I'm back. Thanks, IBM.
This link from MDM is one of the better comics-related links this side of Comics Curmuedgeon. The basic idea is that Garfield could be a funny comic strip again if you remove all of the Garfield dialogue, and it simply becomes a surrealist cartoon about a pathetic man who talks to his facially expressive cat.
There are several pages. Click through a few. You'll get it with time.