Archive: Barney Google & Snuffy Smith

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Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, 10/9/18

“Haw, haw! Guess I’m just a simple orphan being raised by my aunt an’ uncle, who resent my presence and are likely to snap into a rage if I intrude into their routine in any way!”

Dennis the Menace, 10/9/18

Dennis is about to explain podcasts to Mr. Wilson, and pretty soon Mr. Wilson is not going to be able to shut up about Serial, much to the annoyance of everyone around him. This is Dennis’s most subtly effective menace yet.

Mary Worth, 10/9/18

“Should I give him a project to distract him by driving my car through the wall of Charterstone and into his living room, destroying the vehicle in the process? No, that would be foolish. I’ll drive Jeff’s car into Mr. Wynter’s living room.”

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Six Chix, 9/23/18

My first read on this was that the two sad/angry/scrunch-faced/???? characters on the left were upset that their cruel boss was forcing them to come up with new fees, since they just wanted to offer checking accounts on honest terms to decent folks, just like banks did back in the day. But with all the crumpled up papers and charts denoting declining profits on display, I guess we’re meant to understand that they’re all in it together, trying to extract every last dime from their customers before the whole system comes crashing down. The lady in the middle is going into a full-on panic fugue state, so move all your savings into bitcoin or canned goods, probably!

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, 9/23/18

Snuffy and Lukey are laughing not at their own terrible wordplay, of course, but because they know that they’ll cut those trees down years before they mature enough to produce any fruit, either to patch their decaying hovels or simply to burn for heat.

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Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, 9/16/18

Wait, which real world are we talking about here? A real world where a child wearing a coonskin cap and suspenders walks home from a clapboard one-room schoolhouse along the edge of a cliff? In this faux-hillbilly dreamscape, it’s actually more likely that the local education system would assess its charges’ skills in cartoonishly rustic pursuits rather than traditional academic subjects, to be honest.

Six Chix, 9/16/8

Not sure exactly what’s going on here: has the guard spent all day telling museum patrons to back away from the art, and now he’s urging these two to back away from the most glorious piece of art: the human form? Or is there, like, an epidemic of art museum sex going on that I’m not aware of?