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Dennis the Menace, 12/1/04

You can that tell he wants to, though. Look at the little smile on his face. Heck, what’s the point of being a cop if those P.C. jerks downtown tell you that you can’t haul a broad in just for being mouthy? I tell you, this country’s been heading downhill ever since the Miranda ruling.

However, if we’re going to be arbitrarily arresting children, I think you ought to take a closer look at Dennis, there, officer. Check out those “droopy drawers” on him. That’s so he can hide his “gat” in the back. He’s even wearing a gang color (it’s red, so he’s in the “Bloods”). Better take him downtown and rough him up a little, just to be sure.

Believe it or not, this is the first time I’ve done Dennis the Menace in IRTCSYDHT, so it’s my first opportunity to ask: Hank Ketchum’s dead, right? I mean, I remember when he died. I thought to myself, “Ah, soon there will be no more Dennis the Menace in the paper.” But it kept coming, so I thought “Ah, he must have already submitted a bunch of strips to the syndicate.” That was at least five years ago. It’s not even “Classic Dennis the Menace.” So, um, what’s the deal? Every once in a while, I think about it and it creeps me out.