07 November 2008

Friday Five - Funny Papers

After an exhausting election here in the states it's time for some spirit lifting! Join me with a nice cup of tea or coffee or cocoa and let's sit back and read the Funny Papers!

1. What was your favorite comic strip as a child? Garfield, The Far Side and Fox Trot. I had allll of their books. As far as non-newspaper comics, I also loved and collected Archie Comic Books.

2. Which comic strip today most consistently tickles your funny bone? Get Fuzzy and Pearls Before Swine both make me laugh out loud. Love them!

3. Which Peanuts character is closest to being you? Hmmm, as a child, definitely Lucy. I was the bossy older Sister and resented having a younger brother to take attention away from me. I've grown out of the resentment part - but I do sometimes still have that bossy streak.

4. Some say that comic strips have replaced philosophy as a paying job, so to speak. Does this ring true with you? Ummmm...sure. Why not. I think social commentary/philosophizing via comedy can be great. However, at other times, I would say that it's not appropriate. Sometimes you just want or need to laugh, you know?

5. What do you think the appeal is for the really long running comic strips like Blondie, Family Circus, Dennis the Menace as some examples? They are still relevant, I think, because they are universally themed and fun for the whole family. There are not that many entertainment options out there about which you can say that these days.

Bonus question: Which discontinued comic strip would you like to see back in print? Calvin & Hobbes, The Far Side and Fox Trot.

4 comments:

Buck said...

Can I play?

1. What was your favorite comic strip as a child?

Steve Canyon and Terry and the Pirates. Peanuts, too.

2. Which comic strip today most consistently tickles your funny bone?

Since I don't subscribe to a newspaper any longer... none. I do catch up on Dilbert from time to time on the 'net.

3. Which Peanuts character is closest to being you?

Charlie Brown, probably. But I have a LOT of Snoopy tendencies...

4. Some say that comic strips have replaced philosophy as a paying job, so to speak. Does this ring true with you?

Not so much, based upon the strips I see running these days (I do pick up a paper, now and then).

5. What do you think the appeal is for the really long running comic strips like Blondie, Family Circus, Dennis the Menace as some examples?

I'll second your "universally themed," Mezzo.

Bonus question: Which discontinued comic strip would you like to see back in print?

Calvin and Hobbes, MOST definitely!

Mezzo SF said...

Thanks for playing, Buck!

Bag Blog said...

I wrote out a big long comment and then it disappeared and with it went my will to re-type my answers.

Mezzo SF said...

You know what, Lou? That same thing happened to me yesterday. ack!