Comic Relief

The comics used to be escapist entertainment. If you’re trying to find a place to escape the mind-bludgeoning drumbeat of cultural Marxism, though, these days you’d better look somewhere else. Not only is Archie Andrews about to martyr himself in the name of homophilia and hoplophobia (a pacifist, anti-cis-heteropatriarchal twofer!), but now we learn that the Marvel superhero Thor — who is supposed to be an honest-to-god avatar of the thoroughgoingly masculine Norse deity of the same name — will henceforward be a woman.

This is on a par with casting Vin Diesel in the title role of an Audrey Hepburn biopic, but absurdity is no obstruction these days. I’m just surprised they didn’t cut right to the chase, and make the Thunder God an obese, transgendered Latina “immigrant” with chronic-fatigue syndrome and an EBT card.

Come to think of it, they could give her a sickle, too to go with that hammer of hers.

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  1. What is this Archie plot you speak of?

    Posted July 15, 2014 at 12:35 pm | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    I’ve added a link.

    Posted July 15, 2014 at 1:08 pm | Permalink
  3. “…, but absurdity is no obstruction these days.”

    Big Al once quipped, “The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” Similarly, the difference between absurdity and reason is that reason has its limits.

    Posted July 15, 2014 at 4:49 pm | Permalink
  4. Dom says

    I like this comment:

    “What are Archie’s last words? I’m guessing: “Give … generously … to … the… DNC!… .”

    Posted July 16, 2014 at 6:27 pm | Permalink
  5. Dom,

    That sounds like a good hash tag for Twitter:

    #ArchiesLastWords “Betty? Veronica? Nah, it’s Obama, forever!”

    Posted July 16, 2014 at 6:37 pm | Permalink