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LETTER

Keeping the ‘Fun’ In ‘Clip Art’

I personally don’t think it is fair for The Tech to get rid of “Fun with Clip Art.”

I always thought the cool thing about the comics section in The Tech was that there is a cartoon for all sorts of people. I agree that some of us are perverted and have twisted minds, so therefore we enjoy reading and laughing at “Clip Art.” Second, even though it is the cartoon that takes up the least space, it is the one that causes the greatest impact on the students, be it making them laugh or making them feel disgusted and embarrassed by it, which for me happens to be even more amusing than the actual comic strip.

Besides, I disagree with the complaint that it exploits the sexual innocence of children and child porn and whatever you want to call it -- as far as I’ve seen the drawings, they’re pretty much simple: a dad and his son. Nothing naughty about that. However, if you think you’re being offended by it, maybe it is because you interpreted the wording of the joke in the most twisted and perverted and dirtiest way anyone (but you) could ever thought of. And maybe you are sexually frustrated, too.

We should let art be free. Laughing is cool, and very healthy indeed. 100 percent natural.


Patry Diaz ’00