Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Gag Me with a Spoon

I no longer hide my secret love for Angry Jeffy. Angry Jeffy is reason enough to read The Family Circus. Poor Jeffy, really he has all the reason in the world to be angry. Think of his place in the family: he's not the baby, not the oldest, not the only girl. He's just plain Jeffy. And, he's the only one with curly hair. Since neither Thelma nor Bil has curly hair, that's got to make you wonder just a bit.

Anyway, Angry Billy just doesn't do it for me like Angry Jeffy does:

Still, though, a few points: I can't believe the Keanes have bit on that liberal bugaboo, global warming. Who's writing this strip these days, Al Gore?

More importantly, what sort of nasty slop do they feed those kids? Just recently, Jeffy was eating this nastiness. I'm way too lazy and tired to look for the post, but does anyone else remember when Jeffy was fed the black, shiny hot dog -- the one that looked like it was staring at you? Gross. Why is all Family Circus food black? It is obvious from this very panel, that the colorists do indeed have the ability to use the color red. So, why couldn't Billy's popsicle be a cherry popsicle? Why does it have to be a licorice popsicle? Tar popsicle? Seriously, what kind of food is black? Burned food, I guess, and maybe the Global Warming burned his food, in addition to melting it? Who knows. All I know is that it is grody to the max.

Apropos of nothing:
Q: Name a task that would be difficult enough, even if you weren't busy taking care of a newborn.
A: Collecting a urine sample from your cat. No kidding. This is not easy, and you've got to wonder why it's never featured in Garfield or Mutts.


Anonymous Austin said...

I thought it was a chocolate popsicle.

3:05 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

Nope, it's a delicious tarsicle...what's more disturbing is that he LEFT it on the TABLE! Not only is that not sanitary...but it may become a splintersicle...YUM!

4:26 PM  
Anonymous dale said...

Even a kid stupid enough to ignore the sanitation issue would know that someone would steal an abandonded popsicle.

Unless it's black olive. Prunes are almost black. I'll keep trying.

8:20 PM  
Blogger R said...

It has featured in Garfield! Long ago, but it has.

7:15 AM  

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