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That last panel is awful, there was no need to explain the joke with a poor joke.
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General_Norris wrote:
That last panel is awful, there was no need to explain the joke with a poor joke.
It's a damn sight more educational then making a fantasy novel your state book.
 
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General_Norris wrote:
That last panel is awful, there was no need to explain the joke with a poor joke.

The whole cartoon makes no sense. Why doesn't the kid buy his own ice cream!?
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Simon Mueller wrote:
General_Norris wrote:
That last panel is awful, there was no need to explain the joke with a poor joke.

The whole cartoon makes no sense. Why doesn't the kid buy his own ice cream!?
You think he should be given it "socialist!".
 
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Simon Mueller wrote:

The whole cartoon makes no sense. Why doesn't the kid buy his own ice cream!?


In the contexts of lobbyists, probably because the ice cream costs $2 a serving. Once he gets it then he can lobby for sprinkles, hot fudge and whipped cream which add more value he doesn't have to pay full price for. Though the analogy sort of breaks down because the Dad is losing money, it would better if it were a stay at home Dad and the wife makes the money. Then the Dad is getting money from the kid he can buy beer with, while spending the wife's money on the kid's ice cream.
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The joke only makes sense in some strange situations.

For instance, the kid could be making a lot of money on his own, but be banned from purchasing ice cream, because in that jurisdiction, you can only get it if you are 21. That makes the father be able to do some rent seeking without doing any work.

Another option would be a Japanese household. The wife handles the money, and hands kid and husband a stipend. But if she goes grocery shopping, and happens to buy ice cream whenever it's needed, the father can capture some of the son's income to get past the wife's tough budget control so the dad can't spent too much time at hostess bars.
 
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TheChin! wrote:
Simon Mueller wrote:

The whole cartoon makes no sense. Why doesn't the kid buy his own ice cream!?


In the contexts of lobbyists, probably because the ice cream costs $2 a serving. Once he gets it then he can lobby for sprinkles, hot fudge and whipped cream which add more value he doesn't have to pay full price for. Though the analogy sort of breaks down because the Dad is losing money, it would better if it were a stay at home Dad and the wife makes the money. Then the Dad is getting money from the kid he can buy beer with, while spending the wife's money on the kid's ice cream.


How do you know he isn't a stay at home dad, and that the woman is making the money? Check your gender role oppression, lol
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