Surviving the World

A Photocomic Education by Dante Shepherd

Lesson #809 - Comprehension of "*!%#&*^@*!#*"

I know tone gets lost very easily in conversations on the internet, but it's really hard to imagine someone saying the above pounding of swear symbols while hiding the irrationality in their voice. What I really enjoy - and have seen this an astounding number of times in printed internet conversations between mainstream writers and some anonymous persons - is when the person being sworn at basically just says, "Go away," and the anonymous voice of reason responds, "What, you can't handle criticism?"

Shouting "douche douche douche douche douche" might feel really good, kids, but that's not actual criticism.