02/27/2008: "Reflections on living alone"
Back in 2005, I wrote a post titled Dangers of too Much Leesee Time where I confessed that after three years of living alone, I'd found myself talking to the food in my refrigerator.
That's what I was reminded of after reading through this hilarious comic strip (thanks Sean!) called Garfield Minus Garfield.
"Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolor disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life?
Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let's laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against lonliness and methamphetamine addiction in a quiet American suburb." (btw, as a librarian I am honor bound to mention this strip is an obvious copyright violation...so view it fast before it's gone)
Now, I was never a fan of Garfield, and I'm not a fan of comic strips in general...but reading through these had me laughing out loud and some of them hit a little too closely to home. Of course, I'm not living alone anymore but I still identify myself internally as a single person. I'm guessing that will go away eventually?
If you do check them out (and you really should), let me know which one you liked the best. I think my favorite was the one where he says "I'm an empty grocery sack", or..."How about giving me a BIG SMILE!". Oh...I also love "You forgot my birthday".