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Garfield Minus Garfield

We all know the Garfield comic strip quit being funny ages ago, and is now simply used as a marketing tool to sell more merchandise. [Did I steal that line from somebody?] Nevertheless, I still read it daily, if only out of habit. I’ve been reading Garfield cartoons since the age of eight, and one of my favorite show as a child was Garfield and Friends. So one would think I would find a blog calling itself “garfield minus garfield” — which is essentially a blog poking fun at the cartoon strip — not funny. That could not be further from the truth. I don’t think I’ve laughed so hard at a Garfield strip since I was, well, eight-years-old.

 

Per the site:

Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolor [sic] 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 lonliness [sic] in a quiet American suburb.

 

I can no longer read a Garfield comic strip without imagining it minus its main character. Who knew that the cartoon strip was so … profound.

 

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