Sunday, March 21, 2004
I noticed this week just how weak the comic strip Garfield has become. Not that I hadn't noticed this before, but it just seemed especially apparent this week. The entire week was spent with Jon having put a toilet plunger on his face. The strip then managed to milk that joke (which wasn't particularly funny in the first place) the entire week. Maybe it's just me, but most of the comics really aren't that funny anymore. Most of the really good ones were retired before they began to age horribly (Calvin & Hobbes immediately jumps to mind, followed by The Far Side) and some of the ones that hang on are just ridiculous--most notably The Family Circus--just how many times are they going to resurrect the "Billy walks all around the yard" Sunday strip idea? For a very odd and only slightly funnier take off on The Family Circus look here.