Friday, June 03, 2005

My Favorite Comic

One of my favorite comic series as a kid (and I don't mind them even now) was Archie and the gang!

My favorite character was Jughead Jones (but obvious)! He reminds me a lot of myself if for no better reason than the fact that he just keeps on eating without ever gaining weight! I mean, this guy has got the secret that most women the world over would kill for! And can you imagine someone wearing the same hat everyday? Hey wait! I do that too! Yup, I'm always wearing the same baseball hat day after day! And he's lazy as hell! Told ya, I'm just like the guy!

Another character everyone can identify with is good ol' Archie Andrews himself! Just about anything that can go wrong with him, does! From a car break-down to getting late for school. From getting sent to detention to breaking a priceless artifact at the Lodges' residence! Somehow you just feel for the kid! Even though he's always got two girls whom he can fall back on!

I could never realize why Miss Nice Gal (is that the female variation of Mr Nice Guy?) Betty Cooper would keep her sights fixed on Archie when he was so obviously in love with Veronica Lodge? I mean Betty was a pretty girl and could certainly have found herself some nice hunk of a guy! Maybe there is something to this dumb blonde theory after all!

Veronica Lodge on the other hand, would play her role to perfection. The rich, coy seductress who had Archie wrapped around her little finger! Something that didn't gel well with her Dad! What's really funny though, is the way he would keep saying - "Egad!" Whatever is that supposed to mean?

Reggie Mantle - even if you liked nothing else about the guy you had to admire his persistence in hitting on Midge! And his stupidity considering the size of her boyfriend! Even though he's always got something against Archie, the two of them somehow manage to stick together when arguing something against the girls!

And let's not forget the other characters. Dilton Doiley and Moose Mason - two people who could not be more unlike each other. One's small, skinny and dark-haired, the other's massive, muscular and blond! One's a mental whiz kid, the other's as bright as a 10 watt bulb!

Mr. Weatherbee - ever notice how he always has just those few strands of hair sticking out of his bald scalp? And Miss Beazly (or is it Mrs?) - can you blame the students at Riverdale High for being so mischievous when you consider they have to eat her cooking for lunch everyday?

And who can forget Pop Tate's? Now, if there's one place I want to visit that's it! I can just imagine the business he would do if he were to open up outside our college one day!

15 comments:

Nef said...

"Maybe there is something to this dumb blonde theory after all!"
what is your address ? so that I can come and kick your ass... grrrr

The paranoid android said...

there's pop tate's on deccan;)...supposed to be quite expensive tho...also, what I wonder is wat the hell does he see in veronica..a guy would go for betty anyday..

PS: couldn't resist.."u arguing something against the girls!" is wrong english...bad habit of mine, don't mind!!

arnold said...

nef - hehe.. just joking... !! but now here's another person i can add to the list of ppl who want a piece of my ass!

PA - so what is the correct english statement huh?
i must give the pop tate's in deccan a look see sometime.. where exactly is it?

btw i agree.. bets is way better!

Varun said...

Archie comics rock man!!! ive read da same issues over nd over again!!

arnold said...

Varun - me too.. somehow u just nvr get bored of them!!

Satpreet said...

Read my post called the soc. circle....

Siddhu said...

Hey first time visitor to ur blog. Your post brought back ol' memories! Whole summers spent chilling out with Archie and the Gang... :-) Oh man, that sounds good! GREAT post! :D

One abiding memory is Miss Grundy's wig jumping

Btw, its Moose Mason. :)

Jormund Elver said...

not Moose Miller? Do cross check.

arnold said...

everybody - sorry about the moose "miller"/"mason" mix up... my bad, guys!! will correct it... wunder who moose miller is?? sounds familiar!

Jormund Elver said...

Moose Miller is the name of the character in Archie, not Mason.

Salil said...

Moose Miller is a different character frm a different comic strip, obviously named after him.

Siddhu said...

No, Jormund! Moose Mason and Midge Klump, just checked! :P

arnold said...

yeah tht's right - Moose MILLER was another comic strip... about tht fat dude!

Jormund Elver said...

oh yes, moose miller has a dedicated comic strip doesn't he? second from top in mumbai mid-day/

arnold said...

i dunno which paper he comes in ... not in the paper i read at least.. (indian express, poona).. prob in one of the bbay papers like u said..