Yes Rob, Jim Davis, the actual originator of Garfield has taken personal offense to your comparison. I, however, appreciate your memory which probably makes me better than I really was. Hey, my ego enjoys being inflated like everyone elses.
I am trying not to play favorites, but I am going to induldge just a little and say you are one of the people who has popped into my head over the years. You were a great guy and obviously continue to be. Plus, to this day I still don't see how you get "Le-Fay" (phoenetically) out of "Lefebvre". Its just too damn many non "Y" sounding letters in a row.
Along with many others, I am sorry you will not be attending. But I am glad you are well, with a nice family, and I am definitely going to contact you personally.
P.S. I left out the "nick name" intentionally. This is from Anthony the person, not the schtick.