GARFIELD Creator Apologizes For Hating Our Veterans

There was a really moronic kerfuffle yesterday about the Veteran’s Day Google Doodle (some people saw the ‘E’ in Google, partially covered by an American flag, as an Islamic crescent. Like I said, moronic), so I almost ignored the other Veteran’s Day kerfuffle, this one about an offensive Garfield comic strip. But then I figured I might as well check in on that wacky old cat and see if he still harbors the same feelings about Mondays that I do.

And lo and behold! The strip, reproduced above, was kind of edgy. I mean, not as edgy as if it ran on Memorial Day, when we remember dead soldiers, but just edgy enough that you can understand how people with two brain cells to rub together (the Tea Party) would get up in arms.

I laughed. For the first time in years, I laughed at a Garfield strip. Thank you for that much, Jim Davis.

But now Davis is apologizing for the content of the strip and he blames it all on that most America-hating component of our desks, his calendar.

“I had no idea when writing it that it would appear today—of all days,” Davis said. “I do not use a calendar that lists holidays and other notable days, so when this strip was put in the queue, I had no idea it would run on Veterans Day.”

That queue, by the way (nice use of a foreign word when talking about our American veterans, Davis!), is ONE YEAR LONG. Davis has almost a year’s worth of Garfield strips piled up. Even after his demise, Jim Davis will be regaling us with jokes predicated on lasagna.

via CNN