Slow News Day


This is five years old and there isn't really any good reason to blog it now, but what the hell. From The A.V. Club's interview with Bloom County's Berke Breathed:

O: Is the liberal stance of the early strips indicative of your own personal politics?

BB: Liberal, shmiberal. That should be a new word. Shmiberal: one who is assumed liberal, just because he's a professional whiner in the newspaper. If you'll read the subtext for many of those old strips, you'll find the heart of an old-fashioned Libertarian. And I'd be a Libertarian, if they weren't all a bunch of tax-dodging professional whiners.

I also enjoyed his reaction to a question about unauthorized reprints on the Web: "What the hell are you talking about? My strips are there? Is this that Napster shit people keep mentioning?"