A story from 2008 by Toni Schlesinger and Tom Bachtell about the global exploits of secret agent Kansas O’Flaherty and her bomb-sniffing dog Alerto. Each new week brings the latest on Kansas: her torrid affair with Shlomo the Mossad agent; Beni, the former Cirque du Soleil acrobat who performs illegal break-ins; Aunt Bea, who in her youth had an affair with British double agent Kim Philby; and the rest of the gang.
The Salon crowd disliked this intensely. One said
I wrote to them asking them just to cancel the balance of my Premium membership. The reason I offered was that I no longer wished to be associated with any webzine that continued to insult its readers so blatantly, week in, week out. I got a response saying, in part, “Also, if it makes a difference, the Kansas O’Flaherty cartoons will be discontinued in March.” IF??? Hell yeah, it makes a difference. I wrote back requesting the date of the last strip and was told, “The last Kansas O’Flaherty cartoon will run on March 4. After that we are dropping her.” So that’s what we have, and it comes from a staffer.