Friday, July 14, 2006

Killing a Friday

You could get diabetes reading them, couldn't you?
--Charles Schultz, on The Family Circus
Join me today as I waste an hour or two reading my favorite new blog: The Comics Curmudgeon, written by Baltimore resident (yay!) Josh Fruhlinger. Josh and his commenters deconstruct the daily comics page with brutal wit and sporadic admiration.

If you've ever wondered how the hell Apartment 3-G has outlasted nine Presidents*, or if The Family Circus makes you want to throw yourself off the nearest railroad trestle (get in line!), you'll love The Comics Curmudgeon.

If you have a particular comic you love to hate, check out the archives (left sidebar) to see posts organized by strip. Or just click on "Randomly Selected Post O' Mystery."

Now's the time to catch up on posts, while Josh is on vacation. If you love the blog as I do, consider making a donation or picking up some sweet CC swag. T-shirts don't get any more esoteric than this.

*Hint: only 37.5 "story-hours" have actually passed since the comic's debut in 1961.


I hate the comic strip Luann. I know it's about a teen girl and her problem are about things tenn girls find important, but it's just so whiney and annoying. Also, even when I was a teen, the things that annoyed other girls my age just set my teeth on edge. My favorite comic though is Garfield. Go Fat Cat!:-)

Posted by: Blogger Unknown at 7/15/2006 1:59 AM

Yeah, Luann's schtick got old about a decade ago.

I think my current favorite (next to Doonesbury) is Get Fuzzy. Bucky is exactly the kind of antisocial, narcissistic personality that my cat would have if she were anthropomorphic.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 7/15/2006 7:45 AM

I've had a lot of people I like (who have similar senses of humor to mine) tell me how much the like "Get Fuzzy." While I've finally seen a couple that have made me laugh, for some reason I've never warmed up to the strip in general.

Wish I knew why, because a lot of people enjoy the hell out of it, and I get the feeling I should be one of them.

Posted by: Blogger Rob S. at 7/17/2006 1:08 AM

We don't get that strip around here in any of our local papers so I have never seen it. What's it about?

Posted by: Blogger Unknown at 7/17/2006 5:32 AM

GF is hit-or-miss for me, Rob, but when it hits, it really hits. These days, most comics are so unfunny, that if I chuckle once a week, it's a hit.

Kathy, think of Get Fuzzy as a darker version of Garfield. Here's a good recent one.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 7/17/2006 8:26 AM

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