Passing the Baton
  • Nny
    July 9, 2010

    very profound

  • jayinchicago
    July 9, 2010

    do you mean disks?

  • RichterShale
    July 9, 2010

    One of the tricky parts of growing up is going from the state of having no past, to potentially being totally overwhelmed by it.

    Friends don’t let friends buy tickets to nostalgia tours.

  • david matthew
    July 9, 2010

    “Our 9/11” out of the mouth of a… wait, how old is Girl supposed to be?

  • Kazuhiro
    July 9, 2010

    “Our 9/11” doesn’t make sense. Girl must have been a teenager on 9/11. Besides, what would the younger generation’s 9/11 be?

  • C.
    July 9, 2010

    Also, the strip was running during 9/11, although Girl has changed so much since then (both in design and in personality) that that era’s girl may well be a different person– also maybe Girl is ageless and lives on a floating calendar.

  • Nny
    July 9, 2010

    i think Girl`s a representation, not an individual (at least in this strip). i have 2 11year old cousins who dont remember where they were when 9/11 happened. how could they? their world is different than mine. i also know kids who never had the enjoyment of playing N64, having 007 parties and giving the controller w a broken joystick to the n00b. talking to kids today makes me feel old. and im only (already?) 24.

  • Emily
    July 9, 2010

    I always got the impression that Girl is perpetually a young age, like Calvin always being in (1st/2nd?) grade in Ms. Wormwood’s class. I tend to picture her in a perpetual adolescence, however cruel a sentence that is.

  • Niha
    July 9, 2010

    “Isn’t anything ours?” Well, I’ve always find a bit absurd that kind of comparisons, like “Coldplay are the new U2”. Things can be themselves although History sometimes repeats itself.

  • MrJM
    July 9, 2010

    Girl’s age = the age of a girl.

  • Chris
    July 9, 2010

    Phillipe is five.

  • yachris
    July 9, 2010

    Honk if you love Cheeses!

  • evasote
    July 9, 2010

    Think of the strips where the characters age – funky winkerbean? for better or for worse? They’re awful. They have to adhere to reality, instead of existing in a place of metaphor. I think she’s perpetually a girl, like MrJM said

  • Krepta
    July 10, 2010

    It’s only just now that I’ve realized that while Cat was coaxing his formerly impeccable posture into a full-on hunchback, Girl has been teasing her hair out into antennae that would make both Ultra Magnus and Professor H. M. Woggle-Bug green with envy. It’s fascinating to watch cartoon characters evolve.

  • David Thomsen
    July 11, 2010

    I like it when art evolution itself is constant.

    If something starts out one way, then changes over the course of a year and stays that way forever, it just looks like the artist hadn’t properly designed their characters before they started.

    If art is in a constant state of evolution, it doesn’t seem like the initial design was ‘wrong’, just that it was at the beginning of an evolutionary arc. Evolution becomes the constant rather than the art itself.

    If art is constant, then that is Disney. Safe and clean and not real. Webcomics should always do what Disney is not allowed to do.

  • athom
    July 11, 2010

    love the last panel.

  • Ailu
    July 11, 2010

    Excelent. They have given so little, and lots of work in progress (awfully started)…

  • Aaron A.
    July 12, 2010

    I was just thinking about that this morning; I have friends, adult friends with degrees and nascent careers, who were toddlers when the Soviet Union dissolved. Fair’s fair, though; I can still make Boomers feel old by telling them that I was born three weeks after Elvis died.

  • Jamal
    July 13, 2010

    It’s troubling to me that Girl seems so envious of Cat having lived through consists of nothing particularly good in any way. All of the things she mentions are things we’d probably been better of had they never happened.

    Yet the same time, she seems miffed (and rightly so) at the crappy legacy Cat’s generation (basically everyone older than her, which is most of us) has left to her.

    Apparently she doesn’t see the problem with wanting her own “Bad Moments in History and I Was There” memories, knowing it will suck, but wanting it anyway.

  • Rodrigo
    July 17, 2010

    @Jamal: Don’t mess with the timeline, man! If Kurt hadn’t died, 9/11 wouldn’t have happened, and then we’d all be speaking Hungarian as we swore in the first Japanese president of the Uber Senate of America!

  • 1SpacyHammond
    February 18, 2011

    I felt really old for the first time when I realized that there are people with college degrees who don’t remember a time when “The Simpsons” wasn’t on. I remember when one of my classmates got kicked out for the day because she was wearing a Bart t-shirt.

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