Chip Bok for August 07, 2021

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Conserve like Bok don’t learn anything.

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    RAGs  almost 2 years ago

    No matter how good the teacher is, if the parents don’t take time to help the kids, they don’t learn well, which would please Bok.

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    Concretionist  almost 2 years ago

    Gawd you gotta love Bok, so UTTERLY out of touch with reality. I have 30% or so hearing loss, mostly in the parts of the sound spectrum that let you distinguish the b sound from the p sound, f from th, etc. I can hear you as well with your mask on as I can with it off. Honest. It’s not 100% but it didn’t get worse with the mask.

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    Judge Magney  almost 2 years ago

    Yeah. This is why surgeons and their nurses communicate only with hand signals in the O.R.

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    ImDaRealAni  almost 2 years ago

    Bok, when’s the last time you were in a school classroom?

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    matjestaet  almost 2 years ago

    If you know one mask-related cartoon, you know all of them.

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    Patjade Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Sick kids and teachers in hospitals don’t learn much in classrooms either, Baghdad Bok. Koreans wear masks all the time and they’re understood just fine. It appe4ars conservative cartoonists are hearing impaired, however.

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    GiantShetlandPony  almost 2 years ago

    Get a grip, because, yeah, killing them with Covid is a much better plan.

    This is more proof that the Republican party has become a death cult.

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    mourdac Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    If Trumpanzees and the Alt-Reich had taken the simple measures asked for when COVID started and gotten vaccinated, we wouldn’t be in this situation.

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    superposition  almost 2 years ago

    Makes me wonder if Bok has a hearing problem …

    In a 2008 study, Mendal et al. compared speech through masks for both hearing impaired and non-impaired subjects and found surrounding noise significantly affected comprehension. A more recent study found that hearing-impaired listeners did better when transparent masks were used, allowing them to integrate audio-visual information. In other words, masks did pose some, but not great, problems with comprehension.

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    Durak Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    What Momma said.

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    fusilier  almost 2 years ago

    Not exactly off-topic, but I thought Home Schooling was the Bestest of the Best!!111 Now Mr. Bok is saying that trained and skilled teachers are important? (/s)

    h/t Shod for the nudge


    James 2:24

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    joshbra Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    I always figure that is the hearing aid test. If you believe people can’t talk through a mask just fine you must be lip reading more than you know.

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    ChristopherBurns  almost 2 years ago

    You have no idea what it’s like in a classroom.

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    Vidrinath Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Having gone to work daily during the pandemic I can say I had no issue hearing anyone while all of us were wearing a mask. Yes, this is anecdotal. But in that regard I’m meeting Bok on the ground he prepared. There were folks who objected to masking, who objected to vaccines, who stated the virus was just a bad flu season who would say “I can’t talk on the phone when I’m wearing a mask and I can’t understand anyone who is wearing a mask.” So I get it that its not just Bok. This still doesn’t make me think that the public good should be tossed aside for a selfish person’s convenience.

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    hfergus Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    If I were in school with masks, I would be in trouble. Wear glasses. Can’t wear contacts. If I wear anything but a N95 mask correctly (covering my nose), my glasses fog up and I can’t see. Try to find a N95 mask. Not easy. I had a packet before all this started, and have found one since. I have one left that is intact. And while I am at it, what do people, like my wife who nearly died after one shot and will die if she gets another according to two doctors, do if “vaccine passports” are enacted everywhere? There are no plans I see for that.

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    Zev   almost 2 years ago

    If the Trump administration had not made it a virtue for their followers to eschew the vaccines and mask wearing, this may not have been an issue.

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    kentmarx36  almost 2 years ago

    Hey BATTY BOK! It’s hard to learn anything if you’re dead. Masks seem a small price to pay in keeping the youngest and brightest of our youth safe. Kids shouldn’t have to pay the ultimate price because of the STUPID being shared by adults like you. It’s a small task to wear a mask in crowded conditions indoors. Save a life. It could be someone you know.

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    DrDon1  almost 2 years ago

    With this, Bok claims the ‘PayneStupid’ Award for today!

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    preacherman  almost 2 years ago

    Well, it’s not all that bad with a mask on. It just muffles your sound a little. But, being masked will require kids and teachers to speak clearly and distinctly, which will probably be a welcome change.

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    dafydd liam  almost 2 years ago

    And the trolls response to Bok: “Mmmmmf! Mmmf!”

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    gammaguy  almost 2 years ago

    I have had no problems with understanding or being understood because the speaker was wearing a mask of the sort used to protect against covid. Could it be that Bok is wearing his wrong? Chip, you’re not supposed to stuff it in your ear.

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    Holden Awn  almost 2 years ago

    A high percentage of comments so far deride Bok, or his presumed political stance. Look, it’s simple: if you don’t like a cartoonist’s efforts, don’t follow his work. The fact that many who do follow Bok on this site voice criticism of his ’toons, means they really enjoy being venomous and derisive. Go figure. People like being angry.

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    Radish the wordsmith Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Amazon orders all U.S. employees to mask up at work

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    Radish the wordsmith Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Vaccine regrets multiply as Delta surges ‘like a tsunami’ among unvaccinated

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    ferddo  almost 2 years ago

    It is possible to speak clearly enough to be understood through a mask… it is also possible to use other communications methods such as chalkboards / whiteboards, hand-outs, computer presentations, etc…. but Bok must have slept through too many classes to have noticed any of them…

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    Radish the wordsmith Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    China steps up measures to protect capital, reports 107 new cases

    US Now Averaging 100,000 New COVID-19 Infections a Day

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    Radish the wordsmith Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Republican congressman who filed a lawsuit over masks last week tests positive for COVID this week

    Republican Rep. Ralph Norman of South Carolina

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    Radish the wordsmith Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Video shows moment Texas baby with Covid-19 is airlifted 150 miles away due to lack of beds

    All of Houston’s paediatric beds were full, meaning the sick infant had to be transported to the city of Temple to be intubated

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    Radish the wordsmith Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    They realised they were wrong too late: The anti-vaxxers making the best case for the Covid shot

    “He kept saying no [to intubation] because he was scared. He said, ‘I’m going to die … I’m going to make you a widow at 60 years old.’ And he did”. Danielle Zoellner speaks to the many Americans now regretting their vaccine choice.

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    MartinPerry1  almost 2 years ago

    Isn’t that classroom in Texas, where the Republicans are gagging the teachers? Bok is more progressive that we thought.

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    Radish the wordsmith Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    ‘So, now it’s serious?‘: Fox’s Hannity hammered for trying to blame Biden for COVID surge

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    walkingmancomics  almost 2 years ago

    Conservatives like Bok apparently have little experience with face masks. Hence new spikes in covid-cases, eh, Mr. Bok?

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    Local 574 Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Chip knows, it’s these liberal Chip-haters who keep his brand thriving on GoComics. Same deranged fools who pushed Trump’s brand for five years.

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    Iseau  almost 2 years ago

    Hallelujah the kids are back in school, with friends and peer groups that will certainly make learning and understanding more interesting and fun. Masks or no masks this interaction is what kids need. I for one think this cartoon puts this in a bad light. Masks do not stop you from communicating they may muffle words if the speaker is not speaking clearly but all the teachers I have encountered do not have that problem. There is nothing more interesting than to see students participate in a well run class. And an added benefit this now frees the parents so they can re-enter the work force. Win- Win

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    Radish the wordsmith Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    ‘Traitor’ Mike Pence facing furious backlash from Trump fans after telling Americans to get vaccinated

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    359mxn  almost 2 years ago

    Wish that were true for cartoonists.

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    wolfdad  almost 2 years ago

    It’s a SHOT, people. Mostly free, but, “we ain’t gettin’ no shots witout lottery and baseball tix, you dig?” In the 60’s, nobody was allowed in class without a polio shot, but we’re SO much smarter now! Just die, but leave me out of it…FOOO

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    Nantucket Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    If children and teachers get the more virulent strains of Covid and end up being intubated, they can’t talk at all.

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    Purple Helmet  almost 2 years ago

    Remember the old days, when it was the left who said, “my body, my choice”? Good times, good times.

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Neither do kids using zoom?

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