Monday, September 22, 2003

G.I. Blues

I'm worried about Beetle Bailey lately. Not the actual man, mind you. He'll continue to gleefully slack away (while somehow avoiding that whole Iraq thing) until he gets his honorable discharge. But as for the actual comic strip that bears his name, well ...

They've added a computer whiz character, which makes for sub-Dilbert plots about those wacky computers. There's been a heavy reliance on the dog Otto, the comedic effect of which are the equivalent of baby Trixie's "sunbeam" scenarios in Hi & Lois. (In case you didn't know, Beetle is Lois's brother.) And I think Beetle is dating the ultrahotttttt Miss Buxley, which makes no sense at all.

I just want to see General Halftrack drunk or Sarge beating Beetle to a pulp. Is that too much to ask?