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(AZCentral)   After a long, winding, seemingly aimless journey filled with numerous side distractions that threatened to distract from the mission, a bronze sculpture honoring the "Family Circus" characters is finally in the works   (azcentral.com) divider line 42
    More: Spiffy, the Family Circus, Paradise Valleys, city plan, town council, Bil Keane, life better, type-token distinction, Laguna Hills  
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2012-10-30 08:40:40 AM  
And Fark gets to determine the inscription, right?
 
2012-10-30 09:12:34 AM  
collider.com

In later years, Billy would be known in the parlance as a "bear".
 
2012-10-30 10:59:11 AM  
It'll take a lot of poop to keep it whar it is.
 
2012-10-30 11:00:40 AM  
This strip's consistency is amazing. It has never once been funny.
 
2012-10-30 11:01:14 AM  
Not Me didn't built that sculpture.
 
2012-10-30 11:01:40 AM  
This--------------------------------------makes------------------- ----------------me---------------------------very----------------- -- -------------------- -happy---------------------------X


/local
//Now when will we get greener grass overt Erma Bombeck's septic tank?
 
2012-10-30 11:02:56 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

I hope they go with the originals. Good luck getting Thelma's impressing and magnificent rack to balance on those non existent hips. Must have bottle fed 'em because you can't tell she had three kids.
 
2012-10-30 11:03:08 AM  
Only if they do the "Grown Up Family Circus" with Bil and Thel in a nursing home exposed by 60 Minutes, Billy a Hedge Fund Douche, Jeffy the nation's most prolific serial killer, PJ dead in a meth lab explosion and Dolly doing cam shows with Barfy III and Sam IV.
 
2012-10-30 11:04:11 AM  
They are putting up a statue of Billy riding his dad like a horse. This raises so many questions in my mind.

What will future archeologists think when they uncover that thing?

Will Jerry Sandusky's home town put up a statue with a similar but reversed concept?

How quickly will this thing get vandalized?
 
2012-10-30 11:04:54 AM  

doubled99: This strip's consistency is amazing. It has never once been funny.


Untrue! The early ones featured dad who was a WWII vet and part time drunk.

They were actually pretty good.
 
Skr
2012-10-30 11:05:15 AM  
The circular panels always reminded me of those cheap ass collectors plates you could buy off of late night infomercials.


f........

productimages.goantiques.com


I'll just go sulk off now
 
2012-10-30 11:06:19 AM  
Are they going to add the characters from "Pearls Before Swine" next to it?
 
2012-10-30 11:06:37 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-30 11:08:20 AM  
And do not GIS "The Family Circus Thelma" at work. At least not in this economy and with the market decline in ColdFusion applications and the dearth of AS400 opportunities.

Yep. Career-wise, I just jump from one burning building in to another. But I Fark at work so some of the fault is somebody's.
 
2012-10-30 11:11:27 AM  
Hopefully it's of this scene:

wildgunmen.com
 
2012-10-30 11:14:56 AM  
Mr. Coffee Nerves
Only if they do the "Grown Up Family Circus" with Bil and Thel in a nursing home exposed by 60 Minutes, Billy a Hedge Fund Douche, Jeffy the nation's most prolific serial killer, PJ dead in a meth lab explosion and Dolly doing cam shows with Barfy III and Sam IV.


If only someone with some art skills could render an older PJ outside a burning meth lab with his skin peeling and screaming "Not Me! Ida Know!" while the little ghosts Ida Know and Not Me run off with the meth.
 
2012-10-30 11:15:52 AM  

doubled99: This strip's consistency is amazing. It has never once been funny.


It was funny, when i was learning to read, but then I became six and found it tedious, I moved onto Calvin and Hobbes (quite early on actually 1986 when i was in grade 1) and never looked back.
 
2012-10-30 11:22:27 AM  
t2.gstatic.com
 
2012-10-30 11:22:41 AM  

TV's Vinnie: It'll take a lot of poop to keep it whar it is.


The Psychic Fern knew you were going to post that.

/say hi to Uncle Roy for me...
 
2012-10-30 11:24:47 AM  

Infobahn: This--------------------------------------makes------------------- ----------------me---------------------------very----------------- -- -------------------- -happy---------------------------X


/local
//Now when will we get greener grass overt Erma Bombeck's septic tank?


Ass soon as the casket decays sufficiently.
 
2012-10-30 11:25:34 AM  

AuralArgument: doubled99: This strip's consistency is amazing. It has never once been funny.

It was funny, when i was learning to read, but then I became six and found it tedious, I moved onto Calvin and Hobbes (quite early on actually 1986 when i was in grade 1) and never looked back.


//you've probably never heard of it
 
2012-10-30 11:26:06 AM  
http://www.newsmutiny.com/pages/Farts/FamilyCircus/FCI1.htm
 
2012-10-30 11:28:24 AM  

imtheonlylp: Not Me didn't built that sculpture.


Ida Know can't tell who did, either.
 
2012-10-30 11:31:49 AM  
i.crackedcdn.com

i.crackedcdn.com
 
2012-10-30 11:48:57 AM  

1000 Ways to Dye: //you've probably never heard of it


oi forgive me for my spelling for I am an English teacher in china.

/should explain it.
//plus this is a public forum is'nt bad spelling or misused words par for the course?
///let alone outright lies and fabrications.
//// oh yeah grammar nazi.
 
2012-10-30 11:51:55 AM  

AuralArgument: oi forgive me for my spelling for I am an English teacher in china.

/should explain it.
//plus this is a public forum is'nt bad spelling or misused words par for the course?
///let alone outright lies and fabrications.
//// oh yeah grammar nazi.


I think he meant that you sound like a douche. Easy mistake to make, for a douche.
 
2012-10-30 12:10:04 PM  

cgraves67: They are putting up a statue of Billy riding his dad like a horse. This raises so many questions in my mind.

What will future archeologists think when they uncover that thing?


Well, we found this in the ruins of Pompeii, in someone's courtyard: SO NSFW!
 
2012-10-30 12:14:45 PM  

halfof33: AuralArgument: oi forgive me for my spelling for I am an English teacher in china.

/should explain it.
//plus this is a public forum is'nt bad spelling or misused words par for the course?
///let alone outright lies and fabrications.
//// oh yeah grammar nazi.

I think he meant that you sound like a douche. Easy mistake to make, for a douche.


This!

And based on that paragraph, I wouldn't send anyone to you for English lessons.
 
2012-10-30 12:39:31 PM  
I hope they didn't get distracted.
 
2012-10-30 12:52:17 PM  
The rain steadily pounded against the windows. It had been raining since 2012 and Hurricane Sandy was parked directly above my office. My iPhone10 buzzed and I received a Blext from the Commissioner. Any blext is better than a Slog from him. I really don't want to see those hairy...

"Inspector," the blext roared, "There's been another murder. Looks like the Ida Know Killer has struck again. Also, there's a special at Hardees. Did you want to see the commercial?" Well, of course I wanted to see the commercial. Wow. Miley Cyrus in a string bikini eating fried string potatoes. What murder?

The followup slog from the commissioner reminded me that a murder had taken place. I found a police cruiser with a full charge - a lot of the cops forget to plug in their battery Crown Vics - and headed to the crime scene. I only had to stop twice to recharge.

To the uninitiated, this crime scene would turn thier stomach but I've seen it enough. A beautiful woman, throat slit and the words IDA KNOW carved across the belly. I went up to the patrol cop who discovered the scene. "Let me guess. Young mother of three, right?"

"Yep. Replied the patrol officer. "Looks like he got her from behind in the parking lot, dragged her over her, did her throat and then added his calling card. I'm guessing the body has been here for an hour and ten minutes. She enjoyed an iFrugart 20 minutes prior, called her husband ten minutes prior and ordered an online steak dinner delivered to their home five minutes prior."

"So, what's her name" I asked.

"What am I," the officer replied. "A freaking psychic?"

I looked over the body carefully. I know the labs will be here soon and I didn't want them lapping up any evidence before the crime scene people arrive. He was a smart one, this Ida Know Killer. Usually, very quick. But this time, I got lucky. The victim got a scratch in. There was DNA under her nails.

"Your getting slopping IKK" I muttered and slipped the iPhone10 down to her fingers. The DNA app ran, gave me an advertisement for tacos because I only had the free version and then it spit out the killer's name. I looked at the name and I was taken aback.

"A back behind the line, Inspector" yelled the patrol officer. "The labs are here." I got behind the line just in time to see two big retrievers run up to the victim and start their sniffing around.

"I got a hot lead" I told the cop. "I gotta get going."

"Not staying for the CAT scan?" he replied holding up a Kitty CarryAll.

I could have driven to my destination but I needed to use the wipers so the Crown Vic gave out and I had to take the subway. Holding my breath as only a New Yorker can, I swam down to the platform and caught the A Sub. When I came up for air, I was at my destination: Precinct 5.

Walking up to the Desk Sergent, I flashed him my badge. He growled "put that thing away. You nearly blinded me! What's yer beef, inspector?"

"Nuttin'," I replied. "I just wanted to show you that my badge was much shinier than yours. Ha. Ha."

"Must be that badge polish they give away down at Central. All we get is Police Brutalis. I'd rather put the stuff on my hair than use it for badge polish."

"Officer Billy Keane here?" I queried.

"Officer Billy Keane is in the locker room" the desk Sergeant replied without closing a parenthesis. I could easily attach another query but I didn't have time. I headed for the locker room.

I found him in the locker room. He was getting in to his uniform. I noted he had already put his gun in his belt, his taser in his holster, his throwaway gun in his boots, his backup gun in the small of his back, his light penknife in the cuff of his shirt and the GAU-8 minigun on his shoulder. I had hoped to catch him before he got any of his serious artillery packed. Looks like I was in luck.

"Busy afternoon, officer Keane" I said meaning me but inferring him. He looked at me. "Your inferring me, aint cha?"

"No. It's 'you're'. That's a contraction for 'you are'. 'Your' is possessive. Or reactive. But it's wrong."

"But they sound alike. How could you differentiate?"

"The inflection gave you away. Now drop all your weapons." I pulled my gun on him.

"Just for confusing "You're" and "Your"? Are you a Grammar Nazi?" he said.

"That's Grammar German National Socialist to you! But your under arrest for the killing of six women, Mister Ida Know Killer."

"You just used 'your' incorrectly!" he cried.

"We've moved on. I found your DNA under the nails of your latest victim. And you have photos of the previous five victims hanging in your locker! Plus, you have a photo of your most recent victim and some tape right next to your locker. And you appear to be writing a fifth addendum to the confession that you wrote after you killed your first victim."

Just then, another officer entered the locker room. His girl like shriek distracted me long enough for Billie to bolt. I chased him through the precinct. He took to the stairs. I followed him in the elevator because those stairs give me the creeps. Not because I'm fat or anything. I'm bulky.

Winded from the elevator, I caught up to him on the roof. He held a gun to his head. "Don't come any closer," he yelled. "I have multiple personalities. There are at least five hostages here!"

"Don't do anything stupid" I yelled. "Let the female and child like ones go. We can make a deal!"

"No! It's too late! Thelma! I love you!" he yelled. A shot rang out and he fell off the roof and in to the massively flooded street below. Did I mention all the rain? I'm sure I did. By the time I got there, there was nothing. And they never recovered a body.

The Ida Know Killer never struck again. But out in southern California where they say it never rains, there's a killer on the road. His brain, they reason, squirms like a toad. Like the IKK, his murders are simple and quick but he carves his calling card in to the torso, he simply scrawls "Not Me".
 
2012-10-30 01:23:30 PM  
What the hell did I just read?
 
2012-10-30 01:40:57 PM  

Uzzah: TV's Vinnie: It'll take a lot of poop to keep it whar it is.

The Psychic Fern knew you were going to post that.

/say hi to Uncle Roy for me...


I hope they put the melonhead's statues in the Difficult Zone.
 
2012-10-30 02:06:24 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: cgraves67: They are putting up a statue of Billy riding his dad like a horse. This raises so many questions in my mind.

What will future archeologists think when they uncover that thing?

Well, we found this in the ruins of Pompeii, in someone's courtyard: SO NSFW!


Is it weird that the oddest thing about that to me, is the fact that they're in missionary position?
 
2012-10-30 02:38:13 PM  

FunkOut: Uzzah: TV's Vinnie: It'll take a lot of poop to keep it whar it is.

The Psychic Fern knew you were going to post that.

/say hi to Uncle Roy for me...

I hope they put the melonhead's statues in the Difficult Zone.


Nutsaks and all?
 
2012-10-30 03:31:48 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: The rain steadily pounded against the windows. It had been raining since 2012 and Hurricane Sandy was parked directly above my office...


Why did I read that in regnaD kciN Nick Danger's voice?

 
2012-10-30 03:56:52 PM  

halfof33: doubled99: This strip's consistency is amazing. It has never once been funny.

Untrue! The early ones featured dad who was a WWII vet and part time drunk.

They were actually pretty good.


When was this? I was born in '72 and don't ever remember Family Circus being funny.
 
2012-10-30 04:41:51 PM  

Medic Zero: When was this? I was born in '72 and don't ever remember Family Circus being funny.


Early sixties.

/no I wasn't around then either.
 
2012-10-30 04:45:24 PM  

timharrod: FunkOut: Uzzah: TV's Vinnie: It'll take a lot of poop to keep it whar it is.

The Psychic Fern knew you were going to post that.

/say hi to Uncle Roy for me...

I hope they put the melonhead's statues in the Difficult Zone.

Nutsaks and all?


It's one of Thel's guilty pleasures...
 
2012-10-30 05:38:34 PM  
Why must we celebrate the fact that so many trees died in the name of such a worthless comic strip?
 
2012-10-30 05:49:24 PM  

Valiente: What the hell did I just read?


something phenominally better than the family circus.
 
2012-10-30 08:09:03 PM  
It's really too bad they shut down the Nietzsche Family Circus website. I saved a couple of them:
crow202.org
 
2012-10-30 11:06:44 PM  
I can't find the image, but my fave DFC has the family in a restaurant. Thel's wearing a pillbox hat and perusing the menu. Jeffy pipes up and says, "Hey! Jackie Kennedy! Just order the farkin' salad, OK? We're hungry!"
 
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