Apparently…

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… GoComics doesn’t pay anybody to look over old comics scheduled for rerunning to see whether they belong in 2019 newspapers (or even on the GoComics website). At least once a year, there’s a Mutt and Jeff that make us say “Oh, hell no…”

I’m not advocating censorship, or in any way making the old strips cease to exist. Put them in collections. Have a Mutt and Jeff archive site. But some strips really don’t belong in the general daily feed.

(And this is far from the most cringeworthy example)

Rattle Rattle

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Okay, first of all, how old were you when you learned not to try to open a locked bathroom door when somebody’s inside? Three? Seriously, dude, it’s a locked bathroom door.

And second, maybe equally creepy, that expression on his face at the thought of seeing Janis shaving her legs. Even if we’re talking about Brazilian. Still. She’s shaving her legs. Is this some sort of fetish? Has she been deliberately denying him the opportunity to see her shaving her legs for the last 30-odd years so he’d build it up in his mind as the ultimate erotic experience?