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    Cyburbian statler's avatar
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    Comics?

    The board seem hopping this morning so I thought I'd throw this out.:

    What comics strips do you love and which do you hate?

    For me:

    Love:
    Boondocks
    Monty
    For Better Or Worse
    Rymns With Orange (prob. my current fav)
    Arlo and Janis
    and of course the Classics:
    Bloom County
    Far Side
    Calvin & Hobbs (*sigh*)

    Hate:
    Family Circle
    Fred Bassett (worst. comic. ever.)
    Get Fuzzy. (great artwork, horrible writing, imo)
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    Bloom County

    Berkely Breathed should never have quit writing...

    I try and fill the void with Dilbert, but it isn't quite the same.
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    I loved those sweet little cartoons that were a man and woman and it was titled "love is"

    used to see them in the 70's and 80's but ive not seen them in years. such wonderful simple expressions of affection

    simple is always best *well ok almost always*

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    Love:

    Luanne- (I don't know why, but everyone in my office (including married males) follows the trivial adventures of a shallow teenage girl. Its almost like an in-joke)

    Boondocks- sometimes preachy, but overall spot on.
    Red Meat (the Milkman rules!) (in "Indie" papers only)
    This Modern World (Sorry, El Guapo )
    Foxtrot (Lame, but seriously funny, somehow)

    Hate:

    Family Circus (Of course)
    Mutts (I go into diabetic shock when my eyes stray across it)
    Peanuts (Sorry, there was always something about it that
    rubbed me the wrong way)

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    I used to love Calvin and Hobbes and the Far Side. Bizarro is sometimes funny, as was Zippy the clown.

    The only comic I read with any regularity now is The Instigator. However, non-hockey types won't dig it.

    Here's a sample:


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    I LOVE:

    Dilbert of course..



    BTW
    F*** Lindros too

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    Faves:

    Dilbert
    The Boondocks
    Curtis
    Fox Trot
    Luann

    Hates:

    Dennis the Menace
    Cathy

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    The 3 on my "My Yahoo" page:

    Doonesbury
    Fox Trot
    Tank McNamara

    I used to read Dilbert, but haven't in years.
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    Get Fuzzy is currently my top favorite -- perhaps because Bucky reminds me so much of my own Siamese cat. It makes me LOL. Our current newspaper doesn't carry it, so I have it e-mailed to me every day.

    Enjoy: Dilbert, For Better/Worse, Fox Trot

    Bring back: Calvin & Hobbes!

    Eliminate: Nancy. The stupidest comic ever written.

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    I am not really a comic strip person, but I do like comic books.

    Best new title is Fables, all about what happens when fairy tale people have to live in the real world.

    likes

    hate
    Eightball
    Optic Nerve
    Sin City
    cerebus

    dislikes

    all super hero titles
    all manga
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    Donk,

    Ever read Strangers in Paradise? I haven't read anything past the first TPB but I loved it.
    I'm also a big fan of Frank Miller, Evan Dorkin and Neil Gaiman.
    To be honest I sort of lost track of the comics industry around '96. I just don't have time to read all to the books I'd like to. Someday I'll get back into it, hopefully.
    "So, if a city has a personality, maybe it also has a soul. Maybe it dreams." -Gaiman
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    The City rules! I love White Suburban Man!

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    I like a lot of those "fringe" comics like The City, Red Meat, etc, but hardly ever read them...

    Current favs:
    Get Fuzzy (though lately it's seemed a little lame)
    For Better or Worse (I have nooooo idea why I like this)
    Dilbert
    Doonesbury
    Heart of the City (again, why I don't know - good art though)

    Classics:
    Bloom County
    Calvin and Hobbes

    Hate:
    Family Circus
    Marmaduke
    Cathy
    Ernie
    Broom Hilda

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    The three on my Yahoo page are:
    Boondocks
    NonSequitir
    Doonesbury

    I'll be so sad when my Far Side daily calendar is done, Its the last one they're making. And I also desperately miss Calvin and Hobbes.

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    The guy who writes "Frank & Ernest" needs to get a real job, too.
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    If you want to talk well then I'll relate
    If you don't so what cause you don't scare me

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    The Get Fuzzy thing I'll never get. The central joke is: mean cat, dumb dog, exasperated owner. It basicly a much better drawn Garfield. (Granted, it probably the best looking strip on the comics page)
    For Better or Worse and Arlo and Janis are the only two strips I know of where the characters age in real time. I love that. And I've always somehow related to Arlo in a philosophical kinda way.
    I forgot Mutts. A very 'cutsy' strip but it works for me. Incredible artwork.
    I don't get Luanne in the Boston papers. I'll have to start checking it out online.
    I'm not sure if any of you have ever seen 9 Chickweed Lane but I highly recommend it. If it is not in your paper you can check it out here.
    Speaking of online comics one of the originals and still one of the best: Sluggy Freelance
    As for the Red Meats, Tom Tomorrow's and Get You War On's out there. I should read them more often.

    Oh, and Go Die!
    "So, if a city has a personality, maybe it also has a soul. Maybe it dreams." -Gaiman
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    Originally posted by nerudite
    I used to love Calvin and Hobbes and the Far Side. Bizarro is sometimes funny, as was Zippy the clown.

    The only comic I read with any regularity now is The Instigator. However, non-hockey types won't dig it.

    Here's a sample:
    That... is WAY funny.
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    C'mon and get me you twist of fate
    I'm standing right here Mr. Destiny
    If you want to talk well then I'll relate
    If you don't so what cause you don't scare me

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    Originally posted by Mastiff


    That... is WAY funny.
    I think so too. But you are a hockey geek as well.

    On a separate note, the office is enjoying the Red Vines (although they all say they don't taste like Canadian licorice). Duh... this licorice is *good*. <grin>

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    The Boondocks.



    Huey is always right.

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    Originally posted by nerudite


    I think so too. But you are a hockey geek as well.

    On a separate note, the office is enjoying the Red Vines (although they all say they don't taste like Canadian licorice). Duh... this licorice is *good*. <grin>
    The office?! I thought for sure you'd be hoarding it in your basement... I suppose you have a "connection" now, eh?
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    C'mon and get me you twist of fate
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    If you want to talk well then I'll relate
    If you don't so what cause you don't scare me

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    Originally posted by Mastiff


    The office?! I thought for sure you'd be hoarding it in your basement... I suppose you have a "connection" now, eh?
    Truly good licorice has a shelf-life. Once open, it is only prime for a week or two tops. I have been hording for a week... it's time to share with the ignorant masses. The huge-ass tub (I think that is the technical term) is half gone, so they must be enjoying it (or easing off some other sugar high).

    A connection? Hmmmm... a one time send is not a connection. Now if I get more tasty gifts, that would be a connection.

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    Originally posted by nerudite

    A connection? Hmmmm... a one time send is not a connection. Now if I get more tasty gifts, that would be a connection.
    If you play your cards right...
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    C'mon and get me you twist of fate
    I'm standing right here Mr. Destiny
    If you want to talk well then I'll relate
    If you don't so what cause you don't scare me

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    I never bite the hand that feeds me...

    unless of course they want to be bitten.

    I'll try not to piss you off to ensure my red vine connection.

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    Re: I never bite the hand that feeds me...

    Originally posted by nerudite
    unless of course they want to be bitten.
    Oh oh! Let's NOT go there...

    Originally posted by nerudite

    I'll try not to piss you off to ensure my red vine connection.
    Wasn't that easy?! Was the big tub too much? They do sell smaller quantities... who knew licorice went stale?
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    C'mon and get me you twist of fate
    I'm standing right here Mr. Destiny
    If you want to talk well then I'll relate
    If you don't so what cause you don't scare me

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