Friday, September 15, 2006

The Funnies

I don't know if they do this in other parts of the country, but back home in Louisiana we called the comics page in the paper "The Funnies". I realize the name's a bit of a misnomer because, let's be honest, most of the time the comics on these pages are anything but "funny" (I'm lookin' at you, Mary Worth). It's been so long since we got a daily paper, I'd kind of fallen out of the habit of even thinking about them, but since I started reading "The Comics Curmudgeon" every day, I find myself missing those little three and four panel slices of goodness.

Luckily, the Houston Chronicle has come to my rescue! They have a really neat little applet that lets you build your own comics page. You just select the comics you want to see, and it builds a page for you. No longer will you be cursed by huge "Prince Valiant" strips taking up most of the page, or the zombie-like undead persistence of such classics as Hagar the Horrible or Family Circus (unless you want to be, of course).

Get in touch with your inner kid again with this easy to use little applet. I think we could all use more of "The Funny" these days.


annie'sbuddie said...

WHERE'S OPUS?!?!?!?!?

Anonymous said...

Jeff: Hagar and Family Circus are 2 of my favorites, but I forgive you! Somehow, I can't find anything about Dilbert or Doonsbury to laugh about, but I guess that's what they call the generation gap...Love your blogs....great way to stay in touch. I'm thinking of having my own blog --- think anyone would want to hear about creaking knees,
life as a single senior, the latest scandal on the Soaps, bunions, corns, etc., etc., you,