History SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism / NewspaperComics

12th Jan '16 10:57:31 AM AHI-3000
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* ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' is a relentlessly cynical {{satire}} comic about black people, and the unstoppable nature of corporate greed and political corruption.
4th Jan '16 2:00:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' is generally pretty cynical, particularly during the first few years of the strips run.

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* ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' is generally pretty cynical, particularly during the first few years of the strips run.
31st Jul '15 8:01:23 AM MechWarrior
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* ''{{Retail}}'' is planted firmly down on the cynicism end of the scale. The comic is about the trials and tribulations of minimum-wage retail workers, almost all of whom hate their jobs, their bosses, their customers, and everything else about their workplace.

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* ''{{Retail}}'' ''{{ComicStrip/Retail}}'' is planted firmly down on the cynicism end of the scale. The comic is about the trials and tribulations of minimum-wage retail workers, almost all of whom hate their jobs, their bosses, their customers, and everything else about their workplace.



* For a comic about [[ABoyAndHisX a boy having misadventures with his tiger friend]], ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes stays ''remarkably'' close to the middle (leaning on the idealist side, [[CerebusSyndrome even at the end]]; the world is full of wonders and often [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]], but it's also full of unfairness, cruelty, and {{Tear Jerker}}s.

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* For a comic about [[ABoyAndHisX a boy having misadventures with his tiger friend]], ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes stays ''remarkably'' close to the middle (leaning on the idealist side, [[CerebusSyndrome even at the end]]; the world is full of wonders and often [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]], but it's also full of unfairness, cruelty, and {{Tear Jerker}}s.



* It's actually surprising, when you think about it, just how cynical ''{{Peanuts}}'' is, particularly in terms of the various ways that Charlie Brown kept getting screwed over and over (such as with kicking the football). It's also a universe where AllLoveIsUnrequited.

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* It's actually surprising, when you think about it, just how cynical ''{{Peanuts}}'' ''{{ComicStrip/Peanuts}}'' is, particularly in terms of the various ways that Charlie Brown kept getting screwed over and over (such as with kicking the football). It's also a universe where AllLoveIsUnrequited.
2nd May '15 7:09:23 PM nombretomado
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* For a comic about [[ABoyAndHisX a boy having misadventures with his tiger friend]], CalvinAndHobbes stays ''remarkably'' close to the middle (leaning on the idealist side, [[CerebusSyndrome even at the end]]; the world is full of wonders and often [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]], but it's also full of unfairness, cruelty, and {{Tear Jerker}}s.

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* For a comic about [[ABoyAndHisX a boy having misadventures with his tiger friend]], CalvinAndHobbes ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes stays ''remarkably'' close to the middle (leaning on the idealist side, [[CerebusSyndrome even at the end]]; the world is full of wonders and often [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]], but it's also full of unfairness, cruelty, and {{Tear Jerker}}s.
26th Jan '15 4:30:52 PM RAraya
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* For a comic about [[ABoyAndHisX a boy having misadventures with his tiger friend]], CalvinAndHobbes stays ''remarkably'' close to the middle; the world is full of wonders and often [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]], but it's also full of unfairness, cruelty, and {{Tear Jerker}}s.

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* For a comic about [[ABoyAndHisX a boy having misadventures with his tiger friend]], CalvinAndHobbes stays ''remarkably'' close to the middle; middle (leaning on the idealist side, [[CerebusSyndrome even at the end]]; the world is full of wonders and often [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]], but it's also full of unfairness, cruelty, and {{Tear Jerker}}s.
16th Mar '13 7:57:07 PM WillBGood
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** While the comic itself is in the middle, leaning toward cynicism, Pig is very far on the idealistic side. Rat, on the other hand, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mGwe4a4-yE is so far on the cynical side]], he's pretty much a Nietzsche Wannabe.

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** While the comic itself is in the middle, leaning toward cynicism, Pig is very far on the idealistic side. Rat, on the other hand, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mGwe4a4-yE is so far on the cynical side]], he's pretty much a Nietzsche Wannabe.NietzscheWannabe.
6th Mar '13 3:56:01 PM SgtFrog1
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** While the comic itself is in the middle, leaning toward cynicism, Pig is very far on the idealistic side. Rat, on the other hand, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mGwe4a4-yE is so far on the cynical side]], he's pretty much a Nietzsche Wannabe.
12th Dec '12 10:53:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Dilbert}}'' is very far on the cynicism end. In fact, it's been suggested in the strip (mainly by Dogbert) that "cynicism" and "wisdom" are synonyms.

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* ''{{Dilbert}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' is very far on the cynicism end. In fact, it's been suggested in the strip (mainly by Dogbert) that "cynicism" and "wisdom" are synonyms.
5th Aug '12 5:28:13 AM EmmaWoodhouse18
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* ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' is generally pretty cynical, particularly during the first few years of the strips run.

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* ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' is generally pretty cynical, particularly during the first few years of the strips run.run.
* It's actually surprising, when you think about it, just how cynical ''{{Peanuts}}'' is, particularly in terms of the various ways that Charlie Brown kept getting screwed over and over (such as with kicking the football). It's also a universe where AllLoveIsUnrequited.
16th Mar '12 7:27:52 PM carkaroth
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* For a comic about [[ABoyAndHisX a boy having misadventures with his tiger friend]], CalvinAndHobbes stays ''remarkably'' close to the middle; the world is full of wonders and often [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]], but it's also full of unfairness, cruelty, and {{Tear Jerker}}s.

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* For a comic about [[ABoyAndHisX a boy having misadventures with his tiger friend]], CalvinAndHobbes stays ''remarkably'' close to the middle; the world is full of wonders and often [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]], but it's also full of unfairness, cruelty, and {{Tear Jerker}}s.Jerker}}s.
* ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' is generally pretty cynical, particularly during the first few years of the strips run.
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