Harsher in Hindsight/Newspaper Comics

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  • One Bloom County strip sets up the punchline by saying that the local newspaper reported on a "heterosexual AIDS epidemic" that turned out to be a false alarm. ...Yeah.
  • A Calvin and Hobbes strip has Calvin criticize Susie's drawing of a home with a flower garden, instead claiming his manlier drawing of B-1 planes nuking New York. The September 11, 2001 attacks put the strip in a Dude, Not Funny stance.