I think I have found a new daily read blog. As many of you know, I take my comics seriously. A bit too seriously. In medical school, we used to all get together after anatomy class and have the ritual "Reading of Fred Bassett," the least-funny comic strip ever. It was a solemn event, followed by an explication of the text and an meta-analysis of why it might have been thought to be funny, or any deeper philosophic themes in the subtext.
Well, this guy has taken the reading of Fred Bassett to the next level, and I love him for it. Here is an example of his work:
It has come to my attention that some of my readers do not find Get Fuzzy amusing. These people are, for lack of a more subtle word, wrong. Let us count the things that made me laugh about today’s installment:
If you are not convinced, there is no hope for you. Now if you’ll excuse me, my cat is demanding to be let in from the back porch. Hopefully she doesn’t have another rat to add to the shoebox.
- The phrase “he would reject it as being unrealistically squalid.”
- Rob’s spindly legs.
- Bucky’s palms-up outspread paws.
- Bucky’s pot belly.
- Bucky’s sly look. Imagine if Sally Forth used the phrase “shoebox full of dead rats” when she deployed her sly look. That feature would be improved thereby.
- The phrase “a shoebox full dead rats.”
He also, god bless him, reads Family Circus for us, so we don't have to.