Thursday, April 29, 2010

F Minus: Douglas! Those days are over!

The conflation of symbols here is brilliant. Far from being a simple "Doesn't marriage suck!" joke, this cartoon creates a real sense of what growing up and getting married entails. Something is lost here: your childhood and your dependence, your early adulthood and your independence. And sometimes you look back on that and wish you could have it back. But as it happens, minivans, queen-sized beds and interdependence are actually all pretty comfortable.

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