Dwelling / Area: Comedian strips
CSotD: Maintain the Paranoia
Good thinking, Willie. I’m gonna throttle back a very little myself. It’s not that there is no information to assess, but considerably of it is News of the Stupid, and I really do not have the strength.
Essential assessment isn’t like declassifying top rated-solution files: You have to do far more than just feel about it.
For occasion, although I am encouraged to give Leigh Rubin a “Good Timing Award” for today’s Rubes (Creators), that is the worst caricature of Tish James I’ve at any time noticed.
Rather fantastic Trump, although.
And Deflocked (AMS) has a direct-time-delayed story arc about college student financial loans which made me re-ponder the uproar about forgiving $10K in loans, due to the fact Mamet’s cunning program assumes an yearly tuition of $2,500 for 4 a long time, or that they all fall out following Freshman Yr.
If I’d written Biden’s system, I’d have manufactured some tucks and trims, but, as the White Home by itself admitted, the plan didn’t handle the climbing costs of higher education, and, though the $10k forgiveness moreover the opportunity of also finding off the hook on Pell Grants will actually aid a lot of having difficulties people today, it won’t do a lot to aid them pay for $250,000 starter homes.
Back again in the late 80s, my then-girlfriend went to Smith at 40 to last but not least get the degree she’d normally needed. Smith has an incredibly generous method for non-common students, but, even then, she and her cohorts struggled to make up the cost of publications and foods and so forth.
Except for Ann.
Ann’s initially career experienced been as a nurse, so when she was tapped out, she’d wander down to Cooley-Dickinson, place in a several shifts as a for every-diem, then occur home with a comprehensive wallet and soar back into the textbooks.
I point out this mainly because my son, who has been a nurse for about a quarter of a century, is ending up his bachelors. I asked him why and he claimed that, nowadays, he would not be able to get an job interview for a new nursing situation, simply because HR doesn’t care about his several years of experience and sneers at his two-calendar year diploma. They insist on a BSN before they’ll even talk to you.
Not that any individual in HR has the vaguest thought what the career really entails. They’re only there to test off boxes.
Which reminds me of when his mom was leaving her career as General public Information Officer at a school and observed the resumes coming in for her place. She’d been employed as a j-faculty graduate with newspaper and tech writing knowledge, but, by the late 80s, individuals had been majoring in University Public Relations.
She was excellent at her job, but her boss agreed: A generalist diploma would have locked her out of the running, and, if not, perhaps uncovered the faculty to legal motion by one particular of the “better qualified” applicants.
You go to college to turn out to be qualified, not to understand anything.
Meanwhile, today’s Non Sequitur matches yesterday’s working experience, considering the fact that I dropped by a shoe retail store and uncovered a hand-written sign on notebook paper Scotch-taped to the door declaring “Closed on Wednesdays.”
Since it wasn’t the Viking Shoe Retail outlet, I have to presume they have been not at Odin’s Working day Companies but merely couldn’t get adequate warm bodies into the making to be open up seven times a 7 days, which is doubly pathetic specified how small clerks in shoe outlets do these times, inspite of cartoons depicting them endlessly serving to prospects attempt on footwear.
So I went to the Kohl’s following door to search at shirts and it appears possibly they inventory shelves there with a pitchfork or they can not seek the services of sufficient folks to straighten things up each individual few hours.
And the convenience retail outlet by the doggy park closes at 3 pm each working day for lack of team, which isn’t how I outline “convenience.”
When I was in my 20s, the boss’s motto was “Or we’ll obtain an individual who will.”
This reminds me extra of what the black troops undertaking guard obligation at the POW camp in Elmira made use of to tell their Accomplice prisoners: “Bottom rail’s on best now!”
Just cannot we discuss about a little something more frivolous?
Not to select on Dave Coverly, since, in today’s Speedbump (Creators), he’s just exploiting a extremely nicely-recognized bogus assumption, but it does give me a little bit of a twitch when turtles are depicted as existing individual from their shells.
Not that it matters in the grand perception. They just can’t converse, either, so a strict literalist would reject a complete great deal of cartoons that includes turtles or just about any animals over and above parrots and mynah birds.
However, as an individual who spent most of his childhood participating in in the woods and who turned to (common) Mark Path 1st in the Sunday funnies, it rankles mainly because it’s one of those people matters in which you cannot be positive regardless of whether the cartoonist is in on the gag.
But to harmony my sniping above turtle shells, Dan Thompson gets excess credit for this Brevity, due to the fact it is “half-staff” on land and “half-mast” only on shipboard.
And Dave Blazek will get a round of particular applause for this foolish Free Areas for the reason that, when I was eviscerated six years back, they took out my bladder and then snipped a duration of intestine which was re-purposed to stream issues into a bag on my hip.
Which remaining me not with an ascending colon or a descending colon but, of course, a semi-colon.
And speaking of professional medical matters, Tom Heinjtes ran this 1955 Frank Beck piece on his Hogan’s Alley twitter web page, bringing back reminiscences of my possess certainly wretched timing, because that was when my sister experienced her tonsils out and was inundated with items and ice cream.
There is only 3 several years amongst us, but by the time I was seven, they’d quite a great deal abandoned tonsillectomies and I obtained practically nothing.
Apart from my damn tonsils, which I had been keen to swap.
So now I blame them for my snooze apnea.
Your Guilt Is Absolved!
We’ll close on a cheerful notice, which is that, even though Susan may possibly be laying on the guilt vacation in this Candorville (WPWG) story arc, most this sort of invitations are sprayed as if from a firehose and the inviter has no strategy if you reported yes or no.
While if it will come from your “She’s not my girlfriend girlfriend,” you really should probably perform alongside instead than threat detrimental your non-partnership relationship.