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2012-11-24 04:01:00 PM  
4 votes:

OregonVet: [ image 640x360]
Why does the black kid have to sit by himself?

10 Possible Reasons Why the Black Kid Has to Sit By Himself

10. Because Segregation was still a fond memory in the South in the 1960s
09. Because the black kid always arrives late
08. Because the black kid is not one of the main characters
07. The Black Kid? What are you a racist? He has a name, you know! (His name is Roosevelt. Say it!)
06. The Dog switched placemarks and took his chair.
05. He's a gate crasher.
04. He's the guest of honor.
03. He smells funny.
02. He has cooties from kissing girls before natural girl cootie-immunity starts up at puberty.

And the Number One Possible Reason He Sits Alone is:

01. The cartoon is an allusion to a Renaissance painting of the Last Supper in which Judas was the only disciple seated on the opposite side of the table to symbolize his betrayal of Christ and suicide.
2012-11-24 06:11:54 PM  
3 votes:

Lionel Mandrake: Spoiler Alert
Charlie Brown never gets to nail the Little Red-Haired Girl

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2012-11-24 04:33:43 PM  
3 votes:
My favourite Lucy moment... Full Size

/Best Fark picture mispost, evar!
2012-11-24 01:07:51 PM  
2 votes:
Spoiler Alert
Charlie Brown never gets to nail the Little Red-Haired Girl
2012-11-24 01:04:10 PM  
2 votes:

Ennuipoet: But then, I don't think anyone in the Universe dislikes Mr. Watterson.

My mother. Said it reminded her way too much of me when I was Calvin's age.
/ which explains so much
2012-11-24 11:56:35 AM  
2 votes:
I'm gonna say it: I never like Peanuts, not even as a kid. I never laughed and Charlie Brown seemed like a whiny biatch.

And the Great Pumpkin? WTF?

You may all now commence the Internet Stoning of the Heretic.
2012-11-24 06:14:02 PM  
1 vote:
Anyway, here's the racism you all came for:

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November 06, 1974, in case you suspect a shoop.
2012-11-24 05:46:46 PM  
1 vote:

timharrod: MayContainHorseGluten: Hey, the black kid is named after a popular president (ok, two)

Actually, Franklin Pierce made many divisive decisions which were widely criticized and earned him a reputation as one of the worst presidents in U.S. history.

Pretty sure he was talking about Ben Franklin, y'know, the guy who freed the slaves...
2012-11-24 04:09:51 PM  
1 vote:
Notice that Roosevelt is also sitting on the lawn chair while the other kids have old-timey kitchen chairs ($3.99 each in Sears Roebuck, 1909). I am guessing that he is low man on the totem pole and that the kid with her back to the audience is a seat-filler.

Charles Swartz was probably just being lazy. He drew several main characters on one side and then realized that looks stupid and contrived as this isn't the Middle Ages, so he balanced them off with one kid on the other side, who was Roosevelt, because you need at least one token non white-kid, even in the 1960s, to represent the growing liberalism, diversity, and tolerance of suburban America.
2012-11-24 03:58:59 PM  
1 vote:

OregonVet: [ image 640x360]
Why does the black kid have to sit by himself?

It was a different time, you see.
2012-11-24 03:41:17 PM  
1 vote:
Good grief....
2012-11-24 02:04:38 PM  
1 vote:

Ennuipoet: And the Great Pumpkin? WTF?

"We are obviously separated by denominational differences."
2012-11-24 11:54:14 AM  
1 vote:
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Why does the black kid have to sit by himself?
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