Posts Tagged ‘Secrets’


February 10, 2017

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” – George Bernard Shaw

As a matter of fact, Uncle Stanley did just that at a family reunion once. 

He wasn’t well. 

And he’s been locked up for a long time now.


Top 10 Comic Strip Secrets

September 10, 2014

The funny pages may seem like little more than a pleasant morning’s diversion, something to chuckle at over coffee and toast, but the truth is there are more sordid stories behind the panels than fleas on Marmaduke! So grab on to something solid and sit back as we regale you with the Top Ten Comic Strip Secrets The Syndicates Don’t Want You To Know!

1. Calvin and Hobbes did not magically sled off to adventures unknown as the final strip would have you believe (sadly, Calvin now resides in a state mental institution, heavily sedated, living in a fantasy world of talking tigers, high-flying spacemen, stupendous superheroes and mutilated snowmen)

2. The Family Circus kids are all adopted

3. Beetle Bailey once shot himself in the foot in order to avoid Vietnam service

4. Rex Morgan, M.D. went to med school in Grenada

5. In 1985, Charlie Brown was given community service and a permanent restraining order for stalking the Little Red-Haired Girl

6. Little Nemo In Slumberland should really be Little Nemo on Psychedelic Mushrooms

7. Mark Trail and Mary Worth are friends with benefits

8. Li’l Abner honestly really is

9. Garfield’s owner, Jon Arbuckle, killed his former roommate and Odie’s original owner, Lyman, after he discovered him with veterinarian Liz Wilson. Lyman is buried in the back garden where hapless Odie can sometimes be seen pawing at the ground and whining mournfully

10. Nancy’s Aunt Fritzi makes ends meet by working the pole at Bushmiller’s