Friday, February 23, 2007

Marmaduke is an Asshole...

...and Joe Mathlete is my new hero. Now if only somebody would put that smug bitch Mary Worth in her place.

In a story only tangenticaliciously related, I used to work with a woman who thought Marmaduke was the funniest comic strip EVER! Every day at lunch, she would just guffaw with laughter and say things like, "This is SO true! The guy that draws this must own a Great Dane, because they are really like that!" Of course, she never actually owned a Great Dane, which explains how she could mistake a cartoon about a dog driving a car for some kind of documentary...

7 comments:

Eric C said...

I always suspected the collusion of the Marmaduke and BC cartoonists for the purposes of destroying humor as we know it.

Good to see you are back in the blogging biz

Sylvana said...

HA!!!

John said...

That strip has been running since the 1954. Thats 53 years, so they must have gone through, like four or five Marmadukes by now. I guess it's hard to maintain a continuity in a one-panel strip, but I wonder if they ever broached the subject.

Marmaduke! You tracked mud all over the house! Just like our last three dogs, who were also named Marmaduke!

Man, that made a lot more sense in my head.

Farrago said...

I like Marmaduke.

...and B.C.

Irb said...

Eric: Don't forget Cathy, the ongoing saga of a fat woman who tries on bathing suits with her mom or something.

Syvlana: Ha, indeed.

John: I always wondered the same thing about Peanuts. I imagine a middle-aged Charlie Brown (still fat and bald) with a backyard full of buried Snoopys.

Farrago: The cavemen in B.C. talk about Jesus a lot, despite the fact the comic is called B-freakin-C! I haven't been this annoyed since the Christmas episode of the Flintstones...

Farrago said...

Irb: Modern historians, working with better accuracy, have corrected Jesus's birth to actually be about the year 4 B.C., based on our current calendar, set pretty much in stone by the Christian faiths some centuries ago.

So if the christ was born Before Christ, then B.C. can talk about Jesus Before Christ.

(nyuk, nyuk!)

mr. schprock said...

My uncle used to love Marmaduke and, just like that lady you mentioned, he swore the cartoonist completely knew how dogs think. The only thing that came to my mind was, what have I been missing? Dogs really like to sit in armchairs wearing slippers with pipes in their mouths?