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Metapost: Thanksgiving weekend ad love

Lots to be thankful for after this weekend. You’ll be thankful once I do new comics tomorrow, but we should all be thankful for our advertisers:

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214 responses to “Metapost: Thanksgiving weekend ad love”

  1. Deena in OR
    November 25th, 2007 at 10:42 pm [Reply]

    Josh…we love you for waiting :)

  2. bats :[
    November 25th, 2007 at 10:44 pm [Reply]

    Hurrah…sanity (or a reasonable facsimile) returns!

  3. dyslexic dog
    November 25th, 2007 at 10:46 pm [Reply]

    Can we do another 1,000 before Josh posts Monday’s?
    Whaddya say, folks?

  4. Uncle Lumpy
    November 25th, 2007 at 10:47 pm [Reply]

    Well, thank God that’s over!

  5. Uncle Lumpy
    November 25th, 2007 at 10:49 pm [Reply]

    Ahem. “Premieres“. Sorry; can’t help it.

  6. Girl Reporter
    November 25th, 2007 at 10:49 pm [Reply]

    Dibs on my pillow!

  7. Godzooky
    November 25th, 2007 at 10:49 pm [Reply]

    FW: So far, this plus this plus this = Squick. Batiuk’s actually making RMMBLA look innocent.

  8. ltrftp(not so first time)
    November 25th, 2007 at 10:51 pm [Reply]

    Nice and roomy in here.
    Let me take my generic cyclobenzaprine 10mg, by mouth. and I might post a little in here.

    Perhaps it is time for Uncle Lumpy’s tipjar dispositon?

  9. bats :[
    November 25th, 2007 at 10:53 pm [Reply]

    7. Godzooky: no kidding. It’s been 10 farkin’ years! Lisa’s death was anything from sad to a tragedy, depending on your opinion, but it’s been 10 farkin’ years! Les doing weird-ass stuff to make his daughter uncomfortable because he can’t get on with his life is indeed squicky.

  10. Brown-eyed Girl
    November 25th, 2007 at 10:54 pm [Reply]

    Josh loves us. He killed that last thread for us. (I have a vision of him coming home, checking to see what we’ve been up to in his absence, and rushing to put up a new post just to MAKE IT STOP!). We’ve sort of been behaving like Chester would if Mary ever leaves him home alone long enough. Bad dogs!

  11. Mr. O’Malley
    November 25th, 2007 at 10:54 pm [Reply]

    Uh oh! Back to talking about comics, everyone!

  12. Jamus The Bartender
    November 25th, 2007 at 10:54 pm [Reply]

    Welcome, back, Josh. Yeah, Les has been acting kinda creepy, even for him. Make him stop.

  13. Godzooky
    November 25th, 2007 at 10:56 pm [Reply]

    My favorites today:

    Bizarro: A strange visitor from another planet…
    Brewster Rockit: Sob!

  14. Dingo
    November 25th, 2007 at 10:56 pm [Reply]

    I’d like to imagine that if Mary left the house for a period of time longer than to rush to the pet store for new Chester-related items (and not leashes for Ian Cameron, Ph.D.) she’d return to find a sticky somewhat milky residue on the side of her sofa. With luck, she’d swipe with her finger and lick it.

    MU HA HA HA
    MU HA HA HA
    MU HA HA HA

  15. C. Havoc
    November 25th, 2007 at 10:58 pm [Reply]

    Man, we’re tired.

    Welcome back, Josh.

  16. Uncle Lumpy
    November 25th, 2007 at 10:58 pm [Reply]

    Squicky, squicky Thomas Batuik
    Got some bats up in his attic.
    From what he draws, it’s pretty sure
    He gots the hots for Summer Moore.

  17. SecretMargo
    November 25th, 2007 at 11:05 pm [Reply]

    6: I’ve had a chair on the “good pillow” all day. If the SecretMoroccan moves it, I write all over his face while he sleeps.

    16: I’ll jump-rope to that!

  18. Mr. O’Malley
    November 25th, 2007 at 11:07 pm [Reply]

    13. Yes, Bizarro is good today. I also like today’s Rhymes with Orange.

  19. Uncle Lumpy
    November 25th, 2007 at 11:12 pm [Reply]

    How ’bout that Steve Canyon!

  20. SecretMargo
    November 25th, 2007 at 11:19 pm [Reply]

    Oh, and just a reminder: the needle of exciting news buried amidst the haystack of tomfoolery. Good job, CCJunkie!

  21. ltrftp(not so first time)
    November 25th, 2007 at 11:24 pm [Reply]

    Is it just me or is Jennifer Garner making a guest appearance?

  22. Lou Shumaker
    November 25th, 2007 at 11:24 pm [Reply]

    Heck, I laughed at a lot of the Sunday comics. I must have been high.

    Garfield was funny. Just something about kids acting up in front of a camera makes me chuckle.

    SF’s notion of a waffle made entirely from turkey was good for five minutes of banter with my son, who doesn’t see anything wrong with drinking bacon grease and has recently discovered a fondness for eating raw garlic cloves.

    And there’s something about Sunday’s A3G — the ’50s clothing, the awkward announcements, the Barbie-frozen smiles and the suppressed yearnings, that makes “Sex and the City” as debauched as “Caligula.”

    Fine comics.

  23. Moon Mullins
    November 25th, 2007 at 11:27 pm [Reply]

    Wow, it is the denouement after the frenzied grope for 1000 posts. Whew!

    I, for one, had a honey of an O.

  24. ltrftp(not so first time)
    November 25th, 2007 at 11:28 pm [Reply]

    In RMMD I mean.
    Sheesh
    10 mgs and I lose track of

    SpiderMan

    “Stand off or Slug Fest”…..I’ll take Stand off.

  25. Godzooky
    November 25th, 2007 at 11:33 pm [Reply]

    CCJunkie’s TDIET: Boy, do I resemble that remark. How did CCJunkie find out about my main work technique?

  26. Jack Parsons
    November 25th, 2007 at 11:43 pm [Reply]

    Latest New Orker caption contest.

    “Yes, dear, I am wasting my milk. What about it?”

  27. Moon Mullins
    November 25th, 2007 at 11:51 pm [Reply]

    26: NYorker:

    I told you he wouldn’t fall for your insisting the drapes are “fuchsia.”

  28. Captain Thunder
    November 25th, 2007 at 11:54 pm [Reply]

    Brand new Dennis, Viscount of Stokington is up! The Return of Joey, Regency Fop!

    Menacing House

  29. Trotzenbonnie
    November 25th, 2007 at 11:57 pm [Reply]

    Hey, CCJunkie! Congratulations for your star on the TDIET Walk of Fame! Celebrate with a cold one at Dr Dremo’s – it’s on me!

  30. ltrftp(not so first time)
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:02 am [Reply]

    New Yorker Caption

    1) Speaking of bum steers….

    2) That’s funny, I thought glass only broke like that in the comics.

    3) What a pity! When the birds fly into the window, they die.

    4) Just ignore him, he’s one of those Bovina Witnesses.

  31. bats :[
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:07 am [Reply]

    Pore Bull is dead
    Pore Ma – lone is dead
    All gather round and watch his body rot
    He had a nasty mood
    And he wasn’t very good
    But we’re gonna pin his death on Malotte

    Pooooooooor Buuuuuuull
    Pooooooooor Buuuuuuull

  32. ltrftp(not so first time)
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:08 am [Reply]

    Captain Thunder
    Another great chapter.
    Thanks!

  33. dreadedcandiru2
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:10 am [Reply]

    FOOB: My disgust that Liz only got a week to talk about herself is far and away overshadowed by my relief that she’s shut up. Watching Mike rant about his awful, awful book isa at least new material so it’s, by definition, better.

  34. Minnie
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:18 am [Reply]

    #7 Godzooky, — you called it. And # 9 Bats :[ too.
    Batiuk is setting us up with the backstory for his next misery lesson in contemporary sociology — sexual abuse by a parent.

  35. Artist formerly known as Ben
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:28 am [Reply]

    11/25

    FOOB: Oh Elly, you’re just in time to stop the killing spree. Well, maybe.

    MW: “I’m sorry Jeff. I’ll be entertaining a male guest. A very flexible male with a warm, wet tongue and–”
    Naw, I’d better stop for my own sanity.

    BC: It’s about Johnny himself, and kind of touching.

    H&J: Um, guy, don’t you run a restaurant? Thanks for the warning.

    Phantom: The man with the boat is no appraiser. The Phantom just handed him a few beads he pulled off a My Little Pony.

    FW: Finally, someone said it.

  36. SecretMargo
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:34 am [Reply]

    28: I’m so hooked. You must keep this up. It is brilliant.

  37. Poteet
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:36 am [Reply]

    # 19 — Uncle Lumpy, what the heck? STEVE CANYON skipped three strips, including the Sunday strip, according to the jumped storyline and the calendar on the site. I wanna see the ones we missed *sniff*. Of course I know just having SC at all is a lucky break, but now I’m spoiled and want to see all of it.

  38. Captain Thunder
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:02 am [Reply]

    SecretMargo:

    In the Coming Week,

    the notorious and scandalous

    Memoirs of the Rake-Hell and Scoundrel

    DENNIS, VISCOUNT OF STOKINGTON

    published in the infamous “Weblogue” format,

    shall feature the Portraits of

    The Honorable Joseph MacDonald
    The Kind and Beautiful Margaret, Duchess of Devon

    and

    OUR HERO

    presented in the novel “lithographie” form.

  39. sonneta
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:11 am [Reply]

    FOOB: Cheers: No more flashback!
    Jeers: Michaelaugh The Great Canadian Author (and Writer)>

  40. sonneta
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:13 am [Reply]

    (ugh, hit post too soon)
    New NYCCer…”I knew we should have turned left at Albequerque.”

    “I guess Al Gore was right after all.”

    “This crawling marathon is harsh, huh?”

  41. Poteet
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:15 am [Reply]

    JP — Abbey, you Titian-tressed buxom idiot. One of the first rules for rural landowners is to read the local paper carefully. It’s a matter of self-defense. As one person in my area said ruefully, “I ignored the local paper because I had the NEW YORK TIMES, and now there’s a new airport runway in my front yard.”

  42. Frank Parsnip
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:20 am [Reply]

    A3G: Gary, Gary, Gary… nice way to wear your insecurities on your sleeve. Yeah, you were hoping that Tommie would be glad to see you too, and yet by using that one sentence you’ve all but ensured that Tommie will drink lots of Ouzo and head out to find a real man. Eat heartily, asshole, because the meals ain’t going to be free once Ruby goes to work for Margo’s catering company.

    MW: Dr. Jeff gets so insecure when he hears that Mary has now got a “male houseguest” with “a longer tongue than you can imagine” with an “insatiable sexual appetite” and “fleas”. After Mary plays that coy game with him, she gets a response that includes words Dr. Jeff hasn’t used since he was a Navy corpsman in Nam. Lesson to the wise, don’t fuck with the head of a Corey.

    Sex Organ, M.D.: The woman tells Rex all about her husband’s injury:

    Mystery Woman: “I couldn’t get our car started and he’s bleeding to death.”

    Rex: “Ok, so is there actually a connection between those two events?”
    ——–panel 2
    Mystery Woman: “Yes.”

    Rex: “What happened?”
    ———panel 3
    Mystery Woman: “I couldn’t get our car started and he’s bleeding to death.”

    Rex: “We’re going to need to go to the hospital because I already have an awful headache.”

    MT: Doughboy Steve has come to congratulate the winner of the duel he set up to figure out who would be in his own special “dirty dozen” squad to go into wartime Germany to assassinate Kaiser Wilhelm II. “Ah, Johnny Malotte, I have nothing but respect for your achievement. As well you know, man is the most dangerous game of all…”

    DtM: Dennis the Menace breaking things in an antique store? A little menacing, perhaps, but not as much as Dennis being kicked out of the store by a furious Adolf Hitler. What was it this time? A bit of china from the Eagle’s Nest? An engraved Luger? Given how Alice matches the Aryan ideals as demonstrated by the artworks of Arno Brecker, Adolf Ziegler and others, she was probably looking for portraits of her family members.

    Dagwood: Dagwood’s going to launch into “Puff the Magic Dragon”? Just to prove Elmo wrong, Dagwood’s not thinking of what he has to do all day long — he’s thinking specifically of what he’s doing at 4:20.

    Funky Pantysniffer: This little visit into the life of Harry Dinkle is going to be at least as painful as Lisa’s cancer. Next we’ll find out he wears Depends undergarments not because he has to but, rather, because he’s too lazy to go to the toilet anymore.

    Jugs Parker: Sam, Abbey, you’d better get down. Remember that propertly-line dispute from last year? That “BAM BAM” sound is probably vintage WWI ordnance.

    Mallard Fillmore: When did Ann Coulter cut her hair? ‘Cause that can’t possibly be a picture of Hillary given the nose, eyes, neck and pretty much every other feature on that face Tinsley drew.

    Slylock Fox: OK, I don’t care how much Bob Weber is trying to push diminuative Foo Foo Cat on us, she’s still not as glamourous as Cassandra.

  43. The Avocado Avenger
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:21 am [Reply]

    Congrats CCJunkie!

    If I’m not mistaken, the name on the Monday TDIET looks familiar… is that a curmudgeonite, too?

  44. Niall
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:22 am [Reply]

    I’ve posted all my replies to yesterthread at the end of yesterthread. Including all references to… that song. Whcih must remain unnamed on this thread. ahem.

    That was fun, now to bed! Comics will wait til morning.

  45. Godzooky
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:23 am [Reply]

    #16 Uncle Lumpy: On the money.

    #28 Captain Thunder re: Dennis, Viscount of Stokington: Excellent. Now, if we could only hook you up with the publisher who gave Michael Patterson that $25K advance for Crap Season

  46. Loopina
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:25 am [Reply]

    Cathy: Mmmm… Gingerbread latte.

    Blondie: Man, this is too creepy (see yester Big Thread). Are we being watched?

    FC: Dolly goes to the Slow School.

    MW: Is it me, or does Chester have a camel toe in the second panel?

    SFx: Harry Ape’s mom looks like a simian version of Momma.

    Momma: Well, why not set your sights lower – on the crimes page, perhaps.

    RMMD: Dammit – not now, Niki! Let me get rid of this chick first.

    Heathcliff: Would have been funnier if it were Friday.

    S-M: Or, you could kill him and there would be no witnesses. Puss.

  47. HB Glord
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:30 am [Reply]

    #43 — Yes, i can verify that contributor is part of the CC plot for full TDIET domination!

  48. SecretMargo
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:33 am [Reply]

    47: Haha! Yay! Another installment in the saga of the Rotten Kid!

  49. Spotted HØrse
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:35 am [Reply]

    #43 The Avocado Avenger:

    Congrats CCJunkie!
    If I’m not mistaken, the name on the Monday TDIET looks familiar… is that a curmudgeonite, too?

    Our own Trotzenbonnie…. she’ll do it every time!
    Congrats CCJunkie and Trotzenbonnie!

  50. Spotted HØrse
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:36 am [Reply]

    TDIET: No reason to doff the shoes when you track more scuzz out of the house than in.

  51. Red Greenback
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:41 am [Reply]

    Ny’erCC: “In all the deserts in all the world. you had to crawl into mine,”

  52. Godzooky
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:54 am [Reply]

    Phantom: Use all the exclamation points you want, Unseen Narrator, there’s no good way to make wet paint exciting. (And Phantom’s been spending weeks in Mawitaan watching his pygmies paint over grafitti? Has he been taking lessons from Spider-Man?)

    S-M: So, to avoid having anyone get the slightest hint he can do anything besides watch TV, Peter is willing to passively let Persuader man-handle him, abduct his wife, and deliver her to a horny millionaire. (See, Phantom, that’s how to not do it)

    FOOB: Why do I get the feeling that if April had made it “From the most wonderful, etc.”, Michael would end up with a bad case of writer’s cramp?

  53. SecretMargo
    November 26th, 2007 at 2:14 am [Reply]

    38: You leave me atwitter with anticipation, “Captain.” Now I know how avid fans of My Secret Life felt as they waited for the next forbidden installment from “Walter.”

  54. Mr. O'Malley
    November 26th, 2007 at 3:37 am [Reply]

    FOOB: Michael’s making his own sister buy a copy of his book! Anything to get the sales figures up. I’m surprised he doesn’t tell her to buy another copy for Anthony.

  55. firegoat
    November 26th, 2007 at 3:54 am [Reply]

    Opus — That one strip was worth the 51 other crap strips we’ve had to put up with all year

  56. Loopina
    November 26th, 2007 at 5:39 am [Reply]

    #55: Is there a weekday Opus, or do you mean the Sunday strip? Because I thought the author’s rendition of self was a little creepy.

  57. Skulking on the Outskirts
    November 26th, 2007 at 5:59 am [Reply]

    AAAAHHH. Apropos of nothing in particular (though it is comics related) my local dead tree rag has eliminated MG&G and replaced it with Zippy–a strip I have never gotten the point of and don’t care to.

    Okay, /whine. I can still catch MG&G on the Chron.

  58. firegoat
    November 26th, 2007 at 6:09 am [Reply]

    I meant the Sunday strip. And I agree…. that was an incredibly creepy self-portrait…. but for some reason I also found it creepily funny…. funnier even than the main joke of the strip. I loved the effeminate little martini glass

  59. Mibbitmaker
    November 26th, 2007 at 6:23 am [Reply]

    11/26:

    BBailey: God, I hope that’s white paint!!

    A3G: Tommie tries the ol’ FW smirk — and fails.

    Shoe: One cause of death doesn’t kill people… another cause of death does.

    S-M: To be fair, the Persuader thinks of everyone as “this wimp”.

    FOOB: Omigod, it runs in the family!

    FC: So, Dolly, why can’t you read a “STOP” sign even better?

    BBlues: More disgusting than OJ Simpson and Robert Blake being found “not guilty”? Wow.

    H&L: “What kind of bedtime story is that?” ….A cartoonist bedtime story, apparently.

  60. Girl Reporter
    November 26th, 2007 at 7:29 am [Reply]

    Belgium? Belgium?!

    I don’t get it.

    Are the Belgique known for wasting electricity? Do they also try to heat the great outdoors, leaving the door open like that? Do they think money grows on trees?

  61. Godzooky
    November 26th, 2007 at 8:35 am [Reply]

    #60 Girl Reporter re: Hatefulshaft: I think the “joke” is that, with all the Christmas lights, the Lamberts next door use up as much electricity per hour as a small country. Another Batiuk punchline told poorly, signifying not much at all.

  62. smacky
    November 26th, 2007 at 8:40 am [Reply]

    Girl Reporter, also, Crankshaft has proven himself to be a grumpy, self-centered ass. Why would he care about how much energy the neighbors are wasting? Crankshaft is the poster child for people who think global warming is a fantasy created by liberal, gay-loving, flag-burning commies. He doesn’t doesn’t give a shit about wasting energy, unless it’s in his own house where he has to pay the bill.

    Another instance of betraying the personality of a character to shoehorn a joke into the strip.

  63. Heather
    November 26th, 2007 at 8:45 am [Reply]

    Thanksgiving day Family Circus/Pluggers mashup? I.E. you know you’re a Plugger when your kids refer to a carton of eggs as a twelve-pack? Or is that red-neck joke?

  64. Old Goat
    November 26th, 2007 at 8:53 am [Reply]

    Today is Charles Schulz’s birthday, born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1922.

  65. nerowolfgal
    November 26th, 2007 at 9:08 am [Reply]

    MW Chester, you slut! Shouldn’t a dog miss his owners (the ones who raised him from a puppy) just a little? Shouldn’t he be trying to get home? Or at least mope a bit. And shouldn’t Mary have ANY other focus than buying dogbeds……

    I was about to type “dogbeds and toys” and then had a flashback to Mary’s “male houseguest remark. Ewwww. I think my brain just melted.

  66. Dennis Jimenez
    November 26th, 2007 at 9:08 am [Reply]

    A3G – Well, now that Tommie knows you are a mid-level computer geek – I’m sure she’ll be all over you like your cheap sky blue suit.

    Blondie – So, Dag wants to toke up the magic dragon, huh. Just make sure you’re not one toke over the line, when Dithers sees you sliding it late.

    Foob – I threw up a bit, too, Iris.

    MT – I’m just holding his wallet for safekeeping, and his watch, and ring, and LoFo parking validation receipt….

    MW – He does this trick, if I smear some chopped liver on my….

    RMMBLA – Do you want me to come, Rex? How many times have we heard that, Niki?

    A Plugger needs a mirror to see his dick.

    JP – Biff, huh. I was hoping for Dick – Chicken Dick Dickens – but his friends call him Chicken Dick.

    FC – I’ll bet Dolly really does go to slow school.

    Adios Amigos

  67. Inspector Dim
    November 26th, 2007 at 9:11 am [Reply]

    “My goodness, Johnny! A dead Bull Malone, and you with a rifle and a grudge standing over him! This looks bad. Fortunately for you, I’m a member of the World War I Recreationist Society just back from our re-enactment of the Ardennes, and not an actual authority of any kind.”

  68. Inspector Dim
    November 26th, 2007 at 9:14 am [Reply]

    In today’s Mary Worth (and Sunday’s, too) Mary convinces Dr. Jeff that she’s been, um, sleeping with her dog. Okay, you know what? That’s it. There’s only a certain number of times I can say “EWWWW! FOR GOD’S SAKE MY BRAIN NEEDS BLEACH NOW” per day, people!

  69. The Spectacular Spider-Brick
    November 26th, 2007 at 9:17 am [Reply]

    Dingo, Niall & c. from yesterthread:
    In re: The Star Wars holiday special.
    Here’s where I got my copy. On the Internet, nothing is truly gone. It’s ripped from a wavery, many-generationally-duplicated VHS copy, but it’s watchable. Or, at least, as watchable as anything starring a singing Bea Arthur and a four-armed Harvey Korman in drag could be.

    Anyway, let’s all cleanse our palates with some refreshing comic sorbet.

    9CL: Edda, of course Diane’s pregnant. They’re Catholic. Every act of Catholic sex must be procreative; the Pope says so. Which means, judging from that smile on her face at the cafe, in about eight months, Diane will give birth to dodecatuplets. Psst, Diane, take the epi!

    BB: That’s not the first time Beetle has sprayed white I’m sorry, I apologize for that. I’m ashamed of myself.

    FC: Good thing Dolly learned the words “slow school,” so she can tell Grandma the kind of school she attends. Also: Where can I get a beige Magic Marker like the one used to color the car interior?

    JP: Gee, Abbey, I’m surprised! You mean Le Monde doesn’t carry a comprehensive report on zoning developments in Westchester County?

    MT: Nobody said you did it. Defensive much, Johnny?

    MW: What a bitch. She’s deliberately fucking with Jeff’s head, because there’s no way a normal human would describe a dog as a “male houseguest.”

    MC: I love this! “Tonight we invade Hampertown.” Hee! I suppose in a universe where amoeba are self-aware, we shouldn’t be surprised.

    RMMBLA: “Do you want me to come, Rex?” “Yes…” I swear, this stuff writes itself.

    SFx: So he misspoke about when he painted the vanity. Doesn’t mean he stole it. You’re an apeist, Slylock. There, I said it.

    TDIET: Congrats, Trotz! How many CC TDIETs does that make in the past seven days? Three or four? We’re on our way to total TDIET domination!

    Zits: I think Jeremy’s feeling guilty because he got a b.j. from Viral in the equipment room after gym. Let’s hope her name’s not descriptive.

  70. Inspector Dim
    November 26th, 2007 at 9:19 am [Reply]

    Spider-Man “You turned down a dinner date with my boss, Simon Krandis? Have I mentioned that I am the Persuader who persuades people with punching pain, and I work for Simon Krandis, the fat guy who likes Mary Jane for some reason and wants to buy a newspaper whose trucks keep blowing up? That is my boss. And I’m the Persuader.”

  71. dreadedcandiru2
    November 26th, 2007 at 9:20 am [Reply]

    9 Squickweed Lane: Is anyone else besides me disgusted by the recent storyline? Here we have two dumb, flighty, immature people engaged in at least three weeks of non-stop, depraved, unprotected sex and it doesn’t occur to either one of them that a child will certainly appear to upset their applecart. It”s almost excusable when teeenagers are involved; seeing purported adults doing it in unforgivable.

  72. dreadedcandiru2
    November 26th, 2007 at 9:22 am [Reply]

    Please forgive the spelling of post #71. I’m the last of the two-fingered typists and I sacrificed grammar in the name of my beliefs.

  73. John C Fremont
    November 26th, 2007 at 9:25 am [Reply]

    TDIET Domination! TDIET Domination!

    Phantom – Gee, I hope the new thread doesn’t mean we’re through with earworms, ’cause, “Tonight’s the night! It’s gonna be all right…”

    (Wet paint! Fresh trail! = Old Asphalt Jungle Saying.)

    MW – Seriously, Mary. Joke’s over, y’hear?

    Shaft – He’s not making a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy reference, is he?

  74. gkl
    November 26th, 2007 at 9:35 am [Reply]

    MW: Allow me to advise the advisor, Mary. Jeff Cory is a doctor. You are a biddy. Don’t fuck too hard with this.

    Pluggers: Wow, it’s like they took a normal man and squeezed him to the height of Gary Coleman, without removing any of the weight.

    MT: It must be one of those new “no-blood” bullets. Neat!

  75. Mardou Fox
    November 26th, 2007 at 9:50 am [Reply]

    Though he was a complete bastard, and tried to swamp a boat with a child in it, Bull Malone had no facial hair. Johnny Malotte does. I rest my case.

  76. Muffaroo
    November 26th, 2007 at 9:52 am [Reply]

    Somewhat late with this — possibly from having my offspring at home for five consecutive days — but congrats to Mr. Beavispants for a highly enjoyable COTW. Several of us have been striving toward this ineffable statement, but only now that I see it do I realize how far I’ve fallen from the mark. If I had a time machine, I’d go back and say it myself.

  77. Muffaroo
    November 26th, 2007 at 10:09 am [Reply]

    DT – If Dick has as much sense as a moth, he’ll quietly add, “…and bring a gun.” He thinks much better with a heater in his mitt.

    FW – True story. After I raked our back yard, it filled up again with leaves. I looked a couple of days later, and it was almost empty. We have a high fence, but something about it lets the wind suck those red and yellow beyotches right out.

    MT – Let’s look at the evidence against Johnny: he has a moustache. Let’s look at the evidence for Johnny: it’s a very small one.

    Marvin – Here’s an extension of the “[kid/animal] [thinks to himself/speaks utter gibberish] and is understood instantly by everyone” gag, only now it’s “kid scribbles utter gibberish.” What do you know? It’s equally funny this way.

    MW – “Let me tell you about my male houseguest. He’s smart, handsome, well mannered, and I had his dingleberries cut off. No, not him!”

    Tumbleweeds – Return with us now to the thrilling days of hand-lettered balloons! I’m going to enjoy this.

    Spider-Brick @69 – Over in another part of town here, someone (not I!) spray painted one more word on a sign, making it kind of upbeat and poetic. It now reads, “Go Slow Children, Go!”

  78. Artist formerly known as Ben
    November 26th, 2007 at 10:16 am [Reply]

    11/26

    A3G: Ah yes. Tall, yellow-haired, and needy gets ‘em every time.

    H&J: What is this, a reprint from three minutes ago?

    Baldo: “Because it’s about time whites found out what it’s like on the bottom.”

    FC: A “slow” sign in Family Circus? The snark just writes itself.

    MT: Johnny’s got to be a world champ in self-incrimination.

    Momma: You could always speed up the coverage by getting arrrested. Swallow a few condoms filled with Bolivian marching powder, and the world will know your name.

    DtM: How Dennis got his menace back, chapter one.

    Phantom: You’ve been wasting your time anyway, so six of one…

    6C: What are they going to hell for? Excessive punning?

    Marvin: Marvin looks like it’s going to be a week-long PSA for birth control. Of course you could say that for just about any week.

  79. Artist formerly known as Ben
    November 26th, 2007 at 10:22 am [Reply]

    #66, Dennis J on Blondie,
    That would explain Dagwood’s ever-present munchies, wouldn’t it?

    And I hear chatter that today’s TDIET is from Trotzenbonnie. Congrats. I kind of suspected when I saw the Louisiana address.

  80. The Divine O’F
    November 26th, 2007 at 10:22 am [Reply]

    Dingo: Your pre-millennial post involving Dick Cheney was THE GROSSEST THING I HAVE EVER READ HERE. Maybe anywhere.

  81. man behind the curtain
    November 26th, 2007 at 10:25 am [Reply]

    MW — Dr. Jeff is on the other end of the line thinking about how lucky he is that now he can get out of this relationship without feeling too guilty about dumping Mary. Either that or he’s about to suggest a three-way.

  82. Gabe
    November 26th, 2007 at 10:36 am [Reply]

    I’ve obviously been reading too much Comics Curdmudgeon.

    So I have this dream last night. Or early this morning. Anyway, for some reason I’m in Australia (no idea where exactly) when I hear Bil Keane has died and there’s a wake for him in Australia (which almost makes sense, I think his wife’s Australian) with all these famous comic strip artists. Its being held in this little lounge area of a grocery store.

    There’s tons of these famous comic guys and gals milling about, including Charles Schulz~! and Bil Keane himself, at which point I think the actual person who died became kinda vague. Because its Australia I guess, there’s these beer taps along the drug store/pharmacy, and you can just go up and pour yourself a cold one. I get this nice sweet porter.

    Again, because its Australia, my Australian friend Marcus and someone (possibly another Aussie friend Andrew) walk by with a grocery cart. Marcus is completely nonplussed that I’m there and vaguely acknowledges my existence, and then continues to rant about something to (possibly) Andrew.

    I walk over to the lounge area where the artists are, and they announce that Gary Larsen has arrived. Since I don’t know what he looks like, he appears to be a very generic dream person.

    I get the idea to get my picture taken with Lynn Johnston, since I think it would be funny to post to binky_betsy. I find her in the aisle shopping for groceries with her assistant. I realize that I don’t have the camera with me (I’m unsure if my wife was supposed to be with me), so I pull out my cell phone. As I approach her, a bunch of the other artists are there with her. Since I don’t want to be rude, I offer to take a group photo of them.

    At this point my mom shows up and says I’m stupid for trying to take this picture since not all the artists are there. I find this argument horribly irrational (like the rest of this situation makes sense) and begin arguing with her as the group of artists realize the picture isn’t going to happen and slowly drift apart. I start thinking about finding my wife and the camera when I woke up.

    Of interesting note is my dream brain created a Cathy Guisewite that looked like what cartoon Cathy would look like if real. Also strange is I actually know what real Guisewite looks like.

    (For the record, my mom is a real nice person and Jeffy Keane never showed up.)

  83. Poteet
    November 26th, 2007 at 10:41 am [Reply]

    Belated welcome back, Pope Josh! As you can tell, we missed you and hope you had a good holiday.

    DT — What I like about DT is that it saves me time. With another strip, I might feel compelled to think about the occasional logical flaws and ponder carefully, tongue sticking out of mouth, how to point them out most amusingly. But logic is unknown and irrelevant in DT, so I can just bounce along in the back of the wagon, wondering where the runaway batshit-insane horse of a plot will carry us next.

  84. Poteet
    November 26th, 2007 at 10:47 am [Reply]

    # 82 — Gabe, what a great dream! Interesting characters, suspense, exotic locale…why can’t I have cool dreams like that? In mine, I’m always running through an airport or still living in my old college dorm. Bleah.

  85. Satanic Mechanic
    November 26th, 2007 at 10:53 am [Reply]

    #56 Loopina

    Opus is purely a sunday strip. While, that “Berkley Breathed” was pretty dang creepy, the strip itself sure was great! I still picture Berkley Breathed as that portrait of John Wayne with the eyepatch and the american flag draped over the top, though.

    Did anyone else find Beetle Baily and Garfield uncannily similar?

  86. Calico
    November 26th, 2007 at 10:56 am [Reply]

    #33 – Mike is saving all of those superlatives for himself, as he knows no one is as good or saintly.

  87. Calico
    November 26th, 2007 at 11:03 am [Reply]

    #85 – I don’t think Beetle could be any more speciific about what he wants. And what he knows Sarge wants.

    This plus MW and FW, and it’s time to pass the eau de javel, please!

  88. Gabe
    November 26th, 2007 at 11:05 am [Reply]

    Poteet: Well, I visited Australia and spend the entire time in a grocery store, so I dunno about exotic locales.

    And I have dreams about being back in High School and having homework due/taking a test I don’t know anything about all the time. Drag. Also trying to catch the school bus.

  89. Hank
    November 26th, 2007 at 11:11 am [Reply]

    RE: FOOB. About two years ago a friend of mine wrote a reasonably successful book. It even got some coverage by Oprah. My friend did a book signing about two miles from where I live. He did NOT make me stand in line to buy a book or get it signed. He handed me a copy of the book, with a personal inscription when he came to town. I could be wrong, but I would assume that my friend’s actions are more typical of a published author than Michael’s are. On the other hand, maybe Lynn is just giving us yet another window into what a black pit her own soul has become and how she treats her own family when her own books come out.

    RE: GT. Apparently, Cully is like the Hulk. When he stops using his strength to wreak havoc on a community he shrinks down to a much smaller size. He’s positively skinny in today’s strip.

    RE: Dilbert. At this point, maybe Scott Adams should just merge his strip with TDIET.

    RE: FW. There seems to be a lot of angst coming from the retired band teacher these days. Having gone a whole month without a horrible death in his strip could Batuik be ginning up for a “suicide” plotline?

    RE: MT. Fortunately for Johnny, the RCMP is well educated about things like ballistics and checking the barrel of a gun to see whether or not it’s been fired recently. Unfortunately for him, the writers of the strip probably are not.

    RE: Spider-man. You know, if Stan Lee’s ghostwriter thought this through for even half a second, he would see that the current plotline just ended. Peter and MJ can testify that the Persuader admitted to working for Krandis and that he physically assaulted Peter in front of MJ. No secret ID revelation required. Furthermore, since Peter is Spider-man, unlike the other victims he has nothing to fear from retaliation. So wait until the musclebound Shemp Howard leaves, call the cops, then call Jameson and have the story put on page one of the Bugle.

  90. Calico
    November 26th, 2007 at 11:32 am [Reply]

    #89 MT – Hell, the RCMP simply whip out their Tasers these days. Ballistics be damned!

    Curtis – Does Onion have six fingers there? What a freak of nature this kid is.

  91. True Fable
    November 26th, 2007 at 11:40 am [Reply]

    Yay, new day, new thread, new everything! and NEW SNARK!

    9CL Oh good God. A former Catholic nun and an ex-priest didn’t think to play Pope’s Pinball? What the hell is the matter with them, the First Line of Defense is to know the lady’s menstrual cycle like the back of your hand so you will know when she’s ovulating and when she isn’t, that’s how to play Pope’s Pinball! And these two idiots didn’t even follow their own advice? Because I KNOW nuns can rattle off the Rules of Pope’s Pinball, don’t tell me they can’t, because they browbeat every kid in school with the information.
    A3G Hey! Milquetoast! Get in there and fight for your woman!
    BB He won’t get in trouble for this. Sarge is used to Beetle spraying things on his face.
    Blondie You know, that’s actually a pretty good idea. Too bad I don’t carpool any more.
    FBoFW Christ, what an asshole. You notice, of course, that only Pattersons are in attendance at Mike’s book signing. The people in the background are there to buy books by authors who DIDN’T force the bookstore owner to let him sign his paper waste.
    JP Did I mention that I am a HUGE fan of Eduardo Barreto? Look at that artwork. The man brings class and beauty to humble newsprint. Although, uh, I have no idea was Sam is holding in the inset panel; it can’t be Abbey’s neck…can it? (“Hey! C’mere and see it from THIS angle!”)
    Lockhorns Jeezus, Loretta; Oprah’s been on for decades and she STILL doesn’t have all the reasons you’re always mad at Leroy.
    Luann I just don’t care. I really don’t. None of these characters interest me in the least. They are all jerks and twits. Sounds like a breakfast cereal.
    MT Holy cow! “I wuz Framed!”
    Marvin This is why I don’t feel sorry for Marvin’s parents. If they were any good at all, they’d take his paper, fold it carefully and put in his baby book, and say, “You have a very nice imagination, son, but I’m still the parent. Now put away your toys.” Period. But hell, if they’re going to roll over and take it, they get what they deserve.
    MW What the hell is she doing? I hope like everything that Jeff finds out, gets pissed and says, “I am of a sound mind and body now, and I’m going back to Vietnam and help the orphans. You can stay here with your dog-toy, Mary, you squicky old hag.” And LEAVES.
    MC Ed, did you HAVE to remind me of the Dishopolis in my own sink?!? *sigh* I’ll do them after I finish snarking.
    RMMD “Do you want me to come, Rex?” TELL me Woody isn’t pulling our chain, folks. Go ahead, tell me. I’ll laugh and point at this panel. “Yes..”
    Zits Oh, who gives a damn. I don’t like Jeremy.

  92. Dingo
    November 26th, 2007 at 11:47 am [Reply]

    To those wondering what I possibly could have written to get O’F atwitterin’, it was in reference to Girl Scout Cookies:

    Brown-Eyed Girl, I’d have sex with Dick Cheney if he knocked on the door while holding a box of Samoas.

    Hey! We’re talking Samoas. I’d actually talk to Ann Coulter if she came armed with Samoas.

  93. odinthor
    November 26th, 2007 at 11:51 am [Reply]

    NYer Caption Contest

    “Global warming, worldwide armageddon, total destruction of industry and society, the plague wiping out millions, and still get-away day traffic is hell!”

  94. odinthor
    November 26th, 2007 at 11:58 am [Reply]

    NYer Contest

    2. “Why, yes, as a matter of fact, I am Eustace Tilley!”

  95. teenchy
    November 26th, 2007 at 11:59 am [Reply]

    #89: RE: FW. There seems to be a lot of angst coming from the retired band teacher these days. Having gone a whole month without a horrible death in his strip could Batuik be ginning up for a “suicide” plotline?

    Show of hands: how many think he’s going to die from a massive coronary while raking up leaves?

  96. Mr. Coffee Nerves
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:02 pm [Reply]

    #56, 58, 85…In the Sunday “Opus” I could have sworn that Berke was using a 60′s era Sean Connery (as Bond, of course) as his “self portrait”

    FOOOB: I’m assuming that book signing is being done in the shop Elly used to own/operate. If not, maybe we’ll get lucky and the next panel will show an advancing wave of Barnes and Noble goons and Michael pitifully begging “Don’t tase me, bro!”

  97. Mibbitmaker
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:03 pm [Reply]

    #89 (Hank), re: S-M: The major problem with that scenario is that it would make sense, and this is Spider-Man (see also: GT, DT, MT).

  98. Uncle Lumpy
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:07 pm [Reply]

    #60 Girl Reporter –

    Are the Belgique known for wasting electricity?

    Oddly, yes. Freeways in Belgium are lit more densely than elsewhere: check here for a map of the Earth at Night, and say goodbye to anything you planned to get done today!

    (also check out the North/South Korean border, the Nile, and L.A.)

  99. Uncle Lumpy
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:10 pm [Reply]

    The Phantom — NEXT: Watching paint dry!
    Spider-Man — NEXT: Watching paint dry, on television!

  100. dreadedcandiru2
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:16 pm [Reply]

    #91: True Fable — That’s the other squick-inducing thing about the recent plotline in 9CL: it’s freaking impossible. Apparently, McEldowney wasn’t paying attention back in his youth when Sister Something-or-other or Father Anonymous was talking about the rhythm method and why it had to be made an almost instinctive response. The notion that they have no idea about anything is just too appealing to his irreligious mind. The concept that they do know about that sort of thing but choose not to participate is beyond him.

  101. mattt
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:21 pm [Reply]

    A3G Gary. Dude. Did she not say, a mere 2 panels before, she was glad you were there? You can improve your chances if you remember that women like a guy who listens.

  102. Uncle Lumpy
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:30 pm [Reply]

    #100 d/c2 –

    McEldowney irreligious? I’m not so sure — he certainly picks a lot of priests, nuns, and ambiguous Old-Testament authority figures as sympathetic characters, and gets the tone right more often than not (like adult Edda’s fear of nuns).

    And he didn’t seem to be mocking Amos and Diane’s response when the nun grilled them about premarital sex. I’m reading this story not as “Oh, CRAP, I’m pregnant, what a fool I’ve been” but as “Tee, hee, look what happened now”.

  103. Calico
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:32 pm [Reply]

    #95 – That would be too easy and painless in Funkydiseaselandbeanthing.

    No, Harry must have daily dialysis, crippling arthritis, and listen to Boniva ads constantly for at least two years, THEN die from a massive MI.

  104. Spunky N. Tadpole
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:40 pm [Reply]

    #101:

    Matt: remember this IS Apartment 3-G – the place where every action and every bit of dialogue has to be recapped and/or repeated several times over a week’s worth of story – often more than once (and sometimes in the same strip). It is, of course, not the only comic that indulges so; but somehow in A3G it always seems more obvious, and worse. One has to wonder what motivates this:

    1. The artist/writer are lazy.
    2. The artist/writer assume their readership is also
    lazy (and/or stupid).
    3. The artist/writer are sloppy or don’t look at/care
    about the continuity.
    4. The artist/writer repeat themselves on purpose
    because they know internet snarkers like the
    Comics Curmudgeon crew love to pick
    apart little foibles like this, and they want to give
    us something to make fun of.

    However, I am guessing no. 4) is probably a long shot….

  105. Artist formerly known as Ben
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:43 pm [Reply]

    #56, Loopina,
    That was just a traced picture of Sean Connery. I think he took it from a liquor ad Sean did during the first wave of Bondmania.

  106. Girl Reporter
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:44 pm [Reply]

    98 Uncle Lumpy says: #60 Girl Reporter –

    Are the Belgique known for wasting electricity?
    Oddly, yes. Freeways in Belgium are lit more densely than elsewhere: check here for a map of the Earth at Night, and say goodbye to anything you planned to get done today!

    (also check out the North/South Korean border, the Nile, and L.A.)

    Hey, I can see the Manakin Pis from here!

  107. Brown-eyed Girl
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:48 pm [Reply]

    Foob. I thought Lilliputs was a toy store and children’s book store. What a perfect venue for selling LIttle Bodice Ripper on the Prairie. Of course, who else but someone in debt to his mother would allow this putrescence on the premises? And who else besides a family member would actually buy the thing? No, no, it’s a vanity book signing for a vanity author.

    TDIET — Congrats Trotz!

    98. Uncle Lumpy — ooh, I love that map. (Happily goes to waste several hours staring at it).

  108. True Fable
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:52 pm [Reply]

    #104 Spunky Tadpole – Or 5., Some papers don’t run the Sunday panels so rather than tell the story without repeating lines (ha! I’d like to see that happen!) during the week and using the Sunday panel as a sort of filler with character study within the current storyline, they have to repeat what little action happened during the week, plus a panel or two of new dialog they can repeat on Mondays.

    I agree, it’s dumb and wasteful. Oh, let me at ‘em! LET ME AT ‘EM!

    :-)

  109. Dingo
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:54 pm [Reply]

    From the previous thread and SSB, I realize that you can download the Star Wars Holiday Special from bittorrent (sic) sites but it’s also available on LimeWire. I’m still downloading but I checked the preview and it seems to be a good copy. Well, however you decide to define good in a crap production.

  110. queek
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:55 pm [Reply]

    89: I’m going for “heart attack while raking leaves”

    95: *shows hand*

    MC rocked today.

    SF: awwwww. I am glad that I’m not a “Xmas letter highlights of the past year” person.

    I apologize to those that aren’t reading it for the mention, but today’s Pibgorn was faerypr0n at its finest. Almost as lovely as the Sunday 9CL.

  111. rich
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:57 pm [Reply]

    Catching up on Saturday’s Sally Forth: No wonder Ted likes that Boba Fett cartoon so much. C3PO’s hand gestures at 0:25 were clearly a role model for Ted’s signature poses. And then there’s that… rather phallic creature at 3:50:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm0EXWCQji8

  112. Old Goat
    November 26th, 2007 at 12:58 pm [Reply]

    101 & 104: Could the plodding plot be due to the need to slow the pace to bridge between Sundays? Back in the day, when carbon-based written communication was the norm, some folks only subscribed to the Sunday paper. Soaps such as MW, A3G, RM and JP had to squeeze out the plot so that Sunday readers could keep up with what was going on. This also worked for those who only took the paper during the week. Also, some newspapers only run certain comics on Sunday and not during the week.

    Growing up on the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Mark Trail was a Sunday feature. I didn’t know that there was a storyline and thought it was a public service strip about wild critters — had no idea who that guy with the button-down front shirt pockets was and why he was taking about ducks. Then we moved to the East Coast and subscribed to a paper that ran the strip during the week. I didn’t know what I was missing.

  113. commodorejohn
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:03 pm [Reply]

    9CL – OH NO! HEAVEN FORBID A MARRIED COUPLE GET PREGNANT! THIS IS A CALAMITY OF EPIC PROPORTIONS! Then there’s Edda Worth, with her “what could you have been thinking, having sex!?” God almighty, where do these people think kids come from!?

    A3G – Tommie: “I’m sorry, which one are you again?”

    A.D. – If nothing else, the new B.C. has raised the amusing mental image of Dr. Peter sharpening up a flint scalpel while Nurse Fat Broad clubs out the patient. They may not know where the appendix is, but by golly, they’ll get it out somehow!

    BB – No subtext here, nosirree!

    Crock – I’m sure Hulk Hogan appreciates that sentiment.

    Curtis – Honestly, I miss Moe from Calvin & Hobbes, but Derrick, “Onion,” and ‘Onion’ are acceptable substitutes.

    DT – Could this storyline get any stupider!?

    FOOB – FUCK OFF MICHAEL

    FW – Oh joy, now we can add senility to lung cancer and incestual pedophilia on the list of Very Special Episodes to go through in the new Funky Winkerbean. *and there was much rejoicing*

    JP – Try as they might, Wilson & Baretto will never achieve anything like “DUCKS! THEY’RE EVERYWHERE!”

    MT – I don’t doubt that Johnny will get tossed in the pen for Bull’s murder and Mark will have to save him, but this shouldn’t actually be too hard of a case to solve since they could, you know, compare the rifling patterns on the bullet in Bull’s back with the patterns on a bullet fired from Johnny’s rifle to determine whether Bull was shot by Johnny or not. I mean, I’m not an expert Mountie police sort, but even I know that.

    Marmaduke – Owner-Man is going to live forever, as will Marmaduke. If there is a better definition of “Hell on Earth,” I’d like to hear it.

    SM – This is playing out like one of those old comic-ads. “NEXT: Charles Atlas says he can give me a REAL body! I’ll gamble a stamp and get his FREE book!”

  114. Sans Sense
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:05 pm [Reply]

    91. True Fable -

    Spot on about only Patterpukes in line. It must be the newest (or oldest?) trend in Vanity Press, a Vanity Book Signing.

    Michael is the ultimate symbol of a society that rewards its children praise for the most mediocre of achievements. As long as the Patterpeople remain close to home, surrounded by enabling family and friends their world view is secure. Instead of being a no talent hack that (like the rest of us) is forced to get a day job, his network assures him he is a beloved and ridiculously successful novelist. Michael, a word to the wise… your fingerprinting in Kindergarten was pedestrian (at best), your singing voice is grating and you write like a 12th grader in a fiction contest. Now go out there and see if Gordo can trust you to sell a few cars or pump some gas.

    P.S. April – Good move on leaving the band, it stinks. Really.

  115. Sans Sense
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:12 pm [Reply]

    107. BEG – You beat me to it! I wonder what rank Stoned Seasoning is on the Vanity Best Sellers List? It might be first considering Michael’s extended family…

  116. Sans Sense
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:14 pm [Reply]

    MT: Looks bad for Johnny… but then again, Johnny looks bad….

  117. Loopina
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:18 pm [Reply]

    #92: If Samoas are at stake: you, me, and Cheney in a three-way. But I will require an entire box for myself in advance – no sharing (which is like, what, 8 cookies now?).

    #105: Wow, Connery must have lost something in the translation. Thanks for the clarification! Sean Connery is my favorite Bond.

    SF: (Sun) Now I want to watch “A Pac-Man Christmas”. I have the vaguest memories of watching it on tv. I’m glad someone brought it up – I get a Sunday paper, but the first panel is chopped off.

  118. Inspector Dim
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:19 pm [Reply]

    Pope’s Pinball

    [dies laughing]

  119. Dingo
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:22 pm [Reply]

    Michael’s book signing in Lilliput’s is, for me, comparable to stating that your child is a pole vaulter in the Special Olympics instead of the Olympics. It’s still nice for their accomplishments to be acknowledged but all the public can really do is force a smile and say, “How nice.”

    Another way to put it:

    If I’m choking in a restaurant and my dining companion asks if there’s a doctor in the room, no one really cares about your Ph.D. in 18th Century French poetry. Ergo, Michael Patterson will be able to say for the rest of his life that he had a book signing, whether it was at a bookstore in downtown Torono (“We took out the ‘T’ and handed you the savings!”) or Lilliput’s in Milborough.

  120. Inspector Dim
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:27 pm [Reply]

    This whole Patterfoob Signs a Book plot reminds me of when Opus’s autobiography Naked Came I hit the shelves, and Opus held a book signing. The only person interested in getting a book signed was the cockroach, and Opus squished him. At the end of the day Opus was left surrounded by a looming pile of unsold books.

    Ooo, I hope that happens to Michael.

  121. Joe
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:37 pm [Reply]

    FOOB: It would be so fitting, proper and pleasant if St. Michael Patterfoob’s book was a flop. But of course, this is the foobiverse, were everything works out just great for the Patterspawn. The book will be a rousing success, be #1 on the NY Times best-seller’s list, Oprah will be lavishing all sorts of praise on it.

    Eat it, Michael.

  122. Jymberly A. Coe
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:38 pm [Reply]

    =v= TDIET: Are ‘mudge lives getting all mixed up? Because today’s strip is pretty much the household I live in. Oh yeah-h-h!

  123. Moss_Moses
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:41 pm [Reply]

    SOMEONE DIED IN LOST FOREST! The laws of LoFo physics have been permanently warped. What’s next – a person of color in Lost Forest? Maybe Dudley DooRight will discover that he still has a pulse and Bull Malone will recover.

    Mary Worth seems to enjoy her cock teasing just a little too much. Even Chester is busting a chubby with all this “smart, handsome” talk.

  124. Jymzenbonnie
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:42 pm [Reply]

    =v= Pluggers: Oh, and I just wanted to add, if there’s one thing I don’t want to think about is the front of a Plugger’s pants. I think the point of today’s strip is that pleats get ironed flat — from the inside?

  125. AhClem
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:48 pm [Reply]

    #72 dreadedcandiru2 -
    As the other 2-finger typist left in the world, I can safely state that your spelling of Squickweed is spot-on.

  126. ltrftp(not so first time)
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:48 pm [Reply]

    Could someone give me a link to Sunday’s Opus, please?

    Thanks in advance

  127. Shermy, the forgotten Peanuts character
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:50 pm [Reply]

    Long time lurker, here, finally driven to jump on the curmudgeonly bandwagon by today’s Blondie. It brought back pleasant, though misty, memories of the carpools I rode in my younger days when I did construction work.

    A few rounds of “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” stumbling out of the vehicle through a billowing cloud of sweet, sweet smoke, then standing around for an hour drinking coffee and perhaps indulging in another round of the Puff before rolling out the extension cords, unloading the tools and pretending to work.

    Of course, many years later, I now work in an office-style environment and no longer sing the Puff before work. Though, if I did, I imagine I would fall asleep at my desk quite often. And probably screw up a lot of contracts, prompting my boss to give me a more than a few swift kicks in the pants.

  128. mattt
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:58 pm [Reply]

    #104 Spunky N. Tadpole Well, that’s true. So tomorrow’s A3G will run something like:
    Panel 1: Gary: I was hoping you’d be glad to see me, Tommy.
    Panel 2: Tommie: I am glad to see you. Steve will be, too.
    Panel 3: Steve: Gary! Glad to see you! (Tommie looks on without expression.)

    That’s my guess.

  129. dreadedcandiru2
    November 26th, 2007 at 1:59 pm [Reply]

    #125 : AhClem — Good to know.

  130. Inspector Dim
    November 26th, 2007 at 2:03 pm [Reply]

    ATTN: Michael Patterson
    1405 Dickweed Ln.
    Milborough, ON L1A 1B1

    Dear Sir,

    Thank you for sending us your novel entitled “Stone Season.” We regret that we cannot bear to read it at this time, or at any other time. We ask that all future submissions be sent directly to the circular file.

    Sincerely,

    Canada

  131. Lindsey
    November 26th, 2007 at 2:07 pm [Reply]

    Today, Sally Forth lets us all know just how dull the year has been in her comics. Thanks, Sally, like we couldn’t tell.

  132. Niall
    November 26th, 2007 at 2:09 pm [Reply]

    Monday, Monday… (la laaa, la la laa la)

    A3G‘s Gary breaks from the mold in that he asks outright what’s on his mind. He may get deceptions, but at least he doesn’t regret not speaking his mind.

    I nearly burst out laughing – Monday’s Blondie addresses exactly our whole weekend thread of earworms that incorporated school bus songs! Serendipity strikes again! And what do grownups think about? Escaping drudgery through better cannabis. :)

    Dennis gets 10 Menace points for breaking expensive things, and 5 extra points for the pithy remark. A good start for the week!

    Little Jeff really takes revenge on his sister in today’s FC, especially if you just take out the caption and read her remark in a different light.

    Oh my god! The Brick was EXACTLY right! Malone is dead! Death in Mark Trail – things are changing!

    I predict ‘s downfall hits Friday. Sadly, there’ll be far too much mindfuckery going on.

    I’d laugh at MC‘s Norm today, but, um, if I look in my kitchen… I can’t.

    Suddenly, it’s Winter in Mawitaan! The Phantom is the only thing with a hint of colour. A rather strong hint of it. Okay, he sticks out like a really sore, purple, majorly-thwacked-with-a-hammer thumb. Meanwhile, the caption box decides to ad lib because it knows the Next box won’t be seen again until Saturday.

    Why does Rex Morgan need Niki? “I’ll need you to witness lots of blood and emergency surgery! Also, I’ll need someone untrained in medical aid and extremely prone to violent panicky outbursts when thrust (ahem) into sudden responsibilities to handle a seriously injured patient while I drive!” I guess they didn’t have space for “Unfortunately yes, I can’t leave you alone for this long if I have to help her husband to the hospital. I’m sorry, it’ll be a gruesome sight.”

    Slylock: Shades of Cassandra’s Earrings! But the real ugly mystery is, what happened to Harry’s mom?? Last we saw her she looked completely different, taller, dourer, sourer and uglier. Also, Foo Foo Cat looks like a younger version of the original Cassandra – sister? Niece? At least she’s safe from Jamus, being severely underage. :) (And I see Reynard Noir has the same opinion as me…)

  133. Niall
    November 26th, 2007 at 2:11 pm [Reply]

    Forget to hit the Preview button once and see what it gets me…

  134. Tor Hershman
    November 26th, 2007 at 2:11 pm [Reply]

    Moi just surfed in, moi hast never witnessed a more vast pile of pitifully quotidian protoplasm than here.

  135. Beauregard Bugleboy
    November 26th, 2007 at 2:27 pm [Reply]

    Well, the good thing about today’s FOOB is that it relieved us of yet another adventure of the two generations of itty-bitty Patterbrats. Not that grown-up Michael is an improvement on the sadistic twerp he was as a kid. But at least wee Michael and wee Lizzie weren’t as nauseatingly cute as Wobin and Mewediff. Of course, now we’re going to have to suffer through Michael’s winning the Governor General’s Award, the Man Booker, and probably edging out Margaret Atwood as the first Canadian Nobel laureate.

  136. Inspector Dim
    November 26th, 2007 at 2:31 pm [Reply]

    Pitiful, yes. Protoplasm, I’ll give you. But quotidian?

    THEM’S FIGHTIN’ WORDS!

  137. Al
    November 26th, 2007 at 2:33 pm [Reply]

    85 — I thought Berkeley B. looked like a vintage Sean Connery, myself…

  138. Skullturf Q. Beavispants
    November 26th, 2007 at 2:43 pm [Reply]

    Yeah, I immediately thought of Sean Connery as well.

    Somehow, I don’t really imagine any cartoonists as resembling a dashing young Sean Connery.

  139. Shermy, the forgotten Peanuts character
    November 26th, 2007 at 2:56 pm [Reply]

    Note the sign in front of Lillputz. I can see it setting up a Herb and Jamaal strip.

    “Didja get that sappy new book signed by the local author at the neighborhood bookshop?”

    Though, I suppose that would be “neighbourhood” in Canadian.

  140. odinthor
    November 26th, 2007 at 2:58 pm [Reply]

    120. Inspector Dim.

    This whole Patterfoob Signs a Book plot reminds me of when Opus’s autobiography Naked Came I hit the shelves, and Opus held a book signing. The only person interested in getting a book signed was the cockroach, and Opus squished him. At the end of the day Opus was left surrounded by a looming pile of unsold books.

    Leaving the question of the cockroach in abeyance, I can say that the above doesn’t just happen in cartoonland. Once upon a time, I strolled into a Brentano’s when a book signing happened to be taking place. Never except Monday mornings when I look in the mirror have I seen a more forlorn object than the author at that signing, sitting at his wobbly fold-up table behind a high crenelated wall of his books, trying to gather about him the remains his quickly shredding cloak of dignity as the world left him to meditate in numb solitude on Fame; and this forever cured me of ever contemplating a book signing event for my own tomes. I unfortunately did not at that time consider the question of cockroaches vis-a-vis one’s readership, a lapse which I will correct in the future.

  141. Dingo
    November 26th, 2007 at 2:58 pm [Reply]

    I had a completely different comment that I was writing but stopped when I saw the information on Caller ID.

    Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the newest faculty member at Kutztown University.

    It’s only for one semester and has no benefits but the position is actually going to be tenure track and if things go well in the spring I’ll be back in the fall with full benefits and on my way toward tenure. I’m feeling a bit like Chester: it’s a new environment (I’ve never lived outside of Illinois), a different type of school (I’ve taught at community colleges and trade schools but never a university), and I’ll be moving there on my own without knowing a soul in the area (it’s been discussed for weeks now and John has decided that he and the dogs won’t join me there).

    I am having such a Betty Suarez moment right now! Where’s my Guadalajara poncho?

    Most of all, I want to thank everyone here for their support over the last year. It’s been a trying time, that’s for sure, but you’ve been here for a good pickmeup and a laugh when it was badly needed. So…

    two stars to the right and on toward morning.

  142. Allie Cat
    November 26th, 2007 at 3:03 pm [Reply]

    9CL – It’s not like they could have even used a condom – the Pope’s pretty clear on the whole “birth control” issue.

    Which reminds me – what do you call a woman who uses the rhythm method?

    Mom.

  143. Allie Cat
    November 26th, 2007 at 3:05 pm [Reply]

    #141 – Dingo – Mazel tov! Much deserved, and I hope it gives you the satisfaction you’ve been working so hard for!

  144. Gabe
    November 26th, 2007 at 3:05 pm [Reply]

    Congrats, Dingo.

  145. Little Guy
    November 26th, 2007 at 3:08 pm [Reply]

    64: You know that Lynn Johnston celebrates Sparky’s birthday because they’re BFFs?

  146. mattt
    November 26th, 2007 at 3:09 pm [Reply]

    Good luck, Dingo!

  147. ltrftp(not so first time)
    November 26th, 2007 at 3:12 pm [Reply]

    Dingo
    Congrats!

  148. Girl Reporter
    November 26th, 2007 at 3:15 pm [Reply]

    Dingo, that’s wonderful news, they’re lucky to have you. And don’t worry too much. They’ll enjoy you there as much as we enjoy you here. And there are phones and cars and trains and planes that can carry you back and forth. Plus, I bet a dollar goes farther (further?) in Kutztown than Chicago. Ample free parking, too.

  149. Hank
    November 26th, 2007 at 3:16 pm [Reply]

    RE: Opus. Breathed has a history of using photoshopped/photocopied celebrity photos as his “stand in”. As someone else noted, during his run on “Bloom County” he once used a pic of John Wayne to signify that his strip was 100% made in America or some such thing. Accordingly, I am sure that this was, in fact, a photo of a young Sean Connery this time. In terms of what he actually looks like, these days I have no idea. However, during Bloom County’s original run he used to have a pic of himself on the back of the paperbacks and, basically, he looked just like the character “Cutter John” only not in a wheelchair.

  150. Girl Reporter
    November 26th, 2007 at 3:16 pm [Reply]

    112 Old Goat

    East or West Side?

  151. Deena in OR
    November 26th, 2007 at 3:21 pm [Reply]

    Happy dance for Dingo here…..

  152. HB Glord
    November 26th, 2007 at 3:23 pm [Reply]

    #141 — [Cue "Pomp and Circumstances"] Congratulations, Professor Dingo! That town won’t know what kutz is until you arrive! I hope this leads to a tenured position and that it is rewarding in every way you desire. It’s been a source of great confusion to me that someone of your obscene talent (and talent with obscenity, it needs to be said) would go unrewarded for so long.

    Never mind TDIET domination — now we’re poised to take over the impressionable minds of the Hekkies and Loopies enrolled in our institutions of higher learning!

  153. Niall
    November 26th, 2007 at 3:25 pm [Reply]

    134. Tor Hershman: yes, we are indeed here every day. (cue veal/waitress)

    And now, you are here too. That makes you…?

  154. Uncle Lumpy
    November 26th, 2007 at 3:27 pm [Reply]

    Dingo –

    Great news; congratulations. I taught for two years just down the road at Ursinus College; eastern Pennsylvania has many charms.

    Kutztown is vastly underrated (psst — it’s the name!). I’m sure you’ll do fine. Good luck with the tenure track — it was nonexistent for a long, long, time. But rejoice — we Boomers are retiring and starting to die!

  155. HB Glord
    November 26th, 2007 at 3:27 pm [Reply]

    #152 (self-correction): I meant “Pomp and Circumstance” (singular) — but then, Dingo deserves more than one circumstance, if you ask me.

  156. True Fable
    November 26th, 2007 at 3:30 pm [Reply]

    #141 Dingo – Hurrah! Oh, there is joy in Greater Metropolitan Roopville today, knowing that our friend Dingo has landed a job with a promising future. All the ninja goats are doing the quickstep to celebrate.

    Good news is great to hear. Good luck, Dingo!

  157. HB Glord
    November 26th, 2007 at 3:35 pm [Reply]

    #134 — This troll used to pester the WFMU BB back in the day and is a contributing factor in its current nonexistence. Ignore him, and hope he’ll go away.

    You have been warned!

  158. Calico
    November 26th, 2007 at 3:36 pm [Reply]

    #132 – But OMG, now Johnny is holding Bull’s hand!
    Why did it take this long?! (IB)

  159. AhClem
    November 26th, 2007 at 3:41 pm [Reply]

    Dingo -
    Woo hoo! Congratulations on the new job!

    And the best part (for us, at least) is that Kutztown has access to the intertubes, so you will still be able to grace us with your snark and NSFW-isms.

  160. dimestore lipstick
    November 26th, 2007 at 3:49 pm [Reply]

    Dingo, I add to the congratulations on your new position. What a lucky student body (and faculty!) to be getting you.

  161. Niall
    November 26th, 2007 at 3:59 pm [Reply]

    Bravo Dingo! Alpha Charlie Zulu… I mean, it’s going to be quite an adventure! So in honour of your new town…

    De Kutztown laddies sing with glee, doo-dah, doo-dah,
    At Kutztown University, oh! doo-dah day!
    Dingo goes there to be on fac’, doo-dah, doo-dah,
    He comes back home with a tenure track, oh! doo-dah day!

    Gone to mark all night! Gone to teach all day!
    He’ll bet his all on the young ‘un’s brains – Mudges will keep him gay!

    (yes, it’s a horrible pun, done in pure humour, not in any offence. It’s been a long day at work so far. :))

  162. rich
    November 26th, 2007 at 4:00 pm [Reply]

  163. Artist formerly known as Ben
    November 26th, 2007 at 4:10 pm [Reply]

    #141,
    Congratulations Professor Dingo. Best of luck making it to tenure. Hell, maybe even elevenure.

  164. Gabe
    November 26th, 2007 at 4:21 pm [Reply]

    Glord: A comment section where Josh can remove any post he feels like pretty much kills trolling.

    And I can get behind obquicious trolling.

  165. bats :[
    November 26th, 2007 at 4:34 pm [Reply]

    Dingo, to quote one of our favorite kitties, Mooch: YESH!
    Best of all worlds!

  166. Forthillrox
    November 26th, 2007 at 4:39 pm [Reply]

    Opus I’m not sure if anyone else picked up on it, but Berkeley Breathed’s appearence in Sunday’s Opus was a reference to Buddy Cole (as played by Scott Thompson), from the Kids in the Hall.

  167. commodorejohn
    November 26th, 2007 at 4:45 pm [Reply]

    #141 Dingo – Congratulations! A few more years and you can rest secure in your job while being a total bastard to your students!

  168. gh
    November 26th, 2007 at 4:48 pm [Reply]

    Wait! What? I’m back after a four day absence and find DINGO HAS A JOB!! Luckily it just came up or I’d never have seen it. Way to go, champ! Now get out there and stock up on tweed!

  169. Hank
    November 26th, 2007 at 4:52 pm [Reply]

    RE: 162. Yeah, that’s how I remember him looking.

  170. Skullturf Q. Beavispants
    November 26th, 2007 at 4:54 pm [Reply]

    Congrats, Dingo!

    So there is hope for all of us who got our degrees after 1965!

  171. gah
    November 26th, 2007 at 4:57 pm [Reply]

    NO META = MO BETTA!

  172. teenchy
    November 26th, 2007 at 5:03 pm [Reply]

    Well done Dingo! Here’s hoping PA is good to you (it’s been a mixed bag for me).

  173. Old Goat
    November 26th, 2007 at 5:04 pm [Reply]

    Girl Reporter/150: East Side, a few blocks west of Noble and Euclid

  174. ralph
    November 26th, 2007 at 5:09 pm [Reply]

    Congratulations, Dingo! This is very exciting news!

  175. Sans Sense
    November 26th, 2007 at 5:22 pm [Reply]

    Dingo, if you feel like Chester stay away from “gracious living” townhome complexes. You could very well be come an inmate.

  176. UncleJeff
    November 26th, 2007 at 5:26 pm [Reply]

    Three cheers and a Tiger for Dingo!
    Ivy-covered professors in ivy-covered walls!

  177. Jamus The Bartender
    November 26th, 2007 at 5:38 pm [Reply]

    Congratulations, Dingo. Good Luck, and we’re all counting on you.

  178. Uncle Lumpy
    November 26th, 2007 at 5:40 pm [Reply]

    #175 Sans –

    Chester is too far away. Reading is a better choice.

  179. Sans Sense
    November 26th, 2007 at 5:58 pm [Reply]

    #178. UL -

    How could ANYONE pass up the chance to live in Kutztown?

  180. Uncle Lumpy
    November 26th, 2007 at 6:01 pm [Reply]

    #179 Sans –

    You mean Kutztown itself? I AM NOT WORTHY!

    Dingo might be, though — is some kind of purification ritual required?

  181. Dingo
    November 26th, 2007 at 6:09 pm [Reply]

    Thanks for all of the sugar, folks. I’ve been checking into apartments just in case I got the job and Kutztown doesn’t have natural gas lines and the only apartment complex in town has electric stoves. If you’ve seen photos of me, you know that I love to cook (and eat) so I’ll have to live nearby but somewhere in which I can cook with gas.

    I’m writing this from my classroom at Columbia College in Chicago. I told my students today and choked up as I was speaking. They know about Waubonsee and how I thought I’d never teach again and that they made it enjoyable. Then, I forced them to watch both Neil Sedaka’s Calendar Girl and Brook Benton’s Mother Nature, Father Time. The amount of laughter sent people over from other classrooms.

  182. Dingo
    November 26th, 2007 at 6:10 pm [Reply]

    Uncle Lumpy, I am the essence of purity and virtue incarnate. No ritual is needed.

    Spreads wings and bats eyelashes.

  183. Sans Sense
    November 26th, 2007 at 6:10 pm [Reply]

    #180. UL -

    I don’t want to say I’m bord at work but…

    I looked up Kutztown maps and there is a Normal Avenue and Long Dam Road (surprisingly near Short Lane), both sound like bad choices. Trout Alley shows some promise especially if it is near the Ford Cabin…

  184. queek
    November 26th, 2007 at 6:12 pm [Reply]

    congrats, Dingo!

  185. sonneta
    November 26th, 2007 at 6:23 pm [Reply]

    114- Hey, now! That’s rather unfair to 12th graders.

    141- Congrats! I attended undergrad at Bucknell (in Lewisburg), so I know from Pennsylvania.

  186. Sans Sense
    November 26th, 2007 at 6:26 pm [Reply]

    #185. sonneta –

    I sit corrected. He writes like a romantic serialist with English as a 7th language. As Salieri would have said, ” Too many words.”

  187. Dub Not Dubya
    November 26th, 2007 at 6:51 pm [Reply]

    Dingo, I am so happy for you! I can’t think of anything else to say except just, Yay!

  188. bats :[
    November 26th, 2007 at 6:53 pm [Reply]

    182. Dingo: gimme back my dem eyelashes!!!

    bats :[

  189. The Spectacular Spider-Brick
    November 26th, 2007 at 6:58 pm [Reply]

    Dingo @ 141: Congratulations, fella! *slaps Dingo heartily on back* Things are looking up for you at last! I knew it would happen sooner or later.

    Trust me, moving across country is not as hard as you think. Shoot, I just moved from Florida to Wisconsin. You’re only going one day’s drive, and not even changing climates appreciably. You’ll adjust.

    Looks like you’ll be reasonably close to Philadelphia. When you go there, you must eat at Morimoto Restaurant. Masaharu Morimoto is best known as Iron Chef Japanese. Maybe I’ll meet you for dinner there when my girlfriend and I take a vacation out East, hopefully next year.

    And you’re not far from Lancaster, Penn., home of the Strasburg Railway (a.k.a. the Paradise & Intercourse) and the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum. Well, I’ll go there, anyway.

    Again, congratulations!

  190. The Divine O’F
    November 26th, 2007 at 6:59 pm [Reply]

    Dingo:

    Hot damn! Hip hip hooray! What fabulous news! And maybe once you get tenure track you’ll be able to afford all the Girl Scout cookies you want so you won’t be forced to have sex with Dick Cheney!
    (Another of those sentences that certainly could not be said anywhere else.)

  191. The Spectacular Spider-Brick
    November 26th, 2007 at 7:07 pm [Reply]

    me @ 189, errata: Lancaster County, Penn.

  192. Loopina
    November 26th, 2007 at 7:08 pm [Reply]

    Dingo: Congratulations! Yay, another PA ‘mudge. This calls for a meetup, BYOB (bring your own bear).

  193. Poteet
    November 26th, 2007 at 7:22 pm [Reply]

    # 141 — Congratulations, Dingo! I’m happy for you.

  194. Brown-eyed Girl
    November 26th, 2007 at 7:24 pm [Reply]

    Dingo, congratulations! Good luck with everything.

  195. Poteet
    November 26th, 2007 at 7:27 pm [Reply]

    9CL — Although I’ve never popped out a poppet myself, I think I could enjoy an entertaining pregnancy storyline in a comic strip. But I didn’t much enjoy the Apwil pregnancy in Foob, and I definitely didn’t enjoy the Lucy pregnancy in STONE SOUP, and I have a feeling I would totally not like a pregnancy storyline in 9CL, so I’m hoping there won’t be one. Amen.

  196. Poteet
    November 26th, 2007 at 7:31 pm [Reply]

    # 190 — Divine, we’ve just been informed by Queek that the current PIBGORN has fairy pron again (# 110.) Dare we chance it?

  197. John C Fremont
    November 26th, 2007 at 7:34 pm [Reply]

    Yay for Dingo!!

    But will you need dib chairs at Kutztown?

  198. Brown-eyed Girl
    November 26th, 2007 at 7:35 pm [Reply]

    196. Poteet. re: Pibgorn. I wouldn’t advise it. He’s still into fairy bondage/torture porn.

  199. Poteet
    November 26th, 2007 at 7:43 pm [Reply]

    # 198 — Thanks, Brown-eyed Girl. Methinks I’ll continue fairyless.

  200. mnemonica
    November 26th, 2007 at 7:57 pm [Reply]

    Best of luck, Dingo!

  201. CrabbyGenes
    November 26th, 2007 at 8:03 pm [Reply]

    10 a.m. over here. Nothing, nothing, NOTHING! Damn Yahoo!!

    Sorry to do this, folks, but Yahoo has been delaying emails (sometimes for hours and hours) from someone here that I correspond with. That person will know what I mean by this comment.

  202. CHATTYGENES (formerly CrabbyGenes)
    November 26th, 2007 at 8:06 pm [Reply]

    By the way, Mudgies, I am changing my moniker (though the old one was certainly appropriate for the last post I made!) From now on, please call me CHATTYgenes, not CrabbyGenes:-) Thank you!

  203. commodorejohn
    November 26th, 2007 at 8:14 pm [Reply]

    #195 Poteet – The April pregnancy in FOOB!? Was this a Very Special Episode I missed? (Oh wait, I suppose you mean when Elly was pregnant with April. Damn.)

    Anyway: I was put in mind of Charles Schulz’s various “Happiness Is” Peanuts strips today. Happiness is winning one of the original vinyl copies of Philosophy Of The World on eBay with your birthday money, spotting (in a pile of old, unwanted papers) a Sunday funnies section with Lio‘s brilliant FOOB parody in good condition, and then scoring 45s of “You’re So Vain” and “Muskrat Love” at the thrift store. Yeah, it was a good day.

  204. Devil in the Drain
    November 26th, 2007 at 8:42 pm [Reply]

    Just wanted to note — CC-type people might enjoy this Nothing Nice.

  205. Frank Parsnip
    November 26th, 2007 at 8:47 pm [Reply]

    Prof. Dingo, congratulations! You will have to keep us informed as to which of your new neighbors is most like Mary Worth and/or Margo, as well as any horrible local Kutztown puns (e.g., watch out for hair salons’, butcher shops and sports teams’ names).

  206. Skullturf Q. Beavispants
    November 26th, 2007 at 9:02 pm [Reply]

    I bet Frank Par-SNIP would fit well in KUTZ-town.

  207. Uncle Lumpy
    November 26th, 2007 at 9:13 pm [Reply]

    Anybody remember some guy, useta have a comics blog? No?

  208. Brown-eyed Girl
    November 26th, 2007 at 9:17 pm [Reply]

    207 Uncle Lumpy — You mean that cute red-headed guy who had his facial hair removed by Mark Trail? What was his name? Joe? Jeremy?

  209. SecretMargo
    November 26th, 2007 at 9:23 pm [Reply]

    Congrats, Dingo!

  210. SecretMargo
    November 26th, 2007 at 9:28 pm [Reply]

    207: It’s getting more like an all-LOLCat performance of Marat/Sade in here every hour.

  211. Godzooky
    November 26th, 2007 at 10:11 pm [Reply]

    Congratulations, Dingo. Best wishes. Now we know why Lio was celebrating last week.

  212. dale
    November 26th, 2007 at 11:18 pm [Reply]

    166 – Forthillrox
    I agree. Scott Thompson / Kids in the Hall was my first and only thought. Well … that and Opus is generally not worth the time and effort.

    202 – CHATTYGENES
    The old handle several times struck me as a homophone of an inconvenient piece of attire, but I fought off the urge to say so.
    Do we have to do that in all upper case? Might be a bit presumptuous, like GEC.

  213. ChattyGenes (formerly CrabbyGenes)
    November 26th, 2007 at 11:35 pm [Reply]

    #212 Dale. Nope! Lower-case plus initial caps on the words is fine:-)

  214. Uncle Lumpy
    November 27th, 2007 at 12:50 am [Reply]

    #210 SecretMargo –

    all-LOLCat performance of Marat/Sade

    Links, dammit!

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