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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 02/ 4/2009

When Comics Feel the 'Michael Phelps Effect'

By Michael Cavna

I'm beginning to really worry about poor Rob Wilco.

"Get Fuzzy's" favorite agoraphobe is obsessing something serious about "Dr. Strangelove" film reviews. From 1964.

Talk about not being able to take criticism well (even formal arts criticism). For something that isn't even your own work.

Thing is, I respect Rob's smarts and wry wit, so I can't chalk this up to your garden-variety numbskullness, a la "Garfield's" Jon Arbuckle.

But then I saw the Post's Sports section headline "Big Bong Theory." Hey, could Rob "The Barely Working, Animal-Chatting Agoraphobe" Wilco be into some form of mind-altering behavior? (Artist's glue, perhaps?)


It's a theory so harebrained, it's just crazy enough to generate this chart. And if you've got other cartoon candidates who should also come "under suspicion," now's the time to "drop dime" and intervene. Their toughest step is admitting it.

By Michael Cavna  | February 4, 2009; 11:15 AM ET
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Let's see - Rob Wilco goes ballistic over movie reviews, although since he has never left his house he had never actually been to a movie. Then he claims to be aggravated by a movie review posted on the Internet in 1964, when it didn't exist yet. That's not stoned, that's simply psychotic. As for who **is** stoned - Rex Morgan, M.D. For decades now, the doctor has been going to his practice for the sole purpose of sniffing ether.

Posted by: seismic-2 | February 4, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

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