Title text: Of the two Garfields, you wouldn't think the cat would turn out to be the more compelling presidential speechwriter, but there you go.
No confirmation has yet been found that any of these words are references to something from former US President James Garfield or Garfield the cartoon cat. However, Garfield the cartoon cat has a bunch of different images emphasizing the greatness of the weekend and bemoaning the existence of the first day of the work week, Monday.
The comic was posted on a Monday, so it was on time to emphasize that.
In the first image, there is a reference to the Lover Boy song "Everybodys Workin For the Weekend"; both the song and the panel refer to how most working and middle-class people are constantly focused on merely surviving until Saturday with enough energy to relax properly.
When you actually stop and think about the speech, the argument turns into utter nonsense. Simply renaming every day on the Gregorian Calendar to "Saturday" doesn't actually do anything, and "the first Saturday of the week" would carry the exact same stigma as "Monday". Furthermore, if Cueball is proposing to abolish the work week entirely, the economy would collapse within days.
- [Cueball stands at a podium before a very large crowd.]
- Cueball: We all hate Mondays. We're all working for the weekend. But our chains exist only in our minds.
- [A shot of Cueball from the podium upwards, from a 34 angle. He raises one hand in explanation.]
- Cueball: Calendars are just social consensus. Nature doesn't know the day of the week.
- [Closer still, looking straight ahead.]
- Cueball: My friends— we can make today Saturday.
- [Extreme close-up, negative colors.]
- Cueball: We can make it Saturday forever.
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