at least he’ll provide the breakroom with home cooked food.
Maybe it should be.
If it’s not it should be
It is if he SAYS it is! Just like art.
Pretty sure that you never use a spatula with BBQ so he must really have a grill.
If it’s not, it should be.
The Cul de Sac of Broken Dreams
Shouldn’t there be a rainbow on something?
If he’s bringing the food, that’s fine with me.
He didn’t grow up in the suburbs in the 50’s and 60’s.
A fork that large is a weapon, so that is also a problem.
I’m not suburbs, I’m more woodsy but I either griddle or grill outdoor almost everyday. The flavor
My suburb is better than your suburb
He just wants to grill….
identifies as a grill
He has his priorities in proper order.
Success! The Weekend Hunter having stalked, bought, and grilled the wild Bratwurst, the feast can now begin. “Meat the Chef!”
As I’m reading this strip, I’m listening to Paul Carrack’s Suburban Voodoo.
Might as well be a thing. Every ‘thing’ else clutters my MacBook computer calendar. Note that with the exception of the three gals, he’s the only diverse person in the room.
Phil is working with what he’s got – which isn’t much.
“Suburb pride” is definitely a thing. Just ask my HOA.
These days it seems like everything is a thing.
it’s not a thing til someone makes it a thing
But it is. Across cultures and eras. “My grill is bigger than yours.”
It is now. It’s been recorded, documented, and commented on. It is now a “thing”. Congratulations. Let’s all get T-shirts.
It will be now, now that you brought it up…
All cultural heritage is shareable except for English-speaking Caucasian Patriarchial Heritage, which is the current fad target of discrimination.Mind you, I’m not complaining, just observing.
Joni sums it up pretty well: ♪♫ “He put her in a ranch house on a hill. She could see the valley barbecues from her window sill, see the blue pools in the squinting sun, hear the hissing of summer lawns.” ♫♪
They do kind of have a point, the suburbs are rather culturally barren.
I don’t trust him, he looks like a propane guy.
In early Nordic and Germanic societies, a “thing” was a governing assembly made up of the free people of the community [aka folkmoot]. It was presided over by a ‘law-speaker’. Things took place at regular intervals, usually in large open areas that were easily accessible by travel.
Things functioned both as parliaments and courts at different levels of society—local, regional, and supra-regional. Their purpose was to solve disputes and make political decisions. Things were also often used for public religious rites, social events and opportunities for trade.
The Alþingi is the supreme national parliament of Iceland.
He’s probably from Texas,but let’s not hold that against him.
Phil’s getting ready for retirement.
I too appreciate the sharing of cultural heritage, but what I’ll never understand is the irritation some people express at so-called “cultural appropriation”. What exactly is the problem supposed to be, anyway?
If Adam and Eve discovered the circle and square, is it somehow or other evil for Gentiles to use them? Are we prohibited from enjoying fireworks if we’re not Chinese? Must we give up the number zero if we’re not Indian, or jazz if we’re not African, or skiing if we’re not Scandinavian, or surfing if we’re not Polynesian? Sushi if we’re not Japanese? Pizza if we’re not Italian? Democracy if we’re not Greek?
The world is a splendidly variegated place, full of wonderful, imaginative people, and it’s just arrogant to think that only white Anglo-Saxon Americans can possibly come up with good ideas. If we see something cool we like from another culture, celebrate it and use it! Heck, that’s the way the entire English language developed!
Nobody should have a monopoly on, or veto power over, good HUMAN ideas.
What is Penn doing sitting to his left?
As one that lived many years there, I want to go on record that there is no such thing as St. Louis-style-BBQ. It was created by a chain restaurant marketing department and mixes KC & Memphis sauce. St. Louis did create the ice cream cone and toasted ravioli (I recommend the former and never the latter).
Culture is a construct. Suburban is as good as any.
It will be a thing, now. :(
Ian Hislop, of Private Eye and HIGNFY fame, just did a documentary on English suburban culture.
If he’s going to give up on his Suburb Pride, I’ll take that sausage off his hands.
No such thing! Have you seen their lawns?
It’s called ‘burb cred.
Yes it is. Under the table he is wearing the rest of his native costume. Bermuda shorts and sandals with white socks.
And just why not?
At least he’s not part of the bacterial culture.
February 16, 2022