GARFIELD: Humor theory says that the power of a gag depends on the distance between the expectation it sets up and the unexpected result it delivers. This fails to account for a gag whose power lies in how overwhelmingly it meets expectations. For today, the Jim Davis Garfieldfabrik—the industrial operation dedicated to giving the people only and precisely what they know they want—released a stunningly Average strip, in which the Monday-hating, lasagna-loving feline stands outside next to a BEWARE OF CAT sign, all grumpy and self-aware of his grumpiness, and aware of your awareness of his grumpiness, and aware that a grumpy person (or cat in the role of person) canonically relies on drinking coffee as an act of self-care to ease their grumpiness. First of all, why is he outside, but mostly, this is blatant service to that person in your office space who clips comics out of the paper and posts them on the break room bulletin board along with the Dilberts and all those crappy The Far Side ripoffs. Put it on a coffee mug and give it to them for office Secret Santa, to show how fully relatable you are.
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