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See you in the funny papers
June 12, 2008 - Bill Ackerbauer
Those who read our print edition will soon notice a change on the daily comics page. Starting with Friday's edition, we'll publish the comics "Speed Bump" by Dave Coverly and "Bizarro" by Dan Piraro.
They both make me laugh most of the time, which is more than I can say for many comics. They're both a little edgier than most of the strips we run other than Dilbert and Doonesbury (my personal favorites), which means some folks will love them and others will hate them. That's the way it is with all humor: With any given joke, some folks get it, and some folks don't.
And because something has to move to make room for the new comics, we'll be publishing the Contract Bridge column as a weekly feature in the Sunday Living section. This might be a disappointment to a few bridge fans among our readership, but I think most readers will appreciate the extra laughs from the new comics. It is the funny page, after all.
Here's some brain food on the subject of funny, from www.bartleby.com:
"Humor must not professedly teach and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever." -- Mark Twain
"Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquillity." -- James Thurber
"A dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion.' -- George Orwell
"Humor, a good sense of it, is to Americans what manhood is to Spaniards and we will go to great lengths to prove it." -- Garrison Keillor
"Humor is the mask of wisdom." -- Friedrich Dürrenmatt
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A sample of "Speed Bump"