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"Frank & Ernest" pummels us with the groaners. "Rhymes With Orange" and "Pickles" often like to slice their wordplay wry. And "Mother Goose" can construct days of gags built on a single punning premise.
Perhaps no one, though, offers such a wide array of wordplay -- an unraveling coil of malapropisms and "accidental" word coinage -- than "Get Fuzzy." This is one strip in which the Katt never has your tongue -- doesn't need it. Bucky's got too much of a George Carlin-esque tongue all on his own.
That said, the Official 'Riffs Question of the Day is: Who's your favorite verbal contortionist on the funnypages? Which comic strip razzles you and dazzles you with unbridled literary trickery. In other words: Who's the ultimate No-Holds Bard?
You're invited to share your favorites.
Some weeks back, 'Riffs mulled whether Ryan Reynolds would make for a swell big-screen Captain America. Well, it has just been announced that Reynolds has been cast as the Green Lantern for the Warner Bros. film.
Whaddya think of Reynolds for the role, for which he reportedly beat out Justin Timberlake? And Reynolds -- who also did "Blade: Trinity" and wanted to play The Flash -- earlier was announced to have landed the X-Men spinoff "Deadpool," so he'll be riding two superhero franchises. Which speaks to the glories, apparently, of going conjugal with Scarlett Johansson.
Reynolds, 32, is reportedly the first actor to star as both DC and Marvel film superheroes.
| July 11, 2009; 9:30 AM ET
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