Well, Dullard’s li’l quip would have been quite the knee-slapper…in 1998, say. Nowadays, it reads a lot like Pluggers. Actually, it reads like a school-assigned book one has to write a report on for homework; yes, that dull. Yes, everyone uses email, but there are still long lines at the post office? For something people rarely use? Is this the joke?
It reminds me of Mel Brook’s old joke about two old ladies in a restaurant. “The food here is so terrible!” “Yes…and such small portions!” Except that, you know, that’s actually humorous. (Edit: Apparently that was Woody Allen. Whoops!)
Art-wise, well, we sure have a nice line of decrepit folks depicted here (and yes, I’m including Dullard). Nice to see Walt from the nursing home out and about. And if you’re wondering why the old guy in the brown striped shirt looks seriously pissed off, well, it’s obvious: he’s been standing next to Dullard for a while now, having to listen to some truly moronic “observations.” I’m normally a pretty easy-going person out in public, but even I’d probably turn around and say, “Hey, pal, can you pipe down a little? I’m trying to listen to the Muzak.”