March 22, 2010

Toastmodern Garfield

Garfield Minus Garfield "is a site dedicated to removing Garfield from the Garfield comic strips in order to reveal the existential angst of a certain young Mr. Jon Arbuckle."

The results are a consistently hilarious, fine-standing example of what has become possible in our postmodern/nonsensical/pop-culture-familiar world.

But you know what? I cannot help but feel a lingering sense of melancholy as I watch Jon in his decontextualized world. The fruits of Garfield Minus Garfield are at once humorous and poignant - tendencies characteristic of life itself.

Poor Jon. That cat was your life.

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