I wonder if Virginia Heffernan is as irritated by Kate Beaton as she is by Sarah Vowell. You know, with all her [Beaton's] silly, accessible jokes about history and literature, and her pop culture references. Or is does Kate Beaton get a pass because she doesn't really pretend to be educational? Because if that's the case, we're in the clear!
P.S. Horrible thought: maybe Kate Beaton gets a pass just because she is so goddamn funny. If that's the reason, I fear we are boned.