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"I didn’t want this King of Queens thing where you have a couple of slobs inexplicably married to gorgeous women. I wanted everyone to look sort of the way I conceive of people—basically attractive but with their sadness, joy, and ambition subtly incorporated into their appearance." -- Mark Russell

Date: 2017-04-01 05:09 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] donnblake
Well, someone's read their Jared Diamond, I guess.

Also, for a moment I thought that the cover was depicting Hunter Betty ripping off Gatherer Wilma's dress. Eyebrows were raised, my friends. Eyebrows were raised.

Date: 2017-04-01 05:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] byc
Well that was kind of dark...

So what I'm getting is that Wilma was betrothed to a ma. Wilma didn't take that well, and ran away from home. Her mom was happy and let her go because it would have been a better life.

I guess we're supposed to think Fred can provide a better life for her than that goat herder.

Date: 2017-04-01 08:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] miramira
Even though goat herder looks enough like Fred in that first panel that I went, "Well, that's definitely not a dynamic present in King of Queens."

Date: 2017-04-01 09:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
It's a life as a free person who can choose for herself who to marry, rather than be sold off as as a possession, and to Wilma's mother, and most people, that would be eminently preferable.

Date: 2017-04-01 09:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] reveen
This feels like foreplay to the writer going totally wild and straight up advocating for socialism using the Flintstones as a vehicle.

Date: 2017-04-02 12:44 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
It has been like this since issue #1, really.

Date: 2017-04-02 03:15 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nyadnar17
Pretty much. He isn't even hiding it.

Date: 2017-04-02 12:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] leoboiko
I wait with eager expectation for the moment when he takes the limiters off and goes truly  FULL ☭ COMMUNISM !


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