I was talking to four of my American friends yesterday, and it turned out that not a single one of them, yes, not even one, had even heard about Asterix or Tintin. The closest anyone came was my Turkish friend; apparently, Tintin manifests itself in Turkey as 'Tantan'. In any case, his childhood was wasted in football, swimming, and other frivolous pursuits, so he was too busy to read the titles.
My fork dropped when I heard this, I felt queasy and could no longer savor my Tuna salad sandwich.
What is the world coming to?? People not even hearing of Tintin and Asterix??