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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Miami Hurled Arrives Wrinkled (Again)

Filed under: Etherea,We Put the "Me" in "Media" — Steve @ 10:02 am

At this point it’s speculation, but I’ll try to get to the bottom (and I encourage your assistance, as always!). First, the background:

Back in March, the Miami Hurled conducted a revision of its comics page line-up, dropping Get Fuzzy and replacing it with Pearls Before Swine (PBS). Get Fuzzy is a tremendous strip, so I raised hell (fruitlessly, of course).

Today, PBS mysteriously reappeared. The hell? But the strip made reference to one of its characters, the psychopathic militaristic duck, throwing a bomb at a neighbor then disguising himself as Fidel Castro. Intrigued, I went on-line and checked out the strips that the Hurled omitted this week. Here are two (click for full-size):


As I say, it’s still speculation, but it sure appears as though sycophantic Hurled management determined that these little cartoons ran the risk of inflaming its volatile Cuban-American constituency, much as the Danish images of the Mohammed with a bomb for a turban outraged Muslims around the world. If that’s the case, it reflects very poorly either on the way the Hurled regards the community, or demonstrates its own weak-kneed obsequiousness in the matter of editorial direction. Again.

5 Responses to “Miami Hurled Arrives Wrinkled (Again)”

  1. Helen Highwater Says:

    None of this would have happened had they kept Get Fuzzy to begin with.

  2. Hose B Says:

    The only way I’d take offense at those comics is if the duck was a Muscovy.

  3. Foie Gras Says:

    Roasted Cuban dictator not a good substitute for my engorged liver!

  4. Living Will Says:

    This sounds like the ranting of a paranoid conspiracy theorist. Of course, that doesn’t mean you’re wrong.

  5. Dayngr Says:


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