Before I knew about The Far Side and Bloom County, the local paper gave me Garfield, with all its carefully inoffensive jokes aimed at kids like me. (For blogging purposes, I assume I was young once.)
Now the main use for Garfield is to play the meta-retro game. Here’s an example from Tumblr: Garfield plus Metallica equals Hetfield.
That’s the premise: Hetfield the Cat goes around speaking lyrics.
It wears out kinda fast, but it’s funnier if you imagine Metallica fans doing this after every punchline.
For a different kind of take, don’t forget to read Garfield Minus Garfield. That one takes actual strips drawn by Jim Davis, and removes the cat. It can get dark …