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Rube Goldfield

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=442

Strip by: DanielBT

Caption: How to wake up Jon using common household materials.
{Garfield setting a vase on the very edge of the mantelpiece.}
{Garfield unscrewing a ceiling lamp.}
{Garfield propping a window open with a ruler.}
Garfield: First, this bucket will splash all over him.
Garfield: Then these feathers will fly into his face.
Garfield: Then these pies will drive him into a berserker rage.
Garfield: Then he will attack and fall into this pit.
Garfield: Then this net will fall on him.
Garfield: Then this cement mixer will tip, sealing that sucker up for about ten million years.
SFX: blink blink blink {Jon wakes up}
Jon: I'm awake! I'm awake!
Garfield: Party pooper!

The author writes:

Named after Rube Goldberg, whose inventions were immensely complicated to accomplish the most mundane of tasks too mind-numbing for the average person to do on their own.

Original strips: 1986-03-16, 1986-04-27, 1987-10-04.