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The other side of the coin. My List:
Cathy - too @!#?@! wordy. plus, she's psycho!
Kudzu - it used to be funny. But it has the same 5 or 6 punchlines every day:[list] Rev. Dunn reading some modern-corruption Bible translation, then thinking "I hate these modern translations."
Ida Mae inventing some stupid PC terms to replace religious phrases.
Airheaded cheerleader (forgot her name) saying or doing something stereotypically rich-bitchy.
God zapping Rev. Dunn when he asks for a sign on whether to run for President.
Interfaith basketball games, where they put down the other team on some stereotype.
Nasal Lardbottom trying to act black.
Spiderman - Not really bad, but the story is carried completely in the Sunday strip. The weekday strip is just a re-hash of Sunday's or they're non-sequiturs. The space would be better used for another strip on the weekdays.
all the soap opera strips - also wastes of space.
Is an appreciation of beauty a function of the human soul?
11-26-1999, 09:08 AM
The Fusco Brothers
Well, shut my mouth. It's also illegal to put squirrels down your pants for the purposes of gambling.
This has been discussed at length before, but I'll throw in my $.02 again.
Marvin and Garfield are the same strip and it is a poor one. Continuously running gag about how cute it is to be self-centered. Vomitaceous.
Dilbertwas mildly amusing at first, but it is another example of the same 3 or 4 jokes again and again. Also, the artwork stinks. I am well aware of the argument that the stiff, simplistic style reinforces the sense of bleakness in the corporate atmosphere. Maybe. I think the guy can't draw.
I come to the defense of the soap opera comics. Yeah, I know, they are mostly a waste of space. But some are so bad they are good. My (ex)SO and I followed Rex Morgan, M.D. for years because it was delightfully horrible. We began to wonder if it was meant to be a parody. It isn't.
11-26-1999, 09:44 AM
Dennis the Menace
Hi and Lois
... and any other strip that depicts little kids, day after day after day, without having the slightest idea what actually makes them tick.
"I'm not sure who's watching TV these days, but they're not getting any smarter."
11-26-1999, 11:25 AM
Any of the soap opera strips qualify but for sheer utterly-lacking-in-socially-redeeming-value-itiveness, it's hard to choose between "Mary Worth" (will that insufferable old broad never stop sermonizing?) and "Judge Parker" (One can only hope that Sam will become a chronic wife beater).
At least "Rex Morgan" has some goof getting tied up and whopped with a rolling pin this week. Now that's entertainment.
Lex Non Favet Delicatorum Votis
11-26-1999, 01:22 PM
I've always hated Frank and Earnest.
I'm amazed no one's mentioned Gasoline Alley.
And I know some of y'all posted that Mutts was among your favorites. I'd really like to know why; I just don't see it.
11-26-1999, 02:22 PM
Cathy and Garfield got old very quickly. And I'm always startled whenever Johnny Hart drops one of his religious messages into BC. It's like finding a communion wafer in your breakfast cereal.
Mr. Blue Sky
11-26-1999, 04:23 PM
Peanuts - I hope that Mr. Schultz gets well soon and it will interesting to see the strip in January when the syndicate plans to run strips from 1974 until ol' Chuck is back in the saddle.
Nancy - just plain sucks. What the hell year is it supposed to be there anyway?
Get Fuzzy - this is yet another attempt to be the new Bloom County - sorry, ain't workin'
Blondie - same half-dozen storylines, but I can't make myself stop reading it (like I did with Peanuts and Nancy)
Cathy - DIE! DIE! DIE! DIE!
Boy, do I miss Bloom County and The Far Side.
I'm just glad For Better of For Worse is still around.
11-26-1999, 05:23 PM
Mallard Filmore -- there's nothing wrong with the idea of a politically conservative comic strip, but this never bothers to be funny. Bruce Tinsley keeps attacking his steotyped ideas of what a "liberal" is and it gets real tedious. It is the only strip without a single character in it, either; even the title character is merely Tinsdale's pontificating. Give me Rush Limbaugh, who KNOWS how to be funny and can be devistating when he is.
Any continuity strip -- Apartment 3G, Judge Parker, Spiderman -- because they are paced so awkwardly that nothing ever happens.
Nest Heads, which keeps repeating the same joke over and over (gee, it's hard when the kids go to college).
Read "Sundials" in the new issue of Aboriginal Science Fiction.
11-26-1999, 05:36 PM
Hmmph. Is the Daily News the only paper in the country that runs [I]One Big Happy[/b]? I canít escape it. I know itís gonna be another lame joke about Ruthie mispronouncing something, but Iím drawn to it like dung beetles to an elephant's burrito stand.
If there is justice, tomorrowís installment will have Ruthie getting hit by a bus.
Livin' on Tums, Vitamin E and Rogaine
manhattan: Hmmph. Is the Daily News the only paper in the country that runs [I]One Big Happy[/b]? I canít escape it. I know itís gonna be another lame joke about Ruthie mispronouncing something, but Iím drawn to it like dung beetles to an elephant's burrito stand.
If there is justice, tomorrowís installment will have Ruthie getting hit by a bus.
No, the Washington Post also carries OBH.
I agree, Ruthie's mispronounciations are getting old.
11-26-1999, 08:42 PM
Sally Forth SUCKS!!!!
At least Cathy, Peanuts and Garfield were funny at one time.
Family Circus. No question. Let me summarize two of the episodes I remember reading:
1) Sunday comic, first 7 or so panels are voiceless pictures of the dad telling a kid something, and the kid brings back a soda can. The punchline panel? The dad opens the pop and it sprays in his face. it's badly drawn too. My 7-year-old stepsister could do a better comic. I don't know how the hell this guy ever got syndicated.
2) Another Sunday comic. It's one picture, the family is standing in an airport, and one of the kids is running around with a thought bubble above his head with an airplane in it. That's it. Yep. This guy has the creativity of a jar of mayonaisse.
There are some comics you read and laugh out loud afterward. Then there are some comics you read and then think "Awwwwww, how sweet." This one does neither. It's boring, and I hope it gets taken out of my newspaper.
Other sucky comics are Marmaduke, any soap opera comic, and this crappy Simpsons comic that's in my newspaper Sundays that takes up half the freaking page, and is nothing but an advertisement for the show (which, I might add, has better artwork than the comics. And it's animated! jeez.)
There sure are a lot of crappy comics. I hope to one day be able to draw a comic that is syndicable (Syndicatable?), so I can show these people how to do it right.
11-26-1999, 09:05 PM
One thing I've always wondered about Garfield is, why the hell is he a cat? I mean, there's plenty to laugh it in most species, but Garfield doesn't have any of those characteristics. Sure cats sleep a lot, but they don't get angry and violent when you wake them up. Also, most cats don't have regular jobs, so it doesn't really make sense for them to hate Mondays. And, while cats are sometimes greedy for food, they try to get it by meowing and being cute beggars. I never see them using violence or deceit to get food. Basically, Garfield is just a scumbag, no more feline than a bottle of Teriyaki sauce.
I really hate The Family Circus. The kids are too fat. Yes, kids are funny sometimes, but you can't just draw some lame pictures of fat kids being stupid and expect it to be funny.
11-27-1999, 01:49 PM
We get One Big Happy, and yes, Ruthie is awfully contrived.
Boris B: One thing I've always wondered about Garfield is, why the hell is he a cat? I mean, there's plenty to laugh it in most species, but Garfield doesn't have any of those characteristics.
Well, back when he was "born" (1978), he acted much more cat-like. Jon couldn't understand his thoughts, he walked on all fours, and went out caterwauling.
He's really gone downhill, I agree.
11-28-1999, 12:00 AM
You are so right about Kudzu.
This past week, he just uncorked the first good one I've heard out of him in years. The preacher is standing in front of a coffin and says, "She's lost that livin' feeling...now she's gone, gone, gone..."
That one wasn't worth all the years of mediocrity and repetition, but it sure made me laugh.
Chaim Mattis Keller
"Sherlock Holmes once said that once you have eliminated the
impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be
the answer. I, however, do not like to eliminate the impossible.
The impossible often has a kind of integrity to it that the merely improbable lacks."
-- Douglas Adams's Dirk Gently, Holistic Detective
11-28-1999, 11:57 PM
Cathy; no contest.
The artwork is terrible and she's been mining, remining and goddamned strip mining (no pun intended) the same sterile ground for ages.
It's wordy, too precious for life and flat: she shops (lotsa yucks there), her mother is controlling bitch (make it cutesy) and she has no boyfriends...d'oh, sure can't understand that one.
Words can't describe how much I hate this strip. And I'm a female who is supposedly in her demographic target audience.
11-29-1999, 03:51 AM
Andy Capp has to be among the worst comic strips ever. The man is a drunk who constantly argues with his wife and spends all his time at the pub. Understandably, he's often kicked out of the house, and in almost every single strip, he's shown begging her to take him back. Once she does, he scampers off to the bar again where he tries to pick up other women.
Maybe I'm just missing the humor, but I can't understand why the local paper feels it deserves one of the 15 spots on the comic page. It's just not funny, people.
11-29-1999, 09:07 AM
The Family Circus--goes without saying. And I wish it would.
The Boondocks--why does every character look unhappy?
Cathy--I hate, Hate, HATE this strip!!!! I wish Cathy's old boyfriend would turn into a serial killer and off the entire population of the Cathyverse!
Prince Valiant--can anyone tell me what's going on in this storyline? I don't think anyone has read it since 1958.
The Lockhorns--a hateful, sexist strip without a single redeeming quality.
Overboard--started out funny, but has since reduced itself to 4 jokes that it repeats ad nauseum.
11-29-1999, 10:09 AM
We started getting the local paper, and it's chock full of shitty comics:
The born loser
And a bunch of other lame ones. Wish I could remember them all.
Worst strip (in a different paper): Rhymes with orange. Never funny, and it seems to show up in a lot of first tier papers. (i.e. Detroit, as opposed to Ann Arbor (the local paper above(enough parenthesis for ya?)))
Only funny Famly Circus comic: They're in Philadelphia looking at the LOVE statue (The letters are in a square, with LO on top of VE), except that the way they're drawn, they're looking at the BACk of it, so it must say OLEV. Explains a lot.
OK, it still wasn't funny, but it was the closest I've seen.
It is too clear, and so it is hard to see.
11-29-1999, 10:12 AM
Oops, I meant Marmaduke.
Marmaduck belongs in the funny comic list. It's about this really big duck, see, who's always getting into wacky situations because he's big, see.
It is too clear, and so it is hard to see.
Julius Kniepl -- I don't get this. I don't get anything ABOUT it. It's not funny and it doesn't appear to be episodic (maybe it is and I'm only seeing one out of every forty strips or something); it's just kind of surreal and pointless.
It wins my vote for worst of all time. I mean, I personally loathe the soap opera strips, but at least I can understand that SOME people might like, say, Mary Worth, if they were into that sort of thing. I don't see anything in Julius Kniepl for ANYONE to like.
11-29-1999, 03:51 PM
In no particular order:
Hagar the Horrible
Almost all of these comics have sucked from the first time I read them, except for BC. It used to be okay a long time ago, but the frequent strips with religious overtones are slightly weird, and the two recently-introduced "New World" characters come off as insulting stereotypes.
11-29-1999, 04:50 PM
Snuffy Smith: If I wanted to laugh at rednecks I would either walk outside or watch Springer.
Family Circus: If I see one more "Billy draws the comics because I'm too damned lazy to make it look decent" I'm gonna go crazy. Not to mention the stupid part with the kid walking a mile to go a foot.
Real Life Adventures: Just plain sucks.
Dennis the Menace: Needs NO explanation.
Rhymes With Oranges: Just plain not funny. I'd rather listen to Andy Rooney.
Luann: Obnoxiously stupid.
"There are many sweeping generalizations that are always true" -Space Ghost
11-29-1999, 05:13 PM
I vote for:
I would add Nancy, but Aunt Fritzi is the hottest babe in Comics World.
The Coyote gnaws ....
but he does not swallow.
11-29-1999, 05:48 PM
Cathy makes me want to scream.
The Born Loser
Bloom County- I tried to like it, the buildup was always good, but it always lamed out on the punchlines.
Mary Worth has some value, because you can selectively white-out the balloons and have some fun with it.
I'd trade the whole funny pages to see Calvin & Hobbes back...
Mallard Filmore sucks. To give you an idea of how badly it sucks, the title is the funniest joke that has ever appeared in it. To give you an even better idea of how badly it sucks, here's the scripts from a few recent strips:
8-21-99: Al Gore aboard Air Force Two: "It's not fair Tipper! I know as much about Hispanic people as Bush does! Heck I grew up with them!" Tipper: "In Tennessee?" Al: "In the D.C. Hotel I used to live in ... I'd press a button, and they'd bring me food! I think they really liked me!"
8-27-99: Mallard speaking: "My boss says I shouldn't say "colored people" but should say "people of color"! But, neither he, nor anyone else can tell me why!! They just look embarassed, tell me to keep my voice down, and change the subject! Apparently bringing up race at the end of the 20th century is a lot like bringing up sex at the end of the 19th."
10-8-99: Bill Clinton is speaking: "I'm pretty amazing! ... I can back "women's issues," while treating women like dirt ... oppose school vouchers for you while sending Chelsea to privaye school ... push diversity, but move to super-rich, lily-white, suburban New York ... and still find time to call the Republicans hypocrites!"
10-15-99: Mallard is reading the paper: "According to this poll, 48% of Americans don't know who House Speaker Dennis Hastert is!! I mean he's two heartbeats away from being president!! Assuming, of course, that Al Gore has a heartbeat."
I realize that there are liberally biased strips out there as well. But strips like Doonesbury are willing to make fun of the faults of liberal icons as well as conservative ones. Mallard Filmore on the other hand has apparently never met a liberal he liked or a conservative he wasn't in complete agreement with.
The main fault however with Mallard Filmore is its lack of humor. I'm sure we'll all admit that a joke can be offensive and funny. But if it's offensive without being funny, it's not a joke anymore, it's just an insult.
11-29-1999, 06:21 PM
I'd say that the palm for the absolute WORST comic strip must be awarded to Willy 'n Ethel. This guy is such a fatheaded, indolent loser it isn't funny. And he constantly makes insulting remarks about his wife's sister.
I once added my own caption, to a panel showing Willy coming home obviously really beaten up:
"Someone else got sick and tired of my smart-ass answers."
11-29-1999, 06:56 PM
[/QUOTE]Almost all of these comics have sucked from the first time I read them, except for BC. It used to be okay a long
time ago, but the frequent strips with religious overtones are slightly weird, and the two recently-introduced "New
World" characters come off as insulting stereotypes.[/QUOTE]
As opposed to Fat Broad and Cute Chick, who are models for sensitive cartoonists across the world :o
It is too clear, and so it is hard to see.
11-29-1999, 07:00 PM
Alright, I copied that QUOTE and /QUOTE stuff from the FAQ!
Ask not what your country can do for you....
ask what you can do for your country.
It is too clear, and so it is hard to see.
11-29-1999, 07:01 PM
Oh, sure! Now it works :(
11-29-1999, 07:13 PM
I finally saw the awful Simpsons Sunday comic when I was visiting my folks this weekend. The Tucson, AZ paper has few enough good comics as it is without that one taking up half the back page. I'll be glad to get back to Phoenix which has more than two full pages of mostly pretty good daily comics.
I hate Family Circus too but attacking it is like shooting fish in a barrel. Fred Basset is possibly as bland as F.C. as is Sally Forth<i/>. [i]One Big Happy seems to be a reincarnation of The Ryatts. Anyone else remember Winky Ryatt?
11-29-1999, 10:04 PM
Point taken about the BC strip and the "Fat Broad" and "Cute Chick" characters. To be honest, I had forgotten the names of those two. I guess now the strip can irritate a wider spectrum of people.
Another strip that kind of rubs me the wrong way is Beetle Bailey. Don't you kind of think that Beetle would have gotten tired of having the crap beaten out of him by Sarge Snorkel and fragged him while they were out on training exercises?
Mr. Blue Sky
11-29-1999, 10:11 PM
As for Beetle Bailey, who's with me on this:
we hijack the strip for a week and it ends up having a "Full Metal Jacket" ending.
11-29-1999, 11:35 PM
OK, I haven't read comic strips in years, until just the other day when I was reading Family Circus over someone's shoulder. Billy and some twerp freind of his approach a teacher with the following heartwearming line:
"Can we please pray in school today? Bobby's grandma is really sick."
BLECH!!! I was kinda hoping for a second panel where the teacher turns into Edward G. Robinson.
"Aw, Grandma's sick? Where's your God now? Myah. Myah."
Back off, man. I'm a scientist.
11-30-1999, 01:25 AM
It may not be the worst comic in the paper, but the Simpsons comic certainly does not give the brilliant writing of the television show justice. If the paper wanted a half-page comic by Matt Groening than they could have a funny one in Life in Hell.
11-30-1999, 06:18 AM
OK, so you hate comic strip ``Foo.'' What would be the Best Possible Last ``Foo'' Strip?
MOMMA: Momma nags the children in frames 1 through 3. Enraged, they cut her head off in the last panel, stuff her with giblets and gravy, and bake her, well-trussed, in an greased ovenproof dish in her own oven. Afterward Francis chows down happily, but Tina isn't very hungry and Thomas has to take a Tums.
SYLVIA: After typing some tedious smarmy male-bashing on the ol' Underwood, Sylvia leans back with a sardonic smile and blows a big pink bubble, but one of the cats playfully pops it, and in surprise she gasps and inhales the whole gob. In the last panel Sylvia's empurpling face becomes unrecognizable as she runs out of air. The cats argue using little signs over which of them gets to eat her when she's dead.
GARFIELD: Garfield wakes up in a terrible mood and bites the car tire. Unfortunately his teeth get stuck, and Jon comes out and drives a coupla' miles before he stops to investigate the weird thumping noise coming from the left rear wheel.
CATHY: Cathy has to get a double mastectomy. Irving, rallying to her side, turns out to have a heart of gold and the sensitivity and courage of a saint. But Cathy goes shopping for a new bathing suit and the saleslady just points at her chest and laughs. Distraught, Cathy tries to cut her throat with a paring knife. Her mother interrupts and insists on showing Cathy how it's properly done. After the carnage, Cathy is wierdly calm and never again feels the urge to eat too much. She does becomes addicted to laxatives, however.
SALLY FORTH: While nuzzling on the couch and exclaiming how deep and strong their marriage is, Sally accidentally snaps off Ted's plastic head. She can't find the glue to stick it back on, so she's forced to sell Hillary to a zoo in South Africa and move to Apt 3-G, where Margo sexually abuses her.
BOONDOCKS: Riley says something obnoxious in class, again. The Peurto Rican one desk over suddenly turns toward the little shit and strangles him silently and efficiently, afterwards stuffing the body into the trash can. After the janitor takes the wastebasket gingerly to the dumpster, class resumes with everyone smiling broadly. Meanwhile Huey falls down the front steps, hits his head on a lamppost, and becomes demented, which improves his poetry greatly.
9 CHICKWEED: Amos castrates himself and gives the glands to Edda in a silver keepsake locket necklace. Unfortunately the clumsy oaf dies of sepsis, and Edda is expelled by the nuns for wearing jewelry that emphasizes her cleavage.
SPIDERMAN: Spiderman is on crimefighting patrol in the dead of night in a bad part of town, while Mary Jane stays at home, worrying. Then, distracted by his tingling spider sense and some hairs being pulled by the elastic in his athletic supporter, Spidey steps into dog poop. A passing beat cop sees him and snickers. ``That's it! I've had enough!'' exclaims Parker, and he tears off the suit and mask in a rage, then strolls home in his underwear. Later we see him in his country estate, calm, tan, relaxed, painting and reading Austen, sipping Gallo rose as he phones Pat Buchanan to make a campaign contribution.
MARY WORTH: War sweeps over Santa Royale, and Mary is sold as a kitchen slave. Many years later she goes blind and partially deaf, and the strip ends up consisting of 5 blank white panels with humming noises (``Mmmmmm-hmmmm? Mmmmmmm'' ``Ummmm? Mmmm! Mmmm!'') in the speech balloons. No one notices.
Mr Thin Skin
11-30-1999, 09:14 AM
www.chron.com (http://www.chron.com) is a great place to get you daily strips. You have to register, which is painless, and they have today's strips available. They must have 50 strips there in either color or black-and-white. I'm in no way affiliated with the Houston Chronicle, it's just a good source of on-line comics. You can create you own customized comic page, and thus avoid those that you hate. Also, you must visit the CIDU (Comic I don't understand) page at www.crimeweek.com/cidu.html (http://www.crimeweek.com/cidu.html) . It's a lot of fun as well. I'm sorry I don't have any comic I actively hate. I do think Marmaduke is rather, inane.
11-30-1999, 09:58 AM
Hey, *I* remember THE RYATTS, from the CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER, back in the '60s! You're right, ONE BIG HAPPY is pretty damn close. Someone contact the Ryatt estate.
I saved my NY DAILY NEWS this morning to list the really crappy comics it runs...there are so many I couldn't remember them all yesterday:
THE FAMILY CIRCUS
MOTHER GOOSE & GRIMM
HAGAR THE HORRIBLE
ONE BIG HAPPY
This leaves me with only:
BLONDIE (why I read this, I can't explain)
JUMP START (ditto...like THE RYATTS with black folks)
GASOLINE ALLEY (I'd given up on this, but about six months back the artist put Delicia into the strip naked. I keep checking back to see if he's done it again)
ROSE IS ROSE
LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE
FOR BETTER OR WORSE
That's 12 strips for my fifty cents. Worth it?
12-01-1999, 12:21 AM
You people think you have it bad. I live in a college town, and the paper is filled with *shudder* staff cartoonists.
I read, when I can, For Better Or For Worse and Foxtrot. Most of the rest is just filler.
As per Dilbert being a one-joke strip: at least it has one. Family Circus and Peanuts have been driving on fumes for years.
Squeaks from BrainWeasel's Cage
12-02-1999, 03:11 AM
and this crappy Simpsons comic that's in my newspaper Sundays that takes up half the freaking page, and is nothing but an advertisement for the show
Have you heard of the Rugrats comic strip?
possibly the worse thing to hit the funnies EVER!
The Washington Post attempted to replace "Liberty Meadows" (which I also put on the list for bad comics. It tries too hard to be a new Bloom County. It tries too hard to be cool.) for "Rugrats" a few months back unsuccessfully. Now them rats only appear on Sunday. (Still, one day too many for me.)
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12-02-1999, 03:54 AM
Whoa whoa...I have to voice my ire agaainst you saying that Liberty Meadows is bad. I think its a fine comic and a nice sucessor to Bloom. Sure it misses some of the nuances of Binkley and Opus and Bill but damn if it is hilarious.
The battle between the professor and the Great Khan the Monster Catfish must be seen to be believed. The classic stance of the Prof in his rapidly sinking rowboat shouting KHAN!!!! in classic Kirk mode leaves me in stitches.
Hey, you should go and get University2:The angry years as well is you love LM
12-02-1999, 08:30 AM
Checking out my local paper (THE RECORD out of lovely Hackensack, NJ, for those who care), I find the following lovely wastes of space:
DINETTE SET by Julie Larson -- Hey, look! It's a bunch of stupid trailer-trash consumers! And they're badly drawn, too! I've never seen anything I'd recognize as a "joke" in this strip. Does anyone know if Julie is any relation to Gary, since that's my only theory as to how this thing ever got published?
CLOSE TO HOME by John McPherson -- Very badly drawn single panel that's funny about once a month, on average.
MARY WORTH by John Saunders & Joe Giella -- I usually don't even bother to read this (the only strip I don't). But check out today's great installment: (panel one) Mary and some old guy in a bow tie are walking, old guy says "I find myself in a bit of a quandary, Mrs. Worth!...I'm hardly settled and my daughter is coming for a visit!" Then, in the stunning panel two, they're still walking and old guy points at a building and utters the deathless words "Do you happen to know if someone here has a spare bedroom I might rent?" Oh, the tension!
CATHY by Cathy Guisewise -- Every so often (more and more regularly), we get the "evolution" strip, with panels of 1979, 1989, and 1999. They're not funny, and they only underline that this strip has been running for twenty years on one joke, and Cathy should be nearing retirement age in that hell-hole office of hers.
BLONDIE by Dean Young and Denis Lebrun: gorgeously drawn (as this strip always has been), but the jokes are older than Grandma Moses. If this strip were a horse, it would have be taken out back and shot a few decades ago.
And, the winner and still champeen...
BC by Johnny Hart: I can't remember when this was actually funny, but the four month + "what's-his-name sails around the world" odyssey earlier this year was the last straw. It's a bad gag strip masquerading as an even worse continuity strip, and it needs to die.
...but when you get blue, and you've lost all your dreams, there's nothing like a campfire and a can of beans!
12-02-1999, 10:48 AM
What? Maybe I'm just stupid, but I see no humor in this strip, ever. The only reason I have a small place in my heart for Andy Capp is because he pitches "Hot Fries."
12-02-1999, 04:43 PM
"Marmaduke"-Ha! It's a big dog! It's funny! 'Cause he's big! Somebody euthanize this bowser, and fast.
"Mallard Fillmore"- Tries to be a conservative "Doonsebury" I suppose. However, unlike Doonsebury (Which comes down hard on liberal politicians when they deserve it) the only purpose Mallard Fillmore seems to have in life is to say "Haha! boy, them liberals sure are stupid.
"Blondie" Why doesn't Dagwood go to a @#!@ sleep disorder clinic? Why doesn't Dagwood sue Mr. Dithers for beating him up? Why does this strip exist?
"Dennis the Menace"- I dislike this stip too much to make up a witty explaination.
"BC"- Hey, nobody's mentioned this before- why does a strip called BC focus so much on CHRISTIAN themes? does Johnny H. even know what B "C" stands for?
12-02-1999, 09:48 PM
"Rex Morgan" - ever notice they're always talking with their lips pressed tightly together?
"Orphan Annie" - in the million years this thing has been in print, why hasn't Daddy Warbucks just sent Annie to school?
"Gil Thorpe" and "Gasoline Alley" - when these two were dropped some years ago, there was such a massive outcry from the heretofore silent readers that you'd think the atom bomb was headed this way. (They were reinstated, pronto.)
12-02-1999, 10:07 PM
9 Chickweed La. - anyone notice a creepy sexual undercurrent between Edda and the mother? Not between the two of them, but there's something - unwholesome - the way they dwell on underwear. And Amos is so ugly I wish he would just walk off a cliff.
"Marmaduke" - should be sold to the Koreans by the pound to feed the indigent.
"Cathy" - all these years later and she hasn't changed or grown one iota. I would like to see the very last strip go like this: Cathy is 80 and found with the skeleton of her dead dog Electra in an apartment so crammed with unreturned clothing, stacked to the ceiling with self-help books, and old makeup containers that the fire department has to extract her and take her to a nursing home. Last panel: "my socks don't match my flannel housecoat! I'm still fat! Ackk! "
12-02-1999, 11:01 PM
The "I'm Sorry to Disappoint You" post.
Heath: I read an issue of University2. I really wasn't impressed. I guess I'm just weird that way.(Though I did promise a friend I'd give Frank's strip a read through again. . .someday) It seems I've read all the set-ups a few weeks back.
Zorakman: Not to try to defend the merits of "B.C." (which I really don't like with a passion), but yes, Jonny [i]did[i] know what B.C. meant. The irony of the title is intended.
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12-02-1999, 11:06 PM
I miss Calvin and Hobbes, don't you?
I despise Peanuts. I just don't get it.
I wish Pigeon Man was in my newpaper, I think its great! Reminds me of The Tick, another comic I love.
"People must think it must be fun to be a super genuis,
But they don't realize how hard it is
to put up with all the idiots in the world."
-- Calvin and Hobbes
Re: Calvin & Hobbes
Watterson quit while he was ahead. Good for him.
I'd hate to read C&H in 2020 and think, "Man, this is a stale strip."
My favorite Calvinism ( :)) was his mutant snowmen. I almost always busted a gut!
12-04-1999, 12:51 AM
which one? The Star or the Citizen? I haven't read the paper there in ages, but I remember the Citizen having MUCH worse comics than the Star...
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