Friday, November 07, 2008

Friday Five

I am up for this Friday Five. And Thank God it is a funny one, thanks to Presbyterian Gal at revgalblogpals! So lets get reading the Funny Papers.

After an exhausting election here in the states it's time for some spirit lifting! Join me with a nice cup of tea or coffee or cocoa and let's sit back and read the Funny Papers!
1. What was your favorite comic strip as a child? I loved Tumbleweeds, and then Far Side, and finally came to rest at Calvin and Hobbes, at least during my childhood.
2. Which comic strip today most consistently tickles your funny bone? Zits and Baby Blues
3. Which Peanuts character is closest to being you? Shermy or Linus
4. Some say that comic strips have replaced philosophy as a paying job, so to speak. Does this ring true with you? Yes, I think they offer catharsis, as well as allowing us to look back at ourselves in humor, which takes us one step beyond Scripture - which is primarily a window unto ourselves with a less humorous view.
5. What do you think the appeal is for the really long running comic strips like Blondie, Family Circus, Dennis the Menace as some examples? Simplicity, longevity for itself, and a sense of larger connection to people than we experience elsewhere in society.
Bonus question: Which discontinued comic strip would you like to see back in print? Calvin and Hobbs. I really miss it. And then the other would be Far Side. Now those two were the ones that were philosophers. (here I echo Abi)

My bonus bonus question: what was your favorite when you were in college and young adult? This has to be Calvin and Hobbes (sensing a theme?)


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