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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #240 on: May 16, 2012, 03:54:47 PM »

#7 Garfield Minus Garfield
      
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Garfield Minus Garfield is a webcomic created by Dan Walsh, a technology manager from Dublin, Ireland, which received considerable attention during 2008. Each strip consists of a reprint of a past episode from the comic strip Garfield, from which all the characters except Jon Arbuckle have been removed through photo manipulation. Though Walsh admits that he was not the first to come up with this idea, he was the first to "champion and popularize" it.

The resulting strips thus consist mostly of Garfield's owner, Jon Arbuckle, interacting with himself, rather than with his pet cat. The strip's website characterizes this result as "a journey deep into the mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness and depression in a quiet American suburb."   

 Animated Adaptation:
That would be an interesting idea…
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…in better hands.  Nice try, guy that failed

Trivia:      
Garfield artist Jim Davis has commented on the webcomic, stating that he is an occasional reader and finds it "fascinating" and an "inspired thing to do".



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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #241 on: May 16, 2012, 04:25:02 PM »
Animated Adaptation:
That would be an interesting idea…
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/YDYF4xPwz8E" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/YDYF4xPwz8E</a>
…in better hands.  Nice try, guy that failed
Did they use Paint as their video editor?


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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #242 on: May 16, 2012, 04:27:54 PM »
Animated Adaptation:
That would be an interesting idea…
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/YDYF4xPwz8E" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/YDYF4xPwz8E</a>
…in better hands.  Nice try, guy that failed
Did they use Paint as their video editor?

God, I hope it didn't take a they to fail that bad.


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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #243 on: May 16, 2012, 04:36:09 PM »
Eh? "They" is both singular and plural.


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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #244 on: May 16, 2012, 04:37:46 PM »
Eh? "They" is both singular and plural.

I do know this, but I misunderstood the intent.

This has been polite grammar confusion theatre.  Good night.


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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #245 on: May 16, 2012, 04:44:38 PM »
Eh? "They" is both singular and plural.

I do know this, but I misunderstood the intent.

This has been polite grammar confusion theatre.  Good night.

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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #246 on: May 16, 2012, 04:47:41 PM »
You're watchin' ESPN the Ocho!
It's that popular?


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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #247 on: May 16, 2012, 05:13:54 PM »
You're watchin' ESPN the Ocho!
It's that popular?

Have you seen the Ocho?

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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #248 on: May 16, 2012, 05:16:58 PM »

#6 Dilbert
      
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Dilbert is an American comic strip written and drawn by Scott Adams. First published on April 16, 1989, Dilbert is known for its satirical office humor about a white-collar,  micromanaged office  featuring the engineer Dilbert as the title character. The strip has spawned several books, an animated television series, a video game, and hundreds of Dilbert-themed merchandise items. Adams has also received the National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award and Newspaper Comic Strip Award in 1997 for his work on the strip.  Dilbert appears in 2000 newspapers worldwide in 65 countries and 25 languages.

The comic strip originally revolved around Dilbert and his "pet" dog Dogbert in their home. Many plots revolved around Dilbert's engineer nature or his bizarre inventions. Also prominent were plots based on Dogbert's megalomaniacal ambitions. Later, the location of most of the action moved to Dilbert's workplace, and the strip started to satirize technology, workplace, and company issues. The comic strip's popular success is attributable to its workplace setting and themes, which are familiar to a large and appreciative audience; Adams said that switching the setting from Dilbert's home to his office was "when the strip really started to take off."


 Animated Adaptation:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/QDCg5_-QFgg" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/QDCg5_-QFgg</a>

Ringtales has also been developing short cartoons.

Trivia:      
In October 2007, the Catfish Bend Casino in Burlington, Iowa, notified its staff that the casino was closing and they were going to be laid off. An employee of seven years, David Steward then posted on an office bulletin board the October 26, 2007, Dilbert strip that compared management decisions to those of "drunken lemurs". The casino called this "very offensive"; they identified him from a surveillance tape, fired him, and tried to prevent him from receiving unemployment insurance benefits. However, in December 2007 an administrative law judge ruled that he would receive benefits, as his action was not intentional misbehavior. Scott Adams said it might be the first confirmed case of an employee being fired for posting a Dilbert cartoon. On February 20, 2008, the first of a series of Dilbert strips showed Wally being caught posting a comic strip which "compares managers to drunken lemurs". Adams later said that fans should stick to posting Garfield strips, as no one gets fired for that.
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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #249 on: May 16, 2012, 05:19:39 PM »

#6 Dilbert
      
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Dilbert is an American comic strip written and drawn by Scott Adams. First published on April 16, 1989, Dilbert is known for its satirical office humor about a white-collar,  micromanaged office  featuring the engineer Dilbert as the title character. The strip has spawned several books, an animated television series, a video game, and hundreds of Dilbert-themed merchandise items. Adams has also received the National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award and Newspaper Comic Strip Award in 1997 for his work on the strip.  Dilbert appears in 2000 newspapers worldwide in 65 countries and 25 languages.

The comic strip originally revolved around Dilbert and his "pet" dog Dogbert in their home. Many plots revolved around Dilbert's engineer nature or his bizarre inventions. Also prominent were plots based on Dogbert's megalomaniacal ambitions. Later, the location of most of the action moved to Dilbert's workplace, and the strip started to satirize technology, workplace, and company issues. The comic strip's popular success is attributable to its workplace setting and themes, which are familiar to a large and appreciative audience; Adams said that switching the setting from Dilbert's home to his office was "when the strip really started to take off."


 Animated Adaptation:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/QDCg5_-QFgg" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/QDCg5_-QFgg</a>

Ringtales has also been developing short cartoons.

Trivia:      
In October 2007, the Catfish Bend Casino in Burlington, Iowa, notified its staff that the casino was closing and they were going to be laid off. An employee of seven years, David Steward then posted on an office bulletin board the October 26, 2007, Dilbert strip that compared management decisions to those of "drunken lemurs". The casino called this "very offensive"; they identified him from a surveillance tape, fired him, and tried to prevent him from receiving unemployment insurance benefits. However, in December 2007 an administrative law judge ruled that he would receive benefits, as his action was not intentional misbehavior. Scott Adams said it might be the first confirmed case of an employee being fired for posting a Dilbert cartoon. On February 20, 2008, the first of a series of Dilbert strips showed Wally being caught posting a comic strip which "compares managers to drunken lemurs". Adams later said that fans should stick to posting Garfield strips, as no one gets fired for that.



What always make me laugh is how so much of the stupid office stuff in Dilbert also happens in low level retail jobs like Wal-Mart.  IS every company on earth run by the same idiots?!
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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #250 on: May 16, 2012, 05:29:47 PM »
I had no idea there was a Dilbert cartoon,I just added it to my Netflix Q.
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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #251 on: May 16, 2012, 05:38:47 PM »
You're watchin' ESPN the Ocho!
It's that popular?

Have you seen the Ocho?

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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #252 on: May 16, 2012, 06:00:55 PM »

#5 Bloom County
      
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Bloom County is an American comic strip by Berkeley Breathed which ran from December 8, 1980, until August 6, 1989. It examined events in politics and culture through the viewpoint of a fanciful small town in Middle America, where children often have adult personalities and vocabularies and where animals can talk. It originated from a comic strip known as The Academia Waltz, which Breathed produced for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, while attending the University of Texas.
 
Breathed set Bloom County in a small town, despite the fact that, during the time, small towns in the United States became increasingly marginalized due to cultural, economic, and political forces. Breathed said he made the choice because he had followed a girlfriend to Iowa City, Iowa; Breathed commented "You draw--literally--from your life if you’re going to write anything with some juice to it. I did just that."


 Animated Adaptation:
Technically I think it’s based on Opus, but same difference:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/a5QI4ESioUM" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/a5QI4ESioUM</a>

Trivia:      
The setting of Bloom County resembled Iowa City, Iowa, in several ways; Breathed lived there during the early years of the strip. The Bloom Boarding House, for example, which appeared as a high contrast photo within the strip, is the Linsay House located at 935 East College Street in Iowa City; while not a boarding house, the Linsay House continues as a housing co-op. Another Iowa City landmark, The Prairie Lights Bookstore, was referred to in the strip as the Prairie Lights Newsstand, original Bloom County artwork from Breathed hangs in the bookstore. An original Bloom County strip hangs in the Iowa City Public Library. Breathed used the call letters KRNA to refer to Bloom County's rock radio station featuring "Rockin' Charmin' Harmon". The call letters belong to an actual Iowa City rock station which featured a disc jockey named "Charmin'" Jeff Harmon in the 1980s.  Several Iowa City local news items also directly inspired Bloom County storylines. For example, Ronald Reagan's sexist gaffe, referring to women as "little dumplin's", was lifted from University of Iowa football coach Hayden Fry's comment, infuriating feminists at the university.

The strip's fictional newspaper, "The Bloom Picayune," is named after the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #253 on: May 16, 2012, 06:59:20 PM »
#5 Bloom County
      

YES! I had this at number 2. One of my all time favorite strips ever. I think my favorite bit was when it was discovered that Bill the Cat's sweat was a hair rejuvinator.

Be sure to check out Outland and Opus, both Sunday only strips, that were effectively sequels to Bloom County.

That's two of my top three accounted for. I have high hopes for my number one.


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Re: List of Crap 59: Top 50 Comic Strips Countdown!
« Reply #254 on: May 16, 2012, 07:05:55 PM »
Loved Bloom County, but was less fond of Outland and Opus. They just didn't have the same punch as the original, or at least I didn't feel like they did. The "Billy & the Boingers" storyline was one of my all-time favorite things in comics. I had the "Deathtöngue" band roster comic on my notebook at school for the longest time.