Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Another Event that Baffles

Buy why? Why would the comic strip Mary Worth quote Daniel Johnston?

Worse, why would they attribute it wrong? Would the writer have used the quote (not the most insightful) if she'd known it was a Jad Fair lyric, not a Daniel Johnston lyric? When did Daniel out-cool Jad? (I think it might be when the movie The Devil and Daniel Johnston came out.)

The world of the Sunday funnies is a strange and mind-boggling place. But I'm not the only one wondering about this.

3 comments:

John Bligh said...

I'm far more impressed that "Mary Worth" still exists and that anyone actually reads it.

Prof. Roy Richardson said...

>The world of the Sunday funnies is a strange and mind-boggling place.<
Honey, you don't know the half of it. The wife & I have done the Brenda Starr comic strip for the past 13 years (after 15 years in comic books), and it's like living in the Twilight Zone. And just this week we got a notice letting us know that the Syndicate that owns Brenda is going Chap 11. Mind-boggling, indeed.

Marie said...

Long as they still pay you, I guess that's okay.

It's when they go out of business that we all get worried.