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No. 463: Monday's Child

Monday's Child

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Strip by: DanielBT

Garfield: I know I destroyed a priceless Ming dynasty vase as an overt expression to communicate my contempt for the politically oppressive doctrines of the early 17th century administration.
Caption: Monday's child is full of wit.
Garfield: More trainloads of food! Air-drop food into my mouth! More cattle! Hurry! I'm hungry!
Caption: Tuesday's child is full of it.
Garfield: Yaaah-hoo!!
Caption: Wednesday's child is full of mirth.
Garfield: Take my dog... pleeeze.
Caption: Thursday's child is doomed from birth.
Garfield: I learned how to use your credit card
Caption: Friday's child gets love through buying.
Garfield: Wait a minute... Maybe if I raised my right arm and leg and laid my head back and got my tail out of the way...
Caption: Saturday's child works hard at lying.
Garfield: But nothing is more important than holding someone you love.
Garfield: Check that.
Garfield: Reciprocation is nice, too.
Caption: But the child that's born on the Sabbath day is better than others. Or so they say.

The author writes:

This is my take on the old nursery rhyme. I originally wrote the words years ago as a way of subtle revenge against my sister who was born on a Thursday, and was more successful than me. Since I was born on a Wednesday, the rest of the rhymes naturally fell into place. But I never showed it to her since I wasn't satisfied with the results, since the lyrics for Tuesday and Saturday were thematically similar; but couldn't think of any other rhymes that worked as well. It wasn't until I thought to use various Garfield Sunday panels that could have double meanings for the lyrics that I decided to submit this.

This is also a tribute to anyone who's felt lousy at being born on a Wednesday.

Original strips: 1983-07-10, 1987-05-17, 1992-07-26, 1982-12-26, 1985-03-10, 1989-08-06, 1983-05-01.