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No. 3511: A Nickel's Worth Of Free Advice

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A Nickel's Worth Of Free Advice

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Strip by: Crazy56U

{Garfield is reading a letter}
Letter: Quit while you still can. Your comic is only going to get worse from here. You still have a chance. -a friend
Garfield: Dude... calm down.
{Garfield drops the letter and walks away}
Garfield: You can't stop progress. Just accept it.
Caption: Meanwhile, in the future...
{Garfield is sitting next to a FutureFax machine ("Fling a message into yesterday in a snap!"), after having used it}
Garfield: I tried to warn him...

The author writes:

This was originally a much more... aggressive strip (you don't want to know the full context, trust me), but I liked the second and third panels too much to let them get abandoned, so I reworked it (and, obviously, added a fourth panel) to make something that's less of an attack, and more of a spotlight of sad irony.

Also, you can choose to determine if the last panel is from 2053 or not; I left it vague how far into the future the strip ended in.

[[Original strips: 1983-04-25, 2013-01-17.]]

Original strips: 1983-04-25, 2013-01-17.