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Old 11-20-2009, 10:36 AM   #1
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Default I don't have a good feeling about this...





My friend scanned this from the newspaper a while back. So what the hell is going on here? Interpretations? As my coworker said "it's like Bergman directed a Blondie."

Everything about this unsettles me. The empty, ugly room, the BLACK BALLOON, the look on Dagwood's face. The "..." which implies something horrible is just around the corner.

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Old 11-20-2009, 11:03 AM   #2
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Little avant-garde for the space next to the horoscopes, that's for sure

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Old 11-20-2009, 11:24 AM   #3
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clearly someone robbed dagwood of all his possessions and left the black balloon as a calling card that he'll eventually be back to brutally murder his whole family

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Old 11-20-2009, 11:25 AM   #4
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the reflections on the floor make no sense.

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Old 11-20-2009, 11:28 AM   #5
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maybe he was dreading hearing a goo goo dolls song

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Old 11-20-2009, 12:06 PM   #6
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Do you know if it's a daily or just a single panel from a Sunday strip?

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Old 11-20-2009, 12:26 PM   #7
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I believe it was a single panel. I asked him though just to 100% confirm.

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Old 11-20-2009, 12:30 PM   #8
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the reflections on the floor make no sense.
yeah the floor hurts my brain

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Old 11-20-2009, 12:32 PM   #9
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Maybe they are dried up blood stains.

Or like those shadowy demons from "Ghost" rising from the ground to claim Dagwood's soul.

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Old 11-20-2009, 12:49 PM   #10
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I'm sure the Death Star is rapidly approaching...

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Old 11-20-2009, 12:56 PM   #11
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NO IT IS NOT

"i have a bad feeling about this" vs "i don't have a good feeling about this"

i don't mean to be rude but you are incorrect, sir

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Old 11-20-2009, 12:59 PM   #12
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Don't care

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Old 11-20-2009, 01:00 PM   #13
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All that's missing from this strip is a pair of swinging legs coming from the top of the frame.

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Old 11-20-2009, 01:08 PM   #14
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Clearly, Dagwood has died and is in purgatory. The black balloon he's carrying is his soul. He hasn't done anything to put him in hell, but his lifetime of laziness and eating elaborate sandwiches mean that he's going to be here a long time, and he knows it. Come on guys, pretty obvious.

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Old 11-20-2009, 01:12 PM   #15
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the reflections on the floor make no sense.
you mean the shadow the wall is casting, or the wood grain patterns in the floorboards?

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Old 11-20-2009, 01:40 PM   #16
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those stupid vertical lines on the floor

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Old 11-20-2009, 01:43 PM   #17
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oh, I see those as separations between boards. At least a stylized or lazy way to draw them.

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Old 11-20-2009, 01:45 PM   #18
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Not to mention the BLACK BALLOON seems to be reflecting a window of some sort.

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Old 11-20-2009, 01:54 PM   #19
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NO IT IS NOT

"i have a bad feeling about this" vs "i don't have a good feeling about this"

i don't mean to be rude but you are incorrect, sir
my friends' band named their first EP 'I Have A Bad Feeling About This' after that.

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Old 11-20-2009, 01:57 PM   #20
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That's a pretty standard reflection shape though.

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Old 11-20-2009, 02:04 PM   #21
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those stupid vertical lines on the floor
bingo

looks like they are reflecting windows, but alas, no windows.

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Old 11-20-2009, 02:33 PM   #22
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good to see moleman dropping the cartooning knowledge in here

hrmm, i did some googling and i can't find any explanation for this. very strange...

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Old 11-20-2009, 04:00 PM   #23
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really hoping this was another pathetic dilemma of halls of eye again

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Old 11-20-2009, 04:09 PM   #24
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I figured it was a spin off to the Office thread...because you know how important that is to his life.

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Old 11-20-2009, 04:24 PM   #25
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i am reasonably confident it is cropped from a sunday strip

- color
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:07 PM   #26
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i've spent like fifteen minutes trying to find a screencap of elaine complaining to the new yorker editor about the cartoon that made no sense.

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Old 11-20-2009, 05:10 PM   #27
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i am reasonably confident it is cropped from a sunday strip

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Jamie is right



http://www.blondie.com/strip.php?mon...omic=2005-4-10

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Old 11-20-2009, 05:11 PM   #28
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:12 PM   #29
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ah man, i liked it better as the single panel, minimalist mindfuck.

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Old 11-20-2009, 05:14 PM   #30
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ah man, i liked it better as the single panel, minimalist mindfuck.
yeah, Garfield minus Garfield vibe

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