Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Finding the Dumb

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Recently, I received an email from a disgruntled stranger who accused me of being too surreal and confessed to being dumbfounded as to how I ever got syndicated. This cartoon might have had a similar dumbfounding effect on him.

I can understand being riled enough to write to someone to disagree about philosophy, religion, politics, or ethics. But it never ceases to amaze me when someone writes just to tell me they don't "get" my work. It seems a lot of trouble to go to in order to tell a stranger that you don't understand them.

The internet makes cowards into bullies and losers into mob kingpins. It's a small price to pay, though, for instant research at your fingertips and free porn.

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12 comments:

b0b said...

I'm a smart guy, but I don't get the joke about once a week. That's why I subscribe to your blog - so that you can explain it to me.

Anonymous said...

Don't let the turkeys get you down! I *love* your comics and especially this blog, which I just recently discovered. I get you, man, and many thousands of others do too. Keep up the awesome work!

Tegin said...

I'm not gonna be at home at that time, you obviously hate foreign people (?)

jordon.robischon said...

I think the surrealism is what makes it so much more interesting!

Einar said...

This reminded me of the old 60s surrealistic norwegian children program "Pompel&Pilt".

ldisme said...

un-understand-ability -- that's what i like about you

Omniart said...

I think that you should draw comics that we can understand before we even read them. Ha-ha, Dagwood's sammiches are tall!

Nell Jean said...

Is there some kind of mold we're all supposed to fit that I haven't heard about?

I just come here to enjoy the pictures. I didn't know we were constrained to 'get it' or complain about the content.

I wrote a letter resigning a position once, and it was returned for rewrite. I didn't.

David said...

Very very cool.

tanya said...

i like this one!

you know people relate to different things so they won't always get the same jokes. Or they may not get what you are referencing.

i really like the bizarro comic strip; its really well done. i dont know anyone ive recommended it to that hasnt liked it.

Person said...

I wouldn't be reading Bizarro everyday if it wasn't surreal and obtuse. Love the format joke in this one :)

Anonymous said...

Many of our world's geniuses have not been understood. It doen't mean their genius hasn't been a benefit to everyone. How many people scoffed at Edison or Einstien, for example? I say, lets just laugh at those who don't understand enough to laugh along with us. (sounds kind of mean, doesn't it?!?) well...you get the idea.