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    Boondocks

    Did anyone catch yesterday's "Boondocks". It was a great anti-Walmart strip.

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    Last night's simpsons had homer working at "sprawl mart". Each time they showed teh banner in front of the store it had funny sayings. I think one was "if you worked here, you'd be poor too".

    Pretty funny.
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    No, but I'll check it out tonight. This particular strip for whatever reason seems to bring out the worst in the editorial section of our local rag. Hardly a week goes by without some (I visualize some curmudgeonly old busybody grandmother who's chairperson for some local church group's Committee on Decency) writing a vitriolic screed about how this strip is encouraging violence, racism, bigamy, fornication, whatever....Personally, I love the strip!
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    Didn't it say....

    Quote Originally posted by donk
    Last night's simpsons had homer working at "sprawl mart". Each time they showed teh banner in front of the store it had funny sayings. I think one was "if you worked here, you'd be poor too".

    Pretty funny.
    I thought it said "If you worked here, you'd be poor by now".....equally as funny The chips in the neck were very funny...
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    "Boondocks" is great! Really kills me! I like Huey's deadpan lines. Then on the opposite end of the spectrum you have "Mallard Fillmore" which isn't funny at all. No, not because its conservative. There are funny conservatives, such as eG here! Its just that the gags are really weak and simple. What's up with that cartoon? Do right-leaning papers run it because there are no other conservative cartoonists?

    I believe the cartoonist of "Boondocks" is African American. I'm not sure a white cartoonist could get away with what he does!
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    Boondocks is one of my favorite strips, but I've missed it over the past few months (I've gone to using the online edition).

    It seems like every time I turn on South Park they are running the Wal-Mart episode. It's one of my favorites. The ending is the best part!

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

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    Hey

    That's just Pinky and the Brain! What's with the new name.....trying to appeal to the "adults" out there.....talk about marketing....jeesh......Anyone remember that show?
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    Quote Originally posted by boilerplater
    "Boondocks" is great! Really kills me! I like Huey's deadpan lines. Then on the opposite end of the spectrum you have "Mallard Fillmore" which isn't funny at all. No, not because its conservative. There are funny conservatives, such as eG here! Its just that the gags are really weak and simple. What's up with that cartoon? Do right-leaning papers run it because there are no other conservative cartoonists?

    I believe the cartoonist of "Boondocks" is African American. I'm not sure a white cartoonist could get away with what he does!
    The ironic part of all of this is that the Indianapolis Star, a conservative newspaper in a very conservative city, runs both boondocks and non sequitur, two of the more left leaning strips out there.

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