This is some classical, sexist Pluggers that relates to what I imagine the creators originally intended with the strip, before they started playing with the definition as a goal in itself (rather than tell jokes), in order to gain a grunt of recognition from the widest readership possible.
And the message today, accordingly, is the noble blue collar worker has no time for frivolous escapism or higher education as he steadily erodes his body, his mind and his soul to feed an unsustainable capitalist system, but as long as we laugh about it instead of revolting everyone wins.
(Hey, I've never heard of a real person sharing the name of my favorite character in Community season 6, Frankie Dart. That makes her even cooler.)
Your humble critic's plugger status: Negative