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IS IT JUST ME, OR HAVE others noticed that fatherhood is wrecking Matt Groening? Along with Zippy the Pinhead, Life in Hell has long been one of my favorite things, but if I have to endure one more dippy strip involving Groening’s small children, I will say a novena for the deliverance of my man Matt from the malevolent spirit of Bil The Family Circus Keane, which is clearly trying to take over his soul.

I’m sure Will and Abe are great kids, and God bless their daddy for being all into them, but I’m afraid even the great Groening has fallen into the common trap of parents and pet owners: thinking everybody finds the actions of their little ones as funny and endearing as they do.

Bah, humbug.

Capitol Hill, via America Online