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Absolutely Not Your Monkey

Jan 08 2004

When I was in high school, I loved Bloom County. I…

When I was in high school, I loved Bloom County. I had all the books and read the comic in the newspaper every day. I had a Bloom County T-shirt that was so strange-looking it distracted people from my braces. I even used a Bloom County theme, including self-drawn poster art featuring Steve Dallas drinking a martini at the typewriter, in my 1985 campaign for the position of Russian Club Recording Secretary.

Don’t laugh, it worked.

Since Berke Breathed went into his Outland phase and got really weird, I haven’t liked a single other comic strip the way I enjoyed Bloom County. That is, until now. Now I have seen the light that is Sluggy Freelance. I realize that other, more knowledgable comics afficionadoes have long known about Sluggy for years, but now I know the truth. And the truth is that, as much as I admire Genma the Panda from Ranma 1/2, Bun-Bun the Mini-lop not only kicks ass, he’d look great on a campaign poster for Taipei County Magistrate. “Vote for me!” Ka-click!

posted by Poagao at 12:35 pm  

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