Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Passive Aggressive Edition (Mar. 15)

The comics have an interesting take on families. Apparently, most comic strip artists think that unhealthy marriages and poor parenting are funny. Helga uses a passive-aggressive approach to solving her problem. Her needs are not getting met so she threatens to withhold something that Hagar wants. This interaction has descended into a contest to see if Helga can control Hagar. In a healthy relationship, the two partners would be able to discuss their needs maturely and come to some sort of compromise. All this would piss me off less if the joke was funny.

Runners-up: Beetle Bailey, Blondie, Curtis, Family Circus, Garfield, Mother Goose and Grimm, Red and Rover, Rhymes with Orange, Speed Bump

Best:Pierce often gets on my nerves. He is supposed to represent wild teenagers and is just a stereotype without much depth. This time, he was funny though.

Runner-up: Frazz

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