I Can Understand a Cat Without a Strip, but a Strip Without a Cat?
Today is the birthday of Garfield, as I am sure you all know. I didn’t report on Garfield Minus Garfield, a site that is quite possibly the world’s greatest invention, when it was in the news a couple of months ago. Now that everybody’s forgotten about it, here I am to remind you that it’s still going on. As it says, "Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life? Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness in a quiet American suburb."
Thanks to bookshelves of doom for the link.
Not enough Garfield for you? Well, do you happen to be familiar with a little YouTube video creator called LasagnaCat? Live actors reenact unfunny Garfield strips to the accompaniment of a laugh track. Be sure to stop the videos before their unfortunate music videos and you’re sure to have a rollicking good time. Check these puppies out:
Thanks to Dan (happy birthday to you too, Dan!) for the link. Who knew the unfunny could be so amusing?
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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