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Garfield Minus Garfield: 12/17/08

I’ve praised this site before; it’s on my blogroll under Random Pleasures. Before Dan Walsh hit upon the idea of removing Garfield from these comics, I found them utterly useless and unfunny. But now there’s something entirely different, and deeper, going on. This post is just a reminder.

Garfield Minus Garfield: Greatest Thing Ever

This is genius. Maybe you’ve already seen it, because as usual I’m a little late to the party, but to me here’s this week’s “Greatest Thing Ever!”

Garfield Minus Garfield

Garfield Minus Garfield

As the website, created by Dan Walsh, explains: “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. It is a journey deep into the mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness and depression in a quiet American suburb.”

I strongly urge you to check it out — a comic that would cause Jean Paul Sartre to cachinnate. And for the record, I’ve never, ever liked Garfield. This web sensation has gotten a lot of much-deserved press recently, here and here and here, plus there’s also going to be a book (and I totally want it)!