How is Mike Long like Garfield?

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Not that, Garfield, the other one, without the PhD.

Hipsters of the Coast this week made the case that Magic cheaters like Mike Long, Alex Bertoncini and Tomaharu Saito have a lot in common with our feline friends, at least in appearance.

Part humorous parody of Buzzfeed and part "we just wanted and excuse to write about cheaters", Shawn Massak knocked it out of the ballpark with observations like this one.



I won't spoil any more of it - go to Hipsters of the Coast right now and check out the rest of the article.  There isn't much good satire being generated and aimed at this goofy cartoon community of ours, but it's good to every once in a while take some time out to reflect on how silly we sometimes are. Check out Massak's full article and support good Magic writing, even when it may not be what we want to hear.

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