Well, the voting for 2008 Weblog Award's Best Comic Strip is up and running and it's surely no one's surprise that Internet sensation and pop culture juggernaut Garfield Minus Garfield is in the lead by a large margin, followed by xkcd and Day by Day.
But what's this? As of this writing that woebegone street urchin of webcomics Medium Large is ahead of newspaper mainstay Dilbert by not only a handful of votes but almost a handful-and-a-half, putting it squarely in fourth place!
But there is still a week of voting to go and so much can happen in such a short time.
Now is a critical time in our history, people. Now is the time to overthrow the status quo, to topple long-held notions about what is fit for fourth place and what is suitable for fifth place in an online comic strip poll. Yes, this may be tough going for us all. We may regret the actions we take in the coming week. But such revolutions are almost always characterized by savagery and a drastic change to the power base, only to begat further violence and upheaval. Remember the Russian Revolution. Or the French Revolution. Ot that episode of the Smurfs when they overthrew Gargamel only to turn on each other and realize that 1) Smurfs turn into malt balls, not gold and 2) Harmony Smurf made Idi Amin look like Snuggles the Fabric Softener Bear by comparison. So much bloodshed. So many high-pitched screams. So many carcasses mistaken for crushed blueberries.
But still, there was victory to be had, no matter how fleeting. So please, go to the Best Comic Strip poll and vote for Medium Large once a day, every day, until January 13th! (Not only is such repetitive activity legal by Weblog Award rules but it's the perfect activity for your most dire obsessive compulsive needs!) And make sure to vote again and again for The Comic Curmudgeon for Best Humor Blog!
Be brave, my compatriots. Join us and create a brand new society with your votes. After all, "fear" is but a four-letter word but "comic" is five. Think about it.