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The Sunday Funnies (9/5/10)

My Cage (8/19/10) by Ed Power and Melissa DeJesus ; and Strange Brew (08/31/10) By John Deering.

(Thanks, Jim Lahue)

  • I’m going to miss “My Cage” (it’s ending on Oct 31)

  • Hmm, not very impressive this week. Well, the second one was pretty funny.

  • The first one’s great just because of that 3rd panel.

  • Heart of the City just finished a couple of strips about a SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS marathon… they turned into zombies from too much TV.

  • Hmm, not very impressive strips this week. The second one was good.

  • Tory

    I actually thought the Dora one was hilarious, the other is constant rubbish.

    • Scarabim

      I thought the Dora one was funny too. Plus it’s ironic – Dora’s always been a trend whore. In merchandising she’s been cast as a fairy, a princess, a clothes horse – whatever schtick works for other female characters, Dora rips it off. I can totally see her trying to cash in on the Twilight craze. The way Dora is marketed to kids is yet another example of how PBS, with its self-styled image of being strictly non-commercial television, is the definition of hypocrite.

      • TheGunheart

        Isn’t Dora by Nickelodeon, not PBS?

      • Tory

        Dora is Nick, I think PBS educational shows are a step above Dora but she is ok, I guess. Still I would rather have my kids watching classic Sesame Street, Square One, Electric Company, 321 Contact, Math Patrol and the like though the new Electric Company is decent, Wordgirl is fun, Between the Lions is more like classic Sesame Street than current Sesame Street though current Sesame Street is better than it had been say 7-13 years ago.

      • Scarabim

        Aaagh!!! You’re absolutely right. I screwed up. Too much cookout food and beer. Dora’s so heavily influenced by PBS’ kids shows that I got confused. Damn, I feel foolish. My apologies. Through my error, I’ve smeared PBS by ascribing to it the kind of corporate greed that spawns the endless merchandising of obnoxious entities like Elmo…oh, wait…

  • Andy

    I miss “Pogo”.

  • Death By Deadline

    A reoccurring aspect of these Sunday Funnies posts is jokes that are potentially funny , but marred by poor or uninteresting execution. The single panel gags in particular suffer from this.

    The second comic made me smile. Not because of anything in the panel itself. which just makes me wonder why the driver had to walk 200 yards away from his truck to read a map. or why the desert is so green.

    But the idea that, of coarse someone actually has to deliver all those packages to Wile E Coyote. As a result a myriad of other, funnier images pops into my head. So I do get a laugh. Even if it isn’t a direct result of th cartoonist writing or drawing skills.

    Is that successful comic?

  • Titanius Anglesmith, Fancy Man of Cornwood

    That’s the wildest episode of “Supernatural” I’ve seen all year!