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Garfield Comics

Last posted Jul 19, 2009 at 03:35PM EDT. Added Jul 17, 2009 at 03:18PM EDT
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Since, I have noticed the Garfield comic strips on this site, let alone outside this site, how about we have an article on it?

Jul 17, 2009 at 03:18PM EDT

Garfield strips?

Garfield minus Garfield?

Garfield parodies?

Garfield the cat?

Cats eating lasagna?

What are we writing the article about? You just said Garfield comic strips. You need to be a little less vague, j d.

Jul 17, 2009 at 03:30PM EDT

If I’m not mistaken, the Garfield comics you’re referring to appeared in the “Memes that Aren’t Memes” entry. The purpose of that thread was to showcase things that are funny or cool, but not really strong enough on their own to be considered memes.

If Garfield were to get an entire article, we would be obligated to also create entries for:

Beavis and Butthead
South Park
The Simpsons
Star Wars
Star Trek
Ren and Stimpy

See the problem? These things are huge properties. The fanart and parodies are a natural effect. The problem is that any user-created instance rarely inspires derivatives. The originals inspire the derivatives, and those derivatives are not self-propagating since they are inspired by the original commercial property.
So they are not really Internet phenomena, but larger cultural phenomena.

Jul 19, 2009 at 03:35PM EDT

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