4/24/2007

Comic Dissection: Cathy...

Everything I know about women I learned from reading "Cathy". Actually, that's a lie. I never read "Cathy". You know why? Because it's shit and she doesn't have a nose.

I chose this strip for today's discussion because of its mention of internet issues. The first three panels are pure set-up. Some dude is explaining the concept of "cookies" to a brain-addled Cathy and how they are used to gain valuable information about internet users. Cathy, in a dizzying display of ineptitude, fails to comprehend that the "cookies" being described are not the actual edible cookies she is apparently so fond of. Exasperated, she wails that her other dietary vices have already revealed enough about her. Although it is only alluded to, my guess is that Cathy feels that these things (chocolate, cake, and ice cream) have revealed that she has a weight problem. The truth is, what's really revealed is that Cathy is ignorant and insecure.

8 comments:

RandyLuvsPaiste said...

...and because the the writer named the comic strip after herself, I get the feeling I know much more about this woman than I ever want to.

Flannery Alden said...

Reading Cathy compells me to seriously consider having a sex change.

Skylers Dad said...

This comic is only 1/2 notch above Blondie

Grant Miller said...

Hello Kitty doesn't have a mouth but I still love her.

Frank Sirmarco said...

I'm hoping that one day, Irving will disembowel Cathy with a shrimp fork and feed her her own stomach.

Slinger said...

Never noticed the no nose thing, but yeah I never read it either.

GETkristiLOVE said...

Is there ever a Cathy strip that doesn't mention chocolate?

vikkitikkitavi said...

I can't believe she missed an opportunity to complain about how bad she looks in her bathing suit!