Probably the worst thing aboutThe Family Circus
(and there are a lot of really awful things aboutThe Family Circus
) is that it's so damn easy to read. There you are, innocently going along reading the comics, and even though you're trying your best to conscientiously avoid reading it, you forget yourself. It's just a few words of text -- andbam
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, like the shadow left upon a wall following a nuclear blast, a horrible, horrible joke is seared into your brain, and along with it, a headache that lasts the rest of the day. Fortunately, one brilliant website is making your pain just a little more bearable.
That website is losanjealous.com with its feature The Nietzsche Family Circus, which "pairs a randomized Family Circus cartoon with a randomized Friedrich Nietzsche quote." Here's another one that turned up:
Like "Marmaduke Explained" or "Garfield Minus Garfield," The Nietzsche Family Circus deploys a simple twist on a notoriously unfunny comic and makes it hilarious -- and though, like those two (although "Marmaduke Explained" had a relatively higher degree of longevity), this one runs thin fairly quickly, we appreciate a clever concept that made us lol. And it did. Repeatedly. For a while.
So we're sharing it with you -- because everyone loves a way to waste time at work. Enjoy!