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Metapost: Thankful late night comments of the week!

Yes, just because it’s late at night on the Friday of Thanksgiving weekend doesn’t mean you’ll go COTW-less!

“Josh finds him creepy, but I think Tongue Kid is the best. ‘Hey, there, what’s up. Me? Oh, I’m great. Just gonna eat this fish, live on an idyllic island. How about you? Reading Mark Trail, you say? That’s great. Look, the fish and I gotta go. You take care. Good luck with that Mark Trail thing.’” –He Brought Queenie Baby Jesus

And our runners up are as ever hilarious:

“Will tomorrow be the first Luann where two characters discuss something that matters? Spoiler alert: No.” –S. Stout

JP: Maybe Bubba’s pot farm is just a front operation for a far more lucrative career in selling endangered marine life, which is in itself a front operation for trading stolen art, which is in itself a front operation for a snuff film studio.” –hogenmogen

“Heathcliff’s trying to say he’s innocent because of the existence of … REASONABLE TROUT! Ha ha! Oh, I hate myself.” –Dagger

“Look at that last panel of Gasoline Alley. Just look at it. Divorce it from context, and try to imagine that there is any scenario that goes with that image and those words that works unless she’s talking about delicious, tender, human children.” –Johann Sebastian Cock

“The slabs of food-pie are not for eating, of course. Just hold them near your face and FEEL the radioactivity!” –Greg

“Yes, Jim’s losing of an arm and a sibling — those are easy for him to accept. But to be rejected by Dawn Weston? No man can accept that.” –Liam

“Yep, it’s just a typical scene as two grown men exercise and discuss what teenage girls have been doing to their football players. Better add another set, no frustrations here!” –Chareth Cutestory

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25 responses to “Metapost: Thankful late night comments of the week!”

  1. Rocky Stoneaxe
    November 23rd, 2012 at 11:20 pm [Reply]

    The “Mayan Countdown Calendar” sounds like a hoot. Especially if December 21, 2012 features the first (and last!) meeting of “Tongue Kid” and this guy:

    Congrats to this week’s winners!

  2. tallyHO
    November 23rd, 2012 at 11:35 pm [Reply]

    Yeah. I second that congratulations to He Brought Queenie Baby Jesus and the Parade of Funny Floaters.


  3. Poteet
    November 23rd, 2012 at 11:37 pm [Reply]

    A big hurrah for He Brought Queenie Baby Jesus! Additional loud hurrahs for the runners-up, and the Poteet asterisk goes to hogenmogen.

  4. Chareth Cutestory
    November 23rd, 2012 at 11:51 pm [Reply]

    @Rocky Stoneaxe (#1): There were a few episodes of Doomsday Preppers on tv today, and this one guy was convinced an influenza pandemic would end the world. He bought over 400 high-quality surgical masks, and, to get an estimate of how much his crazy was costing him I looked it up on Amazon. The first ad they had on the site went “Through December 22, 2012, save 15% on 3M respirators shipped and sold by” Talk about knowing your customers’ priorities!

  5. [Old Man] Muffaroo
    November 24th, 2012 at 12:02 am [Reply]

    The first two are my favorite, followed by the next one. I know they’re in chronological order after the big one, but somehow that’s how they stacked up this time. Funny people are funny.

  6. Squid Countess
    November 24th, 2012 at 12:14 am [Reply]

    I haven’t been here in a very long time. Who is this “Dagger?” He/She/It makes me laugh. And hate myself.

  7. bourbon babe, unbuckled
    November 24th, 2012 at 12:23 am [Reply]

    Congrats, float-folk! If you’d throw chocolate, I too would be thankful!

  8. Poteet
    November 24th, 2012 at 12:24 am [Reply]

    @Squid Countess (#6): Welcome back!

  9. Poteet
    November 24th, 2012 at 12:25 am [Reply]

    RMMD — “Why does Junior give everyone free rent?” You’re not the sharpest knife in the drawer, are you, June?

  10. Esther Blodgett
    November 24th, 2012 at 12:35 am [Reply]

    Yay, floaters! That only sounds right in the context of this page. I hope no Google spiders find it and make it wrong and bad divorced from context on the Internetz.

  11. Artist formerly known as Ben
    November 24th, 2012 at 12:53 am [Reply]

    Congratulations to the float folks. Nice wrapup.

    There’s stuff in the previous thread I might respond to later. If I don’t it’s due to simple human frailty.

  12. Droopy Says
    November 24th, 2012 at 1:45 am [Reply]

    Congratulations to the Floaters!

    9 Dickweed Lane: If “do no harm” was the law in cartoonville, I can think of two strips that would be fugitives from justice.

    Spiderbland: Parker, didn’t Spidermeh recently show up to battle Clwon-9 and a rampaging elephant in froint of a crowd? So, um, how do you guarantee he won’t do the same today?

    Mock Trail:Uh, oh, Trail has become very popular in the community! Otto knows that this is a sure sign of trouble.

    Dick Tracy: The Cinnamon Knight has not spiced up this strip.

    Family Circus:</B Dolly, PJ has twice as many sandwiches as you for the same reason that your bus is half as long as the others.

    Jugs Parker: Bea is stuck on Avery? No, this plot is stuck on fly paper: it squirms and wiggles yet goes nowhere, and you wish you’d swatted it six months earlier.

  13. seismic-2
    November 24th, 2012 at 1:56 am [Reply]

    A3G: Today in the first panel Frank Bolle tries to capture that fantasy meeting between Leonard Nimoy and Marlo Thomas that he has been wanting to draw since 1968, and he fails to do so once again.

  14. Dale
    November 24th, 2012 at 3:40 am [Reply]


    IF Mark accepts the bet, Mark goes free and ownership of the ransom goes to whoever catches the biggest tarpon.
    > Mark doesn’t own the ransom, so he can’t cede title to it.
    > Does Mark think he can enforce this deal in a court of law?
    > If Otto gives up the ransom, his employers and associates will kill him.
    The villagers might try a class-action suit for breach of fiduciary responsibilty.

    WHAT if Mark doesn’t accept the bet?

  15. Baka Gaijin
    November 24th, 2012 at 4:48 am [Reply]

    @Chaze (#y224): I understood what you meant. Like last night, I saw “salmon fishcakes” on the menu. I thought of Mary Worth. From first bite to last, I thought of the bland, flavorless Mary Worth. Her bland flavorless salmon squares, not something that an esteemed passed member noted was “dried up” and “leathery.”

    @Chareth Cutestory (#4): Wait, what? There are enough of these ignorant science-hating nutjobs that justify an entire reality show? What I miss by not being in the US.

    @Droopy Says (#12) on Spiderman: Naturally JJJ will order Peter to become a busboy, you know, to have a good cover to be close to Kraven the Hunter.

  16. Doctor Handsome
    November 24th, 2012 at 4:53 am [Reply]

    Big Laffs abound! Well done, jerks and jerkettes!

  17. Baka Gaijin
    November 24th, 2012 at 5:17 am [Reply]

    @Doctor Handsome (#16): No pea soup for you.

  18. Chareth Cutestory
    November 24th, 2012 at 7:17 am [Reply]

    @Baka Gaijin (#15): I wouldn’t lump them in with science-haters so much. The thing is that they latch onto one particular thing and it grows into a paranoid obsession. Then they become bad scientists in a way, gathering information about avian flu, peak oil, or what have you, but then warping it into a Chicken Little agenda.

  19. queek, source of Cuteness, Kawaii Commando
    November 24th, 2012 at 7:24 am [Reply]

    @Droopy Says (#239): “Has anyone noticed how Mrs. Heathcliffowner is standing up straight, yet manages to have the upper half of the window behind her?”

    well, at least we know where Window Girl ended up. . . .

  20. Droopy Says
    November 24th, 2012 at 7:30 am [Reply]

    @Baka Gaijin (#15): There have always been a lot of doomsday believers in the US. There’s a television show about them now because basic cable is desperate for anything to fill all those channels. The sad thing is that the modern doomsday people don’t have any good music, unlike 1969 when they said California was going to fall into the sea:

  21. Horace Broon
    November 24th, 2012 at 8:12 am [Reply]

    Congrats to all!

  22. Downpuppy
    November 24th, 2012 at 8:17 am [Reply]

    Mary Worth’s giant head is always terrifying. Panel 2 today takes it to a whole new dimension of creepy.

  23. queek, source of Cuteness, Kawaii Commando
    November 24th, 2012 at 8:29 am [Reply]

    Doons: somewhat servicy. and I giggled.

    Lio is. . . .

    NAoQV: when death is on the line!

    Zits: HAR! Walt-snark ftw.

    Lockhorns. o Schulz, I laughed at this. Then I thought of Baka Gaijin as Leroy, and laughed harder.

    PMP: duuuuude, uncool to mention that she’s a fan of threeways AT THE SERVICE!

    RMMD: can’t say “free lap dances with happy endings” in the funny pages, after all.

    RwO: pie with tentacles, however, appears to be acceptable!!

    SFx: is Marsellus Wallace in the crowd?

  24. CanuckDownSouth
    November 24th, 2012 at 8:32 am [Reply]

    MW: Hypocrite! *cough*Aldo!*cough*

  25. Liam
    November 24th, 2012 at 4:07 pm [Reply]

    @Shrug, Gabber About Gobblers (#25):

    Sorry but I’m the one throwing frozen Jolly Ranchers.

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