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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 52
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2012-06-19 03:42:11 PM  
4 votes:

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 02:10:32 PM  
4 votes:
at least it's better than Tim Baituk's preachfest, Funky Winkerbean.
2012-06-19 12:12:50 PM  
4 votes:
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 07:09:27 PM  
3 votes:

halfof33: worst


Never heard of it. However, I can assure you that you are wrong, for Marmaduke is the very worst comic that has ever been or could ever be.

This is the funniest Marmaduke cartoon ever. Note that it is in no way funny.

upload.wikimedia.org
2012-06-19 03:48:36 PM  
3 votes:

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.
2012-06-19 12:44:13 PM  
3 votes:
I'm a fan of "Garfield minus Garfield"
2012-06-20 12:52:54 PM  
2 votes:

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.)
2012-06-19 11:22:33 PM  
2 votes:
imgs.xkcd.com
2012-06-19 07:24:05 PM  
2 votes:

Mambo Bananapatch: halfof33: worst

Never heard of it. However, I can assure you that you are wrong, for Marmaduke is the very worst comic that has ever been or could ever be.


You're all wrong. The correct answer is "The Dinette Set."

i816.photobucket.com
2012-06-19 04:03:21 PM  
2 votes:
"Do you have any regrets?"

"Garfield..." -Bill Murray, Zombieland
2012-06-19 03:46:29 PM  
2 votes:
I remember Lyman *feels older*.

Also Nermal was underrated. The Garfield vs Nermal strips were some of the better work.
2012-06-19 03:21:18 PM  
2 votes:
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
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-06-19 01:48:09 PM  
2 votes:
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."
2012-06-20 08:47:59 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2012-06-19 11:05:55 PM  
1 votes:

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
2012-06-19 09:51:32 PM  
1 votes:
#14. Jim Davis has not picked up a pen in over 25 years except to endorse a check.
2012-06-19 08:26:45 PM  
1 votes:

Fano: The_Sponge: CSB:

I loved the Garfield Halloween special when I was a kid.

/Still do.

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"


Damn it. I didn't need to cry tonight.

I watched all the Garfield tv specials in the 80s. Always loved the Halloween special.

Anyone remember Garfield in Paradise?
2012-06-19 07:41:32 PM  
1 votes:

GypsyJoker: Mambo Bananapatch: halfof33: worst

Never heard of it. However, I can assure you that you are wrong, for Marmaduke is the very worst comic that has ever been or could ever be.

You're all wrong. The correct answer is "The Dinette Set."

[i816.photobucket.com image 640x630]


That is such concentrated anti-humor it cannot be enjoyed even ironically.
2012-06-19 07:10:45 PM  
1 votes:

Teknowaffle: moops: I remember the one Garfield comic where Odie spoke. Anyone else remember what Odie said?

tillerman35: Here's #12 for you: Odie never "speaks" (or uses thought-bubble telepathy). Except for in ONE strip, in which he says "I'm Hungry."

That was a pretty good near simulpost.


Found it!

images.ucomics.com

This may have been the last appearance of Lyman as well.
2012-06-19 06:02:07 PM  
1 votes:
12) Garfield is a total rip off of Heathcliff, the fat orange cat who is a lot funnier and in one panel too.
2012-06-19 05:46:55 PM  
1 votes:
Best part about Garfield is that they hid a dirty version of an edited comic (NSFW language) in one of the CGI movies!

i.imgur.com

Look carefully at that comic there, he's clearly giving an F bomb.
2012-06-19 05:40:12 PM  
1 votes:

Somacandra: ManateeGag: 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.

You people follow goddamn STORYLINES in Garfield?

/Garfield has storylines?


no, Cancer Cancerbean. Garfield doesn't have a continuing story line for more than a week at most.
2012-06-19 05:01:12 PM  
1 votes:
www.mezzacotta.net
2.bp.blogspot.com
Because someone had to
2012-06-19 04:50:41 PM  
1 votes:
I like these strips where it's implied that Garfield is slowly starving to death in an abandoned house.

cdn.retrojunk.com
cdn.retrojunk.com
cdn.retrojunk.com

See the rest here...
2012-06-19 04:45:08 PM  
1 votes:

punistation: "Davis' operations are now centralized on a strip of land in his Indiana home in a 50 staff operation "

"He spends a week writing a bunch of strips at a time and doodling the panels for a team of sketch artists in his ink and lettering departments who put together the final product."

Creating a 3-panel comic is HARD. Just ask any webcomic creator today.



So he employs a bunch of tracers.
2012-06-19 04:27:32 PM  
1 votes:
Garfield?

1.bp.blogspot.com
2012-06-19 04:25:52 PM  
1 votes:
12. The Garfield TV show was better than the Dilbert one.
2012-06-19 04:18:03 PM  
1 votes:

ChipNASA: PNSFW Garfield.

(go ahead....clicky...you know you want to.


FunnyJunk? Seriously?
2012-06-19 04:16:24 PM  
1 votes:
i116.photobucket.com
i116.photobucket.com
2012-06-19 04:11:51 PM  
1 votes:
I enjoyed garfield minus garfield, but mostly because of Jon's angst.
2012-06-19 04:11:50 PM  
1 votes:
All I know is that the Garfield Halloween Special with the ghost pirates scared the shiat out of me when I was a kid.
2012-06-19 04:11:48 PM  
1 votes:

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

Garfield Sucks


Anybody who reads Maddox has no room to talk about people who read Garfield.
2012-06-19 04:08:32 PM  
1 votes:

ChipNASA: POST PON-EYES
[img.ponibooru.org image 300x364]


fark off, you mincing deviant.
2012-06-19 04:08:24 PM  
1 votes:
Garfield was never funny..


Now this....THIS is FUNNY!!!

thelaughbag.files.wordpress.com
2012-06-19 04:05:48 PM  
1 votes:
5. The Chicago Sun Times cancelled the strip but a massive reader protest brought it back

So that's who I blame for taking 9 Chickweed Lane from my news paper. Yes, let's take away a comic about a ballet dancer in very form fitting clothing but heaven forbid we take away a comic about an obese cat with an irresponsible owner!
2012-06-19 03:54:57 PM  
1 votes:

ChipNASA: POST PON-EYES
[img.ponibooru.org image 300x364]


Okay, but only cause you said

i20.photobucket.com
2012-06-19 03:52:41 PM  
1 votes:

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

[images.ucomics.com image 600x173]

Back when the cartoon was genuinely funny.


Ah the good days, when Garfield had the casual cruelty you expect out of a cat.
2012-06-19 03:52:30 PM  
1 votes:
Always remembered Lyman as a roommate, not the neighbor. Made more sense as to why Odie was around all of the time. Oh, well, makes no difference in the list's crappiness.

The voice of 'Garfield' starred on 'Rhoda' and 'The Real Ghostbusters'

I for one am shocked that Lorenzo Music had the gall to take jobs other than being the voice of Garfield. Also, that Venkman, who only sounded exactly like Garfield, might have had the same voice actor. Had no idea. Thanks, article writer guy!

/RIP L.Music
2012-06-19 03:52:21 PM  
1 votes:

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

[images.ucomics.com image 600x173]

Back when the cartoon was genuinely funny.


Agreed. Nermal strips were usually the best and legit funny.

images.ucomics.com
2012-06-19 03:47:31 PM  
1 votes:
2012-06-19 03:42:47 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:42:17 PM  
1 votes:
POST PON-EYES
img.ponibooru.org
2012-06-19 03:42:06 PM  
1 votes:
Garkov - The current pinnacle of All Things Garfield.
2012-06-19 03:39:20 PM  
1 votes:
Those were mostly stupid. Real trivia: gmail.com used to be for Garfield lovers.
2012-06-19 03:38:27 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:38:02 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:33:14 PM  
1 votes:
ANNNNNNDDDD I'll just start posting these cause they make me larf!!

ic.pics.livejournal.com
2012-06-19 03:31:33 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:48:00 PM  
1 votes:

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


FTFY
2012-06-19 02:30:08 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:01:06 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-06-19 01:19:13 PM  
1 votes:
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.
 
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