The local newspaper is about to do yet another purge of its comic pages, getting rid of some old strips and inserting some new ones --- a process that apparently provokes more furious reader feedback than the publication of out-and-out mistakes, ridiculous editorials, offensive advertisements, or just about any other feature of the paper. At the dinner table, members of my family started free-associating about which cartoon series were the most expendable, for which reasons. We came up with several filter-function proposals.

Drop any comic strip that:

Other criteria for comic critiques?

TopicHumor - TopicLiterature - TopicPersonalHistory - 2005-01-04

(correlates: NegativeHelp, ReadLikely, 2004-11-11 - Lockout, ...)