That strip doesn’t make any sense. I agree with the first panel, but the last one is a complete disconnect. What connection does John Kerry have with the administrations of Mayor Nagin and Governor Blanco?
I have to wonder why ‘Boondocks’ , ‘Doonesbury’ and other strips of a similar stripe are on the funny page. Relocate them to OP-ED where they belong. It’s one thing if a strip makes an occasional comment, but for it to become their regular fare-they’re no longer considered a comic strip by my definition. I’ve been wondering what’s up with ‘Funky Winkerbean’ as it’s been on a socio-political bent for a while and is about as funny as a flaming bus crash.
I can’t argue that point, and have enjoyed Boondocks at times. Perhaps I judge all funnies who stray into politics by the master of the genre: Walt Kelly. He could place an outstanding dig and still make the reader laugh.
And I happen to think that the 9/12 strip is funny as well. Not the best placed criticism, since the Dept. of Homeland Insecurity would be cumbersome and incompetent, whether Kerry had been elected or not. But funny nonetheless.
Oh I remember the “grandfather and the computer” series of “Boondocks” - and yes they were funny.
For example, he calls up customer support and says “My computer stopped working when I tried to shoot that duck and win $20…” and over the phone everybody’s laughing “… hey guys — somebody tried to shoot that duck !!! …” (hysterical laughter continues for the rest of the strip.)