September 13, 2004
Thanks to Casey's livejournal mirror of C&A, I was able to recover all comments from Strip 169 on. So if the newsposts are of any interest to you, you can go read them, I guess. It's unlikely I will be able to recover comments before Strip 169. It was the first strip on the livejournal feed, and livejournal was the only record of old newsposts.
In other news, I occasionally get questions around this time of year as to why I never mention, pay homage to, or refer to September 11th. Well, it's pretty simple, really. C&A is supposed to make you laugh and make you happy.
I don't really like comics that make you think. And as many of you know, I absolutely hate politics in comics. I consider it a weakness of the author if he is unable to restrain himself from using his comic as a political soapbox. Obviously, there are comics out there that exist for the sole purpose of political humor. Those don't bother me, because that's what they're about. But they don't entertain me, either. But I consider it a sad thing when a normally nonpolitical comic I enjoy seeps into politics. Generally after a few strips like that, I stop reading them.
As for newsposts, well I think those are a great place for politics! You don't need to read the newsposts to enjoy the comic. So:
REPEAL THE SMOOT-HAWLEY TARIFF! THE NEW DEAL IS COMMUNISM! STAY OUT OF THE WAR IN EUROPE! END SEGREGATION IN OUR SCHOOLS- what? Huh? Wrong century? Oh well.