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(Some Guy)   Help choose a new comic strip for newspaper. Cast your vote here.   ( divider line
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3733 clicks; posted to Main » on 23 Mar 2002 at 2:15 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-03-23 02:17:13 PM  
Who reads the paper anymore anyway?
2002-03-23 02:18:54 PM  
Wow, most of them aren't even funny at all. Out of the Gene Pool was fairly funny, and the Boondocks was a close second.

Come to think of it, my college could use a new comic strip sometime soon...
2002-03-23 02:19:52 PM  
Pearls before Swines for sure.
2002-03-23 02:21:30 PM  
They make the links awfully awkward by just going to the main site. You want samples of the Boondocks and you have to find your way through the site. Not a problem for me, since I'm a big fan and I know the site, but y'know.

Incidentally, my vote is with the Boondocks, by and far the funniest comic in the paper today.
2002-03-23 02:22:11 PM  
The Fusco Brothers is one of the least funny strips around. Please quit drawing it.
2002-03-23 02:23:11 PM  
Boondocks all the way! Not only is it the funniest print comic strip out there today, but it also has a social conscience (see their DeCSS storyline, for example).
2002-03-23 02:25:33 PM  
Didn't know people still read fishwraps. Oh well.
2002-03-23 02:26:03 PM  
i miss ernie and fox trot, really funny strips that got replaced by sally forth and some other crappy strip. we used to get tiger and redeye back in the day too, but they've been gone for years. yet we still get crap like cathy and family circus. god, those little kids make me want to drive a spike through their heads.
2002-03-23 02:26:06 PM  
they all suck.
2002-03-23 02:29:58 PM  
If the Boondocks isn't chosen as the winner, then the terrorists have already won.
2002-03-23 02:30:03 PM  
Why wasn't Hate or 8-Ball offered?
2002-03-23 02:30:10 PM  
Boondocks > all the strips listed.

Won't last long, though: if people do vote it as the winner, the paper will pull the comic after a few issues because of how it makes fun of Bush and lackies. He (Aaron) has been getting dropped because of how he goes after the president(note: not just bush)
2002-03-23 02:33:31 PM  
hmm...I like Fox Trot and Zits myself, wish thoese were options.
2002-03-23 02:34:46 PM  
The Boondocks is in the Cincy Enquier and there isnt a day goes by that there is not a letter to the editor complaining about the strip! I personally think it sucks! .02
2002-03-23 02:37:47 PM  
They all suck ass.
2002-03-23 02:38:49 PM  
2002-03-23 02:40:52 PM  
those were the 6 least funny comic strips i've ever read in my life.

dilbert rules
2002-03-23 02:42:14 PM  
Arg. I want a write in vote! I think the paper (and all of them) should put Calvin and Hobbes back in syndication. Sure I own most of the books, but its not like I have all the strips memorized.
2002-03-23 02:44:33 PM  
My vote goes for Penny Arcade. Straight up!
2002-03-23 02:45:25 PM  
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2002-03-23 02:47:23 PM  
*coff* *coff* Ghastly's Ghastly Comic *coff* *coff*

C'mon! It's just screaming out for syndication. There's never enough tentacle porn based comic strips in the newspapers.
2002-03-23 02:48:53 PM  
they should let us vote to get rid of a comic.. who the hell reads apartment 3g, prince valiant, mary worth, etc.?
2002-03-23 02:50:06 PM  
I'm just glad my local paper finally stopped running "Bringing Up Father".

How out of touch with the times was that strip!
2002-03-23 02:57:16 PM  
Never date a Woman who thinks "Cathy" is funny or a Woman who hates "Cathy" and has 3 or more cats.
2002-03-23 03:00:18 PM  
I picked The Fusco Brothers only because I have seen other comics than the example one and they were actually kind of funny.
2002-03-23 03:02:10 PM  
What/! No Fred Bassett!? But that shiat's the funniest.
2002-03-23 03:03:53 PM  
Mad props Ghastly for your comic. You just got to appreciate a comic that starts out with:

Generic Woman - "Eek!!! A tentacle Monster.. It's going to rape me!"

Tentacle Monster - "Rape you?"

as its first dialogue.
2002-03-23 03:04:41 PM  
for sheer out of context goofiness, the winner is

Mark Trail

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2002-03-23 03:04:43 PM  
Why take this seriously? Who actually reads the paper anymore? Let's just vote for the underdog, and make the vote incredibly close and contraversial.
2002-03-23 03:04:58 PM  
I want to vote for Farkman. :(

I've never seen "Out of the Gene Pool", "Cats with hands" nor "Pearls before Swine"

However, from what I have read, the Boondocks is alot funnier than the Fusco Brothers (Bad puns) and Rose is Rose.

They should get "Get Fuzzy" (I think thats what it's called)
2002-03-23 03:07:30 PM  

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For those wondering what he was talking about.
2002-03-23 03:15:12 PM  
yes, please vote wisely. the florida times union, which is the jacksonville based newspaper thats doing the poll, has the worst comic strips EVER.
2002-03-23 03:22:03 PM  
2002-03-23 03:23:00 PM  
Where's Bluntman & Chronic?
2002-03-23 03:25:20 PM  
uh...too bad all those comics suck. i can't bring myself to vote for any of them. none of them made me even crack a smile.
2002-03-23 04:06:54 PM  
Boondocks is awesome, but Pearls before Swine is great.

Who's reading Apt 3G? People like my government teacher. He cuts it out every day and tapes it to the bathroom door (the outside; I don't think it occurred to him he could tape them inside and read them while using the toilet). He likes to get his students to cut and tape them each day and then on Friday he can just read them all at once. (He's much cooler than this would indicate.)

They just canceled it from our paper (the Washington Post). He's very upset.
2002-03-23 04:19:58 PM  
Boondocks is pretty funny, even if it does cater to the stereotype that all black people are Democrats. That is a stereotype, right?
2002-03-23 04:23:49 PM  
If I were in charge, I would demand PUSSY.
2002-03-23 04:30:55 PM  
Like I wouldn't vote for 'Pearls Before SWINES' ?
2002-03-23 04:32:02 PM  
I don't read any of the comics on the list on a regular basis but I would have to vote for the Boondocks. Hopefully they already run Get Fuzzy - that's my fave.
2002-03-23 04:54:15 PM  
I like Get Fuzzy because Rob always wears cool shirts--a couple Sundays ago he was wearing an old-school Michel Goulet Quebec Nordiques jersey.

I love The Boondocks when they make fun of pop culture (their Grand Theft Auto 3 strips were genius) but some of their politics gets kinda heavy-handed.

Two exceptions: I loved when Huey kept calling the FBI. One time he asked if we were close to winning the war on drugs, and another time he tried to report Ronald Reagan as an American who was giving money to Osama bin Laden.
2002-03-23 04:56:23 PM  
"Vote in our online poll just for fun, or if you want your vote to really count, pick up Monday's or Wednesday's Lifestyle section of the Times-Union. Fill out the Replace Mr. Potato Head form and mail it in with your choice documented. We will pick a new comic strip to replace Mr. Potato Head based on newspaper reader response."

Your vote = shiat.
2002-03-23 05:07:05 PM  
Actually... I did vote for "Shiat".
2002-03-23 05:23:15 PM  
Anything but Rose is Rose. That comic so farking sucks! I hate it... yeah.
2002-03-23 05:36:49 PM  
Screw all these! Go Sluggy!

At the very least, don't choose Rose is Rose.
2002-03-23 05:37:27 PM  
2002-03-23 05:39:20 PM  
You know what comic I really hate. Cathy

Who the hell reads that comic?

First panel: "Whine whine whine whine whine whine whine"
Second panel: "biatch biatch biatch biatch biatch biatch biatch"
Third panel: "Whine biatch whine biatch whine biatch whine"
Fourth panel: "God, I'm such a fat pig."
2002-03-23 05:44:45 PM  
That Ghastly whatever comic sure sucked,

Except for Otaku Feh. And Riboflavin. And Attach!
2002-03-23 05:44:59 PM  
I dont know any of these comics, so i voted boondocks, as it reminded me of The Boondock Saints.
2002-03-23 05:51:40 PM  
That's Keenspace's motto: "If you suck they will come."
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