Thursday, November 10, 2011

Top 5 Dysfunctional Family Circus Panels

Bil Keane died at age 89 yesterday.  Keane will be most-remembered for The Family Circus, a wholesome, family-based comic strip that was notoriously unfunny.  In remembrance, here's the top 5 Dysfunctional Family Circus (and copycat) panels currently available online.

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Unfortunately, the DSF ended a decade ago, and some of the brilliant originals are hard to come by (read: there may well be funnier DSFs out there, so Google on, friends!).  But these should give a sense of the cultural impact The Family Circus had.  It's been in print for over half a century--you don't last that long or get parodied like this if you aren't any good.  R.I.P., Mr. Keane.

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