The Surreal Existentialism of ‘Garfield Minus Garfield’

The Surreal Existentialism of ‘Garfield Minus Garfield’

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Have you ever seen a Garfield comic and thought, you know what would make this interesting? Garfield not being here. Welcome to the strange angst of Garfield Minus Garfield. What does the Garfield comic even look like without Garfield, you might ask?     Sure, there are some panels without any text, but the emptiness is kind of the point. Is he just… waiting for wisdom to come? I have no idea, but it makes you think. I have to confess, I never read Garfield much, though there was a period when I was a child when I really would …

Five Loveable Cat Librarians

Five Loveable Cat Librarians

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Of course, readers love cats. They’re just about the only animal who appreciates the long stretches of stillness and dead silence that reading involves. Book lovers don’t just love cats, though—cats love books. Here are five cats who’ve taken their love of books to the next level—as resident librarians at various libraries.   Elsie – St. Helena Public Library   Image via Facebook   No, she’s not winking—she just has one green eye and one amber. Aside from her dazzling good looks, Elsie does a lot of hard work sleeping and making friends. Dogs and cats both come to visit …

5 of Literature’s Most Epic Pets

5 of Literature’s Most Epic Pets

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Everybody loves animals, even fictional ones. Whether they’re surviving fires or starting them, biting or putting up with the protagonists, or really good sports about villainous mistreatment, these animals are in it for the long haul. Here are some of our favorites, in no particular order.   1. Buttercup – The Hunger Games   Gif via Giphy This cat’s been through a lot. Bombings, attempted murder, living underground. I’ve never even known a cat who could stand a closed door. Nothing impresses Buttercup. All he wants is to have his head pet and maybe some fresh entrails.     2. …

5 of Literature's Most Epic Pets

5 of Literature's Most Epic Pets

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Everybody loves animals, even fictional ones. Whether they’re surviving fires or starting them, biting or putting up with the protagonists, or really good sports about villainous mistreatment, these animals are in it for the long haul. Here are some of our favorites, in no particular order.   1. Buttercup – The Hunger Games   Gif via Giphy This cat’s been through a lot. Bombings, attempted murder, living underground. I’ve never even known a cat who could stand a closed door. Nothing impresses Buttercup. All he wants is to have his head pet and maybe some fresh entrails.     2. …