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No. 3355: The Checkers Speech

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The Checkers Speech

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Strip by: Manyhills

{Garfield is sitting on the other side of a four-by-four chequerboard to a ball of yarn}
Garfield: Your move
{Garfield is sitting on the other side of a five-by-six chequerboard to Jon, who is eating a biscuit with little regard for table manners}
Garfield: In "checkers with cookies", there are no losers
Jon {half-chewed crumbs tumbling revoltingly from his maw}: Yer moof

The author writes:

If anything, Garfield's representation of draughts got even less accurate over this twelve-year span - the board is still too small and the pieces have still somehow ended up on different-coloured squares (!), but in the later strip the board isn't even square.

And for that matter, how can Jon do a double move that only results in the capture of one biscuit?

This whole web of lies is falling apart at the seams.

Er, do webs have seams?

[[Original strips: 1990-07-31, 2002-05-05.]]

Original strips: 1990-07-31, 2002-05-05.