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January 7, 2008 Poll Results

Which comic strip do you feel we should replace?

Peanuts 11% 64 votes
Shoe 14% 77 votes
Mother Goose 18% 98 votes
Gasoline Alley 56% 305 votes
Total: 544 Votes

Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

comments

Gretchen
January 7, 2008
8:56 a.m.

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Why only the four choices for dumping?

Insipid Tina's Groove has never been any good. Lio is sometimes incomprehensible and Agnes is repetitive.

smithb
January 7, 2008
10:18 a.m.

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Lio is number one on my list to go. Agnes is second. Don't know who came up with your suggestions- was it by any chance your editorial page editor?

Jahosacat
January 7, 2008
12:58 p.m.

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Lio is one of the first I read. Sometimes he's a little strange, but, he's usually human like all of us. And the Christmas strip was pricelss.

Boericke
January 7, 2008
2:46 p.m.

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Agnes is my favorite comic of all time, and one of the main reasons I continue to buy the Gazette.

fpeceri
January 7, 2008
3:18 p.m.

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tina's groove and pooch cafe are my choices for elimination. i would lose them easily instead of the classics you have proposed.
i'd actually like to see more comics daily and on sunday.

thegame091482
January 7, 2008
3:30 p.m.

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How can you put Peanuts up for removal?!?! It is a classic. There are others that should go, such as Lio, Tina's Groove and Agnes along with Gasoline Alley and Shoe

wilton
January 7, 2008
3:38 p.m.

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Drop Parden My Planet. Worse comic ever.

wilton
January 7, 2008
3:44 p.m.

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Oops, Drop Pardon My Planet

QueSaisJe
January 7, 2008
3:58 p.m.

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Of the 22 current strips, weekdays: At least 5 ought to be deep-sixed ("Judge Parker", "Rex Morgan", "Gasoline Alley", "Agnes", & "Pooch Cafe"). "Gasoline Alley" & those 2 vapid soaps, "Rex" & "Judge" ran out of gas, the good kind, years ago. Tops in my cartoon book are: "Peanuts" (Forever!), "Shoe", "Luann", "Dilbert" (Also forever!), "Lio" (What's wrong with crazy?) & "Betty".

ejlawyer
January 7, 2008
4:54 p.m.

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Those 4 for deletion are not any that i would choose to delete. Rex - is my choice.

sgaspecial
January 7, 2008
8:48 p.m.

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Let's forget about your four choices and get rid of pooch cafe. It was senseless from the start. Also, pardon my planet is ...not...funny!!!! Anyway, kids and adults enjoy peanuts and mother goose, and shoe is funny and gasoline alley is and old staple.

JeffArt
January 8, 2008
9:22 a.m.

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Don't replace any of them. There are much better candidates to remove, such as Rex Morgan, Rose is Roae, Judge Parker and Pooch. I just skip over those because they are either stupid or just not interesting. I didn't vote to remove any of your choices.

mhowie
January 8, 2008
4:33 p.m.

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I'd dump Lio, too. But Rex Morgan and Judge Parker are just plain boring -- they're definitely the worst. Out of the four choices to dump, only one of them is actually bad (Gasoline Alley), but any of the above are far worse.

mrscrusty
January 8, 2008
7:01 p.m.

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Don't delete Lio... It's like Calvin, and Lio's imagination is so full of exciting, slightly wacked ideas. His father's and other's reactions to him are funny. The artwork is new and good. I wish you could print it larger. I could live without Agnes...she's depressing. Tina's Grove, eh...who cares. Keep the classics, even though I don't read them, because others do. Neither of the offered comics is that amusing. But, of the two, I choose the penguins.

AVDavey
January 9, 2008
6:07 a.m.

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Tina's Groove and Agnes should be the choice's for elimination!

bob686
January 12, 2008
12:09 p.m.

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I would vote for removal of Gladys, Pooch Cafe, and Lio. I would rather leave the spaces blank than to put in either of your candidates.

Greylock
January 12, 2008
1:22 p.m.

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Why consider replacing three of the best comics (Mother Goose and Grimm, Peanuts and Shoe? Why not Sally Forth, Nest Heads,Stone Soup,Grand Avenue,The Middletons,Betty,Judge Parker[has anyone ever read this one?], Agnes [one of the worst], Rex Morgan MD, Pooch Cafe,or Rose Is Rose? I agree with the comment by bob686: just leave the spaces blank rather than add either of the proposed new comics.

terry
January 12, 2008
3:58 p.m.

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Keep them all!! Each is superior to what you are suggesting. At the very least, the creators can draw!

BigBear
January 14, 2008
1:48 p.m.

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Neither of your proposed additions are acceptable. They both offer limited scope of subject matter, and show little or no entertainment value.

The last two that you added were not very good choices either. If you need to eliminate a few I would nominate 'Pooch Cafe' and 'Lio' followed by 'Agnes', 'Judge Parker', and 'Rex Morgan'.

If you are to offer different comics I suggest 'Hi and Lois', 'Blondie', and 'Hagar the Horrible'.

sarcoms
January 16, 2008
9:02 p.m.

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I concur with the majority of comments, re: the poor selection of new material. I don't find either humerous at all, but agree too with the survey, that Gasoline alley can go. Scout the nation for better.

dong
January 19, 2008
11:19 a.m.

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Please do not replace Shoe, Gasoline Alley, Peanuts or Mother Goose. They are the best. Lio is the worst.

ChrisClaus
January 19, 2008
4:39 p.m.

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I can't believe that anyone doesn't like Agnes. She rocks....really.

Rex and Judge Parker have great sentimental value to me as I've been reading them for the best part of 40 years. These characters are still lookin' good and give me hope!! Plus, I like the writers' attempts at some social relevance.

I'm starting to worry a little about Mother Goose...she's getting redundant. Like Tina.

HMcConchie
January 21, 2008
11:40 a.m.

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None of the choices for removal are what I would remove - LIO never makes any sense, I vote to remove that one.

Baron
January 23, 2008
12:53 p.m.

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No vote, none of these are as bad as what is offered. There are a few that are worse than these that I would vote for. In order from worst is Lio, Pooch Cafe, Agnes, Tina's Groove. I like the old serials like Judge Parker, Rex Morgan and Gasoline Alley although at time they seem run out. The best are Peanuts, Sally Forth, Nest Heads, Stone Soup, Middletons, Luann, Dilbert, Betty, Baby Blues, Crankshaft (I sometimes think he is in the bus ahead of me), Rose is Rose and One Big Happy.

hedeen
January 26, 2008
8:55 a.m.

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Of the two replacements, Single & Looking at least is drawn well.
Please hang on to Lio - it's one of the few funny ones and I love that it is wordless. You have to study the drawings and think about it for a moment. Let me put in a lone voice of support for Lio. I guess most people dont "get it". I do.

nadajooksing
January 27, 2008
9:21 p.m.

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I guess I'll add my voice to the choir. SHOE and PEANUTS are two of the best comics in the paper. Don't replace either one. Only the single panel comics, PARDON MY PLANET and SPEED BUMP, are as consistently worth reading. DILBERT can also be good from time to time, and LIO, while usually horribly unfunny, is at least different! All the others, however, are fair candidates for removal, if you ask me. That said, YOU SHOULD NOT REPLACE ANY OF THE CURRENT COMICS WITH EITHER OF THE TWO YOU ARE CURRENTLY CONSIDERING. They're both pretty awful. How about adding DOONSBURY so I can cancel my TU subscription?

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