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.
I have lived in Aotearoa my whole life and had no idea that Hokey Pokey was not a global flavour of ice cream
I was one reason away from moving to New Zealand. Now I have to go.
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.)