Vulcan’s Peak

I’m laughing…is this really Garfield?

July 26, 2006 10:23 am

I don’t know if any of you are Garfield fans, but I have a nostalgic appreciation for the old fat cat, dating from days when the comics had to be read to me and I pronounced his name “Garflee.” Yes, really.

Sadly, as anyone addicted to the funny papers has noticed, the comic has been on the downhill slide for a while now; possbily ten years or more. And you can read more about that courtesy of The Comic Strip Doctor. (And if you like that, check out this second half of this article, in which he talks about the Garfield Radomizer.)

So, dork that I am, I still read the Fat Cat, and here’s the revelation I have for you: Garfield has made me laugh. And not once, but twice in less than a week.

All this was preceeded by (first) an interminable set of strips involving a trip to the vet (on whom Jon has a huge crush, but who is way out of his class) and (then) another interminable set of strips involving that involved Jon calling Ellen to ask her out and finding that she has amnesia.

But here’s the strip from July 20.

I think Garfield’s silence here helps a great deal.

Here’s what has followed: July 21–26. The last one also makes me giggle.

One Response to “I’m laughing…is this really Garfield?”

Pug wrote a comment on July 27, 2006

I don’t understand what went right!

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