Comic Books #43: Archie on Acid
A fellow blogger, Ripplin, scanned an Archie comic for me a few weeks ago, and I'm still scratching my head. It's not just bizarre, it's not just intentionally quirky..... it's..... well, f***ed up. I'm sorry, but there's no other word for it.
Perhaps as a result of widespread drug experimentation, comedy got a bit surreal in the latter half of the sixties. Think about Laugh-In, Monty Python, and Casino Royal - the humor was derived from being ironic and unusual.... even The Monkees and kids shows like H.R. Puffinstuff often ventured into the eccentric.
That being said, this one seems to push the envelope to the point where I'm convinced lysergic acid was involved in some form or fashion. It's so bad it's nearly unreadable, but I can imagine it would make for an interesting read whilst under the influence. Like I Am the Walrus, I'm sure this is littered with hidden meanings, but I'm just too straight to understand any of it. If anyone out there is currently tripping, please interpret this for us!