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October 24, 2007

Blogger: Crankshaft Strip is “Heinous”


A Wednesday afternoon post at the blog Feministing notes a joke in that day's Crankshaft it terms "pretty fucking heinous." I'm unable to come up with a reading of the joke that doesn't have it hinge on the woman no longer needing to protect herself from assault because she's older and not as good looking anymore, although if someone has one, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Unless Crankshaft has an untypical creation path, the above gag has to have been funny to the creators in question and to at least one person at the editorial service bureau that pushed the strip into production, or at least not raised any red flags.

Barely related, but this comment from Shaenon Garrity on Funky Winkerbean made me laugh.
posted 10:06 pm PST | Permalink

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