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Ben Hoffman brings back the wildly popular "Craigslist Interviews" by visiting a 13-year-old girl to buy a Garfield The Cat body massager. Yes, it sounds like the setup for an episode of "Dateline," but Ben's unparalleled people skills make the piece sweet rather than sordid. Who else but Ben can name-drop Sean Connery and Kevin Costner in one breath, then beautifully capture a young woman's passage into adulthood by letting go of her youthful totems in the next? Nobody, that's who.
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What is now seen as a case of terrible timing, was yesterday labelled as 'Garfield hates Veterans'.
The strip appeared on the same day as remembrance day and ended with a punchline of "Does anyone here know why we celebrate 'national stupid day?'. After criticism they were making a political statement, the creator wrote a letter stating it was just bad timing.
"Dear Friends, Fans and Veterans:
In what has to be the worst timing ever, the strip that runs in today's paper seems to be making a statement about Veterans. It absolutely, positively has nothing to do with this important day of remembrance.
Regarding today's Garfield comic strip , it was written almost a year ago and I had no idea when writing it that it would appear today — of all days. I do not use a calendar that lists holidays and other notable days so when this strip was put in the queue, I had no idea it would run on Veterans Day. What are the odds? You can bet I'll have a calendar that lists everything by my side in the future.
My brother Dave served in Vietnam. My son James is a Marine who has had two tours of duty, both in Iraq and Afghanistan. You'd have to go a long way to find someone who was more proud and grateful for what our Veterans have done for all of us.
Please accept my apologies for any offense today's Garfield may have created. It was unintentional and regrettable."-Gawker
However, Mondays are yet to receive an apology from Mr.Davis.What is now seen as a case of terrible timing, was yesterday labelled as... more
You only have one hyperbolic minute left before Christmas Eve, and you haven't bought any of the gifts for the people on your list. What on earth are you supposed to do? Consult the internet...
I found these perfect gifts with a few clicks of the keyboard.
Oh snap, you only have eight hours left to get these Garfield and Odie plush dolls. Garfield is holding a clover that says "Let's get Irish." This would be a perfect gift for your wife, if she is perennially dissatisfied with previous gift selections.
You only have a few minutes to bid on this Road Kill calendar. This would be the perfect gift for that adolescent in your life who spends his time torturing small mammals. If he's not on your Christmas list now, you could be on his list later.
If you're really struggling you can buy your mom this shirt that reads "Oral Sex is always a great last minute gift." Hopefully she'll think that muscular Santa Claus is cute.
"Yo baby, I just picked you up a vintage Victoria's Secret catalog from 2001!"
For that gear-head on your list, why not pick up a DeWalt compressor. I don't know what it does, but if he's really that into hardware, he probably will.
New York Daily News wants you to buy a print of this mother and daughter shopping in Manhattan. This would be the perfect gift for someone who knows them. It also might be good for Scooby Doo fans, who prefer his left side.
I'm probably going to just give my loved ones gag gifts. What kind of gifts will you buy for your relatives?You only have one hyperbolic minute left before Christmas Eve, and you haven't... more
My only hope: Caleb Goellner wrote this at gunpoint.
Based on the “Pet Force” series of children’s books by Garfield creator Jim Davis, the heroic team comes from an alternate reality where Garfield’s cast members are costumed crime fighters with codenames like Odious, Abnermal and Starlene. After these heroes are banished by a villain to a kind of phantom zone, the far less heroic Garfield and friends are summoned by Emperor Jon and Sorcerer Binky to replace the lost champions and save both realities. Think “Crisis On Infinite Earths” with more cuteness and less dying.
This is not only a drastic change from a cat comic strip that was so utterly boring it inspired two parodies (GarfieldminusGarfield and <a href="www.lasagnacat.com/"Lasagna Cat) that were worlds better than it.
This is like taking Cathy and turning her into a superhero whose sole power it is to be even more annoying while wearing a mask.
This travesty is released straight to (bargain bin) DVD in a few weeks. Pray to whatever creature you worship that it gets lost en route to Wal-Mart.
-John Lichman My only hope: Caleb Goellner wrote this at gunpoint. Based on the “Pet... more
From Seinfeld's parade sabotage to the Peanuts football fakeout to Adam Sandler's Thanksgiving Song, The Daily Beast serves up some favorite Turkey Day TV moments.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-11-25/15-classic-thanksgiving-episodes/?cid=sexybeast:mainpromo1From Seinfeld's parade sabotage to the Peanuts football fakeout to Adam... more
Garfield Minus Garfield is a site dedicated to removing Garfield from the Garfield comic strips in order to reveal the existential angst of a certain young Mr. Jon Arbuckle. It is a journey deep into the mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness and depression in a quiet American suburb.Garfield Minus Garfield is a site dedicated to removing Garfield from the Garfield... more
I came across this list of webcomics and found some I'd never heard of before (Garfield minus Garfield is genius!). Think anything's missing? Toothpaste for Dinner is probably my favourite out there.I came across this list of webcomics and found some I'd never heard of before... more
A popular blog which displays Garfield cartoon strips with the hilarious ginger cat taken out have been published in a book. Surprisingly, even the strip's creator Jim Davies gave the book his blessing, possibly because nobody likes Garfield anymore. A popular blog which displays Garfield cartoon strips with the hilarious ginger cat... more
What if you removed the famous fat feline from his own comic strip? One blogger did just that and the result is a bizarre, humorous and often poignantly post-modern look at the neurotic Jon Arbuckle, who looks "manic and best and depressed at worst." Even comic creator Jim Davis is a fan.
What if you removed the famous fat feline from his own comic strip? One blogger did... more
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.Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips,... more
Garfield minus Garfield site shows what the comic would look like if Garfield was removed, and only Jon Arbuckle left.
Jon Arbuckle looks like he belongs in a psych ward. Garfield minus Garfield site shows what the comic would look like if Garfield was... more
"Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolor disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life?"
"Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic... more
I've always had a soft spot in my heart for Garfield, yet I don't think the strip has ever made me laugh once. That is until today.
Lasagna Cat (the creation of Fatal Farm, an artist based out of L.A.) has created a bizarro world full of wonky live action versions of the Garfield cartoon strips. Each clip starts off with a hackneyed send-up of Jim Davis's comic, followed by Lasagna Cat's take on the strip, rife with fanboy inside jokes and zonked-out graphics influenced by pot-addled epiphanies.
If you don't "get it," don't worry - nobody does. There's nothing to grasp beyond pure, unfiltered ridiculousness.
It's irrelevant. It's not topical in the slightest. And it's exactly what I'm looking for in a YouTube channel.I've always had a soft spot in my heart for Garfield, yet I don't think the... more