Joe McQuaid's Publisher's Notebook: Marmaduke's back — and so's Seinfeld
If I had any sense, I would stay Close to Home.
For fans of the comics page, and there are many such devotees, you know those names as titles of comics.
Overall, I think our newspaper has done pretty well with our choices over the years, giving the daily page and Sunday page, a lot of variety.
I decline to read Apartment 3G, which moves along at the speed of cold molasses and whose residents seem not to have changed their hairstyles since Hector was a pup.
I was surprised how many fans piped up when we swapped out Close to Home as a test in favor of Bizarro. Turns out, while they are both panels about offbeat humor, they are like night and day.
Bizarro could make a comeback, if 3G readers don’t rally to Margo and her pals soon.
Which still leaves me wondering what to do with Mike. Mike isn’t a cartoon, although he sometimes cracks me up. Mike is the middle grandson, in between Ike, and Spike.
Jerry refuses. “Not doing the kiss hello thing anymore,” Jerry says. “Nothing personal.”
You ask the kid for a hug and he waves a finger at you and says, “No, no, no!”
It has become something of a family game trying to get a hug out of the kid. His grandmother has been using outright bribery, to no avail.
Of course, when it comes to the reading of the will, well, then he might be wishing he’d hugged the old man.
Write to Joe McQuaid at Publisher@Union Leader.com or on Twitter at@Deucecrew
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