Tuesday, August 08, 2006

More declarations

Three silent penultimate panels today:

Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau
Piranha Club by Bud Grace
Zits by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

I have to say this every once in a while to keep the comments from getting too heated--just because a strip is here, it doesn't necesarily mean I hate it or it deserves to be hated. On a case by case basis, some strips that use an SPP are funny, most are not. But it is the sheer enormity of the phenomenon that I'm tracking here. In other words, not every pop song that rhymes the word "car" with "far" is bad, but it is funny to notice that just about every time someone sings about a car, they're going to drive it far.

There should be no argument that the SPP is used too often. I have proven it here.


Anonymous pelagius said...

The SPP in Zits is actually used to advance the story. Mom is checking Jeremy's expression and is glad to see sullen resignation there vs. outright hostility. Note his eyes, slitted with languorous teenage angst.

7:40 AM  

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