Friday, October 14, 2011

Jane Is The 1%

May 20th, 1940:

I think Jane's been listening to Herman Cain a little too much. Cainwashed!

Het her straight!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Double Hetter: Holy Matrimony, Aunt Het!

March 20th and 21st, 1938:

Aunt Het bashes both sexes equally. She's always goin' on about relationships, pointing out how each side manipulates the other. Fun stuff like that. In this case, the women-folk are on the butt end.

The two cartoons above ran on back-to-back days, not coincidentally. Another double Hetter by Rob Quillen, who either loved to drill a point home or just occasionally got lazy. In the first one, we've got the classic "I love you, you're perfect, now change" tale. Sure, his performance of the electric slide while holding an umbrella is cute now....

In the second, it appears as if Het is being talked to. To Het's chagrin, the friend is thinking she's got it all figured out: In a couple of years, surely the shoes won't be left out, and the chair will be patched up. And the man will be...repaired. She's not even in love with the guy, just her image of what he'll never be. Poor gal. Poor guy.

I've got four friends getting married this month and two more next. Good luck to them. Het sez: Don't go changin'.