dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The fear of staleness......

There's a reason that Scott and Borgman seem to think that it's a good thing that they can tell the same joke over and over again; simply put, they either never had or have lost the fear that their sense of humor and outlook on the world will become stale. The absence of said healthy fear means that they've slowly turned a rather average young guy who we could imagine ourselves liking into a loutish stereotype. This seems to be an occupational hazard that affects the writers of long-runners like Zits. It's, for instance, why Curtis is starting to look like he's missing key chromosomes and why Luann is dumber, meaner and more vain with each passing school year. In a decade's time, we'll wonder why the kid in the cap hasn't been institutionalized and why Luann hasn't been burned at the stake. Thank goodness that Johnson is dimly aware that he's getting to be a dinosaur; his intermittent plot now has Arlo and Janis realizing that they could do worse than to have Mary Lou as a daughter in law. Perhaps that will lead to the best cure for the disease: leaving before you wind up with nothing left to say.
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