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Sunday, January 23, 2005
Brad & Jen
In recent years Matt Groening has used his "Life in Hell" strip to endlessly tweak varations of the exact same gag. Maybe the whole thing is a private joke between the Simpsons creator and newspaper publishers. Occasionally though, Groening tosses a bone to those still reading.
In this week's strip an out-of-panel narrator is all worked up over world events. In each he/she rolls out a recent catastrophe, none of them stirring a response from an indifferent rabbit. "Tsunami death toll!" "Quagmire in Iraq!" "North Korean nukes!" Toward the end, the narrator gets around to "Brad and Jen split!" In the final pannel, her jaw drops and she lets out a "Oh my God!"
"Life in Hell" isn't available online so there's no way to link to it. I guess that makes this whole post rather pointless.
Sorry I brought it up.