Banal => Brilliant

Garfield Minus Garfield. “Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness in a quiet American suburb.”

I came across it through Language Log, and have to disagree with some of the comments there—I think it’s better leaving out both the thought balloons and the the cat. Everyone talks to their cats. Um, don’t they?

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