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What comic is this from?

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fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: October 16, 2008 12:50AM

lil abner
woberto Report This Comment
Date: October 16, 2008 01:47AM

This is Tin Tin.
The best comics are NOT "american" fossil.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: October 16, 2008 07:28AM

Since comics seem to be most relevent to folks within the country they are written from as they often touch on issues or ideas within that particular culture or geographic location, most likely the "best" comics for most folks will originate from the country they live in.

Nice chicken-shit, I-hate-America-and-anywhere-else-is-superior attitudinal snipe though 'berto .... thanks for playin eye rolling
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BTW, I'd put some good Zippy The Pinhead, Furry Freak Brothers, Garfield, Doonsbury and several others up against anything else I've ever seen from anywhere. I do hafta say that some of the ones Z has put up are quite good though ... when they translate into english and make sense smiling
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woberto Report This Comment
Date: October 16, 2008 08:51AM

I was after fossil, not you Kim!
I think we are still confused about the term "American".
I seem to rememeber Joe Shuster was Canadian, and they were some pretty damn good comics I suppose.
Seeker Report This Comment
Date: October 16, 2008 08:51AM

I'm surprised. I had no idea that there is a grown up person on earth not knowing Tintin.

Tintin is a political comic among other things addressing social issues, racial problems and wars.

Fossil, start reading Tintin and get just a little educated. You definitely need it.
blinkermann Report This Comment
Date: October 16, 2008 09:54AM

Silly Seeker. He does have to *read* TinTin. He can watch [www.tintinologist.org]
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: October 16, 2008 12:33PM

comics are for children. i haven't read one in 40 years, except of course a few posted here. eye rolling
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Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: October 16, 2008 12:44PM

Pretty much anytime someone starts talkin any kinda trash about America it comes off as pissin in my Post Toatsies.

Good thing I don't eat Post Toasties, so I put the bowl out on the curb for the lil neighbor kids and laugh ... oh wait, my nearest neighbor is a 1/4 mile away and they don't have any kids, nor do I have a curb, DuH ... all that wasted imagery and verbage .... Hi Ho drinking
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fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: October 16, 2008 12:51PM

lmfao! seeker, your education comes from the comic strips? it all makes sense now! smiling
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 16/10/2008 01:00PM by fossil_digger.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: October 16, 2008 01:30PM

i just found a comic strip named seeker:

SEEKER
GAK67 Report This Comment
Date: October 16, 2008 08:04PM

I'll play!

fossil - you can get an education from anywhere, including from comic strips. Doesn't mean you get your full education from there. When I say you can get an education anywhere, I mean anywhere but America, of course!
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: October 16, 2008 08:18PM

if you consider comics as a source of education, then i can't help you. smiling
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GAK67 Report This Comment
Date: October 16, 2008 09:34PM

I consider life a source of education, and comics, as with all artistic outputs, give us an insight into someone elses take on life - how is that not educational?
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: October 16, 2008 11:08PM

GAK ..... Grrrrr, woof, woof. I was schooled by wolves, nice furry ones with some really sharp toofies. I rest my case smiling
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fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: October 17, 2008 01:23AM

o.k. gak i'll give you that ( "give us an insight into someone elses take on life" ) and i did exaggerate a bit on the 40 years. the only comic i consider worth a damn is the far side. but i have read them all and haven't learned a thing from them, surprised? grinning
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on a side track:
as far as political toons.....nothing more than republicans and democrats making fun of each other in an attempt to reach a younger crowd (easily impressionable) thus swaying their clueless asses to vote for them. that's what the young Americans are, totally clueless as to the real world, how things are done and get done. the younger Americans are so out of touch, they think that negotiating with Muslim extremists that want to kill everyone that doesn't believe the archaic horse shit they believe is the right thing to do. what are we going to negotiate? uh....if you don't kill us we will let you in on our awesome economical prowess? or maybe, "hey man we really love everyone here and you could be free to practice whatever dumbass religion you choose here as long as you don't kill us?

i'm interested to hear what toons you feel are educational, 'cause i can't think of any.
Seeker Report This Comment
Date: October 17, 2008 05:12AM

Fossil, for instance try to read Tintin's "The Blue Lotus" and learn something about how the Japanese treated the Chinese during the occupation of China in the 1930's and why japan resigned from The League of Nations in 1933.

For a omniscient guru like you the comic doesn't contain any news, but I'm sure a lot of adult persons could learn a lot. Don't tell me comics are for kids only.

Actually you can learn a lot from kids too.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: October 17, 2008 08:11AM

My wife has a bumper sticker on her car...
... I don't need kids, I married one!
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: October 17, 2008 09:36AM

Bah, to hell with educational toons ..... gimme Aquateens and Sealab baby smiling
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fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: October 17, 2008 11:58AM

cartoon history is not educational, but merely someone elses take on history. as for me, i do not need a history lesson, it's my favorite hobby. but hey if people think a toon is a source of historical significance, then i say............lmfao! if you would like a real history lesson, you are welcome to ask for some links.



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fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: October 17, 2008 12:32PM

i can see this is going no place, so i will not confuse your "historical knowledge" with factual sources. i will let you find your own path, for only you can change or make up your own mind.

thanks for playing sir, your consolation prizes are at the exit door. eye rolling
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GAK67 Report This Comment
Date: October 18, 2008 04:08AM

To say comics are not educational is to say van gogh's paintings are uneducational, or mark twain's novels, or mozart's symphanies, or byron's poems, or ansel adams' photos. It may not be their main reason for being, but we can learn from them.

As for my comment about education in America - thought I had better clarify what I meant - and my comments are based on conversations with people who have been through the US education system. It seems the US education system is good at teaching kids the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic, but once they know that, the use they put it to is so insular and nationalistic the general population of the US has little or no knowledge of the world beyond their borders, and that is often the border of their state. I know people can generalise from one story, but I recently (this year) heard of a young guy (I think he is 19) in California who went to Oregon (which for those who don't know is just the next state north of California) and he had to ask if he was still in the USA!
ORLANDO399 Report This Comment
Date: October 18, 2008 04:15AM

Must be talking about fagmexeye rolling
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woberto Report This Comment
Date: October 18, 2008 05:00AM

The USA offers some of the worlds best academic institutions and it's college/university system is equal to that of Australia, New Zealand and the UK, making it worlds best. All the "Americans" I have met professionally are perfectly normal, well educated, well read and morally sound individuals. Same goes for the regular users on here (I hate to admit) except for madmex and spazzi. The stereotype USA person is unfortunately also true, because education is a user pays system over there. Comics like Tin Tin were a portal to the rest of the world for my fathers and grandfathers generations, comics from the USA are just cartoons. Nothing is in the same class as Tin Tin. This cannot be evaluated at this point in time, it can only be judged in it's own time. Blah blah, you get the point?
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: October 18, 2008 10:59AM

Education, and what anyone gets out of it, is a function and by-product of the individuals capacity and secondly their willingness to learn, no matter where they are from. Many places have excellent educational systems, but without a desire and want to learn, it becomes irrelevent in what will actually be learned, much less retained by anyone, in any culture/country, period.

I've known plenty of people who were certainly intelligent, but because they chose not to apply themselves in the time they were in school, missed out on the opportunity to learn many things that were available to them during their years in the public school systems here in the US, which I view as sad. Basically they squandered the only free education they ever had the opportunity to.

Conversely, I've also known people from families capable of investing in private school educations and then further on into the collegiate level who were absolute idiots, some because they didn't apply themselves, with others that even with such a massive investment by their parents in their education, just never seemed to "get it".

Having received nothing more than the same public school education avaialble to everyone else here in the US, then a smattering of community college many years further along for work related educational purposes, I feel that my own thirst for knowledge had more to do with what I learned, than where I learned it from, which I feel is universally true.

Idiocy knows no geographic boundaries, nor is it specific to any culture or race, but relates more to the individuals propensity to learn and their individual will to do so. And ... if holding a nationalist attitude about ones homeland seems inappropriate or foolish to anyone, my thoughts are that you must not really take much pride in your own homeland, otherwise such ideas would be easily understood and admired in others, instead of being viewed negatively winking
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fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: October 18, 2008 11:28AM

so gak or seeker or whoever you are today, did you not enjoy your parting gifts? tell you what, you can trade them for the box Jay is bringing down the stairs. eye rolling
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GAK67 Report This Comment
Date: October 18, 2008 02:16PM

fossil, you seem keen to shut this thread down just when it's getting interesting and when people have posted well thought out and logical comments. Also, I can assure you I only have the one logon here and would not hide behind another identity.

berto and Mrkim,I agree with your comments completely, and in my defence wish to point out that I did talk about the general population, not America as a whole. I know that American tertiary institutions are world class, and so is their primary curriculum. I would also like to point out that I did not call Americans unintelligent or even uneducated (except for my first comment which was fishing for a bite), simply that the general population was ignorant of the world outside of their own borders.

I also want to say that I am not anti-American. If it wasn't for the US of A fighting in the South Pacific during WWII I might be speaking Japanese about now. There are plenty of good things to come out of the US. I have not been to the USA (except for a few days in Hawaii) but have met lots of Americans in my travels. I have met the stereotypical loud, obnoxious ones, but I have also met some very pleasant, well spoken Americans too. The USA is such a large and diverse country that you will be able to find somebody to fit any personal profile you can think of. It's also so large that you need to make some generalisations to understand it, you just have to make sure you do not assume an individual is the same as the generalisation.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: October 18, 2008 02:29PM

i don't want to shut it down, on the contrary, i want you to see the futility of arguing with someone on the net. smiling
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Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: October 18, 2008 03:33PM

To be completely honest GAK, large chunks of the globe owe much of their existance, much less their industrial or financial sucesses to the US and its ever expanding global interests.

In recent years, much of this expansion has come at a severe cost to the American middle class itself as more and more jobs have moved outside the US itself in cost cutting corporate operations often leaving the workers to seek lower wages, often in industries outside their areas of expertise, as they struggle to keep their familial ships afloat in light of disappearing/dwindling job markets.

At the same time, government on both the state and federal levels continue to expand, ever increasing the costs relevant to their survival with again "Joe the plumber" asked constantly to dig deeper into their pockets to help fund the ever growing tax burdens such expansion requires. Politicians are always quick to point to the federal income tax levels and cuts or increases as a major indicator of that tax burden, but will never discuss the myriad of NEW taxes or the incredibly Orwellian NEW SPEAK version of taxation they now call SERVICE CHARGES added every year for things that previously were tax free.

I happen to have a really good example of this sitting in front of me in the form of this months company cell phone service.
Monthly total for all services for our 2 phones: $82.99
Monthly total with taxes and service charges _ : $112.21
This puts the tax burden on a simple cell phone service at just a touch over 30% eye popping
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Ok, so off that soap box and back on topic a bit grinning
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I lovingly call the area I live in "the land of the toothless sister lovers", and for good reason. We're an hour east of Big D (Dallas) in a lil burg of 1500 people or so and I can absolutely attest to a serious lacking of intellectual conversations to be had 'round these parts! If you're not well versed on the latest Tv phenom, yammerings about the weather, local football or town gossip you're not subject to find much to talk about with most of the folks here.

The overall dumbing down of America has lots of roots, with the simplest truth in it all being that people of lower IQs reproduce at higher rates than do others. Even this area of discussion is multi-faceted and has a long list of roots and eventual implications, so much so that a book could easliy be penned on the topic, but let me suffice to say .... you're much more likely to find households of 5+ in Billy Bob and Betty Sues neighborhood than you are where Bif and Buffy call home.

Man there's so much more I could write on this topic, it's incredible, but ...it's the weekend, I have lotsa "stuff to do" and figure I might as well let someone else chime in some other thoughts anyway, so smileys
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