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Old September 13 2008, 11:45 AM   #1
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I Hate Zippy!

That Zippy the Pinhead comic just doesn't make sense. Oh, I know it's not supposed to, in a post-modern sense, but what I mean is is that the jig was up for this pretentious crap in about 1972. The guy who writes it even has the guts to make a "How to appreciate Zippy" strip about once a year. Ugh!
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Old September 13 2008, 02:38 PM   #2
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Never heard of it.
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Old September 13 2008, 02:49 PM   #3
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I thought you meant Zippy from Rainbow.
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Old September 13 2008, 03:06 PM   #4
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Re: I Hate Zippy!

Ive seen that before, Zippy the pinhead is the stupidest strip I have ever read. The jokes make sense but just aren't funny.
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Old September 13 2008, 04:33 PM   #5
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Re: I Hate Zippy!

It's a dumb comic and often gloss over it for much finer comics like "Get Fuzzy", "Zits", "Baby Blues", etc.

But Zippy is fine reading compared to the likes of "Brevity", "Mark Trail" and "Mary Worth."

Nothing beats "Opus" for sheer awesome though.
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Old September 13 2008, 04:37 PM   #6
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Trekker4747 wrote: View Post
It's a dumb comic and often gloss over it for much finer comics like "Get Fuzzy", "Zits", "Baby Blues", etc.

But Zippy is fine reading compared to the likes of "Brevity", "Mark Trail" and "Mary Worth."
Never heard of those comics, I prefer B.C.
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Old September 13 2008, 04:45 PM   #7
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Re: I Hate Zippy!

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It's a dumb comic and often gloss over it for much finer comics like "Get Fuzzy", "Zits", "Baby Blues", etc.

But Zippy is fine reading compared to the likes of "Brevity", "Mark Trail" and "Mary Worth."
Never heard of those comics, I prefer B.C.
I'm not surprised you've likely not heard of Zits, Baby Blues and maybe even Brevity. But Get Fuzzy, and especially Mark Trail and Mary Worth should all be very well known. The latter two have been around for decades.

But then there's The Family Circus. Sitting there in the corner of your two-page comic spread just waiting to suck.

(Points to whomever picks up where that last quote is from.)
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Old September 13 2008, 04:47 PM   #8
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Re: I Hate Zippy!

When I saw the title of the thread, I thought it was going to be a rant against the mascot of the US Postal Service:



I am familiar with the comic strip you're talking about, though. It's one of those things that's not as clever as it thinks it is.
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Old September 13 2008, 04:53 PM   #9
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Re: I Hate Zippy!

"Oh look, Zippy is having a conversation with some statue/monument of old Americana! How quaint, thought-provoking and esoteric! This is the best strip ever!"

Or not.
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Old September 13 2008, 04:54 PM   #10
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Re: I Hate Zippy!

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When I saw the title of the thread, I thought it was going to be a rant against the mascot of the US Postal Service:



I am familiar with the comic strip you're talking about, though. It's one of those things that's not as clever as it thinks it is.
Confusing snail mail with 'zippy'?
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Old September 13 2008, 05:08 PM   #11
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Re: I Hate Zippy!

There's two kinds of people, those who get Zippy and those who don't. I don't. I've tried and just don't care.

And Ziggy has gotten too preachy, too!
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Old September 13 2008, 05:11 PM   #12
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Re: I Hate Zippy!

Are we having fun yet?
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Old September 13 2008, 06:32 PM   #13
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Re: I Hate Zippy!

Yesterday's Comic

Never heard of this before. It's stupid as !@#$. We do have Ziggy, though.
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Old September 13 2008, 06:43 PM   #14
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Re: I Hate Zippy!

Ah Zippy, you and Americana.

I seriously don't understand this strip.

And I'm well aware of the "understanding Zippy" part of the main website. Don't care.

If you need to explain your work to someone you've failed.
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Old September 13 2008, 07:05 PM   #15
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Re: I Hate Zippy!

WillsBabe wrote: View Post
I thought you meant Zippy from Rainbow.
So did i.
I used to love that show.. oh Jeffry
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