dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The smirking and the wordplay.....

It doesn't take a genius to realize that Crankshaft is slowly losing his mental faculties; that's because, as I previously mentioned, one of the symptoms of his slow death by means of dementia is that his vocabulary is slowly starting to contract and deform. The sad thing is that no one is listening to his word salad because they confuse it with the sort of bad wordplay that Batiuk loves to inflict on his readers. The sad thing about having the sort of bad puns that were suitable when the strip was a whimsical look at high school life fall leadenly on the ear now that we're engaged in a down-beat look at the failed hopes of defeated white people. The only thing that I find more irritating is that the characters stand around smirking like idiots instead of doing something to prevent the catastrophes they seem to be too witless to avoid. I can see that Les is rushing headlong into a disaster because he's too stupid to remember how crazy, needy and destructive Suicide Girl is; I can also see that when the dust settles, he'll stand there smirking at the carnage as if to say that the ruin he caused was an unavoidable disaster that was nobody's fault.
Tags: batiuk's core four, cranky

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