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8-Year-Old Calls Editor ‘Sh*thole’ for Cutting Cartoons From the Paper

Boy reading funnies, indoors.
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A kid whose parents apparently have not yet told him about the internet is really upset that the Herald-Times dropped some of its comics, so he expressed his anger the way any kid in the 1980s or 1990s would: by having his parents call up the paper’s editor, Bob Zaltsberg, so he could give him a stern talking-to.

Okay, I want back these comics now,” the boy ordered in the message, embedded below, before launching into a lengthy list including Dilbert, Garfield, Peanuts, and Ziggy. He then offered up his life’s savings in exchange for the comics’ return, before ending the message: “Idiots. Jerks. Shitholes.”

Zaltzberg was kind enough to call the unnamed 8-year-old back, but “he was still pretty mad.” Somebody get this kid an iPad and call it a day.

Kid Calls Editor ‘Sh*thole’ for Cutting Cartoons