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
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.
November 27, 2007
For those of you who asked… Well, actually, those of you who asked, I answered… so for those of you who should have asked or meant to ask… It’s a song lyric which strictly speaking Tenna shouldn’t have known either.
November 1, 2007
Many, Though Not All, of the Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud During the Final Week and a Half of October
Okay, this page got badly tricked Wednesday afternoon: It’s fortunate that a WordPress glitch put the first half of Comics That Made Me Laugh Out Loud in October online a week and a half early — because due to a Bill glitch, the other half got deleted (over-written, actually).
I’m reconstructing what I can, but most of the comics you guys sent me won’t be here, and what is here might not be attributed to you. Sorry.
(In a separate posting and also not lost: Halloween Comics That Made Rasheed Khaleel Laugh Out Loud)
October 15, 2007
I swear, one of these nights Jeri will go nuts and just slit all their throats, and I won’t be the least bit surprised.
I’ve mentioned this before, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a blatant example to back up my opinion: Jeri, the older sister in PreTeena, might not be the most likable character (though really not much worse than many teenagers) but her mother’s attitude toward her is no less than hateful: Her comments about Jeri, and to Jeri, are mean-spirited and often qualify as emotional abuse.