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2014-08-01 02:33:18 PM  
No 'Wizard of Id' ?
 
2014-08-01 02:46:44 PM  
No Calvin and Hobbes?
/ not that Waterson would allow it....
 
2014-08-01 02:53:21 PM  

SauronWasFramed: No Calvin and Hobbes?
/ not that Waterson would allow it....


Any attempt at a Calvin & Hobbes movie would be an abomination.
 
2014-08-01 02:54:11 PM  
i.kinja-img.com
 
2014-08-01 03:03:37 PM  
Bloom County, anyone?  Schlock Mercenary (though that has never been published in papers)?  I think 9 Chickweed Lane may be that rare R-rated animated movie. . .
 
2014-08-01 03:04:33 PM  

Lord Jubjub: Bloom County, anyone?


Bloom County could only exist as a period piece. There's no way it could work outside of the 1980s.
 
2014-08-01 03:07:33 PM  
Cathy should be a hardcore anal gangbang film.
 
2014-08-01 03:08:09 PM  

Confabulat: SauronWasFramed: No Calvin and Hobbes?
/ not that Waterson would allow it....

Any attempt at a Calvin & Hobbes movie would be an abomination.



And that has stopped Hollywood in the past.

Oh, wait, I mean the other thing. Never stopped. That's it.
 
2014-08-01 03:09:15 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Cathy should be a hardcore anal gangbang film.



Cathy Craves Cleveland?
 
2014-08-01 03:10:28 PM  

bearded clamorer: No 'Wizard of Id' ?


There is a puppet version. You Tube it. It was done by Jim Henson.
 
2014-08-01 03:27:12 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-01 04:00:26 PM  

rikdanger: [i.kinja-img.com image 636x389]


I miss the Family Circus threads.
 
2014-08-01 04:09:37 PM  

Confabulat: SauronWasFramed: No Calvin and Hobbes?
/ not that Waterson would allow it....

Any attempt at a Calvin & Hobbes movie would be an abomination.


Consider how farked up the Little Nemo movie was.
 
2014-08-01 04:20:03 PM  
www.scotteder.com
 
2014-08-01 04:21:33 PM  
List fails without Questionable Content.
 
2014-08-01 04:29:15 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Cathy should be a hardcore anal gangbang film.


I think the spirit of Cathy has been captured in several sitcoms in the last 20 years. Although admittedly with no anal gangbang yet. Whitney Cummings or Chelsea Handler would probably be up for it though.

Face it, comic strips are farking stupid. Even as a little kid, beside The Far Side, Bloom County and I guess Calvin and Hobbes to me they were all just soul suckingly unfunny.
 
2014-08-01 04:30:24 PM  
i253.photobucket.com
This reminds me, if you have a spare $10,000 lying around, please feel to contribute to my $10,000,000 Kickstarter drive to make The Last Temptation of Chester Cheeto.
 
2014-08-01 04:31:18 PM  

Mugato: Even as a little kid, beside The Far Side, Bloom County and I guess Calvin and Hobbes to me they were all just soul suckingly unfunny.


Bullshiat. Peanuts remains brilliant. Schulz never rested on his laurels either. His final years of that strip are some of the weirdest things you'll ever read. He totally ditched Charlie Brown and Lucy and spent years focusing on Spike and Rerun. It wasn't funny at all, but it was still pretty amazing work.
 
2014-08-01 04:32:11 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: List fails without Questionable Content.


I don't know if I could watch 2 hours of people being terrible to each other.
 
2014-08-01 04:32:56 PM  

ManateeGag: Benevolent Misanthrope: List fails without Questionable Content.

I don't know if I could watch 2 hours of people being terrible to each other.


It depends.  Marten's not terrible to anyone.
 
2014-08-01 04:37:59 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: ManateeGag: Benevolent Misanthrope: List fails without Questionable Content.

I don't know if I could watch 2 hours of people being terrible to each other.

It depends.  Marten's not terrible to anyone.


Okay, two hours of people being terrible to each other and a confused dishrag.
 
2014-08-01 04:50:40 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: List fails without Questionable Content.


Great idea, it would be just like Gosford Park, where at the end of the movie the big reveal is that I'll never have those 3 farking hours of my life back, and have received nothing in exchange for them.
 
2014-08-01 04:51:23 PM  

Confabulat: Mugato: Even as a little kid, beside The Far Side, Bloom County and I guess Calvin and Hobbes to me they were all just soul suckingly unfunny.

Bullshiat. Peanuts remains brilliant. Schulz never rested on his laurels either. His final years of that strip are some of the weirdest things you'll ever read. He totally ditched Charlie Brown and Lucy and spent years focusing on Spike and Rerun. It wasn't funny at all, but it was still pretty amazing work.


I wish his final strip had half of it reusing Charlie Brown not getting a Valentine card, then after lamenting again, he notices a letter stuck in the back, reads it and its from the Little Red Hair Girl saying hi or wanting to be his friend. The last panel is just Charlie Brown standing there holding the letter and smiling.

I feel that one panel would be so damn powerful and after almost fifty years the series ends with finally a victory for Charlie Brown.
 
2014-08-01 04:52:04 PM  
le epic XD
 
2014-08-01 04:53:57 PM  
Oglaf.
The H Line (or Hard Line, or whatever that thing was called).
Ghastley's Ghastly Comic.
 
2014-08-01 04:55:32 PM  

NeverDrunk23: Confabulat: Mugato: Even as a little kid, beside The Far Side, Bloom County and I guess Calvin and Hobbes to me they were all just soul suckingly unfunny.

Bullshiat. Peanuts remains brilliant. Schulz never rested on his laurels either. His final years of that strip are some of the weirdest things you'll ever read. He totally ditched Charlie Brown and Lucy and spent years focusing on Spike and Rerun. It wasn't funny at all, but it was still pretty amazing work.

I wish his final strip had half of it reusing Charlie Brown not getting a Valentine card, then after lamenting again, he notices a letter stuck in the back, reads it and its from the Little Red Hair Girl saying hi or wanting to be his friend. The last panel is just Charlie Brown standing there holding the letter and smiling.

I feel that one panel would be so damn powerful and after almost fifty years the series ends with finally a victory for Charlie Brown.


s.mlkshk.com
 
2014-08-01 04:55:49 PM  
Those would all be awful movies. Most of them are "slice of life" style stories with little in the way of a story arc that could be expanded into a movie. That means you would have characters and a couple of jokes from the strips but most of the actual content of the movie would be stuff made up entirely by the studio making the film. Just a bad, bad, idea AV Club writer.
 
2014-08-01 04:56:43 PM  

odinsposse: Those would all be awful movies. Most of them are "slice of life" style stories with little in the way of a story arc that could be expanded into a movie. That means you would have characters and a couple of jokes from the strips but most of the actual content of the movie would be stuff made up entirely by the studio making the film. Just a bad, bad, idea AV Club writer.


You mean like Other The Hedge?
 
2014-08-01 04:57:30 PM  

Ed Grubermann: odinsposse: Those would all be awful movies. Most of them are "slice of life" style stories with little in the way of a story arc that could be expanded into a movie. That means you would have characters and a couple of jokes from the strips but most of the actual content of the movie would be stuff made up entirely by the studio making the film. Just a bad, bad, idea AV Club writer.

You mean like Other The Hedge?


"Over". "Over the Hedge", you God-damned retard!
 
2014-08-01 04:58:25 PM  
After the first 5 minutes, Family Circus would be 2 hours of repeat, repeat, repeat, occasionally broken up by a short segment of a kid getting lost, which would then repeat, repeat, repeat.
 
2014-08-01 05:00:21 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Cathy should be a hardcore anal gangbang film.


AAAAAAACK!
 
2014-08-01 05:06:24 PM  
nerdreactor.com
 
2014-08-01 05:07:05 PM  

NeverDrunk23: I wish his final strip had half of it reusing Charlie Brown not getting a Valentine card, then after lamenting again, he notices a letter stuck in the back, reads it and its from the Little Red Hair Girl saying hi or wanting to be his friend. The last panel is just Charlie Brown standing there holding the letter and smiling.

I feel that one panel would be so damn powerful and after almost fifty years the series ends with finally a victory for Charlie Brown.


That is a neat idea but by the time he died it seems like Schulz was far removed from those sort of ideas. He really seemed like the best sort of cartoonist who poured his psyche out on his panels and you can see how his life changed over the decades. Lots of people (myself included) think Peanuts peaked in the 70s, when it was often laugh-out-loud hilarious and cheerful and carefree (like Snoopy dancing) which paralleled Schulz's rise to wealth and fame.

Later years became increasingly darker. In the late 80s he abandoned the 4-panel format entirely (one of the first cartoonists to do so) and after that it became a sort of philosophical memoir. It's no coincidence he spent his final years focusing on Spike (alone in the desert) and Rerun (too naive to understand the world around him).

One of his later strips (which I wish I could find online but eh how?) has Charlie Brown bringing Snoopy his nightly dinner. Snoopy dutifully eats it. Charlie Brown stares at him as says "You know, I remember when you used to dance when I did this." Snoopy mocks him with a goofy slow dance and goes back to sleep.
 
2014-08-01 05:11:51 PM  

Ed Grubermann: Oglaf.
The H Line (or Hard Line, or whatever that thing was called).
Ghastley's Ghastly Comic.


Note to anyone googling these, they're NSFW.

/Mr Grubermann ... you really should have warned people.
 
2014-08-01 05:13:12 PM  

ManateeGag: Benevolent Misanthrope: List fails without Questionable Content.

I don't know if I could watch 2 hours of people being terrible to each other.


What? What about the Momo/Mae lesbian android sex that you know is coming up. Not to mention Marten Claire Emily love triangle that's brewing.
 
2014-08-01 05:19:20 PM  
List fails without Dondi.

Apartment 3-G would be worth a look...Twenty-four- year-old female roommates forever changing clothes...And talking in exclamations!  Every sentence!
 
2014-08-01 05:21:45 PM  

Confabulat: NeverDrunk23: I wish his final strip had half of it reusing Charlie Brown not getting a Valentine card, then after lamenting again, he notices a letter stuck in the back, reads it and its from the Little Red Hair Girl saying hi or wanting to be his friend. The last panel is just Charlie Brown standing there holding the letter and smiling.

I feel that one panel would be so damn powerful and after almost fifty years the series ends with finally a victory for Charlie Brown.

That is a neat idea but by the time he died it seems like Schulz was far removed from those sort of ideas. He really seemed like the best sort of cartoonist who poured his psyche out on his panels and you can see how his life changed over the decades. Lots of people (myself included) think Peanuts peaked in the 70s, when it was often laugh-out-loud hilarious and cheerful and carefree (like Snoopy dancing) which paralleled Schulz's rise to wealth and fame.

Later years became increasingly darker. In the late 80s he abandoned the 4-panel format entirely (one of the first cartoonists to do so) and after that it became a sort of philosophical memoir. It's no coincidence he spent his final years focusing on Spike (alone in the desert) and Rerun (too naive to understand the world around him).

One of his later strips (which I wish I could find online but eh how?) has Charlie Brown bringing Snoopy his nightly dinner. Snoopy dutifully eats it. Charlie Brown stares at him as says "You know, I remember when you used to dance when I did this." Snoopy mocks him with a goofy slow dance and goes back to sleep.


On the plus side, he dropped Patty and Violet later on. They were just biatchy. They had Lucy's meanness but none of her hilarity or snark.

There was a strip similar the one you mentioned where he says that Snoopy doesn't dance anymore. Cue Snoopy dancing to what Charlie coins as the most sarcastic dancing ever.

I usually skip over any arcs involving baseball as they usually end depressingly.

And now I have the cartoon's theme song stuck in my head.
 
2014-08-01 05:24:34 PM  

Confabulat: NeverDrunk23: I wish his final strip had half of it reusing Charlie Brown not getting a Valentine card, then after lamenting again, he notices a letter stuck in the back, reads it and its from the Little Red Hair Girl saying hi or wanting to be his friend. The last panel is just Charlie Brown standing there holding the letter and smiling.

I feel that one panel would be so damn powerful and after almost fifty years the series ends with finally a victory for Charlie Brown.

That is a neat idea but by the time he died it seems like Schulz was far removed from those sort of ideas. He really seemed like the best sort of cartoonist who poured his psyche out on his panels and you can see how his life changed over the decades. Lots of people (myself included) think Peanuts peaked in the 70s, when it was often laugh-out-loud hilarious and cheerful and carefree (like Snoopy dancing) which paralleled Schulz's rise to wealth and fame.

Later years became increasingly darker. In the late 80s he abandoned the 4-panel format entirely (one of the first cartoonists to do so) and after that it became a sort of philosophical memoir. It's no coincidence he spent his final years focusing on Spike (alone in the desert) and Rerun (too naive to understand the world around him).

One of his later strips (which I wish I could find online but eh how?) has Charlie Brown bringing Snoopy his nightly dinner. Snoopy dutifully eats it. Charlie Brown stares at him as says "You know, I remember when you used to dance when I did this." Snoopy mocks him with a goofy slow dance and goes back to sleep.


you may be overthinking this, both of you. It's a farking comic strip!
 
2014-08-01 05:26:43 PM  
Just keep your filthy hands off Calvin and Hobbes and Bloom County.
 
2014-08-01 05:26:53 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Cathy should be a hardcore anal gangbang film.


They kinda did that already.

fanart.tv
 
2014-08-01 05:28:30 PM  
BTW: This was made into a movie:

bmj2k.files.wordpress.com

So my irreverent suggestions for a movie based on the lovable characters created by Ivan Brunetti may not strike your funny bone but our grandparents certainly were more accepting of this type of course humor.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-01 05:28:52 PM  
Bil Keane of Family Circus is basically the annoying person we all know who has to tell you stories about the "cute things my kid said or did the other day". He was probably thrilled when Facebook came around so he could steal new material more efficiently.
 
2014-08-01 05:31:22 PM  

SauronWasFramed: No Calvin and Hobbes?
/ not that Waterson would allow it....



files.wts.edu
www.d.umn.edu
BORING!
 
2014-08-01 05:32:10 PM  

Grimlock2099: Bil Keane of Family Circus is basically the annoying person we all know who has to tell you stories about the "cute things my kid said or did the other day". He was probably thrilled when Facebook came around so he could steal new material more efficiently.


I heard that. Some of my friends are starting to have kids and I could be their farking biographer based on the constant shiat I get on facebook whenever I think to bother checking it.
 
2014-08-01 05:32:42 PM  
Rex Morgan, MD please...
 
2014-08-01 05:33:33 PM  

fusillade762: Sin_City_Superhero: Cathy should be a hardcore anal gangbang film.

They kinda did that already.

[fanart.tv image 500x281]


Gross.
 
2014-08-01 05:33:47 PM  
For the lulz, how about "Day by Day"?
 
2014-08-01 05:34:14 PM  

baconbeard: fusillade762: Sin_City_Superhero: Cathy should be a hardcore anal gangbang film.

They kinda did that already.

[fanart.tv image 500x281]

Gross.


Go on...
 
2014-08-01 05:34:18 PM  

chitownmike: Confabulat: NeverDrunk23: I wish his final strip had half of it reusing Charlie Brown not getting a Valentine card, then after lamenting again, he notices a letter stuck in the back, reads it and its from the Little Red Hair Girl saying hi or wanting to be his friend. The last panel is just Charlie Brown standing there holding the letter and smiling.

I feel that one panel would be so damn powerful and after almost fifty years the series ends with finally a victory for Charlie Brown.

That is a neat idea but by the time he died it seems like Schulz was far removed from those sort of ideas. He really seemed like the best sort of cartoonist who poured his psyche out on his panels and you can see how his life changed over the decades. Lots of people (myself included) think Peanuts peaked in the 70s, when it was often laugh-out-loud hilarious and cheerful and carefree (like Snoopy dancing) which paralleled Schulz's rise to wealth and fame.

Later years became increasingly darker. In the late 80s he abandoned the 4-panel format entirely (one of the first cartoonists to do so) and after that it became a sort of philosophical memoir. It's no coincidence he spent his final years focusing on Spike (alone in the desert) and Rerun (too naive to understand the world around him).

One of his later strips (which I wish I could find online but eh how?) has Charlie Brown bringing Snoopy his nightly dinner. Snoopy dutifully eats it. Charlie Brown stares at him as says "You know, I remember when you used to dance when I did this." Snoopy mocks him with a goofy slow dance and goes back to sleep.

you may be overthinking this, both of you. It's a farking comic strip!


Or you may not be thinking enough. You have stated you hate homestar runner. Have you thought of the possibility that people may like things you don't like?
 
2014-08-01 05:35:21 PM  

Grimlock2099: Bil Keane of Family Circus is basically the annoying person we all know who has to tell you stories about the "cute things my kid said or did the other day". He was probably thrilled when Facebook came around so he could steal new material more efficiently.


You might not realize it, but "his kid" HAS done lots of things millions of people think are "cute".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Keane

Glen Keane (born April 13, 1954) is an American animator, author and illustrator. Keane is best known for his character animation at Walt Disney Animation Studios for feature films including The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, and Tangled. Keane received the 1992 Annie Award for character animation, the 2007 Winsor McCay Award for lifetime contribution to the field of animation and in 2013 was named a Disney Legend.

Keane was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of cartoonist Bil Keane, creator of the The Family Circus
 
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