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No. 3130: Gongfield

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Strip by: KelpTheGreat

{Garfield is eating suspiciously-brown cat food discontentedly. There is a box sitting next to his food bowl, with the character portrait for Gong on the box.}
{Garfield stops eating and checks the box, his eyes going wide.}
Label: Ingredient: Gong
{Garfield tosses the box of food away in disgust. As he does so, the character sprite for Gong flies out amongst the "food". Garfield leaves to wash out his mouth, probably with bleach.}
Garfield: EW.

The author writes:

I played Shining Force when I was a wee tyke, and it's still my favorite tactical strategy RPG. Gong isn't the best character in the game, but he's pretty cool. I didn't learn that "gong" was an archaic term for excrement until years later, which weirded me out at the time. To this day, I still think of Gong whenever I see the word; hence, this strip.

[[Original strip: 1979-10-24.

Original Square Root of Minus Garfield: 2017-04-13.]]

Original strip: 1979-10-24.