Thoughts on Arctic Circle by Ben [as told to Cam]
Arctic Circle, for those not in the know, is a comic strip in The Age, sandwiched between the wry office humour of Bristow and the cutting-edge torture-comedy of The Wizard of Id. It tells the tale of 3 gay penguins and their adventures (and misadventures!) living and loving at the North Pole. It subtly pushes hardline Deep Ecologist ideas, despite being printed everyday on the corpses of a thousand trees.
Normally this is fine. Today’s effort, however, was particularly disturbing.
How has this little girl managed to arrange this meeting? The date was already arranged – he was just confirming it.
Why is a penguin going on a date with a human woman? There have been no other humans in the strip!
It’s because of bestiality, Ben. You’re such a prude.