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 . )
Jeff of Earth-J said:
In professional wrestling, the outcomes may be pre-determined, but that doesn't make them any more "fake" than, say, professional figure skating.
It doesn't? The outcomes aren't predetermined in professional figure skating. The skaters do their routines and are judged on how well the routine is executed.
No, it doesn't, because I was referring to the performance aspect. Also, both "sports" require a high degree of athleticism and, as you yourself point out, require the execution of set routines. Yes, quite like figure skating, indeed. It's just the scoring that's different.
In my early teens my Dad and I used to watch the wrestler Gorgeous George on TV, he was at the end of his career by then. Apparently he was inspired (in 1941) by an earlier wrestler, 'Lord' Patrick Lansdowne, to establish his flamboyant "guy you love to hate" persona. He took it up several notches. Like others who followed his example, his showmanship and braggadocio would bring in both fans who liked him and others who wanted to see him whipped.
My favorite wrestler was Dick the Bruiser.
It’s fairly subtle, but important. On 4/28/22, the Beetle Bailey strip included a female private standing in formation with the men. The comments on this day’s strip on the King Features site are mostly moronic:
Because of the way the character's eyes are drawn in addition to the longer hair, this is definitely a woman. All these many years, the Beetle Bailey strip has pretended that female soldiers were either nurses or in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC). The strip has shown Sarge’s girlfriend with his same rank and the General’s office worker (the one in uniform) and it is implied they are still WACs. The Women’s Army Corps was eliminated in 1978. All women serving today are in the same units as men, increasingly in combat roles.
In 2015 we went to a reunion held at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where my old Vietnam unit now serves as a basic training company. Half of the drill instructors (the D.I.s) were women as were probably half of the trainees. They all trained together and ate together. The instructors were not only training those of the same sex. Here's the strip:
"The comments on this day’s strip on the King Features site are mostly moronic"
I'll have to take your word for it. The site you linked won't let me in without opening a subscription. I can imagine, though.
Dilbert introduces its first Black character in its Diberty way ...
Also, Erik Larsen takes exception on Facebook:
Waiting 33 years to introduce a Black character, and then when he finally does, using that character to attack trans people is very on-brand for Adams.
You should see the way the new Dilbert character reproduced in today's Dallas Morning News. (I looked at the online version, but it doesn't look the same.) I wonder where the fault lies: with the DMN or with Adams somehow? Hang on... I'm going to ask Tracy to post a photo. It's almost as if Adams was reacting to the criticism that the character wasn't black enough in the dailies and overcompensated. Does he look that black in your local paper?
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