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Finally, a kid who knows the secret to getting people to pay attention: swearing.


I want five Garfield strips on my desk before the end of the day, dickweed! (via Thinkstock)

An eight-year-old kid in Bloomington, Indiana got PISSED when he discovered that his local paper, The Herald-Times, would be eliminating some of his favorite comics. With the help of his mom, the kid called the paper to do the most American of things: yell complaints at a stranger. With the permission of the boy's mom, the newspaper posted audio of the complaint.

Here's the name-calling climax:And here's the full voicemail, in all its glory:

Bob Zaltsberg, the paper's editor-in-chief, called the young man back and spoke to him personally. Zaltsberg noted that the boy "was relieved to hear he'd still be able to read Frank & Ernest six times a week."

Sources: The Herald-Times | h/t BoingBoing