This week's Friday Five is courtesy of my good blog pal, Presbyterian Gal. She writes: After an exhausting election here in the states it's time for some spirit lifting! Join me with a nice cup of tea or coffee or cocoa and let's sit back and read the Funny Papers!
1. What was your favorite comic strip as a child?
I'd have to say Dennis the Menace, and I also liked the tv show. (In retrospect, Margaret probably got a bad rap!)
2. Which comic strip today most consistently tickles your funny bone?
I like things that are a little twisted, so Off the Mark is a good one...
3. Which Peanuts character is closest to being you?
I'd have to go with Marcie. (And it's cool because Offspring #1 had the role of Marcie/Marcy in the play Dog Sees God.)
Here's me reading in bed...
4. Some say that comic strips have replaced philosophy as a paying job, so to speak. Does this ring true with you?
I think that many cartoonists are philosophers (at least quasi philosophers). And some are theologians. But they have limited space so the most they can do is spark some interest and get you thinking.
5. What do you think the appeal is for the really long running comic strips like Blondie, Family Circus, Dennis the Menace as some examples?
They are like comfort food!
Bonus question: Which discontinued comic strip would you like to see back in print?
The Likable Adventures of Likable Mike -- all about this cute and (of course) likable optometrist:
Yeah, you're right... I made that up.