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February 10, 2006 9:50 AM   Subscribe

"I hypothesize that if you remove all the text of Garfield's speech, or thoughts, or whatever that is, that it becomes an oddly surrealist comic."
posted by Johnny Assay (28 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
aaaagh link doesn't work mysql
posted by rxrfrx at 9:53 AM on February 10, 2006


All I get is an error message.
The far superior Dinosaur Comic randomiser still works though.
posted by slimepuppy at 9:54 AM on February 10, 2006


I just tried it for myself, going here and scrolling back through the last 5 or so cartoons, removing whatever's in Garfield's thought bubble.

It doesn't seem surrealist at all... in fact, it just makes it a much better strip (not that that's saying much, of course). It seems most of the obnoxiousness of the strip lies in the redundancy of whatever's in Garfield's bubble. The story runs along just fine without him saying anything, and I could tell exactly what was going on.
posted by rxrfrx at 9:55 AM on February 10, 2006


Crap, it looks like the site's getting hammered. Have some patience.

Via Websnark, BTW. Here's the post where he discusses it.
posted by Johnny Assay at 9:56 AM on February 10, 2006


Plus, I bet you $10 cats can't think in English.
posted by rxrfrx at 9:58 AM on February 10, 2006


Relax, it's even better if you also remove the pictures.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:00 AM on February 10, 2006


First Panels of Beetle Bailey Comics Which, Taken out of the Context of the Remaining Panels, Provide a More Realistic Portrayal of Life at Camp Swampy
posted by staggernation at 10:05 AM on February 10, 2006 [2 favorites]


Lame. castlezzt.net has been doing this for a while now.
posted by jimmy at 10:07 AM on February 10, 2006


Also, the Websnark guy is a complete tool. I hope he gets hit by a bus.
posted by jimmy at 10:08 AM on February 10, 2006


"The General is sitting in a chair at home. It is nighttime. He drinks from a glass."

They always save the best for last
posted by Outlawyr at 10:13 AM on February 10, 2006


I don' have the cat-poop spead brain virus it would take to find Garfield funny under any circumstance.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:19 AM on February 10, 2006


jimmy: "Also, the Websnark guy is a complete tool."

How so? Because he has opinions? What a crime.
posted by Plutor at 10:20 AM on February 10, 2006


Christ, what an asshole
posted by yonation at 10:23 AM on February 10, 2006 [2 favorites]


How so? Because he has opinions? What a crime.

What? No, because he's horrible. He's horrible and should get hit by a bus.
posted by jimmy at 10:24 AM on February 10, 2006



posted by zenzizi at 10:30 AM on February 10, 2006 [2 favorites]


More Metafilter Garfieldilly goodness.
posted by MrMoonPie at 10:44 AM on February 10, 2006


I guess I do have the brain virus, zenzizi, because that shit was funny.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:30 AM on February 10, 2006


The websnark link led me to the Comic Strip Doctor, which was also pretty entertaining.
posted by brain_drain at 12:13 PM on February 10, 2006




Courtesy of the late, great Garfield Randomizer.
posted by idontlikewords at 12:51 PM on February 10, 2006 [1 favorite]


Oh, and BTW... horrible flashing and music on that "Garfield Randomizer" link. Sorry!
posted by idontlikewords at 12:52 PM on February 10, 2006


Site seems to have died a more permanent death now.
posted by JHarris at 1:28 PM on February 10, 2006


Great, now you've offended Islam.
posted by Artw at 1:40 PM on February 10, 2006


idontlikewords... perhaps you should include a "Not Safe for Epileptics" with that link. It did make me jump out of my chair and dance, though.
posted by thanatogenous at 2:42 PM on February 10, 2006


oh wow... I just noticed the site contains its own warning... goes to show you how much attention I pay to pop-ups.
posted by thanatogenous at 2:43 PM on February 10, 2006


There's always l33t Garfield, which I find funny 'cause I spend a lot of time in irc ;)
posted by starscream at 3:40 PM on February 10, 2006


However, the randomiser still works. Just copy the html.
posted by jb at 5:09 PM on February 10, 2006


Excellent hint, jb. File saved.
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:50 PM on February 10, 2006


this is good ... rex morgan md with different dialogue
posted by pyramid termite at 8:50 PM on February 10, 2006


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