We The Sweeple

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Uh, Cindy works for Buddyblog and there is no “sweeps month” on the interwebs. Thus this gag, aside from being unnecessarily cynical and sort of obnoxious, is also quite dated and stupid too. “And that’s what we try to do…unless our advertisers balk”…there, it still sucks but at least it’s something applicable to THIS decade and not the 1990s. “Sweeps month”…when was the last time you even heard that mentioned in any context?

I hate it when he tries to pretend he’s commenting on “these times we live in” and such. Just get to the f*cking Butter Brickel thing, we all know it’s coming and the sooner it begins the sooner it’ll end, at least in theory. Cindy is by no means his worst female character but she’s undoubtedly one of the more grating ones.

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17 responses to “We The Sweeple

  1. Max Power

    Oh look, it’s the same three students who were apparently the only attendees at Comic Book John’s endless “Free Comic Book Day”. Now they’ve gone from gawking at the Atomik Komix creative team and Les to gawking at Cindy. It’s such a relief to see them again.

  2. Gerard Plourde

    Les’s entire Mass Communications class is five students? How did he get Principal Nate to allow it to be scheduled?

  3. Jimmy

    I worked as a professional journalist for years, and these kind of people always annoyed the hell out of me. They try to create the news instead of reporting on it.

    • Jimmy

      I also need a copy editor in my comments.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Our morning news is nothing but cute women gossiping about the latest trends in fashion and Hollywood…and of course whatever stupid meme is making the rounds on social media.

  4. comicbookharriet

    No Cindy, it’s things like laws, the Constitution, and the concept of due process that keep our democracy together. The National Media tries to turn a kid standing really close to a guy playing a drum into 62 hours of interviews and 2 months of articles and editorials. Whatever side of the fence you’re on, this is fact.

    Even liberal British Youtubers know it.

  5. I’ve always heard it referred to as “Sweeps Week,” but then Batiuk hates researching anything other than comic books.

    Since when is Cindy some kind of breaking news/political commentator type figure? The only stories I’ve ever seen her report have been celebrity gossip.

    Let’s not forget, too, that Cindy’s journalistic instincts were what led her to BuddyBlog in the first pl–oh, wait, it was so she could have dinner with Mason. Never mind!

    • Buckeye Feculence

      A lot of the people who do the fluff stories on the news actually believe that they are serious journalists.

  6. Charles

    It occurs to me that the only way I could *possibly* find this funny is if I felt that Cindy’s talk and the class generally provided some useful instruction to the students. Instead, it’s nothing but lame quips and wry, cynical jokes. There’s literally nothing to suggest that Les is a good teacher, or that Cindy visiting his Mass Communications class helps any of his students.

    But Les is instead a terrible teacher, and this just reinforces that he’s terrible. (Cindy’s terrible too, but it’s Les’s responsibility that she’s even there at all)

    I remember reading that a great teacher gets you interested in the subject he or she teaches. Les has never had that. Susan suggested it, but she was really interested because she thought it increased her chances to bone Les. A bad teacher just gets you to love him and not the subject he teaches. But with only that one exception, Les is instead that shithead teacher who thinks that because all his students hate him, he must be doing something right.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Cindy doesn’t want the competition from younger, better looking women. She realizes that she’s got nothing but a pretty, but aging face.

  7. Paul Jones

    It is not enough that Batiuk’s knee-jerk reaction to the world is an aggressive apathy accompanied by lunkheaded embitterment; he must also think that by proving himself to be the crotchety old fart who thinks that the world is made out of shit, he’s helping people by forcing them to see his reality.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Nailed it! I suspect our republic would be a lot better if there were no news shows spreading government approved lies. This isn’t a left vs right kind of thing as they lie about everything.

  8. billytheskink

    Cindy is losing a matchup against a today’s Preeena rerun. Ouch!

  9. timbuys

    When I’m a visitor or volunteer at my kids’ school, they print off a personalized identification sticker with my driver’s license photo on it and the date. They have the picture because, of course, I had to go through a background check (takes a few days) prior to being allowed into the school building.