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PEE Poll: Favourite comic strip
Calvin and Hobbes   -17 (48.6%)
Garfield   -5 (14.3%)
The Far Side   -9 (25.7%)
Footrot Flats   -0 (0%)
Peanuts   -2 (5.7%)
B.C.   -0 (0%)
Zits   -1 (2.9%)
Cathy   -1 (2.9%)
Bristow   -0 (0%)
Non Sequitur   -0 (0%)
Total Voters: 35

zoidyzoid

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« on: 07-01-2003 05:14 »

I was inspired by the Garfield thread to make this poll  smile
I know it's not a TV or Movie thread, but this seems the best place for it.
It won't last long, I know, but I was just curious, so please no "this is stupid" posts.

ShineFusion

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« Reply #1 on: 07-01-2003 05:17 »

Peanuts is cool.
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #2 on: 07-01-2003 05:25 »

I'd also be interested to know who here has heard of Footrot Flats.
Jeremy

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« Reply #3 on: 07-01-2003 05:26 »
« Last Edit on: 07-01-2003 05:26 »

Get Fuzzy.
Oh, of all time? The Far Side.
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #4 on: 07-01-2003 05:27 »
« Last Edit on: 07-01-2003 05:27 »

B.C. and Cathy made the list, but Get Fuzzy didn't? Dude, get with the times. I'd pick that one if it were there. At least you got Zits on there, though...

Choosing from your list, I gotta go with the golden oldie: Calvin & Hobbes.

EDIT: No Foxtrot either! For shame!
mikey

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« Reply #5 on: 07-01-2003 05:29 »

The far side!
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #6 on: 07-01-2003 05:49 »
« Last Edit on: 07-01-2003 05:49 »

 
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Originally posted by LAN.gnome:
B.C. and Cathy made the list, but Get Fuzzy didn't? Dude, get with the times. I'd pick that one if it were there.

No Foxtrot either! For shame!

Go easy, I just put a few of my faves and then filled up the rest with other comics I know of. There's only room for 10 options, you know.

Edit: I'm not a Cathy fan either, but it's got a vote already  tongue
ooy

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« Reply #7 on: 07-01-2003 07:23 »

 
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Originally posted by zoidyzoid:
I'd also be interested to know who here has heard of Footrot Flats.

I HAVE! I HAVE!
news monster

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« Reply #8 on: 07-01-2003 09:34 »

  no no What about Bloom County?

....does no one remember Opus?
DeucePM

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« Reply #9 on: 07-01-2003 09:55 »

Penny Arcade, baby.
asianlightning

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« Reply #10 on: 07-01-2003 10:11 »

Cathy? Dear lord, I think my brain is melting...
What's next, Family Circus?

My favorite isn't even up the, "The Boondocks."
Speli

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« Reply #11 on: 07-01-2003 11:39 »

Man, C&H is awesome, but so is the Far Side. I can't make up my mind.
Prowla RX7

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« Reply #12 on: 07-01-2003 13:05 »

None of the above... I like them, but my favorite is Foxtrot.
Teral

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« Reply #13 on: 07-01-2003 15:27 »

No Dilbert? Surely thou jest, my good man.

Of those, Calvin & Hobbes all the way!
boingo2000

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« Reply #14 on: 07-01-2003 15:46 »

Voted for The Far Side, but what?  No Sherman's Lagoon?  Doonsbury?  Krazy Kat?  Life In Hell?
Mercapto

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« Reply #15 on: 07-01-2003 15:51 »

 
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Originally posted by DeucePM:
Penny Arcade, baby.

I subscribe to the danish computer magazine "PC Player" and when I read the last issue I discovered to my horror they'd started printing PA strips on page 11. Translated into Danish, that is...

It was this one, by the way:
 http://www.penny-arcade.com/view.php3?date=2003-05-07&res=l
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #16 on: 07-01-2003 20:20 »

 
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Originally posted by ooy:
 I HAVE! I HAVE!

Hooray! Do you have any of the books? I've got about 7 or something. Oh, and by the way, I see you are an Aussie- come to the New Aussie Thread in Offtopic!

And to the new round of people bagging me about the poll choices- stuff you all  tongue Sorry, but there's only 10 spots and about a million comic strips to pick from- I admit Dilbert was a glaring ommission though. I don't read Cathy and BC, I just put them in 'cause I've heard of them and I thought some people would like them.
M Jackson
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« Reply #17 on: 07-01-2003 20:36 »

Peanuts
The Far Side
Life In Hell
Futurama
dr_Dean_in _Oz

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« Reply #18 on: 07-02-2003 03:37 »

garfield
i cant believe he hadnt got any votes before i came along...  no no
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #19 on: 07-02-2003 03:46 »
« Last Edit on: 07-02-2003 03:46 »

It is in pretty high company, with Calvin and Hobbes and The Far Side though. And come on, someone vote for Footrot Flats!
Wonderbee31

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« Reply #20 on: 07-02-2003 09:02 »

I always thought that Calvin&Hobbes was always funny, and the creator really liked to push the limits on what he could do in his strips.

Some strips that you don't have that are really funny, one has to be Foxtrot, the artist on there knows his sci-fi stuff, and all of the characters are funny, not just one in,particular, though I'm a big Jason fan.  I also wonder if anyone here ever read Liberty Meadows, IMO, one of the closest comic strips that could appeal to Futurama fans out there, with shippiness and laughs, it's a good read.
DeucePM

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« Reply #21 on: 07-02-2003 09:48 »

What the hell is "Bristow", anyway? Is it about the wacky adventures of a family of spies?
Just Chris

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« Reply #22 on: 07-02-2003 13:45 »

Aw crap, no Foxtrot! Not even 'other!' Meh, I'd choose the Far Side, they've been splitting sides for hwo long now?
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #23 on: 07-02-2003 15:59 »

Out of that selection:
1. Far Side
2. Calvin & Hobbes
3. Garfield

I like Hagar the Horrible too.

BTW, is there a book collection of Life in Hell or what?
Kryten

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« Reply #24 on: 07-02-2003 19:47 »

Out of those strips, the best is Calvin & Hobbes.

My other favorites include "Zits", "Get Fuzzy!", "Sherman's Lagoon" (the only strip where the main character routinely eats people), "Out of the Gene Pool", "Foxtrot", and "Monty".
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #25 on: 07-02-2003 23:11 »

 
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Originally posted by DeucePM:
What the hell is "Bristow", anyway? Is it about the wacky adventures of a family of spies?
It's a (British?) strip about office workers. Kind of like Dilbert except completely different.
Just Chris

Urban Legend
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« Reply #26 on: 07-04-2003 21:42 »

Well, that's a good way to descibe it. And I like Dilbert, especially with Dogbert. The cartoon wasn't so bad either.
evan

Urban Legend
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« Reply #27 on: 07-04-2003 23:32 »
« Last Edit on: 07-04-2003 23:32 »

I can't believe nobody voted for B.C.!! It's like they're cavemen, but always teach us a lesson about how to worship God anyways!!

I voted for Calvin and Hobbes, although I also like The Far Side, The Boondocks, Doonesbury, Bloom County, and, of course, Life in Hell.
Atticus

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« Reply #28 on: 07-05-2003 00:08 »

My all time favorite is Calvin and Hobbes, hands down.  I have been reading that strip and collecting the books ever since I was in the first grade.  (I am in college now)
ooy

Professor
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« Reply #29 on: 07-05-2003 02:49 »

 
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Originally posted by Atticus:
My all time favorite is Calvin and Hobbes, hands down.  I have been reading that strip and collecting the books ever since I was in the first grade.  (I am in college now)

wow!  eek
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #30 on: 07-06-2003 05:03 »

Calvin and Hobbes is a worthy winner. It's funny and smart, and never became stale or repetetive. Bill Watterson is good at making intelligent social commentary without getting preachy.

Who else has the Calvin and Hobbes 10th anniversary book?
Atticus

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« Reply #31 on: 07-06-2003 05:16 »

I do!
Carbito

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« Reply #32 on: 07-06-2003 05:34 »

Zits. It's funny because its true! big grin Also Garfiels is a good comic!
Mango

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« Reply #33 on: 07-06-2003 05:37 »

Me!  I was 7 when the last Calvin & Hobbes newspaper comic strip was printed, but when I was little I looked forward to the sunday strips every week.  The Sunday strips were like magic...they were really cool because the layout was like a big picture full of little pictures instead of rows of boxes.  I kind of sympahized with Calvin at the time, being 6 years old and everything.  I loved to see him going on adventures with his tiger.  Now that I'm a little older I have more of an appreciation for the deeper meaning of some of the stuff.  And reading Watterson's comments is really enlightening.  He's such an inspiration as far as cartoonists go.  But I can't write him a fan-letter because he's a hermit....
I think Hobbes is the reason I'm all cat-obsessed...my cat Tiki reminds me so much of him.  It's great to walk in the front door and immediately be attacked.  smile  Oh crap, I'm babbling. :| </end pointless nostalgic rant>
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #34 on: 07-06-2003 05:37 »
« Last Edit on: 07-06-2003 05:37 »

[edit] Sorry about this double post, the first one didn't show up at first.
 
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #35 on: 07-06-2003 05:43 »




I love the tenth anniversary book! It gives you an insight into the mind of a genius  big grin
It's got a selection of great strips and Bill Watterson's comments are fascinating.
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Originally posted by Mango:
Me! I was 7 when the last Calvin & Hobbes newspaper comic strip was printed, but when I was little I looked forward to the sunday strips every week. The Sunday strips were like magic...they were really cool because the layout was like a big picture full of little pictures instead of rows of boxes. I kind of sympahized with Calvin at the time, being 6 years old and everything. I loved to see him going on adventures with his tiger. Now that I'm a little older I have more of an appreciation for the deeper meaning of some of the stuff. And reading Watterson's comments is really enlightening. He's such an inspiration as far as cartoonists go. But I can't write him a fan-letter because he's a hermit....
I think Hobbes is the reason I'm all cat-obsessed...my cat Tiki reminds me so much of him. It's great to walk in the front door and immediately be attacked.  Oh crap, I'm babbling. :| </end pointless nostalgic rant>
That wasn't pointless, it was true  smile
Like you said, most of the strips work on multiple levels, and I think that's what makes Calvin and Hobbes so great.
Gocad

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« Reply #36 on: 07-06-2003 06:12 »

 
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Originally posted by zoidyzoid:
I was inspired by the Garfield thread to make this poll   smile

And that is why I, Gocad, voted for Garfield!  tongue

SpacemanSpiff

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« Reply #37 on: 07-06-2003 07:19 »
« Last Edit on: 07-06-2003 07:19 »

i guess nobody will be able to guess what i voted for.

anyway, calvin & hobbes is cool from several points of view. it has strips that initially make you laugh just because of the sheer stupidity of the humour (anybody remember the tyrannosaur-in-f-14-strip?), but it also has very deep and philosophical strips (which are funny nontheless).
the artwork is awesome because bill watterson manages to create a lot of atmosphere with only few pencil strokes.

and i can also relate to calvin's attitude...    tongue

 
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Originally posted by zoidyzoid:
Who else has the Calvin and Hobbes 10th anniversary book?
i do. it's pretty cool.

by far most the interesting calvin & hobbes book is the sunday pages 1985 - 1995 - an exhibiton catalogue though, because of the comments by bill watterson (i know there're also comments in the anniversary book, but they're different) and most importantly: because you can see the newspaper strip and the hand-drawn, unedited black & white version. this is pretty cool.

hail seitan

Guy

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« Reply #38 on: 07-06-2003 07:38 »

I love Calvin and Hobbes too. But I've always loved Garfield.
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #39 on: 07-06-2003 22:38 »

Aww, still no votes for Footrot Flats...
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