91. Garfield, Student Loan Forgiveness, Y'all

We rank Garfield, student loan forgiveness, and the word "y'all" on the List of Every Damn Thing.
Phil & Jake rank the funny-pages sensation Garfield, the proposed policy of student loan forgiveness, and the word “y’all” on the List of Every Damn Thing.

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  • There's an infamous strip where Jon Arbunkle drinks dog semen. For the record, Jim Davis denied that's what was going on.
  • Discussion of portrayals of cats in popular culture leads to some talk about Tom and Jerry and much talk about Heathcliff (the Original Orange Cat).
  • Phil was wrong about the name of the Garfield convention, it's called the Garfield Gathering. It should be called The Garfering. The next one is May 20th, 2022 in Warwick, Rhode Island. They don't happen every year so don't miss your chance.
  • Garfield Minus Garfield were some edits people made in which Garfield was removed. Phil mentions the very grounded and realistic Garfield without his thought balloons.
  • Beetle Bailey is singled out by Phil as a good gag strip
  • Olivia James took over drawing the comic strip Nancy a few years ago and it's been a breath of fresh air. The old Ernie Bushmiller strips are extremely good also. 
  • Garfield: His 9 Lives was a very strange Garfield project in the 80s.
  • When talking about historical tax jubilees, Phil didn't really understand the mechanics too well but in Leviticus, God tells the Hebrews to forgive debts and free slaves every 50 years. It's unclear how this worked in practice. The idea wasn't unique to Hebrews, there are also records of jubilee proclamations in Babylon & Egypt.

vocabulary * spelling * Bill Murray * Garfield: The Movie * Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties * Odie * Nermal * Pookie * lasagna * capitalismDonald DuckPopeye * Sir Topham Hatt * Charmander * Jessica Rabbit * Cinderella * the 80s * Theodore Roosevelt * Aerosmith * “Friday” by Rebecca Black * Girl Scout Cookies * the national debt * kids in restaurants * Barack Obama * cochlear implants * “Macho Man” Randy Savageshirtless men wearing elaborate angel wings, gold lamé shorts and furry cha-cha heels * standing in line * gender * Texas * Chris Gaines * “Party Up” by DMX * “moist” * jorts * dippin’ sauce * dilapidated shacks * puns * intro to “Back that Azz Up” * Country music * rye bread * the Jersey Shore * pigeons * Crocs * Britney Spears

Below are the Top Ten and Bottom Top items on List of Every Damn Thing as of this episode (for the complete up-to-date list, go here).

  1. Dolly Parton - person
  2. interspecies animal friends - idea
  3. sex - idea
  4. bicycles - tool
  5. coffee - beverage
  6. Clement Street in San Francisco - location
  7. Prince - person
  8. It’s-It - food
  9. Doctor Doom - fictional character
  10. Cher - person


280. Hank Williams, Jr - person
281. British Royal Family - institution
282. Steven Seagal - person
283. McRib - food
284. Hoarders - TV show
285. death - idea
286. war - idea
287. cigarettes - drug
288. QAnon - idea
289. transphobia - idea

Theme song by Jade Puget. Graphic design by Jason Mann. This episode was produced & edited by Jake MacLachlan. Show notes by Jake MacLachlan & Phil Green.

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