Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: The Daily Funny Pages Edition


Today, I happened upon a copy of the local newspaper for the first time in what seems like forever.  In addition to several misspellings, a couple of fact-checking errors, and Dear Abby explaining to a concerned mom that twerking isn’t a drug reference, I chanced upon the comic page, only to find THREE different ‘Far Side’ knockoff strips (none of which, I should add, was particularly clever, much less as funny as Gary Larson in his prime.)  Having not followed the proverbial funny pages since BD lost his leg in Iraq, I was surprised how little of what I read was anything more than semantically clever, and today’s edition of ‘Zits’ was pretty much a toothless rumination on “kids today.  (To be fair, the strip may be more than just that, but I can’t confirm those rumors.)  Also, even 25 years down the line, I have no idea what the hell the appeal of ‘Rex Morgan, MD’ is, but at least we got the impetus for today’s query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) misses the days when you could read Watterson, Breathed and Larson every day, and has pretty much abandoned comic strips since, asking: What’s your favorite comic strip of all time?