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    Mother Goose/Grimm Sunday Comic: Is This In Poor Taste, Or Not?

    Since I was a kid, I've looked forward to the Sunday Comics in the newspaper. At one time, the comics section of the paper only appeared in color one day of the week, and the images were (and still are) much larger.

    Yet today, the following "cartoon" was displayed. Now maybe it is supposed to be funny, maybe it's trying to stress a point. I simply found it to be rather unsettling, in particular the dripping and pooling blood. For me, it's just wrong and somewhat inappropriate. You be the judge...

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    Damn! Wonder what the story is behind that?

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    Considering kids like to look through the comics especially on Sunday, I have to ask myself what in the world are they thinking? There's enough violence without the comics having to include a whale with blood pooling.

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    i think Mother Goose and Grimm is poorly drawn and rarely funny. that's the extent of my dislike.
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    i don't get it...the joke i mean...maybe i'm missing something..."that whale was for my bridge club" what does that mean?

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    I dont get it either, we are either missing somethin, or its just not funny?
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    everyone is aware eskimos hunt/hunted whales, right?

    ever seen the old gag where "dad" opens the fridge and finds a dessert or something, and eats it? then "mom" comes in, finds "dad" eating, and says it was for bridge club/baby shower/whatever? this is a twist on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twonabomber View Post
    everyone is aware eskimos hunt/hunted whales, right?

    ever seen the old gag where "dad" opens the fridge and finds a dessert or something, and eats it? then "mom" comes in, finds "dad" eating, and says it was for bridge club/baby shower/whatever? this is a twist on that.
    Whale, if you say so, but its still not really funny in my eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twonabomber View Post
    everyone is aware eskimos hunt/hunted whales, right?

    ever seen the old gag where "dad" opens the fridge and finds a dessert or something, and eats it? then "mom" comes in, finds "dad" eating, and says it was for bridge club/baby shower/whatever? this is a twist on that.
    yeah I get that but was his bridge club going to hunt and kill it but the other guy got to it first or what? It's just not very funny and it's lack of humour has nothing to do with the blood or perceived impropriety of it...it's because of a lack of wit...or maybe I just don't have a sense of humour...

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    let's try this again.

    ever seen the old gag where "dad" (eskimo) opens the fridge and finds a dessert (hacks up a whale) or something, and eats it? then "mom" (other eskimo) comes in, finds "dad" eating (hacking up the whale), and says it (the whale) was for bridge club/baby shower/whatever?

    is that better?

    and i know, it's still not funny. i never thought early classic TV was funny either, and it's full of "wacky" bits like that.
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    It's a cartoon of a whale based on an old joke about what could have been any other animal. Would it be less "offensive" it was of a backwoods man killing a deer and his hick wife complaining? or some toffs arguing about a butchered pheasant?

    I say, not in poor taste, but not very original or entertaining either.

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    I dunno, waking up and seeing blood on the ice in a cartoon strip from the Sunday paper, before breakfast (even after, for that matter) is repulsive to me, humorous intent or not. And I could care less what animal is featured, political correctness be damned. It's appalling, and provides no serviceable humor or profundity being placed alongside "Blondie and Dagwood".
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    Quote Originally Posted by graeme View Post

    I say, not in poor taste, but not very original or entertaining either.
    Agreed. Just simply a lame joke to me.
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    i bet you guys wouldn't have liked the storyline of Funky Winkerbean lately.
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