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7th Jan '16 12:11:46 AM Doug86
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* For that matter, {{Garfield}} himself. He acquired an ''immense'' fanbase in the late 1980s, including (arguably especially) even children. Being [[DeadpanSnarker a devastatingly funny quipster]] definitely helps, as does [[ThisLoserIsYou the "fat and lazy and proud of it" shtick]]. But none of that changes the fact that Garfield is not only a textbook example of CatsAreMean, but a card-carrying sociopath. (Don't believe it? Check out the strip in which Jon wonders if Garfield would risk his life to save his if the house ever caught on fire. Garfield had to leave the room briefly so he could ''laugh his head off''.)

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* For that matter, {{Garfield}} ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} himself. He acquired an ''immense'' fanbase in the late 1980s, including (arguably especially) even children. Being [[DeadpanSnarker a devastatingly funny quipster]] definitely helps, as does [[ThisLoserIsYou the "fat and lazy and proud of it" shtick]]. But none of that changes the fact that Garfield is not only a textbook example of CatsAreMean, but a card-carrying sociopath. (Don't believe it? Check out the strip in which Jon wonders if Garfield would risk his life to save his if the house ever caught on fire. Garfield had to leave the room briefly so he could ''laugh his head off''.)
21st Nov '15 8:32:15 AM nombretomado
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* Darby Conley's ''GetFuzzy'' has attracted a moderately sized vegan high school and collegiate fanbase due to numerous appearances of PETA apparel. The catch? Bucky uses PETA as a shield for misbehaving under the guise of a revolt against whatever stick is up his butt during that installment, while Satchel is too dumb to know what they're really all about. This isn't official support from the organization - just many younger members without enough English courses under their belt to recognize the mockery of their hijinks. (And maybe a few who don't care.) Will usually occur in forums, blogs, journals, or news commentary box debates.
* BloomCounty:

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* Darby Conley's ''GetFuzzy'' ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'' has attracted a moderately sized vegan high school and collegiate fanbase due to numerous appearances of PETA apparel. The catch? Bucky uses PETA as a shield for misbehaving under the guise of a revolt against whatever stick is up his butt during that installment, while Satchel is too dumb to know what they're really all about. This isn't official support from the organization - just many younger members without enough English courses under their belt to recognize the mockery of their hijinks. (And maybe a few who don't care.) Will usually occur in forums, blogs, journals, or news commentary box debates.
* BloomCounty:''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'':
13th Sep '15 1:22:01 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* Fans of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' often debate whether Hobbes is "real" or "fake". Watterson carefully avoided making such a distinction and held that it defied the point of the strip.
-->''[Calvin & Hobbes] is more about the subjective nature of reality than it is about dolls coming to life...''
15th Mar '15 12:53:01 AM 10-13-2
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* For that matter, {{Garfield}} himself. He acquired an ''immense'' fanbase in the late 1980s, including (arguably especially) even children. Being [[DeadpanSnarker a devastatingly funny quipster]] definitely helps, as does [[ThisLoserIsYou the "fat and lazy and proud of it" shtick]]. But none of that changes the fact that Garfield is not only a textbook example of CatsAreMean, but a card-carrying sociopath. (Don't believe it? Check out the strip in which Jon wonders if Garfield would risk his life to save his if the house ever caught on fire. Garfield had to leave the room briefly so he could ''laugh his head off''.)
8th Feb '15 7:27:15 PM joelkazoo
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** A similar thing happened with Bill the Cat. No matter what he did with the character, including making him a coke addict, a communist spy, an illegal arms dealer, and Jeanne Kirkpatrick's lover, people couldn't get enough of him. Breathed created Bill to be the anti-Garfield. Breathed must have failed to realize how many people in his audience hate [[CharacterizationTags comics!]]Garfield..

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** A similar thing happened with Bill the Cat. No matter what he did with the character, including making him a coke addict, a communist spy, an illegal arms dealer, and Jeanne Kirkpatrick's lover, people couldn't get enough of him. Breathed created Bill to be the anti-Garfield. Breathed must have failed to realize how many people in his audience hate [[CharacterizationTags comics!]]Garfield..Garfield, and were more than willing to buy Bill the Cat merchandise in protest. Breathed even joked in the late 1990s that there were probably [[FairForItsDay still tribes in Africa using old hollowed-out Bill the Cat dolls as banana hammocks]].
17th Dec '14 8:32:45 PM DarthLink22
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* An in-universe example in (possibly) ''Drabble'': the main character notes that he only realized how '''''very''''' conservative his father is when they went to see StarWarsANewHope and [[RootingForTheEmpire Dad cheered for Darth Vader]].

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* An in-universe example in (possibly) ''Drabble'': the main character notes that he only realized how '''''very''''' conservative his father is when they went to see StarWarsANewHope ''Film/StarWarsANewHope'' and [[RootingForTheEmpire Dad cheered for Darth Vader]].
14th Mar '13 3:02:37 PM willthiswork
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** FWIW, Rob ''is'' a vegetarian in the comic, regardless of his opinion (if any) on PETA.
*** Obviously not a supporter as PETA speaks against "exploiting" animals, even as pets, and he obviously owns pets.
**** No one can claim Rob is exploiting his pets. Bucky is flagrantly exploiting Rob and Satchel enjoys being Rob's pet.
** There are other reasons why one might not support PETA. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Let's just leave it at that.]]
* [[BloomCounty Berke Breathed]] used to complain that, no matter how unsympathetic he made [[CasanovaWannabe Steve Dallas]] seem in ''The Academia Waltz'', many University of Texas students couldn't help but LOVE the character.

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* BloomCounty:
** FWIW, Rob ''is'' a vegetarian in the comic, regardless of his opinion (if any) on PETA.
*** Obviously not a supporter as PETA speaks against "exploiting" animals, even as pets, and he obviously owns pets.
**** No one can claim Rob is exploiting his pets. Bucky is flagrantly exploiting Rob and Satchel enjoys being Rob's pet.
** There are other reasons why one might not support PETA. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Let's just leave it at that.]]
* [[BloomCounty
Berke Breathed]] Breathed used to complain that, no matter how unsympathetic he made [[CasanovaWannabe Steve Dallas]] seem in ''The Academia Waltz'', many University of Texas students couldn't help but LOVE the character.



*** To give an example of how ridiculous this was at the time, a UC Berkeley student ran for an elected position at the school as Bill the Cat ''and won.''



** Catbert is likely an EscapistCharacter for some of those in the job.
12th Dec '12 10:54:02 PM nombretomado
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* Many real-life human resource directors love Catbert from ''{{Dilbert}}'', despite him being a (usually) exaggerated caricature of how thoughtless and self-serving most HR directors are. Nonetheless, there still have been ''some'' HR directors out there that have asked Scott Adams to make Catbert nicer, so as to make the portrayal more fair. Thankfully, Adams has not abided their wishes.

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* Many real-life human resource directors love Catbert from ''{{Dilbert}}'', ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'', despite him being a (usually) exaggerated caricature of how thoughtless and self-serving most HR directors are. Nonetheless, there still have been ''some'' HR directors out there that have asked Scott Adams to make Catbert nicer, so as to make the portrayal more fair. Thankfully, Adams has not abided their wishes.
2nd Jul '12 7:01:53 PM epicparadox
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** There are other reasons why one might not support PETA. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Let's just leave it at that.]]
6th May '12 6:55:41 PM DanaO
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* Many real-life human resource directors love Catbert from ''{{Dilbert}}'', despite him being a (usually) exaggerated caricature of how thoughtless and self-serving most HR directors are. Nonetheless, there still have been ''some'' HR directors out there that have asked Scott Adams to make Catbert nicer, so as to make the portrayal more fair. Thankfully, Adams has not abided their wishes.

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* Many real-life human resource directors love Catbert from ''{{Dilbert}}'', despite him being a (usually) exaggerated caricature of how thoughtless and self-serving most HR directors are. Nonetheless, there still have been ''some'' HR directors out there that have asked Scott Adams to make Catbert nicer, so as to make the portrayal more fair. Thankfully, Adams has not abided their wishes.wishes.
** Catbert is likely an EscapistCharacter for some of those in the job.
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