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No. 2782: Make like a leaf and tweet

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Make like a leaf and tweet

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Strip by: Andrew Coker

{Garfield stands by a tree in autumn foliage}
{A leaf falls}
Leaf: Check out my Instagram!
{the leaf is on the grass}
Leaf: Now what?
Garfield: Get a job.

The author writes:

We spotted this in what has become a routine daily trawl of the comics section in the newspapers provided in our work lunch room, and were so underwhelmed by the "joke" that we thought it could be improved by adding some dialogue from the leaf in panel 2. So I used a handy pen and added this, then DMM took a photo of it and said he'd submit it to SRoMG

I see this as a commentary on the modern phenomenon of fleeting Internet notoriety achieved through use of mass-market social media, and the ultimate futility of the whole enterprise in the face of the greater realities of actually having a life worth living. Or something like that.

Original strip: 2016-10-20.