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The Sapheads cartoon

July 17th, 2009

I’m a little late to this party.  If you’re late too, here’s what happened:

Now we’re all up-to-date.  I disagree with Nikita that the portrayal wasn’t really that bad; I find it hard to imagine any of the other three characters in a “cheer-leader purpose” role.  On the other hand, the writing suggests to me that something might have been lost in translation.

No matter.  What I really wanted to do with this post is point out how hilarious I find the correction to be:



Before, she’s set apart with an unrelated and subservient role.  After, she’s set apart with a few unrelated and over-the-top roles.  I say “unrelated” because it still doesn’t seem like she’s involved – the captions on the rest of the crew tell what they actually do; hers looks more like a few job titles.  This further leads me to think there’s loss in translation and the comic’s author just doesn’t quite understand the nuances of the worship of political correctness.

That said, I would like to glibly voice outrage because, while women were at least represented in the comic at all, my racial category is absent.  I do not see ONE SINGLE purebred German in the crew.  Let me propose a correction.

When he's not cooking Alpenschnitzel, of course.

When he's not cooking Alpenschnitzel, of course.

Hell yes.  (Credit due to Andy Richter.)

The surreal quality of the offending material and the ensuing tiny poop-storm impels me to apply the FAIL tag here.  Now that I’ve made fun of both sides of the argument, it’s time to move on.

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  1. July 17th, 2009 at 12:31 | #1


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