Follow this link to today’s strip, which I suspect is the one the Miami Hurled has removed from the comics page.
(I can’t say for sure because neither my Hurled nor my NY Times was delivered this morning. The Times promised to send a “replacement copy,” but the Hurled has no such policy. “We don’t re-deliver,” an agent told us once, “but we’ll credit your account.” I tried to explain that this wasn’t a RE-delivery, but a delivery. Imagine how far I got.)
Also, as predicted in my original post, the Doonesbury folks seized on that outlandishly stupid quote from Rick Perry’s office and featured it prominently on the website to promote the strip. Over the years, the comic’s objects of ridicule have consistently provided its finest collateral marketing materials. Here it is again:
“The decision to end a life is not funny. There is nothing comic about this tasteless interpretation of legislation we have passed in Texas to ensure that women have all the facts when making a life-ending decision.”
—Gov. Rick Perry spokeswoman Catherine Frazier, commenting on this week’s strips
Welcome to Medieval Times. Dark days are upon us.