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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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2012-06-19 12:12:50 PM
I have a soft spot for Garfield's birthday strips for some reason I don't understand. It's the only time I ever read Garfield -- June 19, every year.

So, this morning I look up their website, and toward the lower left of the screen is an ad proudly proclaiming that their desktop widget "works with Vista!"

And I realized that it really sums up everything you need to know about people who read Garfield on a regular basis.
 
2012-06-19 12:26:29 PM
Is it just me, or has this run up to this 12th anniversary been rather pointed and mean spirited?

I've heard Jim Davis hates Garfield, but it's kinda showing this past few weeks.
 
2012-06-19 12:34:56 PM
Ew, I remember Lyman and his pedo-stache.
 
2012-06-19 12:37:17 PM
Bill Murray agreed to do the 'Garfield' movie because he thought it was written by one of the Coen Brothers

Funny in a sad way.
 
2012-06-19 12:39:53 PM
For some reason, whenever I get the comics out of the newspaper, I always end up reading Garfield. Most of the time they suck, but I read them every time.

I also do the same with Family Circus, but that's more to see what kind of stupid wholesome crap they're getting into this week. It does remind me of one of the best Family Guy bits

Bill: Well, maybe you just didn't try hard enough, Brian.

Brian: You know what, father from Family Circus? All you do is judge other people. Every day in the funnies, all you do is judge. Why don't you shut your goddamn mouth for once and go home and fark your wife in the face?

Bill: You know what? That's exactly what I'm gonna do.

Peter: This is a very shocking Family Circus.
 
2012-06-19 12:44:13 PM
I'm a fan of "Garfield minus Garfield"
 
2012-06-19 01:01:07 PM
It's a cartoon strip for children.
 
2012-06-19 01:19:13 PM
12. It's a thinly-veiled commentary on the Kennedy Administration. Garfield is JFK, Odie is Ted, Jon is Joe, Nermal is Bobby, Arlene is Jackie, Lyman is lobotomized Rose. Mondays are the Commies, the spiders are the Cubans and the lasagna is all the top-shelf ass he scored.

13. Jim Davis should blow Lorenzo Music's corpse on odd-numbered days and Bill Murray on even-numbered days.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-06-19 01:48:09 PM
8. A staff of cartoonists now helps put together the ?Garfield? strips

Following the book industry's convention it should be "Jim Davis' Garfield" instead of "Garfield by Jim Davis."
 
2012-06-19 02:01:06 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-19 02:10:32 PM
at least it's better than Tim Baituk's preachfest, Funky Winkerbean.
 
2012-06-19 02:30:08 PM
It was truly funny back in the day, and I still think it has some of the funniest drawings I've seen in strips. But I do have one question...

WTF happened to the original Garfield and Friends theme song?
 
2012-06-19 02:32:31 PM

ArkAngel: It was truly funny back in the day, and I still think it has some of the funniest drawings I've seen in strips. But I do have one question...

WTF happened to the original Garfield and Friends theme song?


People didn't bring enough spaghetti.
 
2012-06-19 02:48:00 PM

ManateeGag: at least it's better than Tim Baituk's preachfest, Funky Winkerbean CancerCancer.


FTFY
 
2012-06-19 03:07:06 PM

BKITU: ManateeGag: at least it's better than Tim Baituk's preachfest, Funky Winkerbean CancerCancer.

FTFY


I don't know, I think he's on some kind of "enjoy life while you're young" story line, and it was gay rights before that.
 
2012-06-19 03:21:18 PM
Loved Garfield as a kid- the TV show was a favorite, read all the comic book compilations, you name it, and hence I feel awful mentioning how bad it is now. Sort of like my relationship with the Simpsons.

Funny thing is I still have a few of the older books, and when I pick them up I still chuckle at a few of the comics. Makes me feel better knowing that Garfield actually was a good comic when I was a kid, and it's not just my tastes changing for these things.

/been on the "Garfield's Nightmare" ride in Kennywood mentioned in the article
//sorry to mention it sucks
 
2012-06-19 03:31:33 PM

vernonFL: I'm a fan of "Garfield minus Garfield"


dahmers love zombie: [i.imgur.com image 400x116]


I wonder if that would be as poignant and sad-hilarious if I hadn't grown up reading those stupid Garfield books in the car when we went on road trips with my parents in the early 80s. If we didn't have Garfield as part of the cultural currency common to all of us, would that comic even register? Would we care?
 
2012-06-19 03:33:14 PM
ANNNNNNDDDD I'll just start posting these cause they make me larf!!

ic.pics.livejournal.com
 
2012-06-19 03:33:53 PM
ic.pics.livejournal.com
 
2012-06-19 03:34:27 PM
Anyone who still actually thinks Garfield is funny needs to read Maddox's explanation for why they are wrong.

Garfield Sucks
 
2012-06-19 03:37:21 PM
I can;t remember if it was Opus that "outed" Garfield or if it was Snoopy.
 
2012-06-19 03:37:33 PM
The worst strip in the Universe is Get Frazz.

Preachy douchebag janitor rock star enjoys replacing the popcorn in the poopshoot, if you know what i mean.
 
2012-06-19 03:37:33 PM
ic.pics.livejournal.com
 
2012-06-19 03:38:02 PM
Yeah, Garfield sucks to adults, but most people go through a Garfield stage as kids (myself included). Then I progressed on to Calvin and Hobbes and then the Far Side.
 
2012-06-19 03:38:27 PM

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

Garfield Sucks


Is Maddox still posting? I thought he got too good for the internet after his book came out.
 
2012-06-19 03:38:31 PM

halfof33: The worst strip in the Universe is Get Frazz.

Preachy douchebag janitor rock star enjoys replacing the popcorn in the poopshoot, if you know what i mean.


Nope. "For Better or For Worse".
 
2012-06-19 03:39:20 PM
Those were mostly stupid. Real trivia: gmail.com used to be for Garfield lovers.
 
2012-06-19 03:39:33 PM
R.I.P. Garfield
cdn01.cdn.justjared.com
 
2012-06-19 03:40:07 PM
i1170.photobucket.com

From last week
 
2012-06-19 03:40:28 PM
sojo.net
 
2012-06-19 03:41:07 PM
fc02.deviantart.net
 
2012-06-19 03:41:09 PM

ArkAngel: WTF happened to the original Garfield and Friends theme song?


There were three -- the original "friends are there" song, the "party" song, and the hip-hop song they used in the (crappy) final season.

Funny thing is, characters would sing or hum the original theme song throughout the series.

/watched too much Garfield and Friends growing up
 
2012-06-19 03:41:14 PM

ChipNASA: ANNNNNNDDDD I'll just start posting these cause they make me larf!!

[ic.pics.livejournal.com image 640x142]


Extra funny cause a friend of mine has a big fat male tabby cat that likes a good belly rub... and he recently contracted an inner ear infection and had a serious case of the Dizzy-cats for about 4 weeks.

And that's roughly what his eyes looked like for that month.

/He's better now, totally harmless once he got his antibiotics.
 
2012-06-19 03:41:40 PM
I miss newspapers. You could swat bugs and misbehaving dogs with them. You could make hats out of them as well. I've tried all these things with a lappy but it's just not the same.
 
2012-06-19 03:41:44 PM
i141.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-19 03:42:06 PM
Garkov - The current pinnacle of All Things Garfield.
 
2012-06-19 03:42:11 PM

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

Garfield Sucks


Maddox sucks
 
2012-06-19 03:42:17 PM
POST PON-EYES
img.ponibooru.org
 
2012-06-19 03:42:27 PM
Let me be the first...

HA HA HA GARFIELD ATE THE LASAGNA
 
2012-06-19 03:42:47 PM
There's always Mallard Fillmore to rag on. They are one step up from Tea Party protest signs. I'd find it a lot less disagreeable if it even attempted to be funny.
 
2012-06-19 03:42:59 PM
1. Jim Davis' first comic strip was about bugs

That's the most astounding fact about Garfield I've ever not known
 
2012-06-19 03:43:12 PM

meat0918: Is it just me, or has this run up to this 12th anniversary been rather pointed and mean spirited?


12th? This would be the 34th.
 
2012-06-19 03:43:34 PM

Andromeda: Loved Garfield as a kid- the TV show was a favorite, read all the comic book compilations, you name it, and hence I feel awful mentioning how bad it is now. Sort of like my relationship with the Simpsons.

Funny thing is I still have a few of the older books, and when I pick them up I still chuckle at a few of the comics. Makes me feel better knowing that Garfield actually was a good comic when I was a kid, and it's not just my tastes changing for these things.

/been on the "Garfield's Nightmare" ride in Kennywood mentioned in the article
//sorry to mention it sucks


I stilling this book but hen again it's probably because it's dashiell Hammond-esque more than anything

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2012-06-19 03:45:39 PM
GO TO HELL GARTFIELD

U STOEL MY LASANGA

OH CRAP SPIDERRRRRRRRRRRrrrrr
 
2012-06-19 03:46:29 PM
I remember Lyman *feels older*.

Also Nermal was underrated. The Garfield vs Nermal strips were some of the better work.
 
2012-06-19 03:47:12 PM
If I'm bored enough to pick up a newspaper I'm bored enough to welcome the 4 seconds of distraction provided by Garfield.

It really is amazing that newspapers are still in business.
 
2012-06-19 03:47:31 PM
 
2012-06-19 03:47:50 PM

ChipNASA: POST PON-EYES


www.dayton.org.pl
 
2012-06-19 03:47:54 PM

ha-ha-guy: Also Nermal was underrated. The Garfield vs Nermal strips were some of the better work.


images.ucomics.com

Back when the cartoon was genuinely funny.
 
2012-06-19 03:48:36 PM

Andromeda: Loved Garfield as a kid- the TV show was a favorite, read all the comic book compilations, you name it, and hence I feel awful mentioning how bad it is now. Sort of like my relationship with the Simpsons.

Funny thing is I still have a few of the older books, and when I pick them up I still chuckle at a few of the comics. Makes me feel better knowing that Garfield actually was a good comic when I was a kid, and it's not just my tastes changing for these things.

/been on the "Garfield's Nightmare" ride in Kennywood mentioned in the article
//sorry to mention it sucks


Garfield was pretty much the same. We were just brain damaged children who hadn't seen funny, and formed positive memory associations with it, so the old ones are 'still funny'. Much like snl.
 
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