Wednesday, August 30, 2006


Last night I received the following from an anonymous correspondent:

"What is up with the scantily clad cartoon?? I'm not even sure what its getting at... but I certainly wasn't expecting to be half-mooned by a cartoon on this site."

I had no idea what they were talking about, considering it was attached to yesterday's "Girls Who Never Fly Coach Revisited" post. Then I remembered my brief commentary on the recent plot twist taken by Chris Muir's "Day by Day" cartoon, the one with a different episode that appears daily at the bottom of this site. Now that my commenter mentions it, I can't help but notice that the female characters have lately been looking a bit more... well, you know.

(As to what it's "getting at," the way this comic strip thing works, see, is that when it's a continuing story from one day to the next, you have to follow it accordingly. Okay, let's get back to our regular programming.)

Personally, I don't always scroll down that far, and when I do, I keep telling myself, it's only a cartoon, it's only a cartoon. I'm more concerned about the thematic issue, wondering if this is the kind of story line I want highlighted in my neck of the woods. Now, Muir's cartoon is a big favorite at a number of "politically conservative" sites. The future of that good fortune obviously rests on the message he decides to "conserve." If today's installment is any indication, there's the slightest ray of hope.

Click here.

Except, of course, for that nagging issue of the two of them not being... well, you know.

Meanwhile, speaking of half-moons, I believe The Old Farmer's Almanac is calling for one in the sky tomorrow tonight. Just so you know.


belloc said...


I agree with the poster.

Yeah, it's only a cartoon, but the chicks Muir draws, are, well, HOT. Now don't get me wrong, I'm very partial to HOT, even in cartoons. But is creeping pornography appropriate to a widely read blog whose perspective is Catholic?

I suggest there are other ways to "illustrate" a point.

If you want to get folks fired up on this topic while utilizing feminine allure, link 'em to Dawn Eden instead.

David L Alexander said...


Well, I can see your point, particularly if you're going to insist that this weblog is being "widely read." This issue has actually been coming to a head in advance of the comments. Yours have been duly noted, and there will be a decision before week's end.

Stay tuned...


David L Alexander said...

FWIW, Belloc, I never adopted the cartoon for its "feminine allure" to begin with. And if Ms Eden provided a daily comic strip on her site, I'd consider it.

Dymphna said...

I love the strip but I'll be glad when the characters get back to the office becuase I'm tired of seeing so much butt.