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 . )
The Dallas Morning News dropped Mallard Fillmore last week due to reader requests.
This week, they devoted the themed letters to those who protested the decision.
Frankly, if I thought a letter would have helped get that stinker removed, I would have written years ago.
From time to time, any given newspaper is in the position of wanting/needing to drop a strip, which they tend to put off as long as possible because it will be in for a lot of bellyaching from that strip's readers.
In a previous conversation here about that phenomenon, somebody mentioned how his local newspaper handled it, which I thought was eminently sensible: Don't drop the strip that draws the most complaints; drop the one that has the fewest defenders.
That said, if I thought a letter would help get Mallard Fillmore out of one of my local newspapers, I'd write one every day. (But that particular paper is so terrible I never read it anyway.)