of events, this seems to be all over the place.

    Comment by Cidu Bill — December 19, 2007 @ 12:29 am

  3. “All over the place”? Wiley? Ever read his Sunday endeavor? (I wouldn’t call it a “comic”)

    Comment by L.B. Wylie — December 19, 2007 @ 12:49 am

  4. Sitting on my hands, following CIDU instructions…

    (You know, the comics writers gave Wiley an award. Somehow, I managed not to go jump off a bridge when the world actually started to look black in my mind, I was so sensitive to the loss of humor in a world entertained by shock and random negation. (Really, I could actually feel my mind trying to shut down from the loss, no one left to laugh with, no more music. All because Wiley was respected.))

    Comment by Kevin Andresen — December 19, 2007 @ 2:11 am

  5. I guess there must be something funny about that strip to prompt such a headline. That was my biggest smile of the day.

    Comment by Kevin Andresen — December 19, 2007 @ 2:22 am

  6. Her message to the Feds is a taunt-slash-veiled-insult. Her “faith in government” is that it will do the wrong thing.

    It continues today with a strip based on the recent story of the “recruitment” of firemen into The War Against Terror (TW*T).

    Wiley’s one of the best out there.

    The webcomic “Sinfest” has also been covering the subject for the past couple of strips.

    Comment by Happenstance — December 19, 2007 @ 3:46 am

  7. Um, I kinda like Non Sequitur.

    Comment by Powers — December 19, 2007 @ 7:11 am

  8. This strip has more of its share of LOL moments, many of which aren’t politically-tinged at all. Like when Kate found out that she would be going to a horse camp and started ecstastically bouncing around the house, to the bemusement of her sister.

    Comment by John DiFool — December 19, 2007 @ 9:24 am

  9. I for one am tired of this type of ridiculous hyperbole. To be humorous, a comic should have some basis in fact. This has none. I did like CIDU BILL’s pun, though.

    Comment by Its justme — December 19, 2007 @ 10:26 am

  10. I used to like Non-Sequitor, and I have nothing against “political” comics (except when they’re unfunny, like Edison Dee or the jokeless Mallard Fillmore), but N-S tends to get so preachy; the cartoonish really comes off as a humorless, prissy scold sometimes. Not just in politics either, but in his “grammar man” (or whatever that guy is called) strips.

    I have a question–how is this little girl involved in the strip? Is she Danae’s sister?

    Comment by Cedar — December 19, 2007 @ 2:14 pm

  11. Cedar – yes, Kate I believe. At one point, Wiley decided to play connect-the-dots with some of his characters so that they’re within the same circles.

    I do like N-S a lot, especially since Wiley liked experimenting (The First Basil adventure is one of my favorites, but as vertical Sunday strips, not so much the book). For awhile, he very nearly recaptured the spirit of Calvin and Hobbes in Danae and Lucy while maintaining a “Geech” level universe.

    Comment by Rasheed — December 19, 2007 @ 2:52 pm

  12. #1: “I hate political strips like this. They’re so preachy and have no basis in fact and they suck suck sucky suck suck!”

    #2: “Hey, now it’s making fun of the other party. Says they barbecue babies alive and eat them and wipe their butts with the flag.”


    Comment by Happenstance — December 19, 2007 @ 4:43 pm

  13. Kate is Danae’s sister and is usually the antithesis of Danae. Kate is (mostly) sweet and believes in all things good yet knows how to weild veiled sarcasm, while Danae is (mostly) conniving and cynical, with an underlying ironic naivete. The jolt of this particular strip is no matter what side you’re on right now, you lose!

    Comment by Sparkle — December 20, 2007 @ 4:50 pm

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