Tuesday, December 15, 2009

"Tailgating" & "Feral Children"

"Honk If Anything Falls Off" - bumpersticker

This panel ran in Sunday's paper here - a little outta sync with the season as there's no snow in the cartoon, but hey, who cares. Besides, the assholes are always out driving regardless of the time of year. Sometimes you just gotta vent - and yeah, I have been known to lob nuggets in the real world.

"No wonder people are so horrible when they start life as children." - Kingsley Amis

Also here's another panel that ran in the current issue of the Ester Republic - took a break from the usual topics, though poking fun at families ranks right alongside politics as a surefire way to incur the wrath of the masses. But I tell ya what: we've pretty much stopped eating out as it isn't very relaxing sitting in the romper room. Don't get me wrong, there's definitely "family friendly" establishments aplenty, but even in high-end joints there seems to be a surge of bawling infants and unrestrained children. "Children should be seen and not heard" might be a crotchety old-fashioned philosophy (or another classic; "Children should not be allowed in restaurants until they can pay for their meal"), but there might be a causal connection here with the general up tick in similar behavior in this community and society in general. Even my friends with children of their own look forward to dining out as way to get away and take a break from the kids, as intimacy and relaxation are rare enough.
It's like taking a cell-phone hiking. Guess that makes me a grizzly...

"And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them." - Kings 2:24

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