Thursday, December 14, 2017

A strange post about Garfield

"Hi, can you point me to the Garfield books?"

"Sure, they're over there in the Garfield Library."

"That whole room is devoted to Garfield books? I thought that was the Children's Room."

"We follow demand. They want Garfield. It's the Garfield room."

"Hi, I got some of those Garfield books, but none of them are funny. Aren't some of them supposed to be funny?"

"No, not really."

"I don't understand."

"Do you see that gentleman over there with the mental disability?"

"The one slowly bouncing his head on that table?"

"Exactly. That's what Garfield is about. It's about the slow, comforting, mindless rhythm of the thing."

"And kids like that?"

"They love it."

"But they grow out of it, right?"

"Yes, several of them will."


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