June 15, 2004
We All Hate Mondays...
This is the best explaination for
13 years ago
Well OK then! I can accept Garfield and it's shitty products when put like that. I still hate the little bastard, though....
sorry, I'm kinda bitter today. not sure why...
Don't all of us ironic hipsters hate Garfield? Though, I did kinda like the stuffed version with the suction cups that people put on their cars in the '80s. Or, maybe they were just a bit funnier than the BABY ON BOARD caution signs that appeared at about the same time.
You don't have to be an ironic hipster to hate Garfield. I now have new respect for Jim Davis.
My problem is I was one of the people who had one of those suction cup Garfields in my car in the '80s, AND I was one of those people whose car was broken into, shattering the window, by somebody who wanted to steal it.
I should be
bitter today, not sure why not...
I'd like to see Heathcliff make it to the big screen, actually. Never was a big fan of Garfield. Heathcliff, however, was great.
. . terrifies the neighborhood . . .
Wendell, didn't you learn that locking your car is a bad idea?
I hate Barfield.
Creative ways to set
Garfield on fire.
I can only hope that the colossal success of Garfield: The Movie will open the door for a greenlighted Family Circus movie, as well.
In so many future paranoia movies you have the one image that dominates and subjegates the land. In '84 its Big Brother, in Repo Man its the 'generic generic brand' (later nabbed by PIL) and in 'The Dark Backwards' you have the odd friendly pig who wants to be eaten. Could Garfield be that for our world? I can't tell you how much I hate the little runt bastard. Death to all banality!
"I can't tell you how much I hate the little runt bastard."
Oh, try! Try!
I have always been disturbed by Garfield: those half open eyes, those expressions of madness, and the overwhelming odour of human decline. I don't see much life in Garfield, and therefore I disagree with this article: I prefer the
: I disagree that there is a backlash due to complete success - there's really only a backlash if people are being fooled.
So pulling the stuffed toys off the shelves was to prevent overexposure, not to push the price of remaining merchandise sky-high and get people into beanie-baby style shopping frenzies trying to score the last plush Garfield doll? Handy side-effect for collectors, anyway. I still remember the animated Garfield TV shows that were on occasionally. I think there was one where he and Odie run away together. Uh...not like that.
Wedge: "Family Circus" is the best because the mom is a hot hot hot tomato!
I've got the hots for Alice in "Dilbert". (The hair! The hair!)
I'm kind of with niccolo; the weary cynicism, self-loathing, and repetitive situations are kind of freaky, and everyone in it appears reprehensible.
, like Seinfeld?
I miss the Family Circus. Especially the ones where Jeffy's Hypno Hair takes over the panel. Oh wait, that was the
Dysfunctional Family Circus
. Much better if you ask me...
I'm waiting for the
Bill the Cat
path - the baby on board signs always made me laugh. probably because when i was in 7th grade, my high-school aged cousin drove around with one of the signs in her back window. below the sign she had a cabbage patch doll nailed to a wooden plank. but garfield? wow. this jim davis guy is just creepier than ever to me now. and his comic still sucks. they need to do some housecleaning in the comics section - many, many strips that ought to be retired... why won't they just let peanuts die, for example?
niccolo: I totally agree. I'm not a big Disney fan, but I've always enjoyed the older incarnations of Mickey. I've never really understood him, or any figure, as cultural icon in the way some people wear his face on a t-shirt, but a lot of the cartoons are wonderful and here in LA we've been graced by a number of four panel comix painted six feet high on buildings around town. they are awesome. Can't find any links right now, but someday I'll photograph them and put them up in a "Things I Love About LA" gallery.
Opus the far-billed penguin forever!
it went out pretty far too though.