I Love US Newspaper Comic Strips!

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    Mar 10, 2016 4:37 AM GMT
    It's one of the reasons I got us a newspaper delivery subscription. The "Sun Sentinel" in our case, covering Broward County, Florida.

    Part of my pleasure is in watching my husband reading the paper out on our patio in the morning, with his coffee and a bagel or maybe some toast. Very old fashioned, but in many ways so are we. Even if I get most of my news, and more immediate, over the Internet today, he tends not to do that.

    No, for me it's the comics section. Or as we once called them, the "funny papers". It's how I learned to read, so another reason they're still special & nostalgic to me. My Father would read them to me, sitting in his lap.

    But by age 3, maybe becoming 4, I nagged him to teach me to read for myself. And he did. Gawd, he was such a great Dad. So that when I entered Kindergarten I could already read. I also knew how to do arithmetic, thanks to my Mother. She hung a small blackboard in the kitchen, and gave me arithmetic problems to solve in white chalk. Simple but effective.

    But the drawback was that school was a big bore to me. I had to sit there waiting for the other kids to catch up with me. In those days it was all done per the prescribed formula, there was no concept of individualized learning. The teachers couldn't have dealt with that.

    Well, anyway, aside from my personal connection with comics from over 60 years ago, what keeps me still addicted is their refreshing humor. That I sometimes need during a difficult day.

    And also their wonderful commentary on our US culture, and life in general. I often find I learn more from a comic strip than I do from any political cartoon, or written editorial. If you wanna know more about the human condition, I recommend you read the funnies. icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 10, 2016 5:22 AM GMT
    You got me thinking of some of my old favorites. Waxing nostalgic. Alas, I haven't read the funnies in years.
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    Mar 10, 2016 6:01 AM GMT
    I only look at Family Circle . That Dolly what a little beeaatch always tattling on PJ.
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    Mar 10, 2016 6:57 AM GMT
    Since yahoo news took comics off the menu, I just scan my favorites at gocomics.com every morning.
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    Mar 10, 2016 12:23 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidYou got me thinking of some of my old favorites. Waxing nostalgic. Alas, I haven't read the funnies in years.

    That's easily corrected in Naw'lins. It's also possible online, as mindgarten links. But I found some of my favorites aren't there, and not all are current. I presume some newspaper outlets specify no conflicts like that when they contract to run a strip.
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    Mar 10, 2016 5:27 PM GMT
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