Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Garfield Minus Garfield Plus Dexter

What an inspired idea! Garfield the cat only makes commentary in thought bubbles, so the man in the cartoon is the only one actually speaking; he must be imagining the cat's comments. Remove the cat's imaginary words, and you can see the reality:

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 have watched the show Dexter and thought how boring and tame Dexter must seem to his co-workers. His pithiness, keen observations, and insightful remarks are often buried in his inner monologue. The DVD set should have a bonus feature that lets the viewer experience Dexter as his friends might. That should really highlight the contrast of his true self.

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