Monday, May 30, 2005

I Hate The Family Circus

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Every Sunday morning, my blood boils. This is the reason. The first thing I say to my boyfriend on Sunday mornings isn't "Good morning," or "Did you sleep well?" It's "You have to read Family Circus today. It's so retarded." This website makes my Sunday morning ire worth it though. Good times, good times.

*Incidently, as I was doing my "research" for this post, the Family Circus website was down. Oh, how my hopes were dashed upon the rocks when it was back up a few minutes later.


Blogger J. said...

Thanks for sharing that. I HATE the family circus--whenever you can't come up with an idea, you just draw another one with the kid's dotted-line path through the yard coming to the house, or "dead angel grampa" watching over them.

And why is Marmaduke still in any paper in the world?

5/30/2005 5:31 PM  
Blogger Jenny G said...

A couple weeks ago there was a Family Circus where one of the little bastards falls off a swing. I laughed. I'll be a good mom...

The list of comics I hate is very long. In B.C. yesterday, a caveman walks into a cemetery to put flowers on a grave (in the shape of a cross). There's an exit sign pointing to the right; he turns it so it's facing up. Wha?? I didn't know cavemen had cemeteries, worshipped god, and believed in heaven. Does the "artist" even know what B.C. stands for?

5/30/2005 8:11 PM  
Blogger katiedid said...

I can't work up too much ire over Family Circus... I was raised to not make fun of the mentally handicapped. But B.C. was certainly stupid enough for me to skip when it was still carried by The Oregonian. And Andy Capp... *sigh*, I have no idea who actually follows that one. Is it funny? And why? It's a mystery to me. Then there's Cathy and Garfield, which I feel are two comics that actually lobotomize you if you read them.

Why on gawd's green earth are any of these carried by any paper, when Lynda Barry (to cite one example) is relagated to "cult" status?

5/31/2005 2:27 AM  
Blogger Jenny G said...

LOL I guess I should be more sensitive. Our paper doesn't have Andy Capp anymore, which is sad, because what could be funnier than a drunk beating his wife? Ohhh...I forgot about Cathy. And yes, I hate Marmaduke and Garfield as well. I've never seen Lynda Barry but I'll have to check it out online. My favorite is Zits because that's exactly what my family was like when I was a teenager.

5/31/2005 10:05 AM  

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