Frazz (11/10/08)


What this strip lacks by way of a punchline it makes up for with a subtle and hilarious third panel. In context, it’s funny to see the young boy’s enthusiasm reach its nadir just as he lets out an exclamation. But the panel is also priceless for its imagery, with the small child planting his feet, holding firm against his much larger teacher and lending comic gravitas to the phrase, “ooh-rah.” From a purely visual perspective, it resembles the Chinese man blocking the path of a tank in Tiananmen Square.


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