Greetings, folks, BChasm back for another stint. Thanks to HeyItsDave for a splendid performance. And here we go–
Oh good, we’re about to be lectured about how awful hazing is, without being shown (or told about) any of it, so the week will be two people discussing something without defining it. And before you ask, I have not peeked ahead; it’s just the way these things are always dealt with. Hazing, bullying, class rings, Hollywood, Crazy Harry’s Happy Dance…you name it, and Tom Batiuk will tell you how bad it is without a single word “why.”
I cannot imagine why Batiuk keeps bringing back Dinkle. I know that he personally loves the character and thinks he’s a font of wisdom and humor, but he is neither. And Batiuk can’t be using him as a sop to the folks who read Act I; the character has been turned into something repellent, second only to the odious Les. I suppose, like Les, it’s tempting to think of him as a defiant middle finger thrust at his critics, but man what a waste of energy.
The good part of today’s strip is panel three–it looks like age has finally caught up with Harry Dinkle and he’s about to dissolve away before our very eyes.
I’m kidding of course; even if that were to happen, we’d only hear about it through other people discussing it, and we’d never see a single frame for ourselves. By Grabthar’s Hammer, what a moment to cherish.