How can this be?
Some (many?) of those who come to this blog may not believe me, but I don’t really think everything in the world is about me.
I do, however, keep finding bits of evidence that at least some fairly common things on this planet – like newspaper cartoons – continue to invade my awareness and sum me up better than I ever will be able to.
It happens more and more as I get older. Maybe because the demographic for newspaper readers is becoming not larger – oh no, the stats assure us that’s out of the question – but smaller and older because why would anyone young ever allow themselves to be caught paying attention to anything but the latest media?
Anyway, for better and worse, here I sort of am:
Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson
And here as well, although this at least is a situation affecting (as the host of one of my childhood favorite TV shows, Super Circus, was wont to say), “boys and girls of all ages:”
Reality Check by by Dave Whamond
Oh dear, sorry. I forgot to tell you not to look at the one immediately above. If the world really is all about me, we’ll soon be reading about the alarming drop in sales of everything bagels, don’t you suppose?