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doni_georgia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 06:57 PM
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Favorite comic strips (old or current) ?
Just saw Opus on someone's post, and it got me thinking of my all time favorite "funny paper" strips.

My personal favs:

Bloom County
Calvin and Hodges

I know there were many more I have enjoyed through the years - jog my memory
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codegreen Donating Member (827 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 06:59 PM
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1. it's Hobbes, yo
Edited on Fri Apr-16-04 07:03 PM by codegreen
don't forget This Modern World!!
Dilbert, Foxtrot, and Get Fuzzy have had their moments (all been overblown, tho)
(how the hell did i forget Boondocks?)
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salonghorn70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 08:17 PM
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15. Zits
Jeremy reminds me of my 14 year old son.
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DODI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 07:00 PM
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2. The two you mentioned and Far Side and Doonesbury
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Catholic Sensation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 07:01 PM
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3. Calvin and Hobbes
Edited on Fri Apr-16-04 07:01 PM by Neo Progressive
Red Meat
The Boondocks
Far Side
Dilbert
This Modern World (forgot this one)
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 09:33 PM
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23. Calvin and Hobbes rocked
Edited on Fri Apr-16-04 09:34 PM by sasquatch
Far Side is second in my book.

This Modern World, Boondocks, Ted Rall and Asylum on 5th street are my favorite political/reality comics.

Dilbert is good, but it's seems like the people that read it like to "spend their wheels without going anywhere" if you catch my drift.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 07:17 PM
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4. I'll add "Arlo and Janis" and "For Better or Worse"
also "Crankshaft" can be really funny on occasion.

I'm even beginning to like "Baby Blues"
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 07:18 PM
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5. Boone Docks, This Modern World, BLOOM COUNTY!!!, C&H, Doonesbury
Oh and Mary Worth of course
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 07:26 PM
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7. I have a sick fascination with "Mary Worth"
nice avater, by the way :)
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 07:33 PM
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9. Thank you very much
May Saint Trane shine his blessings upon you!
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Racenut20 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 07:26 PM
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6. Hagar the Horrible is my role model
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 07:36 PM
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10. Mine's Bill the Cat
or Andy Capp
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No Mandate Here. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 07:28 PM
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8. I am dating myself, but...
...the best of all time was Odd Bodkins. I wonder if the books are still in print. This was the most out there surreal political strip ever.
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 07:39 PM
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11. Pogo
I wish Walt Kelly were still around. He'd definitely have opinions on this situation.
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Snow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 11:35 PM
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31. Oh, man, you shoulda seen him on joe mccarthy - he
was somethin' else! And if memory serves, he was dang near alone at the time.
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salvorhardin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 07:45 PM
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12. My top ten (more or less)
Only counting ones that actually appear in newspapers (somewhere)...

Bloom County
This Modern Life
Calvin & Hobbes
Doonesbury
The Far Side
Dilbert
Foxtrot
For Better Or Worse (ok, I'm a sap for this kind of story)
User Friendly
Get Fuzzy
Peanuts
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JohnLocke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 07:53 PM
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13. Dilbert; Foxtrot; Non Sequitur; Calvin and Hobbes, the Far Side...
Edited on Fri Apr-16-04 07:59 PM by JohnLocke
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slksln Donating Member (49 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 07:57 PM
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14. Hands down
Peanuts

But Far Side comes in a close second.
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AGiordino Donating Member (304 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 08:30 PM
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16. Get Fuzzy, Doonesbury and The Boondocks
closely followed by
One Big Happy
Over The Hedge
Rudy Park
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 08:37 PM
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17. Please don't hate me
But I miss L'il Abner.

Currently enjoy Doonesbury, Dilbert, Boonedocks, This Modern World.
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 08:41 PM
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18. Calvin and Hobbes, Bloom Cnty, Boondocks, Far Side
And Of Course, Peanuts.

Also:

Zippy
Non Sequitur
Shoe
Tom the Dancing Bug
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 08:42 PM
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19. 1. See avatar!
2. Dilbert

3. This Modern World

4. Rose is Rose

5. For Better or For Worse
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solinvictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 08:45 PM
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20. Calvin and Hobbes
As a kid, I loved "The Phantom". Now, it's just tired and they should let it die.
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ironflange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 09:08 PM
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21. Here ya go
FBOFW
Rose is Rose
9 Chickweed Lane
Pibgorn
Get Fuzzy
Monty
Soup to Nutz
Sherman's Lagoon
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 09:25 PM
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22. "This Modern World" by Tom Tomorrow.
"Doonesbury" by Gary Trudeau. Sometimes Ted Rall, although I far, far prefer his excellent op-ed writing.
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 10:00 PM
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24. The Far Side
What other comics are there?
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BlackVelvetElvis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 10:02 PM
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25. I'm a fan of the old strips
Edited on Fri Apr-16-04 10:03 PM by BlackVelvetElvis
Really old. Krazy Kat, Little Nemo in Slumberland, Thimble Theater, Little Orphan Annie.
Current ones I love are Mutts and Get Fuzzy.
My all time favorite is Bloom County.
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Van Helsing Donating Member (376 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 10:03 PM
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26. I've always enjoyed "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."
The old version of the comics, though.
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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 10:07 PM
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27. Boondocks
Sometimes I swear McGruder is reading my mind when he makes those, on the social and political level.
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NewHampster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 10:28 PM
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28. My Cats are Calvin and Hobbes
except cute little Hobbes became coyote food in his 10th year.
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bonemachine Donating Member (407 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 10:29 PM
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29. Get Your War On
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tekriter Donating Member (734 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 11:03 PM
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30. Pogo.
"We have met the enemy and he is us."
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 11:41 PM
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32. Far Side & For Better or Worse


And wasn't it Calvin & Hobbes?
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 11:43 PM
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33. Calvin and Hobbes and Far Side... and recently, Bizarro....
I have really gotten into Bizarro since seeing the creator, Dan Piraro's tour with the PolitiComedy-a-GoGo (www.comicsagainstevil.com .

He said in his opening monologue that he never got political in his comics before, but ever since the election that wasn't, he has been getting more and moreso. I have been reading as many of his strips as I can since then. He and all the guys in the show were really nice too.
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