Family Circuses

From Mary Ballard on Facebook, a link to the Nietzsche Family Circus site, offering randomized pairings of Family Circus cartoons and Friedrich Nietzsche quotes, like this one:

  (#1)

In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.

On The Family Circus on this blog, see this piece on word play in the cartoon, with links to earlier postings.

The cartoon is often parodied. Here’s one take-off on the blog. Then there’s the Dysfunctional Family Circus:

The Dysfunctional Family Circus is the name of several long-running parodies of the syndicated comic strip The Family Circus, featuring either Bil Keane’s artwork with altered captions, or (less often) original artwork made to appear like the targeted strips. First distributed anonymously by mail and fax in 1989, by 1994 various versions of it began to appear on the World Wide Web. (Wikipedia link)

One example:

  (#2)

And then there’s Nietzsche.

One Response to “Family Circuses”

  1. More Family Circus parodies | Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] parodies in this posting of 2/2/14: Nietzsche Family Circus and Dysfunctional Family Circus. The cuteness of the originals […]

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