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No. 119: Frozen Garfield

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Frozen Garfield

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=119

Strip by: AJ.Ä.

Jon: You wouldn't believe my day, Garfield.
Jon: First, I tripped and fell down six flights of stairs.
Jon: When I landed, I got my head stuck in a bucket of pork chops.
Jon: Then, a roaming pack of hungry wolves mistook me for lunch...
Jon: ... and chased me into an open elevator shaft, which wouldn't have been so bad had it not been for the rabid shaft badgers.
Jon: And then I...
{Jon realises Garfield hasn't moved a muscle since he started talking}
{silent beat}

The author writes:

I had originally intended Jon to think out loud "...and why am I talking to a lawn ornament?", but it was funnier when his mental breakdown was silent and implied by context. So try reading the strip again, but replace Garfield with a lawn ornament that looks like Garfield.

Original strip: 1993-02-07.