Garfield Reduction

Garfield Reduction

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CornJer
Metal does cocaine.

Frontline Heroism Medal
2005 Mar 21 • 1531
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John is wearing a pink shirt.
If you jump high enough you'll hurt your ankles when you land.
 
 
2006 Dec 12 at 07:25 PST
Zarathustra
Monotheist

2005 Apr 30 • 315
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Very good. You win a cookie.
Thus spoke Zarathustra.
 
 
2006 Dec 12 at 09:41 PST
NatureJay
SJA: Commander of Ruthless Abuse

Good Conduct Medal
2005 Mar 22 • 1871
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I found this on another forum. It's too brilliant NOT to share.

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2007 Feb 22 at 22:26 PST
CornJer
Metal does cocaine.

Frontline Heroism Medal
2005 Mar 21 • 1531
36 ₧
I don't get it. Give me a hint.
If you jump high enough you'll hurt your ankles when you land.
 
 
2007 Feb 23 at 10:28 PST
NatureJay
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Good Conduct Medal
2005 Mar 22 • 1871
574 ₧
Looking at it as if there's a joke there to be laughed at is approaching it from the wrong angle.

The original strip, which you almost have to see to understand it, has Garfield in the first panel saying "This is all I'll be shedding today." This sets up the whole punchline at the end with Jon, implying that if Garfield only sheds a single hair on that day, he's going to shed possibly double his normal amount tomorrow, a "ha ha" moment for cat owners who can understand and commiserate on the matter.

Without the input by Garfield, the humor isn't there in its normal form. The strip takes on Existentialist and Absurdist tone. Garfield enters and drops a single hair to the floor, an immediately strange gesture, to keep one small thing as though it had meaning, only to discard it without a word or even a visual response. Jon, stares at the futility of it all, and looks at the audience and admits that he fears the future.

It's not funny in and of itself, but it becomes funny in the juxtaposition of the two elements. We expect a punchline, and instead have the terrifying realization of Jon that nothing is certain in the world.

I've been writing too many goddamn English papers lately.
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2007 Feb 23 at 13:41 PST
NatureJay
SJA: Commander of Ruthless Abuse

Good Conduct Medal
2005 Mar 22 • 1871
574 ₧
Here, maybe this one won't hurt people's heads as much... well, not directly...



And you know, Jon is right. I'm afraid it isn't a hat at all.
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2007 Feb 27 at 23:05 PST
Zarathustra
Monotheist

2005 Apr 30 • 315
167 ₧
Uh.


Nope. I
Thus spoke Zarathustra.
 
 
2007 Mar 1 at 13:15 PST
molkman
Owner of George Washington's Prototype Mittens

Marine Warfare Corporal
Find the Hole Participation Medal
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Tasty Br�twurst Medal
2005 May 2 • 2066
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What does adobe have to do with windows, this forum, html, or pasting stuff?
LET LOVE REIGN
 
 
2007 Mar 2 at 10:31 PST
NatureJay
SJA: Commander of Ruthless Abuse

Good Conduct Medal
2005 Mar 22 • 1871
574 ₧
"molkman" said:
What does adobe have to do with windows, this forum, html, or pasting stuff?

I think, given what we know of him, the post speaks for itself.
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2007 Mar 2 at 13:44 PST
Zarathustra
Monotheist

2005 Apr 30 • 315
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A CHALLENGER APPEARS!!

Thus spoke Zarathustra.
 
 
2007 Mar 9 at 19:43 PST
CornJer
Metal does cocaine.

Frontline Heroism Medal
2005 Mar 21 • 1531
36 ₧
Quote:
And you know, Jon is right. I'm afraid it isn't a hat at all.


Oh, the shame of it all...
If you jump high enough you'll hurt your ankles when you land.
 
 
2007 Mar 11 at 11:03 PDT
NatureJay
SJA: Commander of Ruthless Abuse

Good Conduct Medal
2005 Mar 22 • 1871
574 ₧


Yup.
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2007 Jun 19 at 01:09 PDT
SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 6441
Awesome. The background even matches!!
 
 
2007 Jun 20 at 10:10 PDT
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