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Bad news for 'Boondocks' fans
Chicago Tribune ^ | September 25, 2006, | Terry Armour

Posted on 09/26/2006 5:29:42 AM PDT by tlb

It looks like fans of Aaron McGruder's sometimes controversial "The Boondocks" comic strip will have to rely on the television version to satisfy their appetites.

Universal Press Syndicate, which distributes the strip, announced today that McGruder has decided not to resume the newspaper adventures of Huey and Riley after a six-month hiatus.

"We haven't decided on a permanent replacement for 'The Boondocks' yet," Brown said. "Several strips are under consideration."

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: funnylikecancer; hateful; notfunny; racist
Nancy and Sluggo ?
1 posted on 09/26/2006 5:29:43 AM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb
"We haven't decided on a permanent replacement for 'The Boondocks' yet," Brown said. "Several strips are under consideration."

How will the comics fulfill it's "mean-spirited racist claptrap quotient" now?

We'll have to wait and see.

2 posted on 09/26/2006 5:32:11 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: tlb

I was hoping the racist series was cancelled.


3 posted on 09/26/2006 5:32:56 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Please do not emanate into the penumbra.)
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4 posted on 09/26/2006 5:34:09 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: tlb

Shouldn't be that hard to find an American hating racist that can scratch out some bad drawings. Is Bin Laden still out of work?


5 posted on 09/26/2006 5:34:37 AM PDT by tickmeister (tickmeister)
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To: tlb
Angriest.

Comic.

Ever.

6 posted on 09/26/2006 5:34:58 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is a pathological disorder masquerading as a religion.)
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To: tlb

I decided to watch the TV version out of curiosity and actually kind of enjoied it.


7 posted on 09/26/2006 5:35:05 AM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: tlb

A more racist and socialist comic strip I have yet to see...(and unfunny to boot).


8 posted on 09/26/2006 5:35:10 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - They want to die for Islam, and we want to kill them.)
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9 posted on 09/26/2006 5:37:12 AM PDT by NewLand (Always Remember September 11, 2001)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
How will the comics fulfill it's "mean-spirited racist claptrap quotient" now?

Ted Rall... call your office. Paging Ted Rall...
10 posted on 09/26/2006 5:38:30 AM PDT by Nervous Tick
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To: tlb; NewLand
If Mickey Spillane Wrote Nancy
11 posted on 09/26/2006 5:40:54 AM PDT by dighton
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To: tlb
Speaking of Boondocks, what are Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton up to lately?

12 posted on 09/26/2006 5:43:07 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which liberalism coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: tlb
Hands down, the best comic strip in print today...

It was my Dad's all-time favorite.

13 posted on 09/26/2006 5:46:25 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: raybbr
(Boondocks Cartoon Ridiculing Democrats)
ven a stopped clock is right twice a day.
14 posted on 09/26/2006 5:46:39 AM PDT by 50sDad (ST3d: Real Star Trek 3d Chess: http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~abartmes/tactical.htm)
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To: tlb

Ernie Bushmiller bump! Gone but not forgotten.


15 posted on 09/26/2006 5:47:46 AM PDT by RedRover (Stand up and be counted: Johnstown, PA, October first!)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
How will the comics fulfill it's "mean-spirited racist claptrap quotient" now?

There's one called "Candorville" that's trying hard to fill the void.

16 posted on 09/26/2006 5:48:02 AM PDT by kevkrom (War is not about proportionality. Knitting is about proportionality. War is about winning.)
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To: Hatteras
Hey, that's not socially relavent, socialist, pro-abortion, anti-American or liberally educational, it's just funny! What's the matter with you?

[/SARCASM]

17 posted on 09/26/2006 5:48:17 AM PDT by 50sDad (ST3d: Real Star Trek 3d Chess: http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~abartmes/tactical.htm)
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To: tlb
This would be good as a replacement
Great Political satire, irreverent, and politically incorrect




18 posted on 09/26/2006 6:06:14 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: NewLand

So did Nancy ever grow up to be hot (like her Aunt Fritzi)?


19 posted on 09/26/2006 6:20:59 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: tlb

http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/

Best strip on the web


20 posted on 09/26/2006 6:32:39 AM PDT by Chickensoup (If you don't go to the holy war, the holy war will come to you.)
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To: HangnJudge

And don't forget "well-drawn," something missing in most comics today. Most of today's comic "artists" slap together panels that look like they were drawn by a chimpanzee.


21 posted on 09/26/2006 6:48:57 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: tlb
The TV version is actually funny, but is definitely adult oriented. Every side gets their fare share of bashing.
22 posted on 09/26/2006 6:52:23 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I wonder what Bill Waterson is up to these days...

I think the US could use another jolt of Calvin.


23 posted on 09/26/2006 6:54:35 AM PDT by Kieri (A Grafted Branch (Rom. 11))
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Hard to pull off the detail these days with the cost of printing and smaller panels...

But I loved this cartoon in it's time.
My family is 8 generations West Virginia folk
and to us it was a scream,
too bad people have such a hard time
laughing at themselves these days...


24 posted on 09/26/2006 6:56:25 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
How will the comics fulfill it's "mean-spirited racist claptrap quotient" now?

Wait until you see the latest re-working of Peanuts... Snoopy's gonna get biz-zeh!

25 posted on 09/26/2006 7:11:12 AM PDT by gridlock (The 'Pubbies will pick up at least TWO seats in the Senate and FOUR seats in the House in 2006)
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To: tlb

Good riddens, scumbag.


26 posted on 09/26/2006 7:24:07 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (DON'T BELIEVE PESSIMISM: FEELINGS ARE FOR LOVE SONGS. FACTS ARE FOR PREDICTING WHO WINS IN NOV)
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To: Kieri
I wonder what Bill Waterson is up to these days...
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I hear he paints, but since he doesn't give interviews who really knows?

Whatever he's doing it's what he really wants to do.
27 posted on 09/26/2006 7:32:20 AM PDT by Cheburashka (World's only Spatula City certified spatula repair and maintenance specialist!!!)
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To: tlb

"McGruder has decided not to resume the newspaper adventures of..."

Good riddance to bad rubbish! I was so glad when our local rag got rid of this racist screed. The comic page is a wasteland -- not what I remember as a kid growing up in the 50's!


28 posted on 09/26/2006 7:40:29 AM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: Chickensoup

Seconded! Day by Day is phenomenal!


29 posted on 09/26/2006 7:47:36 AM PDT by Malacoda (A day without a pi$$ed-off muslim is like a day without sunshine.)
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To: Larry Lucido
So did Nancy ever grow up to be hot (like her Aunt Fritzi)?

Hot tempered, maybe...


30 posted on 09/26/2006 8:11:14 AM PDT by NewLand (Always Remember September 11, 2001)
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Racist pigs!!!


31 posted on 09/26/2006 8:14:43 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: raybbr

good one.


32 posted on 09/26/2006 8:15:44 AM PDT by roaddog727 (Bullsh## doesn't get bridges built.)
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To: tlb

My local newspaper is very liberal but they cancelled this piece of crap a long time ago.


33 posted on 09/26/2006 8:17:39 AM PDT by Gone GF
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How will the comics fulfill it's "mean-spirited racist claptrap quotient" now?

Perhaps they can send Jesse Jackson to art school.

34 posted on 09/26/2006 8:19:26 AM PDT by Redcloak (Speak softly and wear a loud shirt.)
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The distribution syndicate is advertising for a vacancy in its cartoon lineup. They are looking for something similar to Boondocks. The ad reads:

"Cartoon must deal with current events. Must also be a complete ripoff of Bloom County (artwork, lots of shouting, 'pause' panels) with a smaller cast. Finally, must display a complete lack of humor."


35 posted on 09/26/2006 8:22:50 AM PDT by relictele
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