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In the wake of reports like this, will they be revising the Doonesbury strip plastered over much of the front of the Boston Globe funnies on Sunday?
Why is Doonesbury still in the comics section, anyway? Given it consists entirely of hackneyed anti-Bush editorial cartoons, doesn't it belong on the op-ed page? Has anyone outside Molly Ivins found this strip funny in the past 30 years?
Not that Mutt & Jeff or Andy Capp, longtime mainstays of the Globe Comics front, were particularly funny. But a child once could read the Sunday comics without a primer on angst, irony, or geopolitical events. And in most cases the art was above Dilbert quality.
It says something when Family Circus and Garfield are the only – and I mean the only – strips in the funnies a kid can remotely get. Makes you appreciate Peanuts and Calvin & Hobbes and Pogo all the more. Hell, it makes you appreciate Alley Oop all the more.