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Today is the last day of our September publication schedule. Monday will be October 1. Monday is also the day of the week that is hated by GARFIELD, the famous fictitious feline who loves lasagna. Please enjoy these fully paid-for images, starring Garfield.
This one’s our favorite (or “favourite,” if you’re the Anglo-Anglophone AP employee who wrote the caption for the photo): Garfield chillin’ on a beach, but it’s not really Garfield, it is some aspiring French actor, we assume, making some money in a way that also protects their anonymity so they won’t be typecast in future projects. Le chat irascible orange!
Here’s another one of some folks earning a living (we hope) by inhabiting Garfield costumes while an image of the impish orange feline appears to look on, approvingly. Lasagna!
These flat cats above are supposedly and allegedly “pirated” Garfield toys, but they look suspiciously like Heathcliff, the Other Orange Comics Kitty. Anyway, it appears the authorities are brutally torturing the Heathfields by steamrollering them so they will reveal who made them and if they are really Heathcliffs and not Garfields.
This is pretty funny, we think, since the Theme is “Garfield,” we present, not the cartoon cat from the funny papers, no, this time it’s a human being, Deceased and Former President of the United States James A. Garfield. We also like to think the “A” is for “a” Garfield, not “the” Garfield, no offense.
All right, above is simply an honest mistake, this one fooled us because we were looking at a thumbnail in the AP image gallery and hit the DOWNLOAD button, so we own it now. It is not Garfield, it is a person voting, wearing an almost-orange-ish coat that looked plausibly as if it might have been Garflield in the tiny view, and there’s a picture of Deceased POTUS James A. Garfield looking on approvingly.
Yes, folks, here he comes, right down Times Square in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, it’s Garfield, large and in charge, floating high above parade-goers who are all drunk and trying to pull down the floats to huff the gas inside.
Yeah, this was another error, it’s not a Garfield balloon, it is a mini-blimp with ADAM SANDLER on it. We just saw ORANGE and clicked on the download. Do you think Adam Sandler likes lasagana, or Garfield? We don’t like Adam Sandler’s Netflix movies, no offense.
Garfield is such a popular inflatable that he is pressed into service for non-Thanksgiving events, such as this “Tap-O-Mania” mess. The extraterrestrials watching activity on our planet have to believe Garfield is a minor deity, eh?
This one’s great, though, this AP photog really earned their pay by attaching the coincidence lens to their camera and getting a chuckle-worthy snap of the shutter as Jim Davis’ feline alter ego sails over a marquee for the acclaimed Broadway musical Cats, by Andrew Lloyd Weber, who also did Jesus Christ Superstar, but even He doesn’t rate his own Thanksgiving Day Parade inflatable simulacrum, does he? Another win for the feline philistine!
In the interest of total transparency, the above image is in no way a Garfield, it’s a photo of football player turned mathematician John Urschel, and our Creative Director downloaded this on accident when he was looking for images for Jordan Ellenberg’s wonderful piece on Mr. Urschel, but we didn’t use it, but we downloaded it, so we’re using it right here!
We’re pretty proud of this entry in the photo purge, it’s Garfield in a Spider-Man costume! OK, not Garfield the cartoon cat, it’s actually Andrew Garfield, the actor, who has yet to portray Garfield, but still, another image file downloaded!
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