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(Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah newspaper decides to shrink the size of all its Sunday comics so it can keep running classics like "Judge Parker," "Prince Valiant," "Rex Morgan, M.D." and "Brenda Starr."   (sltrib.com) divider line 206
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2010-01-02 08:27:15 PM  
Since Watterson quit drawing Calvin and Hobbes, the funnies just aren't to funny anymore.

Pastis has a few good ones now and then, but, not like the genius of Watterson.
 
2010-01-02 08:44:51 PM  
As long as Sally Forth is still included, all will be right in the world.
 
2010-01-02 09:03:26 PM  
Goddammit.
 
2010-01-02 09:04:40 PM  
tin_man: As long as Sally Forth is still included, all will be right in the world.

You know, I've read and appreciated "Sally Forth" for years, and yet, only right now am I finally getting the pun in the name.

Granted I've had a few beers at this point, but... new English, w00t.
 
2010-01-02 10:02:22 PM  
Most Farkers aren't the newspapers' target audience. My dad swears that Crankshaft is the only funny comic left in the papers. If they can cater to him while still leaving Get Fuzzy in, more power to them.
 
2010-01-02 10:26:24 PM  
BigGary_: Pastis has a few good ones now and then, but, not like the genius of Watterson.

Pastis is good, on a more or less consistent basis. Not every strip is a winner, but he wins more often than not. And Conley is pretty good as well.

And of course, there's Scott Adams.

After that, the pickings are pretty thin.
 
2010-01-02 10:27:58 PM  
oh, and Gary Trudeau, for whatever that's worth.
 
2010-01-02 11:03:47 PM  
kevinatilusa: My dad swears that Crankshaft is the only funny comic left in the papers.

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/obligatory
 
2010-01-02 11:24:59 PM  
BigGary_: Since Watterson quit drawing Calvin and Hobbes, the funnies just aren't to funny anymore.

Pastis has a few good ones now and then, but, not like the genius of Watterson.


Amen, my friend

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2010-01-02 11:28:49 PM  
...when he comes out as a tiny tiger is the cutest thing in the comics EVAR.
 
2010-01-02 11:56:31 PM  
Must be nice living in the 1950s Utah.
 
2010-01-02 11:57:27 PM  
kevinatilusa: Most Farkers aren't the newspapers' target audience. My dad swears that Crankshaft is the only funny comic left in the papers. If they can cater to him while still leaving Get Fuzzy in, more power to them.

I always thought that Crankshaft/Funky were only kept in my local newspaper because the writer is from here and includes references to local things every so often. I didn't know there were people who actually laugh at the strips.
 
2010-01-03 12:08:38 AM  
What's a newspaper?
 
2010-01-03 12:27:35 AM  
THe only reason I subscribe to either the Sun TImes or the Tribune is for the crosswords and the comics. Pearls before swine makes my day usually.
 
2010-01-03 12:30:02 AM  
johnsoninca: What's a newspaper?

It's something that's trying to remain relevant but is not succeeding.

/what, no love for Foxtrot?
 
2010-01-03 12:30:47 AM  
Funnies do suck since Calvin & Hobbes went away. I can appreciate some of the others but haven't found one I'd read as faithfully as I read Calvin & Hobbes as a child.

Part of me is sitting here thinking: Good God, it's Utah. I think Utah and think the majority of it is small towns. Small town folk care about how everyone feels - right down to the individual. They have that right, don't they? To operate as a large family within their community to give themselves strength.

No?
 
2010-01-03 12:31:19 AM  
Does Rex Morgan have jokes, or is it just random words? The ones i've read go like:

Rex: Mary, I've just opened this book
Mary: But my mother is coming to town
Rex: *thinking*...her mother is sure to stir some trouble

::the end::
 
2010-01-03 12:31:22 AM  
BigGary_: Since Watterson quit drawing Calvin and Hobbes, the funnies just aren't to funny anymore.

Pastis has a few good ones now and then, but, not like the genius of Watterson.


www.grouchoreviews.com

What?
 
2010-01-03 12:31:41 AM  
These days I just read Dilbert and XKCD online.

Far Side and Calvin and Hobbes are no more, those were the only two really worth reading.
 
2010-01-03 12:31:45 AM  
Cue Ted Rall complaining about how webcomic authors are liars and contributing to the death of newspaper comics.
 
2010-01-03 12:33:11 AM  
johnsoninca: What's a newspaper?

What's a truck?

/Don't play dumb with me, Fat Tony
 
2010-01-03 12:33:29 AM  
ScreamingHangover: BigGary_: Since Watterson quit drawing Calvin and Hobbes, the funnies just aren't to funny anymore.

Pastis has a few good ones now and then, but, not like the genius of Watterson.

[www.grouchoreviews.com image 510x301]

What?


McGruder hasn't done a new Boondocks strip since 2006
 
2010-01-03 12:34:55 AM  
Ah, Andy Capp, that lovable wife-beating drunk.
 
2010-01-03 12:41:51 AM  
The newspaper, in order to remain somewhat profitable, has been forced to cut down the number of pages on which the comics appear. Since people apparently don't want them to discontinue any of the strips they carry now, they have no choice but to decrease the size of the strips.

Makes sense to me-- why the stupid tag?
 
2010-01-03 12:43:50 AM  
Knara: \

McGruder hasn't done a new Boondocks strip since 2006


I know. And the world is a worse place for it.

/However that's still 11 years after Calvin & Hobbes, which was my point.
 
2010-01-03 12:43:53 AM  
Came here looking for some Far Side.

Leaving Larsonless.
 
2010-01-03 12:45:55 AM  
FTFA We eliminated the op-ed (opposite editorial page) columns on Mondays.

No, that is not what op-ed stands for. Sounds like a real professional paper.
 
2010-01-03 12:47:01 AM  
If you are a male above age 12 and you still read the funnies, you are a man-child and an embarrassment to all men.
 
2010-01-03 12:47:21 AM  
Witty Comment: Came here looking for some Far Side.

Leaving Larsonless.


GEEEEZ SORRY...

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2010-01-03 12:49:01 AM  
eatin' fetus: If you are a male above age 12 and you still read the funnies, you are a man-child and an embarrassment to all men.

www.slamonline.com
 
2010-01-03 12:49:13 AM  
It's a newspaper, old man. If you want comics, buy comic books.
 
2010-01-03 12:49:51 AM  
Hrmm wow, it has been at least a year since I have read a Sunday comic in a newspaper. That is kind of sad :/
 
2010-01-03 12:49:58 AM  
Brenda Starr is the most violent comic. I only see the Sunday strip and stuff is always blowing up or somebody's getting shot. And Brenda's kind of a biatch.
 
2010-01-03 12:50:02 AM  
ScreamingHangover: I know. And the world is a worse place for it.

/However that's still 11 years after Calvin & Hobbes, which was my point.


I see what you're saying.

/wants Season 3 of the animated series
 
2010-01-03 12:52:07 AM  
Sabyen91

Yes, it is (new window).
 
2010-01-03 12:53:34 AM  
God I miss Larson...
 
2010-01-03 12:54:57 AM  
Boondocks absolutely sucked. Calvin & Hobbes and Far Side were excellent. Prince Valiant was great in the 30s...

wants Season 3 of the animated series

I had no idea it was animated...
 
2010-01-03 12:55:50 AM  
eatin' fetus: If you are a male above age 12 and you still read the funnies, you are a man-child and an embarrassment to all men.

Allow me to introduce you to the original king of comedy, the playas' playa, Leroy Lockhorn.

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...later that night, Loretta got in in the pooper.
 
2010-01-03 12:57:00 AM  
Motherfarkers better leave Family Circus alone.

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2010-01-03 12:57:01 AM  
Am I the only who thinks calvin and hobes is stupid as shiat, not funny and not worth lighting a charcoal grill with?

/on your lawn
 
2010-01-03 12:57:47 AM  
Calvin and Hobbes, Far Side, Bloom County. The rest can all just give up now.
 
2010-01-03 12:58:09 AM  
Knara: ScreamingHangover: I know. And the world is a worse place for it.

/However that's still 11 years after Calvin & Hobbes, which was my point.

I see what you're saying.

/wants Season 3 of the animated series


Agreed. Got seasons 1 & 2 on the shelf, and have been able to pick up all 3 anthologies... the first, "a Right to Be Hostile" had me lauging out loud. I highly recommend.
 
2010-01-03 12:59:17 AM  
HamWBone: Am I the only who thinks calvin and hobes is stupid as shiat, not funny and not worth lighting a charcoal grill with?

You sad little man.
 
2010-01-03 12:59:49 AM  
Dr.Zom: Brenda Starr is the most violent comic. I only see the Sunday strip and stuff is always blowing up or somebody's getting shot. And Brenda's kind of a biatch.

I don't get this in my paper, but when i see a strip, the random bolded words drive me nuts...is it some kind of secret code?

Drink Ovaltine!

LOUD NOISES
 
2010-01-03 01:00:52 AM  
I'm still pissing out the weak beer from UT five years later!

/It's Geologist's paradise.
//Being fair and balanced.
 
2010-01-03 01:01:15 AM  
Sabyen91: FTFA We eliminated the op-ed (opposite editorial page) columns on Mondays.

No, that is not what op-ed stands for. Sounds like a real professional paper.


Definitions of Op-ed on the Web:

* An op-ed, abbreviated from opposite the editorial page (though often believed to be abbreviated from opinion-editorial)

* Stands for "opposite the editorial page" and is a means to communicate an opinion on an issue, offer solutions and ask for community support.

* A page opposite the editorial page, where opinions by guest writers are presented.

www.newton64.ca
 
2010-01-03 01:01:15 AM  
No love for Brewster Rockit?
 
2010-01-03 01:01:32 AM  
HamWBone: Am I the only who thinks calvin and hobes is stupid as shiat, not funny and not worth lighting a charcoal grill with?

/on your lawn


Yes, yes you are.

The sad part is, I am positive that if you truly don't appreciate C&H and think it is stupid, you are woefully ignorant.

I am guessing you are just a troll though.
 
2010-01-03 01:01:57 AM  
Garfield was funny...when I was 8. Anybody remember the "Garfield and Friends" TV show?

Watterson and Larson are the gold standards of their era.

XKCD and SMBC are consistently witty webcomics--the new standards, if you will.
 
2010-01-03 01:02:32 AM  
ScreamingHangover: eatin' fetus: If you are a male above age 12 and you still read the funnies, you are a man-child and an embarrassment to all men.

God, I wish Aaron Mcgruder was still doing the comics. As much as I like the show, the comics were a bit more biting and current. That being said, BRING ON SEASON 3, baby! Spring (or so they say) can't get here soon enough! I am in bad need of some humor from good ol uncle Ruckus, lol!
 
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