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Metapost: Work it, work it, work it

When I was about 14, my mom urged to me to go down to the local mall because they were looking for teen models. Mortified, I locked myself in my room and didn’t come out for a year. But if I had only listened to her advice, I could be have become a supermodel, instead of wasting my time with distractions like “college” and whatnot. Don’t make the same mistake I did! Remember, if you are the proud owner of some Comics Curmudgeon gear, just photograph yourself wearing it and send the pic to me to join the rotating cast of models in the left-hand navbar. You could be the first to appear sporting a jaunty Fence Post Frank hat (after you become the first to buy one — you people are all talk).

The observant among you have already noted that we’ve added a new model to the mix: that’s the future Mrs. C.’s brother showing his Apartment 3-G pride. And hey, NYC-area ladies: he’s single! So if you’re living in an apartment in Manhattan with two adventure-loving roommates, he can add exciting new plotlines to your slow-moving life.

28 responses to “Metapost: Work it, work it, work it”

  1. Sting
    March 15th, 2005 at 1:29 am [Reply]

    Is “adventure-loving” a code word for “likes to build snowmen”?

  2. Sally
    March 15th, 2005 at 5:30 am [Reply]

    Is “the world-renowned New York City public library” a code for “the free clinic”?

  3. dalton
    March 15th, 2005 at 7:49 am [Reply]

    That looks like one angry young man. Sheesh…kids today.

  4. King Of All Paperboys
    March 15th, 2005 at 10:27 am [Reply]

    I already went on record as believing that was the Worst. Hat. Ever. So you’ll get no fundage from the King!

    Also, my megacephaly prevents the wearing of headgear.

  5. RememberByronFrost
    March 15th, 2005 at 11:08 am [Reply]

    Josh, today’s 3-G is fit fodder for your razor-sharp wit, for sure.

    And who knew New Yorkers toted their dirty laundry around in luggage?

  6. nidrian
    March 15th, 2005 at 11:50 am [Reply]

    Hello. I’ve been lurking here for a while and I love this site. I’m also hoping that someone can help me find a place where those who like to photoshop the comic strips hang out. I enjoy making these myself and want to find others with the same interest. You can see my stuff by clicking on my name. It will take you to my livejournal post.

    Thanks!

  7. King Of All Paperboys
    March 15th, 2005 at 11:58 am [Reply]

    Good stuff, nidrian. I agree about Sally. And Mallard.

  8. 2fs
    March 15th, 2005 at 12:31 pm [Reply]

    So, the pus-infected grad student’s full name is “Buck Foxworth”? I sure hope no one misspeaks and transposes those initial letters… Also, this site makes people engage in antisocial behavior, I’ll have you know: I’m watching a movie the other day with a bunch of friends, and there’s a scene set at the NYPL, and of course I burst out, “Hey! It’s the world-renowned New York Public Library!” Okay, so I get to deal with people looking at me funny.

  9. RememberByronFrost
    March 15th, 2005 at 1:21 pm [Reply]

    Can you imagine the looks we’ll get when we wear our “More Zippers, Mule!” shirts to work? (Along with our “Frank” caps, of course.)

  10. King Of All Paperboys
    March 15th, 2005 at 3:23 pm [Reply]

    You have to look REALLY close, but I do believe the female model in the shirt ad (Josh’s gf?) is in a noticeably “perky” state of being.

    I’m just SAYING.

  11. Incident
    March 15th, 2005 at 3:49 pm [Reply]

    …That’s his fiancee.

    This is a real “Curtis” moment…

  12. luluchappel
    March 15th, 2005 at 3:55 pm [Reply]

    Buck Foxworth is almost as good a porn actor name than Buck Naked.

  13. King Of All Paperboys
    March 15th, 2005 at 3:56 pm [Reply]

    All I can say is… good job, Josh!

  14. Greg Burgas
    March 15th, 2005 at 3:57 pm [Reply]

    I just bought a T-shirt for a friend of mine. I will convince him to send a picture of himself with the shirt proudly displayed (it was the “roadside” one, BTW – God that strip was funny).

  15. King Of All Paperboys
    March 15th, 2005 at 4:06 pm [Reply]

    Now, I MIGHT buy a nice, quality hooded sweatshirt that said “Don’t worry ma’am… I intend to PAY you for this food!”

    I’m just SAYING.

  16. Anonymous L
    March 15th, 2005 at 5:16 pm [Reply]

    Can I just say that I’m particularly proud that the “Official Canadian jive-talkin” shirts are boldly stamped that they are ‘Made in the USA?’ Well, I guess I just said it, so you would think I’d edit this response, but nah…

  17. Sassy_Rocks
    March 15th, 2005 at 5:48 pm [Reply]

    FBOFW trivia quiz. I got 15 right but I cheated.

  18. Islamorada Girl
    March 15th, 2005 at 6:33 pm [Reply]

    Okay, okay, I’ll buy a t- shirt. More Zippers, Mule will only confound and puzzle the elderly ladies at my gym. but that’s what I live for.

    Meanwhile, over in Mark Trail, I’m looking at that little dog and those wolves and wondering exactly how long it will take the pampered pooch to hook up with the wolf pack and go all feral on Mark’s ass. Sorta the Call of the Mild.

  19. Amber
    March 15th, 2005 at 8:21 pm [Reply]

    HEY! Stop staring at my boobs and find a nice girlfriend for my brother!

  20. Flasshe
    March 16th, 2005 at 12:26 am [Reply]

    Hey Josh, how did you get Adam Sandler to model the “zippers” shirt?? That rocks! I’m going to proudly wear mine to the next Sandler movie.

  21. lefty von righty
    March 16th, 2005 at 11:22 am [Reply]

    Print a pin-up magazine with images like Mrs. June Morgan in panel three of today’s Rex, MD (3/16) and I’ll buy it. Man, what I wouldn’t do to be an archeologist digging in her supple backyard.

  22. Saint Chree
    March 16th, 2005 at 11:33 am [Reply]

    wow, today’s Ruthie is quite possibly the most vile thing I have ever read in the comics page. Well, not as bad as dating your mom, but I can’t really say I’m a fan of the pedophilia undertone this strip basks in.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/shadax665/One_Big_Happy.gif

    Also worth noting is how Boondocks is having a rather hilarious storyline about the 50 Cent/The Game feud (or as they like to call it, “beef”.) It’s a great storyline, made all the worse by the fact that the beef was over before the storyline started
    http://199.249.170.183/bb/daily/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000835409

    And yes, I realize newspaper comics run 2 weeks behind, but this one is amusing enough to note.

  23. David C. Matthews
    March 16th, 2005 at 1:58 pm [Reply]

    That “One Big Happy” strip is pretty… uncomfortable… but I’m not sure if I’d call the undertone “pedophilia”, since it looks like the kid “Buggy” is looking for an excuse to make “Ruthie’s Mom” take off his pants (not “RM” looking to take Buggy’s pants off). “Reverse pedophilia”, maybe? Is there a term for that? (Besides “sick”?)

  24. ranwulf
    March 16th, 2005 at 2:33 pm [Reply]

    That’s Josh’s fiancee? Better change my desktop background. Had no idea. Sorry Amber.

  25. Pookie
    March 16th, 2005 at 7:42 pm [Reply]

    Amber, Future Bride of Josh, is your brother flashing gang signs at us? I’m intrigued.

  26. Zanzibar
    March 16th, 2005 at 8:40 pm [Reply]

    That’s a great One Big Happy. I should have thought of that when I was seven.

  27. Hysterical Woman
    March 16th, 2005 at 8:44 pm [Reply]

    I wouldn’t call it pedophilia, but it is weird. That kid sounds awfully mature in his puppy crush.

  28. Audrey
    October 24th, 2012 at 12:06 am [Reply]

    Josh, were you encouraging fourteen-year olds to get “The Look” like April does? (Dear GOD that still squiks me out in every possible way. JAILBAIT! UNCLEAN!)

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