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Comic fail [May. 7th, 2010|08:02 pm]
Two-bit argosies of blood and wonder


Via the ever-excellent Comics Curmudgeon: the strip Hi and Lois makes the hilariously boneheaded assertion that pinko libraries destroy private industry, totally ignoring the fact that libraries have long existed side-by-side with mom and pop bookshops. Furthermore, I would assert that by encouraging literacy, libraries and book stores help each other, not to mention the fact that someone just dying to get their hands on the latest novel from the James Patterson factory isn't going to wait months for their name to rise to the top of the hold queue. Not when they can just pop down to Borders for a copy off of the giant floor stack.

Is there perhaps... anything *else* going on these days that might account for little shops going under?
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[User Picture]From: merzbunny
2010-05-08 01:31 am (UTC)
SINGLE-PAYER HEALTHCARE
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[User Picture]From: rantipole6
2010-05-08 03:10 am (UTC)
I blame gays and feminists for the deterioration of public libraries. I'm pretty sure the Mormons have something to do with this too.
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-05-08 07:29 am (UTC)
LIBRARIANS DID 9/11

RON PAUL

- adam
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[User Picture]From: mistersmearcase
2010-05-08 01:59 pm (UTC)
Landlorda, landlords, arrrgh landlords are always the problem. When the anti-landlord revolution begins, somebody wake me.
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-05-08 02:53 pm (UTC)
SWEET DOUBLE POST BRO.

Also, how could it not be big chain retailers? I don't see any other culprits. Libraries and small shops co-existed for about a billion (50?) years.

Ridiculous.
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[User Picture]From: villagecharm
2010-05-10 02:34 am (UTC)
Whatever, comrade. Tell the other cadres thanks for the recession.

"Hi and Lois" is mostly bland jokes about the darndest things kids say, but everyone once in a while there will be a strip like this. I cut out one not long ago that featured an unnamed character ranting at Hi over the backyard fence about the coming collapse of civilization and the need to store canned goods. Seriously.
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[User Picture]From: nom_de_grr
2010-05-10 05:15 am (UTC)
When was that one published? Or better yet, can you post that strip here?
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[User Picture]From: villagecharm
2010-05-10 06:24 pm (UTC)

Let's try that again

Hi and Lois: Ultra-political

It looks like I cut off the final panel, but it was something to the effect of Hi telling Thirsty that their unnamed neighbor is crazy.
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[User Picture]From: chunchmeow
2010-05-12 04:30 pm (UTC)

Re: Let's try that again

fixed it for ya:
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[User Picture]From: nom_de_grr
2010-05-13 03:20 am (UTC)

Re: Let's try that again

That was the greatest thing to ever happen to this livejournal.
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