Coming soon to a high school near you!
TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT TELEKINESIS
There is more than one way to get rid of a bully, but I prefer the telekinetic methods taught by Carrie White. All one really needs is mental focus and modest supply of silverware. Book her today for your school or workplace!
In the course of making this cartoon, I stumbled across the U.S. government’s anti-bullying site, stopbullying.gov. I think this is Melania Trump’s project, no? Honestly, the site looks pretty good, with diverse faces, lots of potentially useful information, and even a section on LGBTQ youth. But…
THERE’S A GIANT ORANGE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
How ironic, of course, when you consider who Melania is married to… a text book definition of a bully, to be sure, and about the worst possible role model one can imagine when it comes to NOT being a dick to other people. Blah, blah, blah — no examples needed. I can’t help but see the entire site as a desperate call for help from Melania. But I digress…
Carrie, yeah, wow, what a film. I’ve never read the book, because I’m a loser, but the original movie is still spellbinding. For me, though, it’s a bit like the Exorcist in that I find the movie so brutal to watch that even though I worship its awesomeness it’s hard to push the play button.
Thanks for reading! Bring your appetite next week for a special Turkey Day edition of Grinsane (launching Thursday instead of Friday).
Thanks for the comments, Miles! It sounds like you were blessed with good survival skills (like Carrie). I grew up in a small town with a single school where bullies were abundant. Then I moved to a much bigger city and barely had any issues. It seems like kids today have it much easier in that regard, which is a good thing (although of course there are still problems). And of course in this day and age we have different kinds of bullies — cyberbullies, hello? Perhaps the subject for another cartoon…