25 September 2007

Dogged humor

Got this link from my buddy Kevin, who writes: "Now this would make for a heck of a blog post: A wholly unfunny comic, focusing on two of the most drab cartoon characters since Nancy and Sluggo, in Spanish."

I ran the dog's last line through Babelfish -- the high school espanol is a little rusty -- and it came out as, "I cannot clear the sound through him." Then I found the strip in English, here, and the alleged punchline is actually, "It's only a soundbite." Ugh.

Of course, "wholly unfunny" and "comic" have gone hand-in-hand since the demise of Calvin & Hobbes and The Far Side. Dilbert's the only thing that's of any interest to me these days, and it's spotty.

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