S. P. Charles rolls his eyes as the “Teena’s Teacher Bemoans the War Against Christmas” storyline continues into its second month.
January 5, 2008
January 2, 2008
December 30, 2007
I can laugh at this, because Christmas isn’t my holiday. All I ever have to do is put away a menorah, and I’m done.
And I hope to get around to that by the end of the week at the latest.
December 29, 2007
This is the first time he ever stayed to the end of a Christmas dinner??
(and why the comic is dated 12/24 but published 12/29 is another matter)
December 28, 2007
December 27, 2007
Yes I know what schadenfreude means. I just don’t understand how it relates to Santa and The Donald.
If Grandma had gotten run over by a reindeer, at least I’d have known what the joke was supposed to be; but…
December 25, 2007
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December 24, 2007
Honestly there’s a bit of CIDU here because I’m not sure whether Dan Piraro intended this as a “There’s a War on Christmas!” whine. I will give him the benefit of the doubt and say no, though, because it made me laugh.
I really do believe that Tom Batiuk is leading up to Les being not just embarrassingly eccentric, but mentally ill — ever since, in fact, that bizarre adventure in Manhattan “ten years ago.”
Which of course will make these strips a lot less amusing in hindsight, the same way all those jokes about Ronald Reagan’s memory and attention span lapses were funny until it turned out he had Alzheimer’s.
December 23, 2007
This is by no means a critcism of this comic, because it’s funny, but… Why is finding “a non-offensive generic holiday card” even a real enough problem that it needs to be a subject for humor? None of this is brain surgery: You send Christmas cards to Christians. You send Chanukah cards to Jews. If you believe your Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist and atheist friends will feel slighted, you can always find a New Year’s card or something non-holiday-related.
If this is too much trouble for you, then don’t send cards. If you don’t know your friends well enough to know whether they’re Christian, they probably shouldn’t be on your list.
And Ms. Montague-Reyes is right: A card like this respects nobody’s holiday.
December 22, 2007
Okay, I get that they’re singing traditional Christmas songson their way to pick out an artificial Christmas tree (whch they all seem quite happy about). Am I missing a joke here?
December 20, 2007
December 19, 2007
December 18, 2007
I have to admit, I feel as old as Arlo (as indeed I guess I am) whenever he comes up with one of these trivial “I remember when” comments and I remember when as well.
December 16, 2007
December 14, 2007
Okay, so what he’s saying in the follow-up is that massive consumerism (if indeed that’s what getting a toy rocket ship is) is a good thing?
December 12, 2007
Lorraine Woodward: Tell me “legs” is some Canadian Christmas candy that smells like candy canes or pine cones–otherwise I’m putting this one solidly in the “CIDU EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!” category?!