Join 3,430 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


Spooky Coincidence
April 2, 2005 2:17 PM   Subscribe

Comics sure suck these days.....days.
posted by helvetica (19 comments total)

 
Indeed they do. In most cases the images have little or nothing to do with the words and certainly are ignored as enhancements to the text.
posted by HTuttle at 2:21 PM on April 2, 2005


days
posted by punishinglemur at 2:22 PM on April 2, 2005


They sure do.....do.
posted by underer at 2:22 PM on April 2, 2005


Happy April 1. Look at the date of the comics. Was that the point of this thread?

Your comment reminds me of Calvin telling Hobbes how his Grandpa doesn't like the comics anymore because its just the same picture with different dialogue in each frame. Wish I could find it but Google is showing now love.
posted by tweak at 2:24 PM on April 2, 2005


Here's a previous April Fool's stunt.
posted by one.louder.ash! at 2:29 PM on April 2, 2005


I love get fuzzy.
posted by atom128 at 2:31 PM on April 2, 2005


I know this has something to do with Laura K. Pahl.
posted by sexymofo at 2:38 PM on April 2, 2005


I never learned my AA BB CCs.
posted by m0nm0n at 2:52 PM on April 2, 2005


I hope someone will collect all these. one.louder.ash!'s link is great, though the Dilbert by Bil Keane seems to have been replaced with a square of your grandma's wallpaper. Google images has an unreadable thumbnail of it, Yahoo can't find it at all. That's probably the one I'd most like to see.
posted by George_Spiggott at 3:12 PM on April 2, 2005


This what you're looking for? It comes up fine for me.
posted by one.louder.ash! at 3:27 PM on April 2, 2005


Thanks o.l.a; Safari got very confused, apparently. Clearing the cache did it.
posted by George_Spiggott at 3:41 PM on April 2, 2005


Hmmm...an anomaly in the matrix.

For whatever reason, "Get Fuzzy" seemed the most likable of the bunch. I think it's the cat.
posted by meh at 4:01 PM on April 2, 2005


I like Get Fuzzy and Pearls. Excellent strips. I wish they'd gotten more comics involved in their little 'conspiracy'.
posted by graventy at 4:16 PM on April 2, 2005


Anyone notice that Schlock Mercenary and PVP had nearly identical punchlines on April 2nd?
posted by ErWenn at 4:50 PM on April 2, 2005


Can I call this a Double?
posted by wendell at 5:13 PM on April 2, 2005


The funniest thing I find in all of these is that Bill Keane is somehow insecure enough to put his real strip's name under his own.
posted by Busithoth at 5:32 PM on April 2, 2005


The funniest thing I find in all of these is that Bill Keane is somehow insecure enough to put his real strip's name under his own.

Umm, most of the cartoonists in the April Fool's strips listed their own comic next to their signature. It was probably a help for most readers.

Keane's probably one of the least insecure cartoonists working today. He even keeps an archive of all the strips that make fun of his on his own site.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:50 PM on April 2, 2005


one.louder.ash! : great link! i loved it.
posted by mgkaelen at 7:42 PM on April 2, 2005


wendell; a friend pointed it out to me during lunch, I didn't read the comments in that FPP.
posted by helvetica at 3:18 PM on April 3, 2005


« Older Toilets of New Orleans....  |  Marvel not that I said unto th... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments