Family Circus is the suckiest cartoon in existence, and it gripes my ass that Bill Keene gets paid for a syndicated cartoon that requires about as much thought as I put into blinking my eyes. A few years ago, my brother and I were discussing how crappy they were and how much funnier they'd be with different captions. F'rinstance, I think a much funnier caption might be...
"Shit, mister, you shot it right in my eye!"
Shortly after our discussion, I decided to cut one out of the paper, attach the nastiest caption I could think of ,and mail it to him... and apparently he had decided to do the same, as I received one in the mail from him the next day. From there it snowballed - who could come up with the nastiest, most politically incorrect
, etc., caption. What was really scary was when they'd cross in the mail, and the one he'd send me had nearly the verbatim caption as the same one I'd just sent him. I made the mistake of saving them and showing 'em to my buddies on our annual beach/golf trip. They liked them so much that I'm now required to bring a fresh batch every year. BTW, NEVER show them to your wives/hootchies... they don't seem to really find them all that humorous. Chicks, huh? Go figure.