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.
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.