writer’s note: I know it’s been about a week now since I wrote anything here, but this past week was hell for me. a lot happened, and happened fast, in the span of a few days; so I put off writing so no negative words came about. All I ask is for no one to ask about it, because it’s more or less resolved but I assure you – warrenisweird isn’t going anywhere, and nothing happened between Stephanie and I. Everything is more or less back to normal..
Thanks for understanding,
If you follow me just about anywhere online, you know that I absolutely love pop culture characters. [Especially ones from the 1980s, even if I did grow up in 1992!] I always have, – and probably always will – enjoyed the idea of characters such as Pee-Wee Herman and even ones people seem to have forgotten; like Falcor from The NeverEnding Story! One such character that I used to obsess over was a lazy, orange cat..who happened to have an insatiable lust for lasagna. Of course, I’m talking about Garfield!
Garfield feels like he’s been around for forever, doesn’t he? From comic books, to toys, to a Saturday morning cartoon, to a live action film! [that granted – wasn’t all that good..] But hold on, let’s back it up a step: a morning cartoon. Garfield and Friends was an animated series based on the comic strip series by Jim Davis. It ran on CBS Saturday mornings from September 17, 1988 to December 10, 1994, with reruns airing until October 7, 1995. The show was insanely popular, as it ran for seven seasons! I remember watching the show when I was younger [which I guess means I caught the last few seasons based on the age of the show] and it sparked my love for the characters more than ever. But let’s cut to the chase shall we? Why am I talking about Garfield of all characters? I’m a fan of the gorier, more graphic horror films – and Garfield is the farthest thing from? Or is he?
Along with the original series, Garfield and Friends had a Halloween special one year titled: “Garfield’s Halloween Adventure“ [fun fact: it was originally titled: Garfield In Disguise] and is considered one of the darkest tales in the character’s history. It’s eerie, it’s atmospheric, and most of all – it scared the hell out of me as a kid. The entire episode can actually be watched here, as well as a few other Halloween cartoons from the 80s [which is totally worth watching!] though the Garfield special is the greatest of the bunch.
However, it seems that Fright Rags also remembers the creepy cartoon and it’s popularity, and for its 30th Anniversary, they have not one, but four different designs coming soon in black and orange, for both boys and girls, in zip up hoodies and in baseball tee format! They’re not available yet but you can pre-order them now on their website! Orders are planned to be shipped in mid-October to be on time for Halloween. So think of it this way, Mondays may not be the greatest thing in the world, but right now – these shirts are some of the coolest things around; check out the designs below!
So now the question remains, will you be ordering any of the shirt designs above? If so, which one? I’m partial to the Bat-Garfield on the baseball tee, but that’s because I don’t have nearly enough baseball tee designs in my closet! Another question I have is who is your favorite pop culture icon from the 1980s/1990s? Is Garfield one of your favorites? Or is he just like any lazy cat? Let me know in a comment or two! If you found yourself to enjoy this article, then please take a minute and follow me over on my Facebook page [it’s at over 100+ likes – only 15 more and we’ll have reached 130!] By clicking that “like” button, you’ll see every post from warrenisweird the very moment it’s been posted online; as well as links to articles and pictures/videos that will not be featured here on the blog. Every “like” helps me a ton, giving me the ability to write more posts for you to read, so be sure to tell the horror enthusiast in your life to do the same, and share The Facebook Page with your family and friends!
[on a completely separate note, I have a big idea rolling around in my skull for when October comes, which is coming sooner than people want to believe – so keep your eyes open by following here on the blog, on Twitter or on Facebook.. STAY TUNED!]
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