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Thursday, April 10, 2008

More Cartoonery

posted by on April 10 at 16:09 PM

I’ve talked about all the Internet molestation of Garfield. I just found the Nietzsche Family Circus, which randomly pairs a Family Circus cartoon with a Nietzsche quote.

Of course, people have been writing dirty captions for Family Circus cartoons for years, probably decades (My favorite altered Family Circus caption, made by an old roommate, involves the word “joe-bob,” and that’s all I’ll say about it, and once, when I was bored, I took the lyrics from Leonard Cohen’s song “Suzanne” and applied them to Family Circus cartoons in such a way to make it seem as though Dolly and Jeffy were star-crossed lovers), but this is notable for a brief click-by if just because the captions and the images sometimes mesh a little too well.

For instance, the caption to this cartoon:


Reads, “After the old god has been assassinated, I am ready to rule the world.”

And the caption to this:


Reads, “A subject for a great poet would be God’s boredom after the seventh day of creation.”

And as an added bonus, when you’re done with the random generator, your workday has been decreased by another fifteen minutes.

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will we get to see the ones you did?

Posted by emie d. | April 10, 2008 4:12 PM

I prefer the Cthulhu Family Circus, myself.

Posted by levide | April 10, 2008 4:16 PM

That was fun, thanks for the tip!

Posted by PopTart | April 10, 2008 4:29 PM

this one is hilarious

Posted by Non | April 10, 2008 4:35 PM

Third post today that is completely behind the times. I have known about the Nietzche Family Circus for years. The other irrelevant OLD NEWS posts were the one about the Dalai Lama and the one about Obama and the gay press. I expect better from Slog.

Posted by Miles | April 10, 2008 5:26 PM

@5 - Miles dude. You don't come to Slog for bleeding edge internet memes. "It's new to me." Just enjoy the trip down memory lane!

Posted by kid icarus | April 10, 2008 6:01 PM

I knew a guy who would deface the Family Circus every morning, usually to very funny effect. But his best was his simplest: One of the boys is eating breakfast during summer with the caption, "I love wakin' up and remembering that there's no school." All my friend did was change the last word to "future."

Posted by Matt from Denver | April 10, 2008 6:48 PM

my god. this is brilliant.

Posted by frostillicus | April 10, 2008 6:58 PM

Another oldie.

But then I'm not too cool.

Peanuts by Charles Bukowski.

Posted by Chris | April 10, 2008 7:37 PM

No future, no future, no future for me.

Posted by S. Vicious | April 10, 2008 8:50 PM


Posted by elenchos | April 10, 2008 9:14 PM

This has been slogged about before:

Posted by Rocky Dennis | April 10, 2008 11:23 PM

I always thought Family Circle was the lamest comic ever. This makes it more palatable.

Posted by lawrence clark | April 12, 2008 4:08 AM

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