Monday, November 1, 2010

"And Don't Even Get Me Started on the Validity of Bit-O-Honey!"


The following email was received in response to the final panel of yesterday's Sally Forth Halloween Sunday strip (as seen above).

What a disgusting commentary on our society and your cartoon. Your priorities are way off base as are your values. Our children are reading your comic and you have a moral responsibility to send the right message. Since when does a halloween treat given in good faith have a monetary value? I happened to love bubble gum and tootsie rolls as a child and was happy to have them as a treat. No, I have never given them as a treat on Halloween. Let's see-I gave Reese's Peanut Butter Cups this year. I got 14 for $2.50. That's obviously unacceptable by your standards or lack thereof.Our children should be happy with "any" treat given in good faith from a kind and generous neighbor. Clean up your act. Think about it please!

12 comments:

Danni Wu said...

I consider most Sunday strips to be very PC nowadays and I actually appreciate some "harsh" humor. Kids are exposed to everything and anything whether we like it or not.

JMV924 said...

Obviously the words "lone" and "single were printed in invisible ink in her local newspaper. Someone should address that issue.

panavia999 said...

Talk about over reacting. It's just a cartoon. Hard to believe someone would care enough to write a screed about the funny pages. I love Bit-o-Honey! I seriously doubt children are going to worry about anything in the funny pages. What they worry about is getting their hands on the funnies FIRST.

Charlene said...

I'd like to know where she buys her treats. A bag of brand-name treats that size would be $3.99 at the bargain store, easily five bucks at Safeway.

Naked Bunny with a Whip said...

Goodness! Imagine the indignant emails Dick Locher and Tom Batiuk must get on behalf of the children.

DEO said...

So, wait, giving kids a single PEZ out of a pack is cheap? Damn greedy kids!

Mr. JM said...

You have obviously committed a hate crime.

-- MrJM

Mintzworks said...

What children are reading Sally Forth??

Besides my inner child, of course.

And what children, old enough to read and 'get' Sally Forth, are really going to be swayed by the obvious sarcasm always present in Sally Forth strips?

My actual question therefore is this: Since Sally Forth readers are usually intelligent folks, generally witty themselves, how on earth did THIS person end up reading your strip in the first place?

PNB Dave said...

Your correspondent is obviously so out of touch with modern confectionery he thinks "Snack Size" Reese's are full-sized.

To say nothing of the fact that he's so humor-impaired he doesn't realize that a single stick of gum or Tootsie Roll hasn't been an appropriate Halloween treat since the Great Depression.

Becky said...

Oh, I loved Sunday's strip -- the bit about the boy going as a witch was sweet, and Ted Forth throwing candy at the neighbors made me laugh and laugh.

Crazy people.

Brent McKee said...

I'm sure that this person would think that people who give out a single Kraft Caramel (which used to be happen when I was a kid) were being generous and the little whelps and their parents who thought they were being cheap were ungrateful. Sigh.

Woodrowfan said...

as a kid I was allergic to chocolate so I really liked Bit-o-Honey!