Shoe (5/9/09)

05-09-09 (Shoe)

This strip reminds me of one of my favorite characters on the comics page: Topper from Dilbert. Sometimes a person feels the need to prove themselves the smartest, most adventurous, most creative person in the room. Topper’s antics go beyond that, as if he’s trying to compete with “the most interesting man in the world” from the Dos Equis commercials. If memory serves, he recently tried to excrete silk mittens in an attempt to prove his superior thrift. (Topper would never buy expensive garments when he could make them himself, you see.) Today’s Shoe employs a lighter touch, but the impulse to “win” a conversation still comes across as grating.

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