My wife and I went to a birthday party for a 4-year-old. After lots of soda and burgers, the kids lined up to take turns whacking the Cinderella piñata and except for some footage of insurgents doing damage in Iraq, I can’t think of a scene more full of carnage than what I witnessed that day. Once the thing began to bleed candy, the kids’ enthusiasm begat a shark-like frenzy that culminating in one seemingly innocent child dismembering poor papier-mache Cinderella, ripping off a leg and beating her in the face with it.

I didn’t know whether to laugh or recoil. I think I did a little of both.

Within seconds, Cinderella was a limp hunk of newspaper and broken face. Minus the blood, I think this strip kinda nails it.