Sunday, February 7, 2010

What the Puck?

Since the Winter Olympics in Vancouver are starting on Friday I figured I would run an appropriate strip that day.  I'm not really much of an athlete beyond casual bike riding and pick-up games of soccer in the park so you must understand I really went out out of my way for this one.  Here's the uncolorerd version:

Today I opened the newspaper to see that Hillary Price over at Rhymes With Orange had done pretty much the exact same joke!  
Or is it?  Sure there's hockey and ice-fishing but the context is slightly different. We are obviously on the same wavelength since something similar actually happened a while back when both our strips ran a jaywalking joke the same day.

So now I have a dilemma. Do I go ahead and still run the strip?  Is it too similar?  Is it even funny?  If anyone is actually out there reading this blog, please let me know what you think.

4 comments:

Thomas said...

I'd say run it! Sure, it might be the same joke, but yours is better executed: Ice fishing in a crowded stadium is funnier than ice fishing on a lake where hobbyists are playing a game. The latter probably happens all the time in cold places (I picture "share the lake" stickers on fishing rods). Plus, most of your audience has probably not read Rhymes With Orange anyway.

J. Lemon said...

Thanks Thomas. Maybe I will. If I get accused of plagiarism you'll be my first witness. :-)

hungrydog said...

I'm glad you ran it - I preferred the way you did it too - more anticipation of what happens next...

J. Lemon said...

Thanks Alex, I ended up hiding it on a Saturday when viewership is the lowest. I couldn't bear to lose all that hard work.