H&L 2: Electric Boogaloo
Posted by The Author on May 21, 2009
I was totes going to make an entry this morning, but more pressing issues were at hand. Then I was going to make a post this afternoon, but then I realized: hey! It’s my blog and I can slack if I want to! So here we are. Comix.
But first! I am sorry to report that I had a dream about Hi and Lois. Yes, really. An ethnic person — no an ethnic family appeared in the comic, and I actually lived in the world of the comic (though no one looked comic-y) and I was just trying and trying to get a good a picture to post on the blog, because this was just so amazing: an entire ethnic family in H&L. You know that persons of color are pretty rare in this particular strip.
Anyway, today I have Two Strange Comix for you. Neither of them have any ethnicity in them.
Hi and Lois, 5/21/09
What does Hi Flagton do for a living? He works in an office and carries a briefcase, so he must be an accountant, or a paralegal, or in sales, or a banker, or some such Generic Businessman. A business is being run. By whom, and what for, is anyone’s guess.
Unless this “trip” of which the family speaks isn’t a business trip at all, but instead, say, a hospitalization of some sort. “Yes, Dad will be back soon, children. Very soon.”
What does that “W” on Dot’s sweater stand for? Wellesley? Wanker? And Ditto wants to take his lunch to school in an air sickness bag… so that people will think he eats vomit?
Hi and Lois, 5/22/09
Holy sheet, this comic is terrifying. Mostly because of the imagery. Have you ever seen a break-dancing baby? God, I hope not, and if you did, said baby was probably having a seizure and I hope everything ended well for you. What are the Kids doing with a giant 80s-style boombox in the middle of their living room, I wonder? Invoking the spirit of the Fresh Prince? I guess that would be kind of close to ethnicity. I’m obsessed with ethnicity!
You know, this joke has already been told in the comics pages — over twenty-four years ago.