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(Listverse)   The top ten list of greatest American comic strips in history gets #'s 1 and 2 right. Click on the right to read dissenting opinions that are totally wrong   (listverse.com) divider line 65
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2013-07-10 12:07:59 AM
6 votes:

jaytkay: List was obviously skewed to omit conservative humor.


I know. No one ever shows me any love.
2013-07-09 07:34:39 PM
5 votes:
The list sucks without super hero comic strips.

jaypinkerton.com

jaypinkerton.com

jaypinkerton.com
2013-07-09 06:25:52 PM
5 votes:

UberDave: Another...

[s23.postimg.org image 600x848]


This is one of my favorites
www.kencollier.org
Yeah... I know...not Bloom County
2013-07-09 09:50:53 PM
4 votes:
I had this hanging on my fridge for years.

i303.photobucket.com
2013-07-09 08:30:07 PM
4 votes:
Pear pimples for hairy fishnuts?
2013-07-09 08:11:15 PM
4 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com
2013-07-09 07:36:39 PM
4 votes:
jaypinkerton.com

jaypinkerton.com

jaypinkerton.com
2013-07-09 10:32:16 PM
3 votes:
www.swamp.com.au
www.swamp.com.au
auspacmedia.com.au
2013-07-09 10:17:06 PM
3 votes:
If only webcomics were included, we could certainly replace a few of the stragglers on that list.
pbfcomics.com
2013-07-09 08:34:18 PM
3 votes:
Came here for Little Nemo in Slumberland. Leaving satisfied. And leaving this here.

img.photobucket.com
2013-07-09 08:18:59 PM
3 votes:
www.reoiv.com
2013-07-09 08:18:46 PM
3 votes:
www.thekeep.net
2013-07-09 06:41:48 PM
3 votes:

Confabulat: where is ziggy?


i.imgur.com
2013-07-09 04:34:01 PM
3 votes:
List fails without that one comic strip with the clever duck who wears a hat and says funny, timely things and Mary Worth.
2013-07-10 02:03:54 AM
2 votes:

jso2897: Act like who doesn't exist?


Sigh.

A guy is visiting San Francisco, and walks into a small store in Chinatown.

He notices a small bronze statue of a rat.

He asks the owner "how much", and the owner replies "$50 for the bronze rat, and $1000 for the story behind it."

The guy says, "forget the story", and buys the rat.

As he's walking down the street he notices two live rats following him. As he continues to walk, more rats start following him.

He starts to get a little concerned, and heads for the waterfront. By the time he gets there there are thousands and thousands of rats following him.

He walks up to the end of the pier and throws the bronze rat into the bay, and the rats all follow and leap off of the pier and drown.

The guy rushes back to the store and walks in. The owner says, "Ah!, so your back for the story".

The guys says, "No, I was wondering if you have any bronze liberals?"
2013-07-10 12:00:36 AM
2 votes:

ERNesbitt: Stavr0: Pear pimples for hairy fishnuts?



1.bp.blogspot.com
2013-07-09 09:34:49 PM
2 votes:
oi40.tinypic.com
2013-07-09 09:14:46 PM
2 votes:
And lest I forget my all-time favorite:

img200.imageshack.us
2013-07-09 08:40:35 PM
2 votes:
Chick tracts should have been in there
2013-07-09 08:31:23 PM
2 votes:
When I was a kid, I was partial to "Little Annie Fannie" when I could get ahold of it.
2013-07-09 07:26:28 PM
2 votes:

Three Crooked Squirrels: [500daysto50.com image 600x185]

I can't contain the laughter.


The writer of that strip, along with all of her relatives, out to 10th cousins and five generations in either direction, should all be sterilized. Worst. Strip. Ever.
2013-07-09 06:58:36 PM
2 votes:
500daysto50.com

I can't contain the laughter.
2013-07-09 06:38:28 PM
2 votes:
i1123.photobucket.com



One of my all time favorites. I was in that shape the Sunday it was printed.
2013-07-09 06:34:53 PM
2 votes:
where is ziggy?
2013-07-09 06:20:35 PM
2 votes:
Another...

s23.postimg.org
2013-07-09 06:17:11 PM
2 votes:

BizarreMan: I would have gone for Bloom County over Opus.  Maybe because Opus and Outland never ran anywhere I could read them on a daily basis.  But face it, without Bloom County there would never have been any spin offs.


Opus and Outland were great but Bloom County was orders of magnitude better.  Should have been on the list...

s2.postimg.org
2013-07-09 05:35:06 PM
2 votes:
i105.photobucket.com
2013-07-09 05:20:13 PM
2 votes:
The "Garfield Alone" strip, since the article links to a black and white page you have to hunt through.
nowiknow.com
2013-07-09 05:16:48 PM
2 votes:
Garfield minus Garfield and the Garfield Randomizer breathe life into what was never an actually funny comic.

http://garfieldminusgarfield.net/

http://garfieldrandomizer.tumblr.com/

/full disclosure :  I always read Garfield first when I got the paper at breakfast.
//can't honestly say they were funny, but I liked them.
2013-07-10 03:54:26 PM
1 votes:

Gunny Highway:

Does Cul De Sac not run in anyone's newspaper? I feel like I am farking insane.
I've never seen it in any paper.   Thanks for the examples -- now I know WHY.
2013-07-10 08:38:27 AM
1 votes:
www.oboemotions.com

Okay, I'm done.
2013-07-10 08:32:52 AM
1 votes:
skateandannoy.com
2013-07-10 08:15:45 AM
1 votes:
wondermark.com
2013-07-10 02:20:31 AM
1 votes:

Conservative Humor: jso2897: Act like who doesn't exist?

Sigh.

A guy is visiting San Francisco, and walks into a small store in Chinatown.

He notices a small bronze statue of a rat.

He asks the owner "how much", and the owner replies "$50 for the bronze rat, and $1000 for the story behind it."

The guy says, "forget the story", and buys the rat.

As he's walking down the street he notices two live rats following him. As he continues to walk, more rats start following him.

He starts to get a little concerned, and heads for the waterfront. By the time he gets there there are thousands and thousands of rats following him.

He walks up to the end of the pier and throws the bronze rat into the bay, and the rats all follow and leap off of the pier and drown.

The guy rushes back to the store and walks in. The owner says, "Ah!, so your back for the story".

The guys says, "No, I was wondering if you have any bronze liberals?"


I hope you have a day job.
2013-07-10 01:44:27 AM
1 votes:

Conservative Humor: FloydA: Oh come on, you just made that up, didn't you?  That's not a real thing.

Why must people always act like I don't exist?


Act like who doesn't exist?
2013-07-10 12:57:13 AM
1 votes:

FloydA: Oh come on, you just made that up, didn't you?  That's not a real thing.


Why must people always act like I don't exist?
2013-07-10 12:25:07 AM
1 votes:

HaywoodJablonski: 1. Cathy
2. Family Circus
3. Mary Worth
4. Andy Capp
5. Crankshaft
6. Garfield
7. Doonesbury
8. B.C.
9. Ziggy
10. Calvin & Hobbes


You left off The Lockhorns and Broom Hilda.
2013-07-09 11:45:39 PM
1 votes:
I saw these a while ago, and it brought a tear to my eye. A little nostalgia for the Calvin and Hobbes crowd:

http://imgur.com/tUzAL Hobbes & Bacon
2013-07-09 11:37:02 PM
1 votes:
www.zippythepinhead.com
List fails without the Zipster.
2013-07-09 11:32:36 PM
1 votes:
Little Nemo is #1.
upload.wikimedia.org
2013-07-09 11:31:49 PM
1 votes:
Opus was never a character in Academia Waltz. He started out as a bit as Binkley's pet and grew from there.

www.cartoonistgroup.com

Bloom County was so much better than the sequels, and should have been on this list instead.
2013-07-09 11:15:50 PM
1 votes:
Perfect timing:
i1193.photobucket.com
This is what I'm probably going to look like next week when sales resume.
2013-07-09 11:04:41 PM
1 votes:
www.slate.com
2013-07-09 11:04:39 PM
1 votes:

JohnAnnArbor: ["Arnold" comics]


At one point in that strip, Tommy decided to take kung-fu. His teacher used him to demonstrate "the double-handed nostril pull!" which stretched Tommy's nose out. Tommy thought, "I can smell my neck!" and then decided to quit kung-fu. Arnold replied, "What? But then you'll never be able to kick a hole in the ceiling!!1!" And there was the recurring character Jimmy the Wonder Newt, who was like a deconstruction of Lassie (trying to write "Timmy's trapped in the well" in the gravy boat, and then getting bludgeoned with a shovel.)

I believe the cartoonist stopped drawing that strip because of the sheer volume of reader complaints it generated. This was a pity. It was just 20 or so years ahead of its time, or something.

crow202.org
2013-07-09 10:40:47 PM
1 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com
2013-07-09 10:38:41 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-07-09 09:38:56 PM
1 votes:
I guess Trots and Bonnie is not considered syndicated because it only appeared in the National Lampoon.
comicscomicsmag.com
2013-07-09 09:29:09 PM
1 votes:
One of the best moments of my life is when I got my seven year-old son the first Calvin and Hobbes book.  At first he didn't know what to make of it.  I had to explain comic strips to him.  After the first page, he didn't speak to me or his mother for two days.  All he did was read the book and giggle.
2013-07-09 09:11:18 PM
1 votes:
picturesforsadchildren.comwww.mezzacotta.netpicturesforsadchildren.compicturesforsadchildren.compicturesforsadchildren.com
2013-07-09 09:09:00 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-07-09 08:59:52 PM
1 votes:
Liberty Meadows... never heard of it or her

Garfield... the spinoffs and parodies are better.

Replace 'em with...

Herman
1.bp.blogspot.com

and

Bizarro
robot6.comicbookresources.com

Otherwise a fine list.

It would have been nice to see Ernie Pook's Comeek there too, but that's more of a pipe dream
2013-07-09 08:55:20 PM
1 votes:
i253.photobucket.com
2013-07-09 08:49:18 PM
1 votes:

revrendjim:

CSB: I went to high school with Bill Watterson (Chagrin Falls OH, class of 76). He drew cartoons in the yearbook. A few years later when I was moving (before C&H) I decided that nostalgia was stupid and threw away my yearbooks. I am a dumbass.
Point taken.  I am given to understand that Berkey Brethed penned the following comic in high school, and when his teacher examined it, her comment was "You're going to be very rich."   Any other "before they were famous" stories out there?

static.tvtropes.org
Gesundheit
2013-07-09 08:39:21 PM
1 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com
2013-07-09 08:34:17 PM
1 votes:
I find their lack of Dilbert disturbing.
2013-07-09 08:23:55 PM
1 votes:
www.tcj.com
2013-07-09 08:22:31 PM
1 votes:
stuartngbooks.com
2013-07-09 08:20:29 PM
1 votes:
www.berkeleybreathed.com
2013-07-09 08:17:58 PM
1 votes:
This is an outrage!

Peanuts should be #1.
2013-07-09 08:15:37 PM
1 votes:
Wow, Garfield and Peanuts? Why don't they go the full nine yards and put Family Circus on the list?
2013-07-09 08:11:08 PM
1 votes:
dawnpapuga.com
What?  No "Get Fuzzy"????  Sacrilege!
2013-07-09 08:07:22 PM
1 votes:
Liberty Meadows.  Really?  Liberty Meadows?

The author of this list is somehow connected to Liberty Meadows.  There is ZERO other explanation.
2013-07-09 07:58:50 PM
1 votes:
CSB: I went to high school with Bill Watterson (Chagrin Falls OH, class of 76). He drew cartoons in the yearbook. A few years later when I was moving (before C&H) I decided that nostalgia was stupid and threw away my yearbooks. I am a dumbass.
2013-07-09 07:39:08 PM
1 votes:

Gumpus: Cannot argue with 1 and 2, though I would have reversed the order.


I agree with that, but as for the rest of the list . . . I mean, Garfield?!?  Really?!?  Garfield is a comic strip for people who find "Family Circus" to be too controversial and cutting-edge and who think of "Mark Trail" as being too fast-paced.
2013-07-09 07:29:59 PM
1 votes:

Nadie_AZ: I really don't get the listing of Garfield. I never found him funny.


Did you see all of them?

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