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08:54:17 AM Aug 8th 2010
The comic deserves a better page than this. Burn it and let someone who cares enough to make a good page remake it.
03:29:34 PM Aug 8th 2010
There Is No Such Thing as Notability. And what is here isn't bad — it's just nondescriptive. Does anyone remember this one well enough to save it with Wiki Magic alone?
05:50:23 PM Aug 8th 2010
edited by SomeSortOfTroper
I'm not sure how notability has relevance here.

I've actually learnt several points about this work: what it does well, what other work to compare it to and what to expect of its quality. There's a description that isn't a plot summary and the startings of a trope list. Once they are there, people tend to work on them, the problem is starting them off. If we have them and you can learn something from them then they are at the tipping point of utility. Though to be fair, in the past, I've said three tropes should be about right.

I can actually tell what tropes are missing already- it should be noted as a Gag Cartoon and it will have Visual Pun or be close to a Dada Comic for it to get mentioned in the same breath as The Far Side. Finding it was easy though I can only get a week's worth. Not that good but the puns aren't bad.
10:47:11 AM Aug 9th 2010
edited by Madrugada
Here's what it said when I posted my "burn it" comment:

"A one-panel gag Newspaper Comic drawn by Dan Piraro since 1986. Isn't as consistently funny as The Far Side, although its best certainly reaches that level and Piraro is in some ways a more technically skilled artist than Larson. He can, for instance, draw someone who looks like an attractive person, rather than having to include a statement in the cartoon that so-and-so is a beautiful woman or handsome man."

That's it. That was the whole page. Anonymous Mc Cartney Fan has done his usual fine job of salvaging a rotten page and turning it into something worth having. And I thank him for it.
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