Rants & Ramblings

random commentary about culture, media, politics, technology and whatnot.


poor jon

Garfield Minus Garfield

I’ve linked to it before, but I feel compelled yet again to express my love for Garfield Minus Garfield, a site that, as the name suggests, erases the titular housecat from the comic. What’s left is the surprisingly sad saga of owner Jon Arbuckle.

Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life? Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness in a quiet American suburb.