Sunday, July 11, 2010

A comic by Quino

Quino is the nickname of Joaquín Salvador Lavado, who became famous for making comic strips about a little girl called Mafalda. He also makes comic strips for Sunday newspapers and magazines. Here's one such comic which I like quite a bit... the translated dialog is below.



- Hel...
- I BOUGHT IT! FINALLY, I BOUGHT IT!!

- In installments, of course. Now we will have to cut back on our expenses a bit but, isn't it wonderful?

- No cables, no plugs, nothing! It feeds by itself with disposable batteries that last almost a month! I subscribed to the service so they will not be so expensive.

- And on top of that, you will see...

- THERE IT IS! It comes with an electronic, bidirectional, servo-stabilized horizontability modifier!

- Ok, but... and this device, what is it good for?

- ...

- I understand. We can't have it, isn't that true? The neighbors from apartment 9A have it, and the sister in law of Dr. Tissera, and Engineer Villalta's wife... but we cannot, right...

- We will have to take it back. In the end, why does it matter? I am already used to us living a life of sacrifices to never be like everybody else!

- ...

- Nobody said anything about taking it back, nobody said anything about taking it back...

- ...

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