Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Weather ranting

Oh man, today's strip is veering into the territory of one of my pet peeves: people complaining about weather forecasters. Check out this entry if you want to read my standard rant about this.

Anyway, the kid's an idiot. I learned very quickly to always assume that school wouldn't close. In a lot of ways, it makes the snow day that much nicer because you don't have to worry about your homework. Seriously, never ever assume that school will be cancelled. And it's not like he'd "miss" the exam--it would just be pushed back a day.

Then, of course, are the problems with the strip that are above and beyond the concept. The kid is up, dressed, and eating breakfast before he noticed that the huge storm missed the area? He didn't bound of out of bed and look out the window first thing? What teenager is all, "Sure, I'll get up and shower and dress at 6 a.m., even though I believe school is closed!"?

And Al, we can't actually listen to what's being said in a comic strip. We have to read it.

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At 2:07 PM, Anonymous (Not the Same) Al Scaduto said...

Jesus Christ. Look at that kid's hair!

At 2:53 PM, Blogger Kaitlyn said...

Actually, it is realistic in my household.

In January, we got some snow. On the day when there was more snow, my sister had to go to school than the day school was cancelled.

But it is familiar, waiting and watching, and "Yes! All Shelby County Schools are closed today!"

At 6:56 PM, Anonymous majolo said...

I like the box of Oat-O's on the table. Nice detail.

At 2:45 AM, Blogger strifeheart said...

Well, now we know what "Wombo" is the diminutive form of.


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