Comments: express an opinion
Comments: express an opinion

Hi Express,

While endorsing Tom's list of grievances in general, let me quickly note that there is a not-insignificant bloc of treasured twentysomethings that does not appreciate Penny Arcade, and will only be irritated to see it emerge in yet another forum. To be clear: there has never been an actually funny Penny Arcade strip, in the same sense that there has never been a funny Mother Goose and Grimm. Not quite Beatle Bailey negative-funny—just not funny at all. I'm only saying so should the conversation turn in that direction.


P.S. Thanks for putting me in the bloglog that one time.

Posted by: Kriston on September 28, 2005 11:34 AM

What?! Heresy! I submit to you the latest strip. Okay, not hilarious, but the closing line about the snakes is good.

I wasn't really thinking of Penny Arcade, though. Too niche. Too much profanity. I'd like to see Bobbins (John A of ScaryGoRound's old strip) reprinted -- there's one idea.

But the best suggestion I could make would be to put explodingdog in the paper. It would be a total departure for the comics page, it'd reprint pretty well, and it's frequently in the right format for a single-panel comic. It's not always funny, but that's not exactly a departure from the status quo.

The Examiner should do a Liberality serial, of course.

Posted by: tom on September 28, 2005 11:44 AM

I like that "Bizarro" is included, since it doesn't run in the actual Post. I'm also a fan of Pearls Before Swine.

Posted by: The Red Line on September 28, 2005 12:03 PM

As Fred Durst might say, I think we can all be all in agreeance that there are not enough copies of express in those boxes. When I get to my bus stop on 16th and Harvard, the box is almost always empty. Sure if I get there before 8:30 there's usually a copy or two, but that would require me getting to work on time. I love you, e, but not that much.

Posted by: chrisafer on September 28, 2005 01:26 PM

Hey, at the U Street Metro, you can't even get the Post itself.

Posted by: Kriston on September 28, 2005 01:38 PM

I'm not even a gamer and I like Penny Arcade.

Posted by: ben wolfson on September 28, 2005 09:35 PM

Well said.

So true.

Thanks to RCR for the reference.

Posted by: Jinxy on September 29, 2005 03:22 AM
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