Monday, March 03, 2008

Happy Birthday, Brutus

I was goofing around online and I found another website that devoted itself to making fun of The Born Loser although not on a day-to-day basis. The Comics Doctor provided an in-depth analysis of why TBL has been allowed to languish on the vine. And for the most part I agree. I believe Born Loser has been allowed to survive due to the fast that it's essentially cheap. While Garfield, Dilbert and even Peanuts reruns have great merchandising potential, Born Loser offers to potential like that but it can get a few laughs from elderly people or morons and because there's no merchandising potential the syndicate doesn't have to pay Chip as much as Jim Davis or Scott Adams or the estate of Charles Schulz.

And according to today's strip it's Brutus' birthday. I'm not sure how old he is but according to various stuff I've read he's 50. But here is how I think the strip should've went today.