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No. 114: Why So Serious? - Take 2

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Why So Serious? - Take 2

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Strip by: Michael Stangeland

{Jon is eating a dinner, with Odie and Garfield looking on.}
Odie: {with face make-up like The Joker} How about a magic trick?
Odie: I'm going to make this dinner disappear.
Odie: Ta dah! It's... gone! {the dinner is still there, but Garfield has vanished}

The author writes:

That's right, I've got another one.

I was surprised at how easily Odie translated to the Joker. I wonder if that has anything to do with his in-comic mindset. After all, here we have this dog that, while we're told he's an idiot, manages to get enough moments to make a case for him obfuscating stupidity instead, yet he's taken so much abuse over the years you have to wonder how close he is to the breaking point. Though maybe he's just so good at it he fools even himself.

Or, alternatively, maybe it's just his physical features.

Original images taken from 2004-02-01.