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In the Loop: April 11, 2008 Archive

Do your funny pages need a remix?

Posted at 1:10 PM on April 11, 2008 by Sanden Totten (1 Comments)

I am a huge fan of comics. When the Sunday paper arrives I go straight for the funny pages. But I have to admit, I haven't been laughing like I use to. Am I getting older? Are the writers getting burnt out? Am I always grumpy on Sundays because I usually have a hangover?

Well, whatever the reason, have no fear. The internet is here to fix things. There's a booming industry of folks who re-imagine many of the classic newsprint comics.

Is Marmaduke not working for you? Check out Marmaduke Explained. This blog will make sure you understand. The explanations are hysterical.

Does the Family Circus seem too cheerful for your tastes? What if someone synced the images up with quotes from Frederick Nietzsche? The Nietzsche Family Circus. Strange and profound.

How about Ziggy? Does it seem funnier to you if someone draws a nipple on his nose? Try Ziggynipples.

And then there is Garfield. What happens when you take the cat out of the equation? Garfield Minus Garfield will show you. What's left is a sad and lonely man talking to himself. Some how far edgier and funnier than before. And my personal favorite: Lasagna Cat. I'd try to explain it, but, here just see for yourself:

Ahh Garfield. Your antics never cease to amuse. What are your favorite weekend comics?

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