Bring me the head of Alfredo Garfielda

typed for your pleasure on 19 December 2006, at 12.04 pm

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Jeff/Zip Gun sent me this intriguing article yesterday. Normally, I’m against vandalism, but I’m behind this 100%. That’s one hundred one per cents!

Town’s Garfield statue decapitated 2 months after installation
Chicago Sun-Times | December 18, 2006

MARION, Ind. — Police say someone stole the fiberglass head of a Garfield statue located near downtown’s Riverwalk.

‘’I’ve got to believe that whoever did this is probably going to be bragging about this at some point,’’ said Marion Deputy Chief Cliff Sessoms.

The statue is now a headless figure dressed in workout gear and giving the OK sign. Police are investigating, but said Friday they don’t have any leads yet.

Belinda Hussong, the city’s parks and recreation director, said she was disgusted to hear about the vandalism to the statue, which was unveiled in October.

‘’You put so much energy and effort into a community project, then this happened,’’ she said.

Marion is in the home county of Jim Davis, the fat cat cartoon’s creator.

The statue was put along the Riverwalk to promote exercise, wellness and riverfront activities.

‘’We had a lot of generous sponsors to the statue and I feel like we should replace it,’’ Hussong said.

Good to see I’m not the only person out there who reaches for their gun when they hear the name Garfield™®


Clearly, the best Garfield™® strip Jim Davis never made

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4 have spoken to “Bring me the head of Alfredo Garfielda”

  1. SafeTinspector writes:

    Perhaps I am lame, but I do… I do like that strip.
    Jon and Garfield seem to have just done some whippits. There’s still the brown poop-like food to be explained, and the symmetry makes it even more disturbing.

    All in all, an acceptable outing for a crappy, vanilla bean of a comic strip.

  2. Davecat writes:

    I completely agree. But y’know, the only reason it’s acceptable is that it wasn’t made by Jim Davis — some unknown human cut, copied, and pasted their way into infamy with that’un.
    You know where I found that, right? 4chan!! Where that sort of image is merely part and parcel of your browsing experience.

    And you’re right — that food does have a very scatological quality to it. Ew.

  3. PBShelley writes:

    Ah! And here I thought the sample strip was taken from an old Zap! comic! Well done, 4chan person.

    Is it me or isn’t it odd that a statue promoting fitness and well-being is fashioned after a FAT cat who does nothing but eat, sleep, and insult his companions?

    Huh. Maybe that says something about people, but I don’t know what it is LOL

    I read the comics’ page every day, and Garfield’s the only one that pisses me off :-/

    Luckily, I finish off with Dilbert or Doonesbury 😀

    PBS etc

  4. Davecat writes:

    ‘Is it me or isn’t it odd that a statue promoting fitness and well-being is fashioned after a FAT cat who does nothing but eat, sleep, and insult his companions?’

    Funny, that. And they say Irony is dead. 😐

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