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No. 1504: More Sociable Garfield

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More Sociable Garfield

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Strip by: Manyhills

Jon: I can't figure this riddle out.
Jon: And they printed the answer upside down!
{Jon stands on his head}
Jon: Oh, great! The answer's right side up, but now the riddle's upside down!
Garfield: That's my exit cue.
Garfield: That's my exit cue.
Jon: Oh, great! The answer's right side up, but now the riddle's upside down!
{Jon stands on his feet}
Jon: And they printed the answer upside down!
Jon: I can't figure this riddle out.

The author writes:

To François Caradec once again, specifically to La voie du troisème secteur (Towards the Third Domain, 1990, BO45), as described in Mathews and Brotchie's Oulipo Compendium:

The text of this fascicle is printed in such a way that it can be read simultaneously by two readers sitting opposite one another: the contents of each left-hand page appear upside-down on the right. The author recommends adopting this method of reading as a general practice, citing as advantages:
-for scholarly works: two students will remain at the same level from the beginning to the end of their studies;
-for a detective novel: both readers will learn at the same moment the identity of the murderer;
-for an erotic novel: certain analogous reasons.

Original strip: 2005-01-12.