Friday, December 08, 2006

I'm guessing the gangster isn't saying "You dirty rat"

Today's strip asks a good question: Where does li'l Hekkie pick up those naughty words he uses? Why, cable tv, of course! (Note the conspicuous tv guide on the coffee table.) Of course, the real question here is whether we're supposed to be all, "Television! How horrible! Corrupting our children!" or whether we're supposed to note how complacently Ma and Pa Hekkie are watching the television without bothering to do anything about it. If it weren't for that "Cable TV" guide on the table and the heading of the expo box, I'd probably actually think we're supposed to be blaming the parents--Hekkie's expression and the ghost-like question mark bubble over his head seem to indicate that he's confused why his parents would be watching that in front of him. Maybe they don't notice him in the other room?

Really, it's an enigma. Maybe we're supposed to blame both negligent parenting and those bums who allow this filth on the air. Of course, it's not like Hekkie would only hear those words on tv, unless he's never allowed outside the house.

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At 10:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well~ over here, they sometimes censor words by cutting them out on some stations airing it before 10pm. You can read what they are because they're left in the captions.
That can be better than dumbing down words. When They Matrix played,
instead of "Ram it up his --" they actually changed the words to 'Ram it up his ear" while the captions had the original profanity.

At 1:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today's Sunday strip is unusual.
At least TDIET worlders celebrate Christmas.
The guy from

seems to make another appearance with his clothing and attitude.
His mustache changes from panel-to-panel like last time; though is a grampa to the nearest relative
and was an uncle to the other girl.

At 12:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today brings out a "Buttbrain" with a son named Hekkie! Glorioski on a recurring character.
Now I wonder if some of their names
could be an alias.
I also wonder if today's dad
actually bought the inhaler
and wonder why he needs bulk packs of smokes. Subtle connections?

Maybe this could have some interst:

**Anyways, I kind of freaked.
Turns out I read last month's today,
guessed that maybe something happened to Scaduto to make them repeat comics.. but whew, wrong month
and still can visit this blog.


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