Deepkat Chopra

Reader Jon sent me a link to today’s Get Fuzzy comic by Darby Conley (I used to read it daily, but for some reason have stopped), with the note, “Bucky Katt may be reading Deepak Chopra.”

DeepKat

Indeed!

By the way, Wikipedia has a hilarious entry on the comic, in which serious exegesis of a funny subject yields even more humor—like this:

Bucky Katt is Rob’s selfish and cynical Siamese Cat. His ears are nearly always drawn laid back flat on his head, a feline sign of defiance, aggressiveness. The Humane Society found Bucky huddled on a trash can, while the cat was only a few weeks old, in Hackensack, New Jersey, later to be adopted by Rob. While Bucky’s father has never been mentioned, Bucky gave his mother’s maiden name on a credit card application as “Tricky Woo,” a reference to the ludicrously pampered (but in fact good-natured) pet dog of that name in James Herriot’s stories of his experiences as a vet. Bucky has been said to be named for Negro Leaguebaseball player Buck O’Neil. Bucky lives in a dresser located in the hall closet of Rob’s apartment because he refuses to share a room with Satchel. On most outdoor excursions, when Rob is present, Bucky is carried in a strap-on “Bundle-O-Joy” baby carrier, referenced as a way of keeping the cat out of trouble. Most of Bucky’s aggression is directed at Satchel [the d*g], although most of his attempts usually fail as Satchel does not have enough intelligence for Bucky’s rude sarcasm and is often unaware that he is even being insulted. Three obsessions dominate Bucky’s life: Fungo Squiggly; his desire to eat a monkey; and wanting to film a movie about him. .

I gotta start following this strip again.

7 Comments

  1. Newish Gnu
    Posted November 19, 2013 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    The Washington Post is (has?) dropping this comic strip. Among the reasons they gave was “repetitive story lines”.

    Yup, they kept Mary Worth, Dennis the Menace, Blondie, Rex Morgan, and Peanuts (a strip that is entirely repetitive since the creator is dead).

  2. stuartcoyle
    Posted November 19, 2013 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Nice comic. It looks like what my cat used to do to the dog next door.

    I actually practice some meditation, no woo involved, just resting the brain for a while. Stop thoughts. It makes me feel good and it helps combat my depression, I think so anyway, it’s possibly placebo effect but with a mental issue that is enough.

    All that woo of you have to meditate in a certain position whilst chanting something inane under the wafting smell of a certain incense seems wrongheaded. Being comfortable and in a quiet space helps.

  3. Posted November 19, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    This is fantastic –

    Three obsessions dominate Bucky’s life: Fungo Squiggly; his desire to eat a monkey; and wanting to film a movie about him.

    • beyondbelief007
      Posted November 20, 2013 at 5:42 am | Permalink

      Yes, and what is a “Fungo Squiggly”? Why, the neighbor’s much smarter, non-speaking ferret.

      When the guys get into the hall, hilarity ensues. Mac McManx? Chubby Hugs, the over affectionate cat?

      But seriously, THIS is accused of repetitive story lines, while Garfield goes on 30 years of lasagne, spider whacking, Odie kicking, and Jon nerding?

  4. Mark Joseph
    Posted November 19, 2013 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

    I gotta start following this strip again.

    Ooh, yes. At least go back a week or so, to where the arc about Bucky pretending to be a guru started; the whole thing has been most amusing, and I almost sent it to you several times.

    I’m thinking that the strip’s author doesn’t have much use for religious types who would try to run other people’s lives.

  5. paxton
    Posted November 20, 2013 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    Thoughts about this in UofC magazine?

    http://mag.uchicago.edu/arts-humanities/chapter-and-verse?msource=MAG10

  6. Kevin Alexander
    Posted November 20, 2013 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    I think that Satchel is so named because he is about as perceptive as a suitcase.


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