Thursday, October 26, 2006

I Hate Ziggy!

I've hated Ziggy cartoons for as long as I can remember. I don't think I've ever found a Ziggy comic that was funny, or even slightly amusing. I know that he is inspiring for many folks, and there must be tons of people out there who like him. I'm just not one of those people.

The ironic thing is that I used to always check the comics and see what the daily Ziggy was. The sole purpose for doing so, was to see how not-funny Ziggy could be. I actually enjoyed the non-funniness more than average cartoons and began to look forward to it.

I'm not sure exactly why I dislike Ziggy so much. Other than his not being funny. Cathy isn't funny. Marmaduke isn't funny. Dennis the Menace definitely isn't funny. So, that's not why I hate him.

It's also not because the drawings suck. They definitely suck, but Dilbert isn't drawn well and it's one of my favorite comics. So, I still can't quite put my finger on it. Maybe it's because Ziggy is so dang optimistic. Who knows.

Anyways, now there's a site for people who don't like Ziggy. I can go there to read Ziggy cartoons with others who don't like him. It's called I Hate Ziggy, and it looks fairly new. It's actually pretty generic, but at least it's a place where I don't feel guilty reading Ziggy cartoons. And each entry ends with an emphatic, "Damn you Ziggy!"

1 comment:

Therese said...

I never liked Ziggy either. Too cutesy.