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Posted at 7:30 AM ET, 05/11/2009

The Morning Line: One Order of Crushed Garfield, Please

By Michael Cavna



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Garfield sometimes entertains, more often rankles and irritates -- but today, he flat-out mystifies. Or rather, the artwork flat-out mystifies.

In today's final panel, Garfield -- at least in black-and-white -- is apparently supposed to be costumed as some sort of chocolate chip. But in truth, he looks little like a chunk o' chocolate (a melted Hershey's Kiss, at best). Really, no, the fat cat looks much more like an immense chopped garlic clove -- ready to be stuffed into a lasagna. ... If only.

So the Official 'Riffs Reader Question of the Day is: What do YOU think Garfield looks like?

ELSEWHERE...


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JUDGE PARKER: These days, Sophie and the Cheerleaders-O-Menace have it all over "Mean Girls." I don't care how played out the phrase is: Every Sophie strip should conclude with two words: "Oh, SNAP!"


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MARK TRAIL: Dead trees, dead trees, dead trees! Oh, we're on to you, Mr. Trail. These whole week about toppled dead-tree products is a metaphor for the print journalism industry, is it not? Otherwise, who else would write such stiff, stilted unnatural dialogue? Really?


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LIO: And finally: Our early leader for Visual Gag of the Week (aka, the VGOW).

By Michael Cavna  | May 11, 2009; 7:30 AM ET
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Comments

Well, at least Frazz and a Children's Page is back.

Posted by: oldgal49er | May 11, 2009 8:06 AM | Report abuse

Frazz definitely needs to be 7x52.

At least the Parker death threat thread has subsided and we're back to the kiddie porn. Any chance of a wardrobe malfunction?

Posted by: filfeit | May 11, 2009 8:58 AM | Report abuse

Garfield is camouflaged as "Duke", the mascot for the Java computing platform? See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_(Sun)

Posted by: seismic-2 | May 11, 2009 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Umm, he looks like a chocolate chip. Don't get near the kitchen much, do you? 8;)

Posted by: pltrgyst | May 11, 2009 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Any word on moving Frazz to the main page and moving one of the dead comics to the kids page?

Posted by: buckeye96 | May 11, 2009 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Garfield looks like Randy the Raindrop.

Posted by: yellojkt | May 11, 2009 11:20 AM | Report abuse

I think Garfield has the shape of a chocolate chip. I can also see what seismic-2 means about the Java symbol. A clove of garlic? No. If I squint I might possibly go for the badly drawn shape of a garlic bulb, but that's about it.

Posted by: elyrest | May 11, 2009 11:57 AM | Report abuse

After seeing Mark Trail with the ongoing line for the third time and women with pet deer at least twice I can not understand the two day absence of a real comic and a strip anyone who went to school would understand.

Posted by: frazzfan | May 11, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Garfield looks like a raindrop, and can somebody please tell me who the 10year old is who is drawing Adam now? Even I can do better than that!

Posted by: 2old2readcomics | May 12, 2009 3:20 AM | Report abuse

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