all grown up reading the funnies, in fact we’ve never
got over them. They are a part of our daily lives. Some of
us can’t bear the thought of getting out of the house
until we’ve read the daily funnies. We love them, to
say the least we can’t live without them, we have grown
old with them but could we ever imagine these characters ever
growing old? I mean, lets think about it. How would it be
if cartoon that we know so well start getting older.
What would Garfield be like old and too feeble to kick Odie
without breaking Odie’s hip and his own leg in the process,
or maybe he would suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and
keep forgetting who the old geeky unmarried nerd was, standing
there just waiting to be insulted (if he could remember any
I wonder at times if Laurel and Hardy grow old how would
that be like. They would most probably be sitting on
their chairs until Laurel sneezes blowing his dentures
right on Hardy’s face and wind up saying “
I’m Sorry Olly” in a toothless voice and
that would be all the limit of their constant bungling.
And if Dilbert ever grows even a year older than he
is I’m sure he would suffer from permanent arthritis
in his finger making him permanently disabled for a
job in the I.T business and he would also start losing
hair ending up like another pointy haired clueless balding
individual already in the office, now if that’s
a good thing or a bad thing I wouldn’t know because
it depends on the way you look at it. One way he’d
be losing the prime of his life but on the other hand
he would be the DOPE (Director Of Product Enhancements)
in the office.
Another thing that bugs me constantly (Though I’m
running away here) is why they call a cartoon strip
a cartoon STRIP? I mean do they come in the nude or
did the editors strip it from the original?
What of Calvin, I think? If he grew older would he remain
the same? A nutty, hallucinogenic kid who plays absolutely
unimaginable games like calvinball at the same time
retaining his sarcasm to dish out to the real world
that he doesn’t understand (like the most of us).
Would he lose Hobbes, his imaginary tiger companion
who being the manifestation of Calvin’s sanity
still indulges in his eccentricities? Would he be trapped
away from his own world in the real world?
But regardless of whether these cartoons grow older
or stay young, we can be sure that they will continue
living and amusing from generation to generation as
we grow old.