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Dirk Flinthart's working on family-friendly Whimsies

By Dirk Flinthart - posted Sunday, 15 September 2002

Families and Work. Well, that’s a nice change. Funny stuff is likely to abound. What about the old ‘Family Circus’ cartoons, eh?

Strewth, now THERE'S a shining wit. Oh, I can’t remember the number of times I’ve been laid out on the ground, too hysterical to move, by the cutting-edge antics of Billy, Dolly, Jeffy, Dumpy, Frumpy, Lumpy, Stinky, Freaky... wait, I'm getting into the Seven Dwarfs here, aren’t I? Never mind. They’re almost as funny.

Wanna see an updated version of the ultimate cutesie-poo newspaper family? Of course you do. Try this:


Or this:

..and then mourn with the rest of us who actually have a sense of humour:,1284,21853,00.html

Of course, the Dysfunctional Family Circus Method is pretty simple and obvious. Nothing to stop you doing it yourself and sharing it with friends, is there? Enjoy!


The trouble with family as a topic is that too many people think it’s funny. And it is, for sure. But most people wouldn’t know "funny" from "rampant yeast infection". Try plugging "family humor" into a good search engine some time. If your computer doesn’t leap off the desk and rip your brain out through your eyesockets, you may wind up being unfortunate enough to trawl through a host of sites ranging from the exquisitely painful

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