"Idiots." "Jerks." "Shitholes." These are just some of the names you might be called if you get between a child and his goddamn Sunday funnies, as one unfortunate editor in Indiana did this week.

"I want back these comics, now!" demanded an impressively profane 8-year-old in a voicemail left for Herald-Times editor Bob Zaltsberg this Sunday after he replaced 13 different strips.

Other highlights of the tape: The reader offering to give Zaltsberg all his money, chanting,"Ya jerks. Ya jerks, ya jerks, ya jerks," and a just-audible warning from the boy's mother, "Don't threaten."

According to Zaltsberg, the replaced comics were the result of failed negotiations after the paper's publisher reduced their cartoon budget.

"I thought it was a very funny thing," the editor told Jim Romensko, "but still an 8-year-old calling me a shithole isn't that pleasant."

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