« The Woron Morons | Main | Old Age, Death, Revenge and other pleasant topics »

10/12/2017

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Ignatz

I notice that the crime is "taking his money." I don't see why that's so terrible. They didn't GIVE him money; they TOOK it. He doesn't have it anymore, and they can do anything they want with it.

I've even seen suggestions that they should "give it back." What's that supposed to do, make him feel ashamed? That's putting money in his pocket.

sean martin

What I find bleakly interesting is that now everyone's rushing to the media with her own Weinstein story. I've read probably twenty of them this week alone. Not to put too cynical a thought on things, but either a few of these women are creating a PR situation for themselves, one where they know he wont say anything in response... or he was one very, very busy man.

Pity that, in some cases, we'll never really know the truth.

Mike Peterson

The returned money seems to be going to organizations that help assault victims, so that's good.

But given the volume of sleeze this fellow emitted, as Sean notes, it raises the question of who should have known what, but also, as suggested in the posting, where the hell the Screen Actors Guild was. Unions exist for a reason, and if that isn't one, I don't know what is.

Mind you, students often -- make that "nearly always" -- know who the predator teachers are, but they don't go to the authorities, I think, because they figure "everybody knows" and so it must be the way it's supposed to be. I'm sure there's an element of that in Hollywood.

woodrowfan

the press loves its "both sides do it" narrative, and they'll stretch the comparisons to make it fit.

Hank G.

At least three women have now said that they were raped by Weinstein.

Mike Peterson

"At least" doesn't begin to cover it. I'm sure the number is much higher than that.

The comments to this entry are closed.

What's so funny?

  • I read some 175 or more comics a day. Each day, I post a strip or two here that made me laugh, made me think or impressed me with its artistry. It's my hope that you'll see some new strips here and decide to follow that artist's work, and perhaps even to support that work by purchasing a collection of strips. But, mostly, I hope you'll find this a place to get a laugh or share a thought each day. After all, comic strips are a very demanding art form, but the ultimate point of all that work and all those deadlines is to give readers a little pleasure each day. If you find a comic hard to read, clicking on it will open a slightly larger version. (You may find that right-clicking and opening in a new tab produces a better result.) All comics here are copyrighted by their creators. -- Mike Peterson

The Prime Directive

  • The Prime Directive is that we don't single out comics for snark and abuse. This may change once I've won a couple of Pulitzers and a Reuben or two.

Twitteronomy

  • Want a daily reminder and link? My Twitter handle is @ComicStripOTD and I promise that you will never hear about what I had for lunch or the cute thing the dog said.

Independent publishers

  • Independent comic collections
    Not all cartoonists market their collections through Amazon. Here's where cartoonists can list their independently published, and marketed, collections and where fans can find, and buy, them.

Blog Roll

  • Comics Worth Reading
    Independent Opinions by Johanna Draper Carlson and friends News and reviews of graphic novels, manga, comic books, and related subjects
  • Comic Riffs
    Michael Cavna's Washington Post column on comics and related media news.
  • Mike Lynch Cartoons
    Cartoonist Mike Lynch's blog: Fascinating archival stuff he's found and scanned, tips on how cartooning really works and progress reports on his garden (in season).
  • The Comics Reporter
    Tom Spurgeon's Web site of comics news, reviews, interviews and commentary
  • Cartoon Movement
    An international site with sociopolitical cartoons from around the world, curated by Dutch cartoonist Tjeerd Royaards. A real mix of impressionistic panels and short-form graphic journalism.
  • Africartoons
    Cartoons from across Africa, which has an extremely lively cartooning culture. Most of the material requires you to be on top of African current events and political personalities, but even when you're not sure of the specifics, there's some creative stuff to envy in the lively nature of the art form as practiced there.

GoComics.com

  • GoComics.com
    Universal Press Syndicate's page. You can click on each strip and read for free, but for $11.88 a year, you can create your own page of strips and also avoid pop-ups. It's worth it.

Comics Kingdom

  • Comics Kingdom
    King Features' site, with free comics if you don't mind a truncated service, or a very good paid site for $20 a year. Some of the benefits, including Vintage strips, require that paid subscription. It's worth it.