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You don’t have to yell

Mark Trail, 7/10/06

SAY, MARK! IT’S REALLY POLITE OF YOU AND RANGER RICK TO THINK OF US AND SHOUT YOUR DIALOGUE SO WE CAN HEAR IT! I’M ASSUMING THAT’S WHY YOU’RE YELLING WHILE YOU’RE TALKING, EVEN THOUGH YOU’RE ONLY INCHES AWAY FROM EACH OTHER UP IN THAT TREE! IT SORT OF MAKES ME FEEL UNGRATEFUL TO POINT OUT THAT THROUGH THE MAGIC OF CARTOONING, WE CAN “HEAR” YOU JUST FINE, EVEN THOUGH OUR PERSPECTIVE IS QUITE FAR AWAY FROM YOU! BUT REALLY, THANKS FOR BEING SO THOUGHTFUL!

OH, AND I THINK THE BEAR IS TRYING TO TELL YOU THAT HE’S GOING TO ENJOY KILLING AND EATING YOU WHEN YOU GET DOWN FROM THAT TREE, AS YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO EVENTUALLY! JUST A GUESS, THOUGH!

Those of you enraptured by Mark Trail’s giant talking animals (and who isn’t, really?) will enjoy this drinking game over at the Deadspin sports blog.

For Better Or For Worse, 7/10/06

I think I speak for everyone everywhere when I say that I hope this is (a) karmic retribution for the Pattersons Junior allowing their little squallers to run wild and disturb the peaceful Kelpforths in their quiet cigar-smoking repose and (b) the beginning of Mike’s slow descent into madness. I might point out that Deanna seems to have been able to sleep just fine through the tinkling and the tonkling, but not through her husband’s lunatic overreaction to it, yet miraculously she didn’t punch him in the throat or anything. I might also point out that Mrs. C. has problems of her own in regards to sleeping through fan noise (though for her it’s less TINKLE TONKLE TINKLE TONK and more CLICK CLICK WHIRRR); however, rather than wrapping the fan in scotch tape like some sort of crazy person, she just makes me turn it off.

The Lockhorns, 7/10/06

Sometimes the Lockorns is just so much about unadulterated mutual loathing that it takes my breath away. Look at the way they’re glaring at each other with undisguised contempt. Roast rage is on the menu every night at Casa Lockhorn, along with buttered bile and fried green hate.

76 responses to “You don’t have to yell”

  1. Jimmy
    July 10th, 2006 at 10:03 pm [Reply]

    I’d go after Mary Worth too.

  2. Justafoob
    July 10th, 2006 at 10:05 pm [Reply]

    Oh Mike, just turn the fan incident into a witty, acerbic look at modern life. Like you did with the Kelpfroths and now he is your good buddy. You must be one helluva writer. Well, better than Lynn Johnston anyway.

  3. Burton
    July 10th, 2006 at 10:09 pm [Reply]

    Not to piss on your sandwich, Mikey, but I sleep like a baby under a very much silent fan every night. That’s your ever-increasing awareness of the banality of your life that you’re hearing.

  4. Bigfoot
    July 10th, 2006 at 10:28 pm [Reply]

    As much as I dig that drinking game, it’s not going to get anyone but Mary Worth loaded…unless we hold a month or so of Mark Trail comics to read all at once.

    Hmmm… that sounds like a plan.

  5. LouieLouie
    July 10th, 2006 at 10:40 pm [Reply]

    That’s got to be duct tape he’s using. Duct tape can fix anything.

  6. LouieLouie
    July 10th, 2006 at 10:45 pm [Reply]

    I’m sure what the angry and/or hungry bear is trying to tell you is that little Timmy is trapped in a well. What? The story line is supposed to be about illegal wildlife trade? Well, in that case he must be trying to tell you the exact location of the tiger penis traders’ lair.

  7. Da Scrodfather
    July 10th, 2006 at 10:54 pm [Reply]

    In honor of our quote of the week, Thank you Josh, for reminding us to always butter our bile.

  8. gluteus maximus
    July 10th, 2006 at 10:57 pm [Reply]

    I never trusted the “keeps you cool in the summer, warm in the winter” touts of the ceiling fan ads – doesn’t make sense – just use a window fan or buy a $119 Goldstar window AC, Mike.

  9. jailbird
    July 10th, 2006 at 11:10 pm [Reply]

    I hate the Lockhorns.

  10. Occam
    July 10th, 2006 at 11:24 pm [Reply]

    This “Mark Trail” plot makes less sense than the last one, if that’s even possible. First of all, bears can climb trees; I suppose it’s too much to ask that the bear go after Ranger Rick and Mark Trail up that tree, and knock them out of it?

    Secondly, since Ranger Rick is hoping to remove the arrow from the bear’s backside, wouldn’t it seem logical that he has a tranquilizer dart gun with him? Geez, Ranger Rick, tranquilize the bear already and put us ALL out of our misery!

  11. AppleGirl
    July 10th, 2006 at 11:33 pm [Reply]

    MW: Uh-oh! Bad touch, Mary! Bad touch!

  12. 2fs
    July 10th, 2006 at 11:35 pm [Reply]

    I hope that ceiling fan isn’t one he bought second-hand from the landing on Leland Palmer’s stairway. Cuz that was one spooky ceiling fan.

    On second thought, that might make Foobville interesting again.

  13. sm
    July 11th, 2006 at 12:19 am [Reply]

    In next week’s FOBW, the natives are upset that Liz is “moving back…to Missoula, MONTANA!!!!”

  14. Non-Shannon
    July 11th, 2006 at 12:24 am [Reply]

    Did anyone else enjoy One Big Happy today? I thought it was awesomely insane. And in webcomics news, Dinosaur Comics also had a hobo theme! Yay for hobos!

  15. Mumblix Grumph
    July 11th, 2006 at 12:28 am [Reply]

    Jesus Christ! That is one big-ass bear! In the second panel it looks like it’s the size of a Walgreens drug store.

  16. marykat
    July 11th, 2006 at 12:51 am [Reply]

    well, I hate to admit it but I actually chuckled at the foobs this morning. only because I had the same problem once…but unlike Mike, I used the handy little weights that they include in the fan package to properly balance it so no such noises occurred. It could be because I am an engineer that I suceeded where he couldn’t; it could also be because I am not a complete useless ass. Who knows?

  17. treedweller
    July 11th, 2006 at 12:51 am [Reply]

    I think the fan is actually a portal into another dimension, where the demons dwell. Mike’s demons. Notice how in the second panel we see into his thoughts–he’s spied little planets and stars in there. Then he tugs on the wrong thing, making the demons very angry and loud. Then he does something with a roll of tape that can only be the foobville version of donning a tinfoil hat, but still the demons continue to haunt him (though they quiet down some . . . not sure what to make of that). He must have taped together whatever demon appendage he accidentally tugged apart, placating them enough to allow the little wifey to sleep, at least.

    That has to be it, since otherwise he would just follow Mrs. C’s example, and turn the damn thing off. Though the rhythmic tinkling and tonkling of a noisy fan can be hypnotic and comforting just as easily as it can drive you insane. It’s all in your mindset.

    Come to think of it, I’m going with option (b).

  18. treedweller
    July 11th, 2006 at 12:55 am [Reply]

    Meanwhile, at the Lockhorns, I think they are just mad because they haven’t been able to find a gigantic outlet to fit that plug-in table they bought. OH, YEAH!

  19. treedweller
    July 11th, 2006 at 12:56 am [Reply]

    And, yes, MT, the bear is trying to tell you something. It hates tents! Stay away from the tents! (apologies to Steve Martin)

  20. Rob
    July 11th, 2006 at 1:05 am [Reply]

    Am I the only one who saw this in the Mark Trail one?

  21. Rob
    July 11th, 2006 at 1:06 am [Reply]

    Whoops, I mean this.

  22. Scumbaggioni
    July 11th, 2006 at 2:11 am [Reply]

    “Whoops! Dart in your ass!”
    –Sparks

    I’ve actually tried fried green hate. Not bad. Cleans you out something fierce, though, don’t wear good clothes or go outdoors for a while.

    Yes, I’m still going on about Gasoline Alley. Scancarelli is either (a) waiting for those readers who are actually slower than “Slim” to catch up, or (b) padding like mad. Move on, Scanky–we saw the forest fire coming waaaay back when Slim hucked a bottle of “fire starter” onto a pair of squirrels…even before he let the rest spill into an unattended campfire. Dude, Smokey The Freaking Bear would be losing his patience with you at this point.

  23. Scumbaggioni
    July 11th, 2006 at 2:12 am [Reply]

    …Hey, who carved “Jack Elrod” on the surface of the Moon?

  24. Pozzo
    July 11th, 2006 at 7:40 am [Reply]

    I just taped a cotton facial wipe around the fan cord to muffle the jiggle works like a charm. (Thanks, Heloise!)

    Incidentally, I think the writer of the Lockhorns was trying to make a pun on “road rage,” but accidentally gave us a peek into the darker side of a dark, dark soul.

  25. Badly_Computer_Animated_Boy
    July 11th, 2006 at 7:40 am [Reply]

    Mike Pluggerson

  26. Pozzo
    July 11th, 2006 at 7:41 am [Reply]

    Okay, there should be a period between “jiggle” and “works”. Maybe I should go back to the “See it before you say it” feature.

  27. Dan B
    July 11th, 2006 at 7:47 am [Reply]

    here’s what impressed me this morning, in brief:

    MW: I think Aldo pretty much just accused Mary Worth of being his dead wife. He’s engaging in some pretty harsh Mark Trail-esque shouting along with some hot finger-pointing. “MARY WORTH, J’ACCUSE!”

    GT: another gambling scandal? Von Haney hustling suckers for $10 “Nassaus?” Boring, but maybe we get to see Von’s hands chopped off in retribution.

    A3G: “A PARTY?!” Again with the MT shouting to someone standing right next to you. No wonder Lucy is running away and hanging with beatniks – Ted’s a total square.

  28. Dennis Jimenez
    July 11th, 2006 at 7:49 am [Reply]

    7.11.2006

    MW – Twin swan alert – panel two, upper left hand corner.

  29. Devil in the Drain
    July 11th, 2006 at 7:55 am [Reply]

    Okay, today’s Pluggers: is that sad and disturbing, or what? A “Plugger ATM” isn’t pulling a few bills out from under the mattress, or even smashing the piggy bank. No, it’s living so close to the edge that when it’s time to pay the rent (or pick up some PBR), you hock your pathetic portable b/w TV for the $20 that will keep the wolf from your door for one more night.

    And you just know that two nights from now, with the game on but no TV, that Plugger is going on a wall-smashing rampage that is the irrevocable step in a Plugger’s Progress to homelessness, alcoholism, scurvy, and early death.

    Thanks for the laughs, Jay Allan Starke of Garland, Texas. May Providence keep you from what you depict.

  30. tycho anomaly
    July 11th, 2006 at 7:57 am [Reply]

    The fan’s subliminal message seems to be frequent nighttime urination and, um, frequent nighttime tonkling

  31. King Folderol
    July 11th, 2006 at 8:02 am [Reply]

    Working backwards, the bigger problem I have with The Lockhorns here is that the punchline sucks. I’m assuming this is some sort of play on road rage, but unless the roast is going to jump off the table into a little Stuart Little roadster and start flipping off the mashed potatoes, this really isn’t all that funny. Perhaps it is Leroy who is enraged, but I don’t think him giving Loretta a black eye or running her over with his 1973 Plymouth Duster (you know that’s what he drives people) will elicit a laugh unless the Lockhorns primary audience is guys who are on the cusp of beating their wives and patiently awaiting the day when Leroy gives Loretta a shiner. Sadly, I sometimes think that this is the Lockhorns’s primary audience.

    Michael, your problem is that your ceiling fan is haunted. Here’s what you do. Get your wife and children out of the house, pour liberal amounts of petrol on the house, light a match and run. Sure, you’re going to kill the Kelpforths, but sometimes sacrifices have to be made in order to truly make a dent against the denizens of the spirit world when they dare haunt our realm.

    MT is yelling because otherwise no one would pay attention.

  32. Marc
    July 11th, 2006 at 8:02 am [Reply]

    MW – I like how Mary Worth is using broad vocabulary today….”Are you also a fan of flora and fauna?” I could see that as a t-shirt in November (at this rate :))

  33. tycho anomaly
    July 11th, 2006 at 8:04 am [Reply]

    Or, if it’s a film fan:

    Tinkle, tonkle! Tinkle tonkle!
    We accept him! We accept him!
    One of Us! One of us!

  34. shnubby
    July 11th, 2006 at 8:13 am [Reply]

    Tinkle Tonkle? Isn’t he the fifth Teletubby?

  35. Dennis Jimenez
    July 11th, 2006 at 8:36 am [Reply]

    The fifth teletubby – isn’t that the hermaphrodite one? Hey here’s one – what did Dick Cheney say to the hermaphrodite teletubby? Go f#$% yourself!

  36. Treadwell
    July 11th, 2006 at 8:50 am [Reply]

    (warning: Grammar Nazi rant)

    JP: Abbey’s sentence in the first panel is a command, not a question. The question mark is thus inappropriate.

    (Sorry, just a bugaboo of mine; I leave people alone in blogs and forums and stuff, but if it’s in print, it better be right, dammit.)

  37. Dan B
    July 11th, 2006 at 9:03 am [Reply]

    dang, Pluggers downright depressed me today. i mean, with the Meth epidemic going on throughout America’s small towns we could be days from a dramatic MW/Pluggers cross-over featuring hermaphrodite meth dealers working outside the pawn shops of Pluggers-ville, forcing MW to briefly withdraw from her sheltered palace at Charterstone and stick her nose in the Pluggers’ business. Aldo Kelrast will be close behind, fuming that his reincarnated dead wife would dare share her attentions with anyone else. If we’re lucky, a hungry and desperately poor Plugger will simply eat MW and Aldo while Mark Trail and Ranger Rick look on helplessly from a nearby tree. Such a neat way to bring all these storylines to a close.

  38. Chet McCord, Wildlife Defender
    July 11th, 2006 at 9:10 am [Reply]

    There’s also a theme of arrows stuck in bodies going around. See yesterday’s Hagar the Horrible.

  39. mere cog in the machine
    July 11th, 2006 at 9:20 am [Reply]

    I am guessing that Miss Mike’s ceiling fan drama will be worth, say, seven paragraphs in an upcoming, typically vile Mike letter on the FOOB website. All sorts of platitudinous crap about “the rotations of the fan being akin to the cycles of life” and “wanting to protect the fan, not undress it”, and the speed of the fan being a “metaphor for his own spiraling lust for Mr. Kelpfroth”, etc, etc. And also, does he have a shapeless girlyman body or what? Maybe a little less time spent in his self-absorbed, college-freshman-like journal and a little more in the gym would give that Elly-smothered victim of a wife at least a ray of pleasure in her private, Patterson hell.

  40. GotFuzzy
    July 11th, 2006 at 9:31 am [Reply]

    How many days of ceiling fan drama will FOOB subject us to? At this rate, I’d even take an Elly vs. the vacuum diversion.

    My morning was saved by the silent penultimate panel in Get Fuzzy. Rob’s look of simmering disgust paired with Satchel’s pure joy was priceless. The pointy party hats made it all the more delightful.

  41. rich
    July 11th, 2006 at 9:43 am [Reply]

    29: Nice Plugger analysis!

    Tuesday’s installments of Mark Trail and Bringing Up Foobs take the idiocy to new levels. “We missed our chance to tranquilize the bear” — how so, Mark? You’ve had countless chances, and now he’s loping away with his back to you! Pull the trigger, already! And stop shouting!!

    Meanwhile over in Foobville…they have air conditioning?! So why would someone sit up all night listening to a faulty ceiling fan when there’s an air conditioner running at the same time?

  42. cheech wizard
    July 11th, 2006 at 9:45 am [Reply]

    Re: today’s FOOB, how can it be too hot for the children to sleep? Why are the running the A/C at night? These people live in Canada. They wear sweaters to the beach – in August.

  43. treedweller
    July 11th, 2006 at 9:52 am [Reply]

    #28 are you sure those are swans? It’s not the motion lines of head-bobbling as MW tries to avoid letting A Lakers Dolt pick her nose (as he used to do for his dead wife)?

  44. anonymous
    July 11th, 2006 at 9:57 am [Reply]

    You can practically BUY a black-and-white TV for $20 in a discount store. Getting $20 from a pawnshop for it seems like a lot…

  45. Grendell
    July 11th, 2006 at 10:14 am [Reply]

    Look at Mary Worth totally feeling Aldo up! She’s even running her fingers through his sparse arm hair!
    You’re in public, Mary! Not everybody appreciates PDAs, you know. Just look at the disapproving glare of the lady in the sea depth map print shirt!

  46. bupdaddy
    July 11th, 2006 at 10:20 am [Reply]

    You know, I’ve never liked the Lockhorns, but this one is such a pure vision of vitriol that I have to acknowledge my respect for it. Tip o’ the pen to Bunny Hoest and her abhorrence of marriage.

  47. Benicillin
    July 11th, 2006 at 10:27 am [Reply]

    Did FBOFW really just use “tape tape tape tape” as a sound effect? I “puke puke puke puke” every time I read this “shit shit shit shit.”

  48. Cornwhacker
    July 11th, 2006 at 10:33 am [Reply]

    I don’t care for the whole tradition of cartoonists handing off strips to family members, but in Bunny Hoest’s sake, I’ll make an exception. The fact that the creator’s wife took over The Lockhorns after he died is funnier than The Lockhorns itself.

  49. Benicillin
    July 11th, 2006 at 10:49 am [Reply]

    #49:

    That is hilarious, I didn’t know that. There’s a “Crumb” style movie to be made with that whole deal.

  50. Benicillin
    July 11th, 2006 at 10:50 am [Reply]

    Sorry, I meant #48. I’m #49. Now I’m #50. Oh god…

  51. treedweller
    July 11th, 2006 at 11:11 am [Reply]

    Meanwhile, Luann and Bernice are starring in an afterschool special on codependency. “Oh, Luann, I’m so sorry you aren’t happy about Tif– I mean Sheraton’s My Space page. What can I do to make you happy? Please like me!!”

    I mean, she literally runs her feelings by Luann until she gets the response she wants (yesterday). It’s textbook!

    And today Luann confirms that Bernice is only her friend as long as there’s Tif–I mean Sheraton-hating hijinx to be had.

    At the end of the special, Bernice will finally realize she’s being used. Once she finds her freedom, she realizes her deep kinship with the other neighborhood doormat. Despite Luann’s disgusted comments, she will marry Brad and have lots of little peanut-headed doormat children. They will be sneered at by their Luann-spawned cousins every time the family gathers.

  52. Joan
    July 11th, 2006 at 11:16 am [Reply]

    I just can’t get over the sublime concept of fried green hate. Hate, battered in cornmeal and tempered in sizzling, boiling oil until it forms a crispy coating.

    I don’t think I hate anything enough to qualify as fried green hate, but when I do, it will be greasy, green, and delicious.

    Thanks, Josh.

  53. tefflan
    July 11th, 2006 at 11:16 am [Reply]

    MT: Come on, boys. Get the hell down there and confront the grizzly. Let him know who the boss is. Explain to him in clear English that you only want to help him. Remember, Mark, the grizzlies are as scared of you as the mountain lions are.

    FBOFW: Don’t be a dick. Turn the fan off, kick the A/C up a notch, and fix the noisy fan in the morning instead of waking your wife up in the middle of the night throwing a tantrum.

  54. mere cog in the machine
    July 11th, 2006 at 11:17 am [Reply]

    #51: I’ve always hoped that Luann and Bernice would grow, well, um, closer, if you, like, know what I mean…

  55. treedweller
    July 11th, 2006 at 11:21 am [Reply]

    #54 OH YEAH!

  56. Merdz
    July 11th, 2006 at 11:25 am [Reply]

    “I don’t think that bear likes us!” is just the sort of astute comment on wildlife that you expect from your ranger.

  57. tefflan
    July 11th, 2006 at 11:41 am [Reply]

    #53. Sorry, I almost got slickered by FBOFW. I actually treated them like they were REAL people. What I’d really like to see on their website is the husband poking at the fan with a screwdriver and then see his skeleton flashing through his skin as they animate him getting electrocuted.

  58. Brent
    July 11th, 2006 at 12:21 pm [Reply]

    #48: Have you seen the temperatures up here in the Great White North lately? Inuit enterpreneurs are already staking out beachfront property on the Arctic Ocean and it’s been sitting in the low 90s in most of the country since the start of July.

    I could tell Mike how to fix the verdammt ceiling fan (#16 is right) but I anticipate an ever inceasing series of irritants culminating either with Mike going all “Shining” over Dee and the kids, and the Kelpfroths before being gunned down in a hail of bullets by Toronto’s finest (or possibly Mrs. Kelpfroth – these folks have guns). Either that or “Lovie” Lovinsky comes over and fixes the thing in about two seconds flat all the while commiserating with Dee about how silly men can be when it comes to fixing things and imparting some good old Polish wisdom. I’d like the former but I’m betting on the latter.

  59. Eric
    July 11th, 2006 at 12:31 pm [Reply]

    Was it not an option to turn the thing off?

  60. jimbo
    July 11th, 2006 at 1:45 pm [Reply]

    Anyone notice how they even tuck shirts into boxers in Foobville?

  61. Brian
    July 11th, 2006 at 2:15 pm [Reply]

    Am I the only person who liked the fact that ‘Tape’ is now apparently an onomatopoeia?

  62. Hysterical Woman
    July 11th, 2006 at 2:32 pm [Reply]

    You’d think a forest ranger would know better than to escape a bear by climbing up a tree, especially a dead tree.

  63. Scumbaggioni
    July 11th, 2006 at 2:38 pm [Reply]

    #51, 54, 55: An ugly issue potentially rears its head in Luann:

    Luann and Bernice are…close (although I’ve not seen them this close before*) and therefore spend a lot of time together in Luann’s room.

    But Delta is their good friend too. The three of them seem to go everywhere together…expect into that room. I can’t recall ever seeing Delta in that house.

    Do two of these “friends” share a secret that makes three a crowd**?

    Or are “certain people” just unwelcome in Casa de DeGroot?

    *What’s that sound, you say? That fap fap fap fap fap fap? …Must be the ceiling fan. Wait, wait…ngh…okay, it’s stopped.

    **Oh, it’s started up again? Hang on, it only takes a few seconds for it to stop…there. Huuhhhhhh.

  64. mere cog in the machine
    July 11th, 2006 at 2:50 pm [Reply]

    #63: I am a pervert, sir; not a racist. So I’ll fervently hope it’s the first scenario.

  65. fuzzmaster
    July 11th, 2006 at 2:52 pm [Reply]

    Imagine the depths to which Lynn the Head Foob must have sunk when, out of her myriad characters with their twisted lives, the most dramatic plotline she can develop involves: Summer. It’s Hot, Eh?

    Too bad there’s nothing interesting going on with another character, like maybe an impending romantic twist or … oh, wait.

    Now, if tomorrow’s strip shows Michaeline’s apartment empty and the Kelpfroths sneaking in to loosen the screws another twist on the ceiling fan — that would be entertainment.

  66. Hogenmogen
    July 11th, 2006 at 3:21 pm [Reply]

    Foobs – panel 2 above makes Mike look pretty macho, sort of Clint-Eastwood-esque. Square chin, deadly squint, Miami-Vice stubble. Followed quickly by the woosie appearing in panel 3 with NINE beads of panic induced sweat throwing themselves off his head in an effort to distance themselves from his effeminate squeal of “Aaagh!”

  67. Hogenmogen
    July 11th, 2006 at 3:28 pm [Reply]

    I have to confess, though, my supposedly silent Hunter brand fan in the bedroom makes more noise than the cheap-ass brandless one we got for the kids’ playroom. I’ve woken up late at night and raged. But I’m a very disagreeable person and multiply that by ten when I’m woken up in the middle of the night. I suppose the point is that I don’t find it funny specifically because I had to learn to just shut the thing off and deal. Why saintly people like the Foobs can’t figure that one out even faster is beyond me.

  68. Camster
    July 11th, 2006 at 4:05 pm [Reply]

    Not to defend MT in any way, but:
    Not all grizzlies can climb trees.
    Black bears can, and grizzly cubs can, but as they grow older grizzlies lose that ability. The chatty bear in this strip is clearly a grizz (big hump around the shoulders) so in fact climbing a tree is not a totally stupid thing for our hunters to do.
    However, grizzlies can not, as far as I know, talk.
    And the last time I saw someone actually use a tent that looked like that was about, say, 1969.

  69. Bootsybooks
    July 11th, 2006 at 4:08 pm [Reply]

    Y’all know that I’m completely enthralled by the Phantom. So today, when Chatu wonders how The-Ghost-Who-Moves-Through-The-Forest-With-A-Stripey-Butt knows what he’s thinking, the strains of “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man of Mine” wafted through the jungle like the tinkle tonkle of a summer ceiling fan.

    Ah, love!

    OH YEAH!

  70. Mibbitmaker
    July 11th, 2006 at 5:14 pm [Reply]

    Above strips:

    Lockhorns: Wow, Basil and Mrs. Fawlty have a better marriage than these guys! On # 31: Actually, the wife running over the husband is all the rage these days in vehicular marital homicide. Then, it’d be concidered hysterical when Lorretta mashes her mister into the concrete. He’d still beat the wife senseless first, though.

    MT: No wonder the bear’s so pissed. Not only does he have the arrow in his butt, as we’ve all known, but he also has a Jack Elrod beachball hitting him repeatedly in the back. Those suckers are heavy!

  71. Anonymous
    July 11th, 2006 at 11:31 pm [Reply]

    Well, it’s day three of the Fooberville Fan, and Mikey is still sweating. Why the hell is he covered with a lovely green blanket??

  72. Jeanne
    July 11th, 2006 at 11:32 pm [Reply]

    Sorry about the anonymous post

  73. Chet McCord, Wildlife Defender
    July 12th, 2006 at 9:13 am [Reply]

    71: That’s so the kids won’t come in and catch him in his early morning state.

  74. David S. McQueen
    July 12th, 2006 at 1:32 pm [Reply]

    Why doesn’t the hunter shoot the bear? Or is that a one-shot arrow-shooting rifle he’s carrying? And I really think his shot placement is terrible!

  75. Farfoobnoogin
    July 12th, 2006 at 7:08 pm [Reply]

    I’m just amazed that even though his testicles were removed years ago, Mike can accumulate four days beard growth in about 12 hours.

    We KNOW Lynn has no idea how men talk. Apparently she has no idea how they LOOK either.

    And how do you get that “baring your lower teeth when you scream” look? I tried this in front of a mirror for days and couldn’t do it. Help!

  76. Craig Shergold
    July 17th, 2006 at 12:22 pm [Reply]

    #38: Arrows through bodies is an S&M theme about Saint Sebastian.

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