QOTD 140: Sunday Comics (and that asshole Ziggy)

This wasn’t in a newspaper

For many of us, our first like, actual interest in reading things probably came from the Sunday comics in the newspaper our parents got.

For youngin’s a newspaper is like an ebook make of paper.

Anyway, I used to devour them as a kid, waking up early on Sunday to read them and not get most of the jokes – all the while thinking the family circus was the lamest thing to ever lame.


What are your favorite newspaper comic strips? Feel free to include internet webcomics and parodies that are good, too – like Garfield Minus Garfield and Calvin and Jobs. 

Garfield minus Garfield

This is probably one of the funniest things I’ve stumbled across on the internet, essentially the guy who makes it removes Garfield from the equation (which makes sense, since Jon can’t hear Garfield anyway), and hilarity ensues.


I like this one simply because I started reading it when I was 12, am now older than the main character in the comic by a decade. Freaky stuff.


I love me some Dilbert, it only gets better the more you work in a corporate setting, which is both funny and sad.

I’ll leave you with the following, which is a real thing that happened in a real comic strip that was seen by millions of people. I’m assuming Jim Davis discovered bath salts.

Asshole chant

Hey Scott,
   I got to thinking earlier today that we haven't heard the infamous "Ass—hole" chant has been absent from WWE for awhile.  Have you noticed this?  Any ideas on why it's gone?  I haven't watched in awhile, but I'm thinking that there isn't really any good and true asshole heels right now.  Or it could be just the WWE trying to keep those chants from breaking out, but that seems like it'd be a very hard thing to control?

I'm with the first theory — there's just no one worthy of the chant.  Almost every heel gets neutered or made to look like a coward, so you can't get any good Vince McMahon-style heat going and make people truly hate you.  Like I'm still trying to figure out CM Punk's motivation for being a heel in the first place.  Yeah, he wanted respect, but now he's just the guy (figuratively) yelling at little old ladies in the front row and going after the hometown hero for cheap heat.  No wonder people don't want to boo the guy.