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Frazz blasts the sports section

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Perry White, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

  2. MertWindu

    MertWindu Active Member

    Why I'm bothering, I don't really know.

    But, people are interested in learning about the triumph and folly of sports teams. Restaurants are purely for the sake of consumption. If people want to eat, they go to the restaurant. If they want to find out what happened in the game, they have to get it from a third party.

    Again, what the hell am I doing on this thread?
  3. Kaylee

    Kaylee Member

    My mind wanders elsewhere.

    Namely, why in hell hasn't Bill Watterson sued whomever is drawing that comic?
  4. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member


    That was my first thought. The kid is dead-ringer for Calvin.
  5. busuncle

    busuncle Member

    It's a fair question.

    Ultimately, I don't think you have to construct a complex argument for sports coverage. It exists because there is a market for it. If people weren't interested in it, it would cease to exist. If people were really into restaurants, maybe there would be a full section devoted to restaurants each day.

    I do think sections can sometimes morph into a "civic booster" role by doing excessive coverage of local charity marathons, regattas, bowls or obscure amateur tournaments. But that's not unique to the sports department -- news side does that, too.
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Why isn't Dye'p here blasting the design of that front page?!
  7. Bubba Fett

    Bubba Fett Active Member

    Restaurants get coverage, like when someone finds a finger in her chili.
  8. dawgpounddiehard

    dawgpounddiehard Active Member

    I know. I was waiting for that final panel to be him pissing on a sports section.
  9. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Or humbly praying to a special restaurants tab.
  10. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Businesses get coverage all the time -- when they do something newsworthy. Trust me, I got calls all the time from newspaper and TV reporters asking me about local businesses.

    Too simplistic an argument for the cartoonist.

    BTW -- Bill Watterson never copyrighted Calvin, IIRC. That's why you see so many 'Calvin Pissing' bumper stickers adorning white trash autos.
  11. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    No, Watterson holds the trademark and he/the syndicate have sent cease-and-desist letters to several makers. The problem is that they are so widespread and created by so many different people that it is impossible to shut them down.
  12. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    OK -- Thought I heard somewhere that Watterson didn't believe in copyrighting or something like that, and that opened the door to the forgeries.

    Your post is lot more plausible.
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