Friday, November 02, 2012

Just for Fun

You know how much I enjoy reading the comic strips in the newspaper. Part of the reason is just the pure fun, but there is always a bit of truth in them, too.

This one from One Big Happy resonated with me and my hubby. Ruthie is watching TV with her grandfather and he says, "This is the reality show where the nasty rich housewives fuss with one another."

Then Grandpa changes the channel. "And  this is the reality show where the fishermen risk their lives in the freezing Arctic Ocean."

Ruthie thinks for a moment then asks, "Isn't there a show where the rich and nasty housewives fall off a boat into some freezing ocean?"

"I wish."

(Me, too.)

This is from Pearls Before Swine. Rat says to Goat, "Why do we allow people to bribe congressmen?"

"We don't. It's illegal."

"What are you talking about? Rich corporations are always giving these idiots money to vote in a certain way."

"Yeah, but those aren't bribes. They're campaign contributions."

To which Rat responds, "For the smart guy in this strip, you're pretty moronic."

2 comments:

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

The "Pearls Before Swine" strip was pretty funny when Rat wanted to raise taxes on "stupid people", too. That strip isn't exactly PC, and it's kinda moronic at times, but it still manages to crack me up from time to time.

Maryann Miller said...

I agree with your take on the Pearl's strip. Some of them are laugh-out-loud funny and others are kind of dumb. Thanks for stopping by.