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Metapost: More adorable moppets, mule!

At long last, my plans are coming to fruition. Behold our newest model, Patrick Gibbs, who here offers photographic evidence for a claim I’ve been making all along: Comics Curmudgeon-branded items do not terrify small children.

By the way, I was shamefully remiss in failing to identify Chris Culmsee as the genius behind the Fence Post Frank hat-based art installation that’s also gone into the sidebar rotation. Keep ‘em coming, people!

40 responses to “Metapost: More adorable moppets, mule!”

  1. Lisa
    April 18th, 2005 at 1:44 am [Reply]

    Speaking of being terrified, what’s up with the troll who keeps cropping up over at Luann?

    And when is Brad going to get some sweet lovin’? Every day I visit in hopes that today is the day for poor, frustrated Brad, and the only thing that happens is the inexplicable re-appearance of the aforementioned troll.

    Help me out here!

  2. Firegoat
    April 18th, 2005 at 5:35 am [Reply]

    they may not be terrified… but that little one looks decidedly nauseous

  3. Tom McMahon
    April 18th, 2005 at 6:23 am [Reply]

    If they don’t terrify children, then what’s the point? ;-)

  4. fluffytufts
    April 18th, 2005 at 8:29 am [Reply]

    The littlest one is plainly repulsed, can’t you tell?

  5. Fence Post Frank
    April 18th, 2005 at 9:45 am [Reply]

    Less shameless huckstering.

    More reading comics so I don’t have to. I have fences to build.

  6. lyndon
    April 18th, 2005 at 9:53 am [Reply]

    not on the topic of anything..but

    april 18th BC
    no idea
    mona lisa?

  7. lefty von righty aka Patrick Gibbs
    April 18th, 2005 at 10:25 am [Reply]

    The kids were not terrified by the C.C. apparel. I did have less of a comb-over and only one chin before pulling on the tee. I think I am turning into Wenbur (aka Wilbur of M.W. fame). Josh is creating an legion of humanoid comic strip characters. Who will you become? If it’s June Morgan, give me a ring.

  8. lefty von righty
    April 18th, 2005 at 10:50 am [Reply]

    Did any one notice the mention of “werewolves” in Mark Trail. He spent too much time in on the oyster bar or maybe had too much of the old man’s cabin hootch.

  9. Jowdy!
    April 18th, 2005 at 11:18 am [Reply]

    Off-topic: Can I be a conspiracy theorist here for a moment? Today, King Features launches this:
    Which seems to be delving into the same territory that Francesco Marciuliano has been working for the last year with “Medium Large.”
    Plus, the writer of “Triple Take” apparently also contributes to “Mother Goose & Grimm,” which recently ran this:
    Which looks a hell of a lot like this:
    Double plus, King Features is Marciuliano’s syndicate.

    I think someone’s getting stabbed in the back. Ces, watch your cornhole, dude.

  10. Rex Buckslash
    April 18th, 2005 at 11:43 am [Reply]


    I agree that today’s B.C. is incomprehensible, but the form of it is interesting. Instead of a tortured setup leading to a lame joke in the final panel, we get the lame joke in the second panel and a lame follow-up joke in the last panel. Hart is giving us more for our money! Maybe somebody explained the funny parts of Dilbert or Get Fuzzy to him, and he noticed that a strip doesn’t have to have a single punchline.

  11. Ali
    April 18th, 2005 at 11:45 am [Reply]

    Mayhap, but I can’t wait to see the space pirates. More space pirates, mule!

  12. Ali
    April 18th, 2005 at 11:46 am [Reply]

    oop, that was addressed to Jowdy!

  13. lyndon
    April 18th, 2005 at 12:41 pm [Reply]

    to R. Buckslash

    I can only hope that I am not going to experience more BC per day. I can barely handle BC, wiz of ID, and Peanuts Classics all relatively close to marmaduke, ziggy, and family circus as is. Luckily, the shining beam of hope called the JUMBLE is there to keep me sane.


  14. Monkeys Uncle
    April 18th, 2005 at 1:04 pm [Reply]

    I have to agree the children do not seem to be the least bit frightend by the Comics Curmudgeon brand merchandise. Yet I cant help but think how much happier they would be if they were sporting new Fence Post Frank hats available from our friends at Cafe Press. When I think adorable children, I say “No cents, No fence” Send more photos mule!

  15. udongirl
    April 18th, 2005 at 1:32 pm [Reply]

    Rex Morgan is sporting a sassy casual look today. Apparently it’s 80′s night at Buck’s love-tent.

  16. RememberByronFrost
    April 18th, 2005 at 1:34 pm [Reply]

    I hope our advisor Mark Trail’s nearby tomorrow when Rex visits Pus-boy’s booby-trapped pot field (aka “archaeological dig”).

    Run to higher ground Rex! (if you can manage doing so with your legs blown off)

  17. Officer Krupke
    April 18th, 2005 at 2:45 pm [Reply]

    It ain’t pot in that box. They are going to find some of Fence Post Franks fingers in there.

    Mark my words.

  18. Irina
    April 18th, 2005 at 4:34 pm [Reply]

    “Run to higher ground Rex! (if you can manage doing so with your legs blown off)”

    From the directions the commentary have been going regarding this particular plot, I’m unsure if it’s Rex’s leg’s that are gonna get blown … off.

  19. TwoClubs
    April 18th, 2005 at 7:11 pm [Reply]

    There must be SOME reason Rex is dressed so provocatively this morning. Wouldn’t we normally expect to see him suit-and-tied, planning to head to the office directly from Chez Pus-boy?

    How much ya wanna bet he’s not wearing undies, either?

  20. Anonymous
    April 18th, 2005 at 7:19 pm [Reply]

    Rex’s casual attire is VERY disconcerting. And what’s with the stretched-out neck on the t-shirt…who did he borrow it from, Bronko Nagurski??

    I figured at least he’d be wearing a T with some drug company logo on it (a gift for prescribing medications to those who HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE).

    Go ahead, Rex…out to Buck’s “dig” (or whatever you want to call it). Run to higher ground!!

  21. Monkeys Uncle
    April 18th, 2005 at 7:38 pm [Reply]

    Serial Synapse

    Rex Morgan MD
    Rex is sportin that 80′s Op shirt and the kid finally worked its way out of the closet and is making an appearance.

    Apt. 3-G
    Is that hair or have they not finished toweling that baby off yet?

    Mary Worth
    Oops! I dropped an active patient file and it just happens to contain sensitive information about someone I know. Let the meddlin begin!

  22. RememberByronFrost
    April 18th, 2005 at 7:39 pm [Reply]

    Bronko Nagurski? LMAO! No doubt a heartbreaker from Rex’s undergrad days….

    Now he’s hoping to compensate by wooing Pusboy in his dry tent, feeling such sympathy for his having NO HEALTH INSURANCE… and hoping for some “blow”, yeah, both kinds — MUHHHHAAAAAAAAAHHHHHAAAA

  23. RememberByronFrost
    April 18th, 2005 at 7:47 pm [Reply]

    Why else would Meddlin’ Mary “volunteer” at a hospital (or anywhere else for that matter)?

    Tomorrow she will (sadly) break the bad news to Anna after seeing her ‘confidential’ file: false pregnancy,,,, the lady was born without a uterus.

    Dr. Tott (being the German Dr. of Death and in the lower 1% of his grad. class from Univ. of E. Berlin) mistook the fact that she hadn’t had a period in 25 years, for pregnancy.

  24. Evil Mary
    April 18th, 2005 at 8:13 pm [Reply]

    Speaking of death, I thought as a Doctor, you were supposed to be able to read the non verbal signs coming from your patients. Hand rubbing neck area indicates a sore throat, etc…

    Apparently, Rex and June can’t seem to understand that their dog is trying to tell them something…at this rate Abbey will have to spell it out in her kibble “Luck n cupbord”

    I think Sarah will find the bomb when she gets her tenth bowl of cereal for breakfast.

  25. J.Po
    April 18th, 2005 at 8:21 pm [Reply]

    RBF – OK, I have teenagers, but I don’t know “LMAO” – can you enlighten me? (it was my post, but from another computer, so it showed up as Anonymous)

    Bronko Nagurski was a football player from the ol’ leather-helmet days, who appeared in pictures as having about a 25-inch neck…

  26. Islamorada Girl
    April 18th, 2005 at 8:43 pm [Reply]

    Time to be namin’ Mim’s baby!
    Any takers?

  27. Islamorada Girl
    April 18th, 2005 at 8:45 pm [Reply]

    And I must say Chris’ FPF puter installation is the best piece of art I’ve seen in years. Quick, call the Whitney!

  28. Oreothecat
    April 18th, 2005 at 11:20 pm [Reply]

    Hey Islamorada Girl, I’m gonna go with Mini-Mim.

  29. RememberByronFrost
    April 18th, 2005 at 11:26 pm [Reply]


    Sorry for delay,, LMAO is acronym for Laughing My Ass Off.

    I knew to whom you were referring, and cracked me up big time!

  30. RememberByronFrost
    April 18th, 2005 at 11:29 pm [Reply]

    Here’s my entry:


  31. Irina
    April 19th, 2005 at 8:42 am [Reply]

    Mim-ick. Heh.

    How about Mim-osa? Mim-eograph?

  32. RememberByronFrost
    April 19th, 2005 at 9:09 am [Reply]

    I like Mim-eograph. And Mim-osa would be fitting if she’s named after her hippie Granny, no doubt.

    Where is she anyway? not to mention Ol’ Chucky?

  33. Sassy_Rocks
    April 19th, 2005 at 10:25 am [Reply]

    What’s with Dawn of the Doc in today’s Mark Trail? Was it a facebone cryogenic experiment gone terribly awry?

  34. Sourbelly
    April 19th, 2005 at 9:26 pm [Reply]

    Odd. Bronko Nagurski has been mentioned four times today. Er, five.

  35. RememberByronFrost
    April 20th, 2005 at 8:53 am [Reply]

    Well you gotta love that name, even if you have no clue who he was.

    If I gave birth to a boy I would name him that. Who would pick on anyone named Bronko Nagurski? (6)

  36. J.Po
    April 20th, 2005 at 8:56 am [Reply]

    A little historical perspective on the origin here of Bronko (7) references: when those big cowl neck sweaters were popular a few (OK, more than a few) years back, I made the comment to a friend “who did so-and-so borrow that sweater from, Bronko (8) Nagurski?” (due to Bronko’s (9) supersized head and neck. Why did I know this? Anyone’s guess.) So seeing RMMD’s stretched-out t-shirt conjured up this reference…funny how I can remember that, but remembering today’s breakfast is a little hazy…

    Does anyone want to guess at the translation of Abbey’s “WOOF!” in today’s RMMD?

    My thought: “For the love of Christ, June, stop with the arched-eyebrow expressions of sexual ennui, MOVE the freaking mixing bowls, and pray that Pus-boy’s package doesn’t fall out of the cabinet on to your breasts! And do it soon before Rex gets all the action!”

  37. RememberByronFrost
    April 20th, 2005 at 12:54 pm [Reply]

    Good one J.Po!

    My thought re: Abbey’s WOOF!:

    Get a clue Woman! Do I have to jump up there and cram the friggin’ package down your throat? Look in the cabinet on the LEFT, you moron! No wonder Rex prefers men!

  38. J.Po
    April 20th, 2005 at 1:08 pm [Reply]

    LOL! Clearly, while Rex has Bronko’s (10) shirt, June has inherited his intelligence.

  39. RememberByronFrost
    April 20th, 2005 at 1:28 pm [Reply]

    Ha! Yep.

    And Pus-boy’s gonna appreciate Rex’s morselness in Bronko’s (11) over-the-shoulder stretched out shirt.

  40. J.Po
    April 20th, 2005 at 3:44 pm [Reply]

    There’s a Buck-in’ Bronko (an even dozen!) joke here somewhere, but I hate to think what might result were I to…er, flesh it out further.

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