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(The FW)   11 Things You Didn't Know About Garfield for Garfield's Anniversary. No 12: Some people still find Garfield funny and read newspapers   (thefw.com) divider line 209
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2012-06-20 10:37:16 AM  

BeesNuts: GypsyJoker: And more Dinette Set!

[collegehilloh.net image 300x302]

[www.cartoonbrew.com image 480x480]

Seriously. I hope nobody pays that lady for that.

As said earlier... that's not even un-joke ironic. Maybe the coffee one? I can't tell, it's just beyond the pale.


I wanna say that the "Coffee is Foreclosures" shirt was the best attempt here but it died on the vine. It skips the Setup and Punchline to dive straight into Awkward.
 
2012-06-20 11:08:46 AM  
How has this not been posted yet.

www.explosm.net
 
2012-06-20 11:52:38 AM  

poot_rootbeer: Oh no... I'M USING THE CAT BRUSH!!!


Hey man, what are you doing this weekend? Cuz uh, I was wondering if you had any more of whatever drug you're on, 'cuz uh, I would like to sit on your porch and do some more of it.

Tripped me the hell out.
 
2012-06-20 11:53:34 AM  

BeesNuts: Seriously. I hope nobody pays that lady for that.


Didn't you notice the link in the upper-right? People actually buy books of that dreck.
 
2012-06-20 12:07:15 PM  

BeesNuts: GypsyJoker: And more Dinette Set!

[collegehilloh.net image 300x302]

[www.cartoonbrew.com image 480x480]

Seriously. I hope nobody pays that lady for that.

As said earlier... that's not even un-joke ironic. Maybe the coffee one? I can't tell, it's just beyond the pale.


When that cartoon started running in The Cincinnati Enquirer, I spent about a week trying to figure out what the hell the point was and why the paper thought anyone would read it (other than trying to figure out the point). Then it hit me: someone called around and said, "Would you like to buy a new one-panel comic by Julie Larson?" And the guy listening misheard it as 'Gary Larson' and said "Absolutely!"

Still can't explain its presence in The Funny Times, though.
 
2012-06-20 12:21:51 PM  

theorellior: BeesNuts: Seriously. I hope nobody pays that lady for that.

Didn't you notice the link in the upper-right? People actually buy books of that dreck.


I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one who doesn't get the humor in these comics. I picked up a newspaper and went to the comics section the other day and thought perhaps there was something wrong with *me* when I didn't get a single laugh.
 
2012-06-20 12:25:12 PM  

Nickster79: Anyone who still actually thinks Garfield is funny needs to read Maddox's explanation for why they are wrong.

Garfield Sucks


Out of curiosity, I clicked this link. Our web-filter marked it as "tasteless". I guess our web-filter likes Garfield as much as the rest of us.

/still a Garfield fan, thanks Jim Davis...
//now a Garfield minus Garfield fan, thanks Fark.
 
2012-06-20 12:52:54 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Flint Ironstag: From what I hear Jim Davis is a pretty cool guy. When Scott Adams was just starting off with Dilbert Davis sent him a note when one of the Dilbert strips spoofed Garfield and they traded originals. He's never, AFAIK, objected to the Garfield Without Garfield websites and similar and one online cartoonist had a blog reporting Davis sent them a hand drawn and signed Garfield after they spoofed Garfield. (Google failed me in finding it)
So say what you like about the strip, and I still enjoy them, but he does seem a cool guy.

[dilbert.com image 640x196]


That's the one. Adams said getting the Garfield original was the biggest financial gain he'd made up to then.

And read this interview with Bill Watterson, long before he quit by the sound of it, and sad to say he comes off sounding a bit of a dick. Saying no strip should be allowed to continue after the original artist dies, for example. No problem with him deciding to do that with his creation but to "impose" that on everyone else? C+H was a fantastic strip, but there is nothing "wrong" with Garfield or a strip being written by someone else. Davis views Garfield as a business. Watterson as art. Neither is "right" or "wrong" and it is unfair to criticise someone else for having a different goal. I enjoy both strips, and I still have the car Garfield with the suction cups from well over twenty years ago. (Someone bought it for me as a gift. One day I think I'll put it back on my car, just for the retro funny.)
 
2012-06-20 05:02:07 PM  

Fano:
Garfield's Nine Lives was good, Diana's Piano is the most emotional Garfield thing ever done

/played piano as child
//this video is right up there with Iron Giant saying "Superman"


Oh for hell's sakes, I clicked on that and suddenly it got all dusty in my office.
 
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