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Andy Marlette (Creators) begins our Halloweeneen celebration with a reminder of what scares at the very least a few of us.
The weirdest a part of that is that these individuals are extra frightened of precautions than they’re of precise hazard.
The weirdest half is that they don’t need to do what consultants inform them as a result of they’re following the lead of populist propagandists who don’t know the way it all works.
Granted, as Mike Luckovich explains, a part of their concern has been ginned up as a part of Rupert Murdoch’s marketing campaign in help of white supremacy.
Apparently, there’s some type of caravan wending its manner up by Mexico, however except you’re terrified that any individual goes to choose lettuce or carve meat or (gasp!) make beds at a motel, it’s form of arduous to determine the menace.
Even earlier than the Large Resignation, Individuals didn’t need these jobs, and that’s not simply theoretical. Earlier than farms are allowed to herald authorized overseas staff, they’re required to promote these jobs. On the uncommon events any individual takes one, they stop inside just a few days.
Effectively, if them furinners don’t need our jobs, then they’re comin’ for our wimminfolk. A lady was raped on a prepare in Philly not too long ago, and the anti-immigrant crowd goes nuts as a result of apparently the rapist didn’t have a inexperienced card.
No phrase on the immigration standing of the opposite rapists arrested prior to now two or three months.
Which brings us to Jeff Danziger (WPWG)‘s riff on the Legend of Sleepy Hole, through which the scariest monster of all of them, an accredited virologist, makes an attempt to elucidate actuality to an empty-headed vegetable.
I might level out that there was no “Headless Horseman” in that story, and that Irving’s story is a few bully who terrifies a timid schoolteacher with tales, then impersonates the fictional monster, horrifying the trainer into leaving city and by no means being seen once more.
Which has little to do with Danziger’s cartoon however appears notably related at a second when bullies are utilizing threats and concern to intimidate and drive out lecturers and faculty board members and election officers and elected officers.
Over at the Bulwark, Amanda Carpenter writes about how Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger have been pushing again on the bullies of Fox Information, although Kinzinger has now determined to not run for re-election.
I notably favored this bit:
I want all of the Ichabod Cranes would take a lesson from her.
Brewster Rockit (Tribune) additional probes the best way individuals concern what they don’t perceive, and this one is especially apt, on condition that yesterday was the anniversary of Black Tuesday, when the inventory market crashed in 1929 after a interval through which a flood of people that didn’t perceive shares put their cash into them anyway.
The worth of something is subjective: A twenty-dollar invoice is barely price $20 as a result of we agree it’s, whereas $20 is barely price what it’s price based mostly on consensus.
For that matter, if I’ve a bowl of stew, its worth in barter seemingly is determined by how hungry you might be and your options.
However inventory values and costs are notably subjective and cryptocurrency is even moreso.
A share of a company has some actual world existence, even when its worth is theoretical, however cryptocurrency is the equal of shopping for inventory in an imaginary company.
Juxtaposition of scary, scary issues!
We prefer to be scared, at Halloween and at different occasions, and, if there’s nothing to be frightened of, we’ll discover one thing.
Ed Corridor is appropriate that there are an entire lot of one-time-use masks mendacity round on the market, however the concept individuals are purposefully throwing them on the bottom is as foolish because the time period “one-time-use,” on condition that I don’t assume many individuals actually solely use them as soon as.
The issue is that they weigh virtually nothing, and so can fall out of your pocket, or an open automobile door, with out you noticing.
There no motivation for individuals to deliberately throw them on the bottom, whereas, if individuals did that, they’d even be throwing retailer receipts, tissues, paper cups and different used gadgets round.
Positive, some individuals litter. However not many.
And right here’s what they notably don’t do: They don’t carry round scissors to allow them to reduce the strings of their masks earlier than deliberately throwing them on the bottom, in order that they will get pleasure from littering with out the chance of entangling wildlife.
In the meantime, Value and Piccolo made a joke about synthetic spider webs, however there are individuals on social media who’re genuinely frantic about not utilizing them as a result of additionally they entangle wildlife.
In your porch.
Over the course of every week.
Nearly as scary because the warnings we had some years in the past that, if you threw rice at newlyweds, birds would eat it, it would swell in their bellies and they’d explode.
Therefore all of the little burst birdies you see round church buildings in June.
Save the birds! Play it protected, like Dennis.
Juxtaposition of Good Information
There may be some genuinely excellent news, as vaccinations for youths have lastly been accepted and can start roughly subsequent week, relying on provides and logistics.
Even higher information in South Africa, the place, as Zapiro experiences, children 12-17 don’t should get caught up of their mother and father’ foolishness.
Although if you need “scary,” think about in the event that they made that the legislation right here.
By no means thoughts rice-eating birds — the bottom can be plagued by exploding conservatives.
Juxtaposition of Boy Am I Outdated
However nothing is as terrifying as the concept Johnny Depp may tackle one other beloved kids’s story.
As with Nate’s neighbor, that scares the hell out of me.
Lastly, Andertoons (AMS) not solely made me snicker however made me admire a color-based gag in a grayscale cartoon.
Now, for individuals who solely know the Marcels’ trick version of that track, right here’s a deal with: