Article: 261365 of talk.bizarre From: email@example.com (Morrisa Sherman) Newsgroups: talk.bizarre Subject: Krazy Kat Date: 1 Dec 1995 10:48:20 -0800 Organization: Best Internet Communications Lines: 57 Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Status: O X-Status: Charlotte: I thought you were going to go pick up some milk. Reynard: Oh, I'll go in a couple of minutes. Just a few more pages. Hyuk heh hee! Funniest stuff I ever did see! Snk! Hee hee! Charlotte: Why are you laughing? Reynard: Oh, I'm just reading through a collection of Krazy Kat comics I found in your bookshelf. 'Bout time you lightened up a little. This stuff is great, isn't it? That Herriman guy was a genius. Charlotte: Oh I agree. Herriman is certainly a genius. But I never really thought of the Krazy Kat comics as funny. Reynard: Oh, what then? Charlotte: I always found them to be a surreal and poignant commentary on abusive, co-dependent relationships and their enabler communities. Reynard: Oh god, I don't even want to hear this. Charlotte: Typical. Reynard: What? What's typical? I want to keep enjoying a comic strip, so what, I'm a chauvanist? I'm in denial? I'm shallow? What? Charlotte: Hey, you said all of that, not I. I am just amused at how quickly you feel the need to defend your position of happy ignorance. Reynard: Hmph, it's a better position than yours if I get to laugh once in a while. I can at least express a little delight, a little joy! Charlotte: But I am laughing now, am I not? Reynard: Mocking me and making me feel ignorant aren't exactly expressions of innocent enjoyment. Charlotte: Oh, I am not laughing at you. I am laughing with you. Reynard: I believe I stopped laughing quite some time ago. Charlotte: Hee, that is not my concern! Here, this ought to cheer you up. It is very funny. It is called "Why I Hate Saturn" by Kyle Baker. Reynard: Oh no you don't. I'm leaving! Charlotte: Indeed? Could you pick up some milk while you are out?