• ben gillard
    March 11, 2020

    NZ has an ice cream flavour called “Hokey Pokey” which is vanilla but with little hail-stones of hard toffee through it. It is quite popular. Six months ago I would not have been surprised if it had been temporarily supplanted by a “Mucus” flavour becoming all the rage (so to speak), but I suspect with this physical virus epidemic building, we might be more immune to a memetic virus of that theme. … Or maybe it’d be our way of embracing the iceberg?

    In short, I can’t decide whether i find this week’s strip reassuring or infuriating. Thank you Dorothy.

  • David Thomsen
    March 12, 2020

    I have lived in Aotearoa my whole life and had no idea that Hokey Pokey was not a global flavour of ice cream
    Thanks Ben

  • Bill Freese
    March 16, 2020

    I was one reason away from moving to New Zealand. Now I have to go.

  • Johnny Austin
    March 22, 2020

    I think this is about the American election yes?
    Chocolate/vanilla being Democrats/Republicans or vice versa.
    Mucous being the current incumbent.

    Maybe, if the current viral outbreak selects against stupidity we can get essential services administered by a system more closely aligned with a platonic ideal rather than the hodgepodge popularity contest that post colonial democracies have become.

    I will not hold my breath though. (Except in elevators and when passing strangers in the street.)

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