Monday, March 24, 2008

Horribly Insensitive Edition (Mar. 24)

Get back to Danae! It baffles me why Wiley Miller gets away from his characters, who are always interesting, and instead puts out dumb jokes.

Runners-up: Beetle Bailey, Big Nate, Daddy's Home, For Better or For Worse, Hagar the Horrible, Red and Rover, Speed Bump

This was basically the health care plan for thousands of years. You got sick, your family took care of you, maybe you died. If you get past the fear of death, it's not too bad a system, and it's a lot cheaper than what we got now.

Runners-up: Agnes, Blondie, Candorville, Garfield, Pooch Cafe, Single and Looking, Tank McNamara


Anonymous said...

Exactly how long have you been reading Non Sequitur? The entire strip used to be unrelated, stand-alone panels, much like Far Side. Danae started to appear infrequently and was gradually introduced as a central character and the rest of her family followed, along with the revelation that Flo (who also appeared infrequently along with Eddie) was Danae's grandmother. To rip Wiley Miller for "getting away from Danae" seems ridiculous.

Zpop said...

I grew up reading the Washington Post, so I've been reading Non Sequiter since it first appeared there. I didn't start putting a lot of thought into the comics until the last couple years. When Non Sequiter features the recurring characters, it is one of the best strips in the paper, probably behind Get Fuzzy but comparable to the other good strips. So I find it a little frustrating when that potential isn't realized. It's still one of my favorite strips.