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I don't know what to do with this...
The politically correct me wants to be "above it all" and not legitimize the allegory.
The normal me wants to laugh really really hard.

...Dilemma...

Andrew Gregoire and no hidden Penis? Outrage.

I enjoyed this comic, now to read today's iamarg.

If you're wondering why the strip is full of bears all of a sudden?!?! No, but this...

Ralen-Sharr:

Daystar Clarion:

Ninedeus:
Think Charles and his family as african american and the word "Teddy" as "Nigger". Then the strip will make sense.

I really don't think an explanation was necessary.

It's pretty obvious.

sorry to admit.... I needed it.. I read this comic and just kinda sat thinking "wtf?"

uhh... thanks for the clarification....?

yep same here.

And so...

"There's Chris Rock fans and there's Magic The Gathering fans,
And this strip just looks like domestic violence - Lol!"

yeah, about that much sense.

Abedeus:

Daystar Clarion:

Ninedeus:
Think Charles and his family as african american and the word "Teddy" as "Nigger". Then the strip will make sense.

I really don't think an explanation was necessary.

It's pretty obvious.

I didn't get it, and I'm glad he explained it.

You must be loads of fun at comedy clubs :D

Step 1) Don't be an onver sensitive ninny
Step 2) Laugh at the amusing ficitonal cultural comparison of African American respentation by it's youth and the disdain of an older generation of the same.

Ninedeus:
Think Charles and his family as african american and the word "Teddy" as "Nigger". Then the strip will make sense.

Thanks for clarifying, I had one of those "Not sure if that's the joke, or if I'm fabricating it".

I missed this guy! I hope they bring that weird chick who's into Nathan Fillion back.

Jandau:
So, domestic abuse is funny now?

There was time when it wasn't?

twaddle:

Blunderboy:

Blind Sight:
A pacifist who uses corporal punishment? Makes sense.

I assumed that Charles was the young bear on the receiving end of the slap.

Since the strip is called roots, that what i assumed as well

This was all my line of thinking as well. Probably the reason he's a pacifist.

Daystar Clarion:

Abedeus:

Daystar Clarion:

I really don't think an explanation was necessary.

It's pretty obvious.

I didn't get it, and I'm glad he explained it.

You must be loads of fun at comedy clubs :D

I don't know any comedy clubs in my city, probably there aren't any, and I wasn't born in America or any other country with English as primary language.

Jandau:
So, domestic abuse is funny now? Sorry, I know, I'm being oversensitive. But this one just didn't sit well with me somehow...

It's a fucking bear.

Tha said I don't really get this strip, what's the message?

EDIT: ooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.... meh.

Jandau:
So, domestic abuse is funny now?

Not as funny as prison rape, it seems...

Anyway..."bears repeating..." *wince*

double post

Oh you

The_root_of_all_evil:

Jandau:
So, domestic abuse is funny now?

Not as funny as prison rape, it seems...

Anyway..."bears repeating..." *wince*

Oh you beautiful bastard.

:D I liked that one! Creative, I like that! :D

The_root_of_all_evil:

Jandau:
So, domestic abuse is funny now?

Not as funny as prison rape, it seems...

Anyway..."bears repeating..." *wince*

Sick buuuuuuuuuurn.

Susan Arendt:

The_root_of_all_evil:

Jandau:
So, domestic abuse is funny now?

Not as funny as prison rape, it seems...

Anyway..."bears repeating..." *wince*

Sick buuuuuuuuuurn.

ouchhhh

sorry, I'm not usually one that jumps on bandwagons but...

ouch!

hobo_fred:
Best part of the whole strip is "The Allegory of The Cave Bear"

Yes. That is the best part. That was just PERFECT!

"' The Enlightened Bear returned to the Cave to tell the other Bears what he had saw, and what he had learned. But they became angry that he dared to question the life the Puppet Masters had laid out for them, and tore him to shreds with their claws, and their teeth, persecuting him for being a free thinking Bear.

"' So you see', concluded Socrates D'Bear, 'Why we are who we are'. And he left his pupil to think over what he was taught."

The_root_of_all_evil:

Jandau:
So, domestic abuse is funny now?

Not as funny as prison rape, it seems...

Anyway..."bears repeating..." *wince*

image

I love it when things like this happen :D

albino boo:

Saltyk:
For a minute, I was confused. Then I remembered Erin's co-workers.

What's is Charles problem with Teddy Roosevelt? What did he ever do to him?
For that matter, what ever happened to Penny?

Charles is a Republican and Penny is a tea party candidate in Georgia. Being obsessed and scary is no hindrance in the tea party, in fact it helps.

She is? As a Georgian, I might have to vote for her on principle, then. Just to support my totally not local webcomic.

I think someone's in the need of a bear hug.

Jandau:
So, domestic abuse is funny now? Sorry, I know, I'm being oversensitive. But this one just didn't sit well with me somehow...

Shirley Surely you can't be serious...?

Daystar Clarion:

Ninedeus:
Think Charles and his family as african american and the word "Teddy" as "Nigger". Then the strip will make sense.

I really don't think an explanation was necessary.

It's pretty obvious.

Yeah... I didn't get it either.

This was a great strip, I'm just unconvinced it was a Critical Miss strip.

You shouldn't have reminded me of Scary Penny. I love her. I demand you bring her back! Heed my cry!

Blunderboy:

Blind Sight:
A pacifist who uses corporal punishment? Makes sense.

I assumed that Charles was the young bear on the receiving end of the slap.

Makes sense, I just had a culture-clash with the modern 'nigga' stereotype (inferring that it was recent) and the art change.

Woodsey:

Jandau:
So, domestic abuse is funny now? Sorry, I know, I'm being oversensitive. But this one just didn't sit well with me somehow...

Shirley Surely you can't be serious...?

Daystar Clarion:

Ninedeus:
Think Charles and his family as african american and the word "Teddy" as "Nigger". Then the strip will make sense.

I really don't think an explanation was necessary.

It's pretty obvious.

Yeah... I didn't get it either.

I'll be sure never to overestimate people again.

I knew everyone was a bit thick :D

Daystar Clarion:

Woodsey:

Jandau:
So, domestic abuse is funny now? Sorry, I know, I'm being oversensitive. But this one just didn't sit well with me somehow...

Shirley Surely you can't be serious...?

Daystar Clarion:

I really don't think an explanation was necessary.

It's pretty obvious.

Yeah... I didn't get it either.

I'll be sure never to overestimate people again.

I knew everyone was a bit thick :D

What is this... oh-var-rest-ee-mat you speak of?

Woodsey:

Daystar Clarion:

Woodsey:

Shirley Surely you can't be serious...?

Yeah... I didn't get it either.

I'll be sure never to overestimate people again.

I knew everyone was a bit thick :D

What is this... oh-var-rest-ee-mat you speak of?

I'll tell you when you're older, by then you will have proven it to me time and time again.

Well, that was actually kinda scary.

Being black myself, this is actually pretty accurate. Not too relevant to me, since I never really caught onto that stuff and never had friends like that...or friends at all...

Wow, I messed up with my social life.

Hey guys, while we're on the topic of characters we haven't seen in awhile and characters we miss, I think it's time we finally addressed the elephant in the room. What the hell ever happened to Erin's job? You know, the whole game journalist thing, kinda helped launched this web comic, had a lot of characters, etc.

Yeah...kinda miss that

I'm curious as to where The Berenstein Bears rank in their library. Are they still children's books, sappy allegory, or just terrible literature.

The_root_of_all_evil:

Jandau:
So, domestic abuse is funny now?

Not as funny as prison rape, it seems...

Anyway..."bears repeating..." *wince*

Nope, not half as funny :p

Seriously, reading through the responses to my post, apparently it's become illegal to dislike stuff...

No idea Wat.
But I still laughed

Jandau:

The_root_of_all_evil:

Jandau:
So, domestic abuse is funny now?

Not as funny as prison rape, it seems...

Nope, not half as funny :p

We know what to get you for Christmas then.

The_root_of_all_evil:

Jandau:

The_root_of_all_evil:

Not as funny as prison rape, it seems...

Nope, not half as funny :p

We know what to get you for Christmas then.

I can't honestly belive that you equate a slightly crass joke where the violence is implied with a visual depiction of a father smacking his kid around. But I suppose as much is to be expected from the internet...

Oh, and the thinly veiled "threat" is in even worse taste. Granted, it's an "internet threat", but still uncalled for...

Jandau:

I can't honestly belive that you equate a slightly crass joke where the violence is implied with a visual depiction of a father smacking his kid around. But I suppose as much is to be expected from the internet...

Oh, and the thinly veiled "threat" is in even worse taste. Granted, it's an "internet threat", but still uncalled for...

Why is it an "uncalled for...internet threat" when I use it, but a "slightly crass joke" when you use it?

The_root_of_all_evil:

Jandau:

I can't honestly belive that you equate a slightly crass joke where the violence is implied with a visual depiction of a father smacking his kid around. But I suppose as much is to be expected from the internet...

Oh, and the thinly veiled "threat" is in even worse taste. Granted, it's an "internet threat", but still uncalled for...

Why is it an "uncalled for...internet threat" when I use it, but a "slightly crass joke" when you use it?

Because I didn't threaten you?

Jandau:

The_root_of_all_evil:

Jandau:

I can't honestly belive that you equate a slightly crass joke where the violence is implied with a visual depiction of a father smacking his kid around. But I suppose as much is to be expected from the internet...

Oh, and the thinly veiled "threat" is in even worse taste. Granted, it's an "internet threat", but still uncalled for...

Why is it an "uncalled for...internet threat" when I use it, but a "slightly crass joke" when you use it?

Because I didn't threaten you?

How is he threatening you exactly?

Do you know how sarcasm works?

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