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League of Unsuspecting Neighbors
posted: January 23, 2007
I was on the treadmill at the gym the other day rolling my eyeballs at CNN Headline news when a piece came on about the guy in St.Louis who kidnapped the two kids. Because none of the principals were available for an interview, the reporter ended up interviewing neighbors. It struck me as a quintessential american phenomena, the unsuspecting neighbor. These people need a support group, or at the very least and online chat room. This might also be expanded to include neighbors of grow houses.
13 comments
Zina Saunders January 23, 2007
Ha! So funny! And sparklingly drawn! I always get the feeling that the neighbors are clawing their way to be in front of the cameras; the only support group I think they need is for when the cameras move on to the next criminal's neighborhood!
Robert Saunders January 23, 2007
LOL Hal! Weird, funny stuff. It always blows my mind too, the unsuspecting neighbors don't pay attention...not like the 'hoods of old.
Mark Fisher January 23, 2007
Hal, my wife and I are well aware of all our neighbors and how strange and twisted they are, that's why we stay away from them.
Scott Bakal January 23, 2007
I love this! Funny stuff...I love watching the 'neighbors' on FOX NEWS. Sometimes, it is better than the story.
Adam McCauley January 23, 2007
Great subject matter for a strip Hal, and of course cool drawing. I often get my better ideas whilst on the treadmill. What that says about me, I don't know...
Larry Ross January 23, 2007
Great cartoon strip, Hal!
Tim O'Brien January 23, 2007
That's funny and it's the number one reason why I am a neighbor who does not keep to himself. I talk to everyone and snowblow the block. It's insurance against me going postal.
Steve Brodner January 24, 2007
Hal: Great and pointed. Catches simultaneous American diseases: isolation and media lust.
J.D. King January 24, 2007
My neighbors think I'm very nice. And they don't pry.
Mike Moran January 24, 2007
As all of us my neighbors want to know why I don't leave the house to go to a job. You nailed this one big time.
Jim Paillot January 24, 2007
I am under the gun with a hideous deadline. So, I said to myself, "see what's up at the Drawger". Hal, you gave me my laugh for the day. I can now go back to work.
Hal Mayforth January 25, 2007
Thanks for the comments. Things are definately weird out there. I can see this parlayed into some sort of reality show, where a neighborhood is Punked by a lone actor in a house playing the maniacal thing to the hilt. The winner would be the first neighbor to drop a dime. I'm also reminded of Robert Frost's Mending Wall, where he states that good walls make good neighbors. I guess he just never envisioned the razorwire on top of those walls. I'm very fortunate to have teriffic neighbors. H.
Zina January 25, 2007
Ha! I love your reality show idea!
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