The Morning Line: Pick-Five: What Strips Should The Post Add?
Comic Riffs has little patience for ancient, frozen-in-amber comic strips that long ago died creatively -- whether or not their creators have. 'Riffs hasn't cast "Blondie" into that slag heap, however. Not that I wouldn't relish the chance to freshen it some -- the jolt of a Dagwood layoff, perhaps, or Blondie launching a new career -- but the strip has aged about as well as a near-80-year-old can.
Apparently, though, squatting in that camp, I might be in the minority.
Yesterday, 'Riffs asked you to pick a "legacy strip" that you'd dump from The Post's funnypages. More than a few respondents looked at the five choices we offered and had a definitive response: "All of 'em."
A clean sweep, eh? This raises an interesting notion: If you could boot EVERY "legacy strip" out of The Post, what five candidates would you replace them with? 'Riffs is now taking your suggestions: Time to play Pick-Five.
Which five strips would you want to see The Post add?
NOW, ON TO TODAY'S FUNNIES...
"GET FUZZY" has my fave semi-subtle sight gag of the day.
I'm havin' a laugh worthy of Ricky Gervais thanks to the fact that Bucky Katt -- in trying to draft McManc for a presidential bid -- is holding what he considers the ultimate get-up-to-speed reference work: "America." As in, the best-selling book by Jon Stewart and (as Denis Leary was quick to point out on the show) the "Daily Show" staff.
Tip to Bucky: Just don't open the book to the page of full-frontal nekkid Supreme Court justices. My eyes, they still burn.
The confluence of "SHERMAN'S LAGOON" and "PEARLS BEFORE SWINE" provide my biggest comic surprise of the morning: Who knew so many critters had the bomb?
Apparently, while my attention was diverted, quite a few species gained nuclear capability. (Do we have "Pogo" to blame?) My next hope, in light of this news, is that the supersized animals in "Mark Trail" get the bomb. Sorry, Rabbit, but payback's a real devil.
Lastly, on the matter of "MOTHER GOOSE & GRIMM": Seems an irony wrapped in a satiric riddle that today's gag is so old, you could -- well -- count ITS rings.
(Full disclosure: Not that I didn't do essentially the same joke myself in, oh, 1999. I like to think I "freshened" it.)
| December 16, 2008; 6:00 AM ET
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