Friday Five--Funny Papers

Aahhh..the comics. Rather, the “funnies” as my family has always called them. Still, at 32, that’s the first thing I read in the paper, after pulling out the ads and skimming the front page.

So, this morning, PresbyGal asks us to think about the funnies for a few minutes.

1. What was your favorite comic strip as a child? Ah..Garfield. Still my favorite one.

2. Which comic strip today most consistently tickles your funny bone?
Without fail, Get Fuzzy

3. Which Peanuts character is closest to being you?
Wow, I’d like to say someone cool, like Snoopy, but I feel like maybe, deep down, I’ve always been Marcy. Quieter, less inclined to get involved, and always liking the slightly dorky guy (Charlie Brown).

4. Some say that comic strips have replaced philosophy as a paying job, so to speak. Does this ring true with you? You know, I think so. Comics these days tend to speak to the human condition—even when we don’t think they do. They give an outlet to the stresses of daily life, and help us to see that sometimes, you really can’t sweat the small stuff.

5. What do you think the appeal is for the really long running comic strips like Blondie, Family Circus, Dennis the Menace as some examples? Hm..simplicity. Even for those of us who are children of the 80s and 90s, reading those make me feel more like a kid. There’s no “thinking humor” it’s just fun.

Bonus question: Which discontinued comic strip would you like to see back in print? The Far Side. Man, I miss those.

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1 Response to "Friday Five--Funny Papers"

  1. Presbyterian Gal says:
    Nov 7, 2008, 3:43:00 PM

    I used to read the comics first. Now it's the coupons and the puzzles, sad to say.

    Thanks for playing!

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