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March 22, 2016

Use Of Same-Sex Couple In Rhymes With Orange Results In Almost No Commentary

An article here makes note that a recent Rhymes With Orange strip from creator Hilary Price used a same-sex couple as the engine of its joke, and that except for some scattered, mostly positive Facebook reaction, yielded nothing in the way of controversy. Given the newspaper's history of adhering to almost quaint, old-timey values as befits a delivery vehicle preferred by older people, the lack of news is news. Price has some interesting things to say about comedic shorthand and how that plays a role more than the point being the make-up of that cartoon couple.
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