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Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, 6/25/23

Wait, what exactly is Snuffy buying that tool for? It’s definitely not to do any useful or productive repair work, I can guarantee that. No, the best case scenario is that he’s going to try to undercut Doc Pritchard and offer low-cost, low-skill tooth extraction services to his friends and family. The worst case scenario involves some members of the Barlow clan captured during the last clan battle, and I’d honestly rather not think about it.

Hi and Lois, 6/25/23

We may think of comics being for kids, but I’ve always felt that strips like Hi and Lois place the adults firmly in the center as the viewpoint characters and are meant to be a hopefully amusing mirror for middle-class grownups. Sometimes they’re even aspirational! Take this strip, for instance: if you’re a parent with kids in Little League who has dreamed of being officially banned from their children’s games so they have a legally binding excuse to not come anymore, today you get a glimpse of someone who actually makes that happen.