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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #135 on: May 14, 2012, 09:22:59 AM »
When we were getting the paper for a few months, Frazz was the only consistently good comic. And when I didn't get it, it was usually because it was over my head.


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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #136 on: May 14, 2012, 09:30:00 AM »
Also, Frazz appears to be Calvin and Hobbes combined through some sick experiment.


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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #137 on: May 14, 2012, 09:37:53 AM »
Or just Calvin all grown up, which has been the speculation in the past.


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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #138 on: May 14, 2012, 10:01:29 AM »
Yay! Frazz! I had it on my list and didn't expect it to make the cut. It's one of those strips where you feel like you're the only one in the world who ever noticed it. It's an exceptionally smart and clever strip that gives the reader enough credit to where it never spells out its jokes. It just throws them out there.


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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #139 on: May 14, 2012, 10:30:11 AM »
Yay! Frazz! I had it on my list and didn't expect it to make the cut. It's one of those strips where you feel like you're the only one in the world who ever noticed it. It's an exceptionally smart and clever strip that gives the reader enough credit to where it never spells out its jokes. It just throws them out there.

Yeah. I've had to think all day to get some of them. I read it in the morning and then as I'm going to bed I get it.


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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #140 on: May 14, 2012, 11:01:18 AM »
I can proudly say Family Circus was #6 on my list.  Sure, I haven't read it in years.  But I have many a fond memory of it.

Also glad to see Mother Goose and Grimm, love the whole cheesy humor of the whole thing.  And The Wizard of Id.
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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #141 on: May 14, 2012, 11:55:15 AM »

#19 Doonesbury
   
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Doonesbury is a comic strip by American cartoonist Garry Trudeau, that chronicles the adventures and lives of an array of characters of various ages, professions, and backgrounds, from the President of the United States to the title character, Michael Doonesbury, who has progressed from a college student to a youthful senior citizen in the 40+ years of the strip's daily existence.

Frequently political in nature, Doonesbury features characters representing a range of affiliations, but the cartoon is noted for a liberal viewpoint. The name "Doonesbury" is a combination of the word doone (prep school slang for "someone who is out to lunch") and the surname of Charles Pillsbury, Trudeau's roommate at Yale University.

Doonesbury is written and pencilled by Garry Trudeau, then inked and lettered by his assistant Don Carlton.


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President King, the leader of Walden College, was originally intended as a parody of Kingman Brewster, President of Yale, but all that remains of that is a certain physical resemblance.


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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #142 on: May 14, 2012, 02:08:34 PM »
Only #19?  I'm shocked.

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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #143 on: May 14, 2012, 02:10:50 PM »
I had doonesbury Though i can see some people leaving it off I didn't like it much until i got the big book that compiles strips from the entire history of the strip so i finally understood all the characters. 
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« Reply #144 on: May 14, 2012, 02:21:13 PM »
I always felt like Doonesbury was trying to make sure I had no idea what the hell was happening.


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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #145 on: May 14, 2012, 02:59:24 PM »
I always felt like Doonesbury was trying to make sure I had no idea what the hell was happening.
Yeah.

Reminds me of this Foxtrot comic about that:



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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #146 on: May 14, 2012, 03:04:16 PM »
I actually AM pissed at Doonesbury being on the list. I've never liked the strip. I dislike most things with a mainly political side, and I've never really found anything that funny (or clever) about it. It's not even that I disagree with some of the view points, or that I'm anti liberal, even. I just can't stand politics in any way, shape or form. Even when it's not political, I feel condescended to by it. It pisses me off by how clever it thinks it is.


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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #147 on: May 14, 2012, 03:49:14 PM »
Never heard of Frazz. Methinks if there's an online archive, I know how I'm going to be spending a few hours soon.


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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #148 on: May 14, 2012, 04:01:42 PM »
Never heard of Frazz. Methinks if there's an online archive, I know how I'm going to be spending a few hours soon.

http://www.gocomics.com/frazz

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« Reply #149 on: May 14, 2012, 04:15:57 PM »

#18 Mutts
   
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Mutts is a daily comic strip created by Patrick McDonnell in 1994. Distributed by King Features Syndicate, it follows the adventures of a dog, Earl, and a cat, Mooch. Earl and Mooch interact with each other, their human owners and a large cast of neighborhood animals.

The friendship of Mooch and his neighbor Earl focuses on the differences between cats and dogs as pets and friends: Earl is friendly, loves the company of his human companion and likes to play outside; Mooch is often indifferent to his human companions, except for being fed, and prefers to stay inside and play by himself. Both animals frequently express themselves through thought balloons when their owners are present.

Peanuts creator Charles Schulz praised Mutts, calling it "one of best comic strips of all time."

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Some time ago there were talks of an animated feature film, but no more than that.

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On occasion, McDonnell devotes the strip for a week or so to animal welfare issues, especially the adoption of pets from animal shelters. Themes include Farm Animal Awareness Week and Shelter Stories, where pet adoption as well as pet shelter life is focused on. McDonnell also created artwork for the second generation New Jersey Animal Friendly optional license plate first issued in 2001. A portion of the revenue from the plates goes to the New Jersey State Department of Health's Animal Population Control Program. Also, he speaks out (usually using Shtinky) about numerous animal rights causes, including seal clubbing, whale hunting and most of all, saving the tigers.