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No. 1669: Might as well talk to a wall

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Might as well talk to a wall

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Strip by: Alien@System

Jon: {looking horribly beaten} You wouldn't believe my day, Garfield.
{Garfield lies on the table, disinterested}
Jon: First, I tripped and fell down six flights of stairs.
Jon: When I landed, I got my head stuck in a bucket of pork chops.
Jon: That chased me into an open elevator shaft, which wouldn't have been so bad had it not been for the rabid shaft badgers.
Jon: And then I...
{Jon stares silently into the distance. Garfield has not even looked at Jon}
{The Garfield decoy deflates}

The author writes:

This is a take on SRoMG strip #119, where the author mentioned that he couldn't telegraph the fact that Jon was talking to a lawn ornament. While there's no Garfield-shaped lawn ornament around Arbuckle house, there's an inflatable decoy, seen in 1993-03-24.

And thus, this strip was born. I'm not quite happy with it, since the characters looking past each other doesn't seem to reinforce the Jon breaking down thing. And the decision to cut it down to a Sunday strip again makes forced me to remove some of the abuse (I tried removing the first two panels, since they didn't add much to the story, but somehow the result didn't flow well, so I decided to cut the wolves).

[[Original strips: 1993-02-07, 1993-03-24, 2010-04-25.]]

Original strips: 1993-02-07, 1993-03-24, 2010-04-25.