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Large Numbers of Newspapers Won't Show Opus Today

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According to Berkeley Breathed's official website, this morning's and next Sunday's "Opus" comic strip will be pulled from a "large number" of newspapers around the nation including The Washington Post.

The famed Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist of "Bloom County" returned to the funny pages in 2003 after an 8-year hiatus, and it appears that he is back where he belongs, getting under the skin of the conservative and easily-offended.

Metafilter has an interesting thread about the controversy, pointing out, correctly that the strip in question "is about as offensive as a cheese cracker".

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It will be interesting to see if any local newspapers refuse to run the strip, which can be seen in its entirety on Salon.