I didn't entirely get the intended construction of the jokes in the Sunday Bizzaro (Sp??) strip yesterday .   ( The strip appars to be not online , as it is a King Features Syndicate strip , who - Gasp !!! - appear to think they're in the comics business to make money , and keep their strips behind a wall . )

  The joke was " variations on ' I Love New York ' "...but was the panhandler's shirt supposed to be saying " I Owe New York " ?"  I Have Zero , New York " ?

  The yokel , in Middle Ages garb...Was his shirt suppost'a mean " I Love York " , as in the English county that New York was indeed named after ??? ( And Prince Charles is now considered the Duke of , if I recall correctly . )

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I think this Baldo sequence has run before, but if so, I don't mind seeing it again.* I think more long-running strips ought to do this kind of thing, remind the readers of how the status quo got established. There was a college-oriented strip called Watch Your Head that would spend a week introducing the characters to the readers at least once a year.


* A trip to Wikipedia tells me this sequence first ran in 2007. The attractive man is Carmen's late husband, Gregorio.

Emerkeith Davyjack said:

...Oh, thank you. I only see the strip occasionally (It's carried in the Santa Cruz) paper but I don't see it regular). You have reminded me of something I have wondered about BALDO. The characters, of course, are Hispanic Americans. They seem, economically, pretty middle-class - own suburban home, Baldo has a car. Thete's been jokes showing/reflecting nervousness about immigration policies. Are any characters supposed to be undocumented? Any of their friends if not any of the Baldo clan?

Baldo's buddy Cruz is a Dreamer -- an immigrant who came to the United States in his childhood.

...That of course is true about the harassment that even native-born Hispanics have received from Immigration agents, I believe. I just didn't detail it. I guess Dreamers are by definition undocumented, as far as their legal status goes, Clark, thank you.

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