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No. 3863: Dynamos

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Dynamos

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Strip by: WYE

{Garfield slips on a bottle dynamo}
[SFX]: ZWIP ZWIP ZWIP ZWIP ZWIP ZWIP ZWIP
Garfield {having fallen head-first into the toilet bowl}: I hate dynamos

Garfield: Ah, a new year approaches! Full of hope! Full of promise!
[SFX]: THUD!
{A giant dynamo has crashed through the wall and crushed Garfield}
Garfield: Full of dynamos

Garfield: I hate dynamos
Jon: Garfield, I don't know why you hate dynamos so much
{A giant dynamo hits Garfield in the face, along with pie filling for some reason}
[SFX]: BLAT!
Garfield {with the dynamo still stuck to his face}: SEE?!!!

Jon: Garfield, I know you hate dynamos
Jon: But everything that could possibly happen to you has already happened
{The lights go out}
Garfield: Au contraire, power failure breath

The author writes:

After realizing that "Monday" anagrams to "Dynamo", I couldn't get this idea out of my head.

I like to think the implication in the last strip is that Garfield is now somehow forced to use a dynamo to generate power.

(In the higher-resolution original you can see the calendar in the second strip says "Garfuary", which is moderately interesting.)

Original strips: 1984-05-28, 1984-07-09, 1993-12-27, 1996-10-21.