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No. 2395: Nostalgiafield

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=2395

Strip by: Muchacho1994

Record player: ♪Breaks my heart, I want to go and cryyyyyyy♪
{A teary-eyed, miserable-looking Garfield leans against a stack of VHS tapes. A record player sits next to him, playing the Beach Boys' "Caroline, No." As the bridge enters its second line, Garfield bursts into tears and hugs his tape collection. A zoom out reveals Garfield also has 8-track tapes, a manual typewriter, and an old style rotary phone. An old tube TV with dials stands on top of the stack of VHSs and 8-tracks.}
Record player: ♪It's so sad to watch a sweet thing dieeeee♪
Garfield: WAAHH!
Record player: ♪Oh, Caroline, whyyyyyy?♪
Garfield: {in anguish} WHY? WHY'D THEY HAVE TO REPLACE YOU WITH MP3S, CDS, DVDS, IPHONES, LAPTOPS AND HDTV'S?!!! Don't worry, buddies. I'll never let you go!

The author writes:

This SRoMG is more serious than others. I felt a little bit making this. I have this thing about old technology, and I believe that this world has become too technological. Whatever happened to the good old days with no DVDs, vinyl and cassette, and quality programming? When CD is on the brink of death because of MP3 but somehow staying alive along with records, you know something's gone terribly wrong.

I chose the song "Caroline, No" because it's about nostalgia, and it went well here. One line of the song talks about bringing things back once they're gone, which is what nostalgia is all about.

On a side note, I also have this strange thing with Garfield crying. It's not a fetish or anything, but just look at Garfield's reaction to his dream bed. Isn't it adorable?

[[Original strip: 1995-10-08.]]

Original strip: 1995-10-08.