It's that quiet time here at the ol' You Write the Caption blog -- that dead zone where the cartoon caption entry deadline has passed but the new winner won't be announced until Friday. This might be a good time for the You Write the Caption Community to do a little sharing -- specifically about what our favorite comic strips are. You may have noticed this has become a hot topic of conversation in our editorial page's Buzz column. Folks can use the space here to expand on their feelings if they wish.
So, to get things started, I'll start with mine. It may give you new insights in what I think is funny -- info that could either help you win, or realize you will never understand my warped sense of humor. And vice versa, of course, when you tell me yours.
No surprise to anyone, of course, is my number one pick, Garry Trudeau's 'Doonesbury':
But the strip that makes me actually laugh out loud, almost every day, is a relative new-comer on the comics scene -- Darby Conley's 'Get Fuzzy':
And I think Stephan Pastis' 'Pearls Before Swine' is genius:
And even though he's been dissed in the Observer's 'Buzz' column lately, Judge Parker is good, campy fun, especially since the artistic chores have been taken over by Eduardo Barreto!
But now it's YOUR turn! You write the survey: What are your favorite strips? Just click on the 'Comments' link below to leave your answers.