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January 5, 2008

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Last Month

S. P. Charles rolls his eyes as the “Teena’s Teacher Bemoans the War Against Christmas” storyline continues into its second month.

December 11, 2007


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.

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