Friday, November 07, 2008

"FRIDAY FIVE - FUNNY PAPERS"

Presbyterian Gal says: "After an exhausting election here in the states it's time for some spirit lifting! Join me with a nice cup of tea or coffee or cocoa and let's sit back and read the Funny Papers!"
1. What was your favorite comic strip as a child? Definitely Peanuts

2. Which comic strip today most consistently tickles your funny bone? Family Circus

3. Which Peanuts character is closest to being you? Charlie Brown....no matter how many times that stupid football keeps getting pulled away, I just keep on believing next time it will really be there!

4. Some say that comic strips have replaced philosophy as a paying job, so to speak. Does this ring true with you? I don't know about the replacement, but there is often truth in the humor, philosophical and theological as well. In college I took a J-term theology class based on Charles Schultz cartoons called Can Man Believe in the Great Pumpkin? It was pretty awesome way back there in time!

5. What do you think the appeal is for the really long running comic strips like Blondie, Family Circus, Dennis the Menace as some examples? It's like being able to go home again and visit your old friends from the past, the nostalgia factor, and sometimes they are funny!

Bonus question: Which discontinued comic strip would you like to see back in print? Far Side...I miss my dose of warp.

6 comments:

Presbyterian Gal said...

A good dose of warp is always in order, IMO.

Thanks for playing!

ElastiGirl said...

i REALLY miss far side - still have some of those on the fridge...

Jan said...

I like your reason for missing "The Far Side"--missing your daily dose of WARP! What a phrase. . . and so true!

Mary Beth said...

Greetings from another Charlie Brown!!

Auntie Knickers said...

I was thinking about that Charlie, Lucy, football thing on Monday and Tuesday. And this time the football didn't get pulled away!
Great play.

Barbara B. said...

Yep, you've gotta admire the tenacity of Charlie Brown!