dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Fogarty the originator.....

As we've seen, the authority figure with whom Luann butts heads most often is her homeroom teacher, Mister Fogarty. The reason is that she doesn't quite get why he has no other life than teaching High School English; she can see Ms Phelps making a play for someone who's alive from the neck down but not a literal-minded robot who had his libido and personality removed so he could store more trivia in his brain. Does it matter that most of his knowledge is obsolete and has been since the Soviets launched Sputnik? Not at all; since he's an imbecile whose only talent is passing and marking tests, he'll plod along doing the same useless thing he's been doing since he got his B.Ed. Since she's alive and capable of thinking and feeling, she can't help but get into trouble with someone who's on his way to becoming a machine. Why I find this interesting is that Evans started out making Fogarty the focus of a strip; his shtick was that he was the same dull, boring, unsympathetic, God-awful drone trying his damnedest to teach his mush to unwilling students who doubted its usefulness.
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