Save the out­rage over doo­dles

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I am amazed and sad­dened that some peo­ple can be­come so up­set over the mum­blings of a dys­func­tional car­toon vik­ing that they would ac­tu­ally take the time and ef­fort to write a let­ter to The Post to voice their ob­jec­tions to it [“Sim­ply hor­ri­ble,” Free for All, Sept. 2]. Some ad­vice: Get a grip, ob­tain a sense of hu­mor, and re­order your pri­or­i­ties.

I don’t par­tic­u­larly like what passes for car­toon fare from Tom Toles, “Doones­bury” or “Prickly City,” but I take them for what they are: poor at­tempts at po­lit­i­cal satire. Ha­gar the Hor­ri­ble wouldn’t know how to spell “satire.” Were women once re­garded as “spoils of war”? Yes. Did they once not have the vote? Yes. Have these sit­u­a­tions been rel­e­gated to his­tory? Yes. Be happy about it, and get in­censed about some­thing that re­ally mat­ters.

Thomas Tay­lor, Wood­bridge

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