Friday, November 21

quickly now, why the grouch can be loved.

[ jim davis]
this is not a photo, but well, garfield is nice to look at, and gives plenty of food for thought.

wiki fact: jim davis grew up on a farm with mother anna, father james william, and 25 cats. interestingly, his first wife carolyn was allergic to cats.

i find most people take on any singular aspect of garfield in the most extreme sense:

  • indulgently selfish
  • laconic in the laziest sense
  • sassy to the point of rudeness
  • grouchy
  • completely unhealthy
  • manipulative

but garfield doesnt have an evil bone in his body; his faults stem from extreme epicureanism, a flow-with-the-languid-river philosophy, emotional honesty, joy in pleasure pursuits taken a lil too far. that he is nice and lovable means you cant hate him much.

lovely cat.