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No. 4496: Such A Thing As "Too Fast"

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Such A Thing As

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=4496

Strip by: Twistedplant

{A snail is alone in a field}
Snail: You take that back
{The snail continues to sit there, alone. Meanwhile, in a nearby household...}
Jon: Hi, there... I'm Jon Arbuckle. I'm a cartoonist, and this is my cat, Garfield.

The author writes:

I only got into SRoMG about a year or so ago, so I was never there in the snail's heyday, but there are plenty of snail-related strips in the archive, many trying to make the snail faster or slower than it is in the original comic. This trend seems to have died down for the past thousand or so comics...I guess people just figured that they had reached the tipping point, and there was no way to make the snail any slower or faster.

I don't know about slower, but by taking inspiration from #3027 (and stealing the first panel because I was too lazy to make my own version), I've made it so the snail is so fast that it replies to Garfield before the comic even begins! Of course, as the title implies, this is probably too fast, given Garfield has not only not made his comment in the first place but is not physically present to hear the snail.

On a completely unrelated note, at the time of me submitting this there are a few people in the forums complaining that my #4359 has the same joke as #4314, published around a month prior. I would like to point out that I submitted #4359 all the way back on July 16, 2020, over half a year before #4314 was published. I didn't feel like making a forum account just to point this out, so I'd thought I'd address it in my latest submission.

Of course, by the time this strip makes it out of the buffer everyone will have already forgotten that two strips with the same punchline were posted a year ago...

Original strip: 2005-03-14.