Garfield by Jim Davis for October 30, 2023

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    codycab  7 months ago

    If Monday were a Halloween costume, it would win scariest costume contest!

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    FreihEitner Premium Member 7 months ago

    Disco and man perms — VERY scary!

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    tessotcyrille  7 months ago

    laser disc?

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    yoey1957  7 months ago

    My aunt had a mood ring. When she was in a good mood it was blue, when she was in a bad mood it left a big red mark on my cousin’s forehead! Tru story!

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    BlitzMcD  7 months ago

    Thank God that help was on the way in the form of the punk/new wave revolution that year. For those of us who saw the ’70s to date as more of an endurance test than anything, that movement was answered prayer.

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    Muttley  7 months ago

    And in another 45 years, people will find ghosts of 2023 very scary.

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    TwilightFaze  7 months ago

    The sad thing for Garfield is he was debuted in the (late) 70’s, so no doubt he remembers all that.

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    Calvinist1966  7 months ago

    The Monday before Halloween! Very scary!

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    Garfield Fan 1949  7 months ago

    Mood rings, scary?? In the 2000’s when I was in primary school, around 7 years old we had ‘secs’ bands bracelets. I can’t say the name here and I definitely can’t say what you had to do if you broke the glittery blue one off another kids arm. I don’t know who came up for this stuff for kids or how they got so wide spread but the horrors of the 2000’s are only just being understood.

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    BJ40  7 months ago

    The Ghostest, with the mostest.

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    VegaAlopex  7 months ago

    I wouldn’t mind going back to 1978 and making corrections.

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    dlkrueger33  7 months ago

    Prom date wearing a blue polyester tux and ruffled shirt. Yes. He was my date.

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    Robert Nowall Premium Member 7 months ago

    I read the other day mood rings were making a comeback.

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    Ken Gagne Premium Member 7 months ago

    If not for leisure suits, we’d never have gotten Leisure Suit Larry!

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 7 months ago

    If you think that’s bad… wait until you are visited by The Ghost of Monday Present and even worse… Mondays Yet to Be. YIPES!

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    CaveCat87  7 months ago

    What about the clothes that Jon wears? That would be considered scary.

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    2AndFour  7 months ago

    Disco? Nooooooooooo.

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    Just-me  7 months ago

    Anyone remember the Disco demolition night at Comiskey Park on July 12 1979, when people blew up disco records and a riot broke out at a baseball game?

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    jagedlo  7 months ago

    Those who did disco back in ’78 are probably now worrying about slipped discos…

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    manowarrior  7 months ago

    I had a laserdisc player in the 1980’s.I still have some movies on that format.

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    constantine48  7 months ago

    I never got to try a mood ring back then. Maybe I’ll order one on the you-know-what site, they’re pretty cheap. (As for disco, just listen to Daft Punk, it’s the same music.)

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    Wren Fahel  7 months ago

    Man-perms not nearly as scary (or disgusting) as man-buns.

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    holdenrex  7 months ago

    You can also throw in “every fiber saturated with cigarette odor”

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    SquidGamerGal  7 months ago

    Let’s see… Was it the Monday where Garfield got run over by a lawnmower or the Monday where he felled into the toilet?

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    chris_o42  7 months ago

    Man perms—awful. But Disco music was bright, upbeat and happy and full of fun. I loved the 70’s.

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    GumbyDammit223  7 months ago

    Laser discs are cool!!

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    mrsdonaldson  7 months ago

    Leisure suits and man perms – gotta watch some Brady Bunch!

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    alien011  7 months ago

    Laser Disks were cool. I still wish I had the original Star Wars trilogy on Laser Disk. It’s the best version you can get if you want the non-digitally edited one. It’s either Laser Disk or VHS, and Laser Disk has better quality.

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    edmund_graham  7 months ago

    I wonder what his next option was if Garfield wasn’t scared by that?

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 7 months ago

    “Disco will never die!” ha. Piffle. The only good thing about the 70’s music scene is that it provided a steppingstone for the big hair 80’s. …disco duck, indeed.. humph.

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    preacherman  7 months ago

    Hold on there, Ghost. Laser discs were so cool. But, I could never afford them, so, yeah, real scary.

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    Darryl Heine  7 months ago

    1978 was the year Garfield was launched.

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    djtenltd  7 months ago

    Those laserdiscs didn’t take off too well. Especially when DVDs came out.

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    Goat from PBS  7 months ago

    I don’t want to see my ghost from my birth year.

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    Clarence  7 months ago

    Aw come on, laserdisc aren’t that scary (P.S. I know what they are)

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    ManiacEx  7 months ago

    Laser discs? I get the rest of them, but laser discs are just vintage these days – like vinyl records, but for video (and rarer).

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    delennwen  7 months ago

    Garfield should say, “I come from 1978 too, you can’t scare me!”

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    Wichita1.0  7 months ago

    I worked at Wards t the time. I vaguely recall buying several sand-colored leisure suits for about $10 each.. I now understand why my one big sale came back the next day… The mind-stun wore off.

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    jedicharlie57  7 months ago

    Mood rings were earlier 70s. By 1978 they were pretty much ignored and passed off to your younger siblings. Now, pet rocks, 1975 or so, were popular with kids and adults

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    OK, OK, a non boring Monday strip…

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    Can't Sleep  7 months ago

    They weren’t just leisure suits – they were polyester leisure suits! Yep, wrinkle-free ugly.

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    IndyW  7 months ago

    Pet rocks??

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    geese28  7 months ago

    Heyy what’s wrong with mood rings?

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    Phoenix83  7 months ago

    coffee cups without lids!

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    zarilla  7 months ago

    Leisure suit was even a huge contradiction. if you wanted to be leisurely, why wear a suit?

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    prrdh  7 months ago

    Don’t forget Chia Pets.

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    jasonsnakelover  7 months ago

    How about every Monday you’ve lived through?

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    InuYugiHakusho  7 months ago

    How many youngsters reading this would even know what any of those things are?

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    eced52  7 months ago

    Yes that was VERY scary.

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    w16521  7 months ago

    Bell bottoms were the scariest!

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    n32816  7 months ago

    Man perms were the worst!!

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    socalvillaguy Premium Member 7 months ago

    Sadly, I kept my man perm for WAY longer than style dictated. Thank God for my second wife to correct that abomination.

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    DJohnny  7 months ago

    Hmm? What is a “mood ring”? Never heard of… Wikipedia knows, I was to young, or it wasn’t popular in Europe? https://en.wikipedia.oRg/wiki/Mood_ring

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    Mario500  7 months ago

    “MAN PERMS?”

    (imagines a different version of this part of the dialogue of this cartoon)

    PERMS?

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    JLChi  7 months ago

    The nice part about the 70’s was that it was a more optimistic time.

    Of course, everyone was wrong and things turned out horrible.

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    Bill D. Kat Premium Member 7 months ago

    Bell-bottom pants, platform shoes, garish plaid clothing, gigantic ties, collars and lapels were the hideous fashion statements of the 70s. It was mass insanity.

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    Ray Helvy Premium Member 7 months ago

    All scary, except maybe the laser discs. They were amazing for the era. Now they’re just obsolete, not scary. ;>)

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    thedogesl Premium Member 7 months ago

    No, no…not the leisure suits!!! (I actually had one once. Thought it was cool at the time. But that was, you know, in the 1970s). :-) I still have a few laser discs and even the player, but who knows whether they still work.

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    abbie.normal  7 months ago

    No, that’s CREEPY!!!

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    M.K.Staffeld  7 months ago

    Jon doing his version of disco dancing…

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    plaidley  7 months ago

    Doubleknit Polyester jumpsuits. Herculon upholstery.

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    Vulo the Face Borrower Premium Member 7 months ago

    What about that earthquake that killed 25,000 people? Personally, I think that’s much scarier. But then again, I wasn’t around at the time for any of that other stuff. Anyway, have a happy day!

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    ars731  7 months ago

    “Thats not groovy man”"

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  7 months ago

    Jon must have made one of those weird recipes from ‘Garfield and Friends’ for dinner the night before.

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    Cartoonist_Key  7 months ago

    LaserDisc is cool, change my mind.

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    csroberto2854  6 months ago

    Disco, Communism, Punk Rock, World War III, Rap Music, etc

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