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No exit … for Pluggers

Pluggers, 7/11/06

Boy, you read a strip for a while and you think you know it pretty well, but I have to admit that I’m shocked by how quickly Pluggers has gone from “smug and self-satisfied” to “soul-wrenchingly depressing.” Rhino-Man (not to be confused with the Rhino) must be very, very hard up for cash if the $7.50 or so he’ll get for his Carter-era 13-inch is going to get him out of some bind. That’s bad enough, but what’s really bringing me down is his incredibly glum facial expression. Presumably he’s thinking about the long trudge back to his tiny, barely furnished apartment, where he won’t even have broadcast TV to distract him from the fact that he’s broke and he’s going to die alone.

I know Pluggers doesn’t usually do continuing storylines, but I’d like to see the new, bleaker Pluggers follow Rhino-Man for the next few days:

  • “Plugger venture capital.” (Rhino-Man is rooting through a dumpster, looking for bottles or cans he can return.)
  • “Plugger Zoloft.” (Rhino-Man is passed out in his battered easy chair, surrounded by empty cans of Milwaukee’s Best.)
  • “Plugger liquid assets.” (Rhino-Man is selling his blood.)
  • “This is how a Plugger’s wages are garnished.” (Two Bear-Men are cutting off one of Rhino Man’s thumbs.)
  • “Plugger therapy.” (Rhino-Man has a shotgun in his mouth.)

Gil Thorp, 7/11/06

It’s kind of interesting that Von and the legendary Marty Moon are now palling around on the golf course, considering that it was Marty’s arrest that started Von’s mediocre radio career. It’s good to see that Marty is leading a young and impressionable fellow DJ down a dark path of illegal sports betting, and also good to see that Gil Thorp still has it when it comes to incomprehensible sports jargon. Here’s the definition of a “Nassau”, if you’re curious; I’m not even going to attempt to parse the third panel. Instead, I offer the following philosophical question: Is there a parallel universe Marty Moon, and if so, does he spend all his spare time ministering to sick children and not have a goatee?

Marvin, 7/11/06

Marvin, you may have heard, is dispensing with its long-standing “whites only” policy and has introduced a new character: “Ming Ming,” a Chinese baby adopted by Marvin’s aunt. So far, Ming Ming has spent her time engaging in a strange internal monologue about the alien beings that have kidnapped her and taken her to a mysterious planet. As opposed to the homeland that she’s gotten to know and love so well over, you know, so many years. She’s also, as you can see here, been sitting completely motionless and staring forward with her creepy, expressionless eyes. So, um, yay diversity.

Mary Worth, 7/11/06

Topographical-Map-Shirt-Girl is walking briskly for her life away from the raging game of “Bad Touch, Worse Touch” that Mary and Aldo have going here. Aldo at first looks forlorn and slouchy, his arms in the C3PO position, as Mary essentially asks him if he likes things that are alive. But with her gentle and uninvited touch on his shoulder, it’s Aldo who comes alive, and begins, and he suddenly moves to poke Mary in the face with his finger, as if he thinks that the living image of his late wife standing before him must be some sort of mirage. Who knows, maybe we’ve got it all wrong — maybe these two lonely middle-aged widowed folks are going to find comfort with each other this summer. Or maybe they’ll continue to make confusing hand gestures that have never accompanied actual human interaction in the entire history of bipedalism.

Mark Trail, 7/11/06

I’m pretty sure that in the last panel, Mark is leaning down to take a big, healthy whiff of bear scat.

89 responses to “No exit … for Pluggers”

  1. Bill Peschel
    July 11th, 2006 at 9:41 pm [Reply]

    “Topographical-Map-Shirt-Girl is walking briskly for her life away from the raging game of “Bad Touch, Worse Touch” that Mary and Aldo have going here. Aldo at first looks forlorn and slouchy, his arms in the C3PO position, as Mary essentially asks him if he likes things that are alive.”

    Do you realize, Josh, that there was more creative thinking and observational humor in that one sentence than in the entire run of Mary Worth?.

  2. catastrophile
    July 11th, 2006 at 9:50 pm [Reply]

    You never even consider the possibility that the television was stolen, possibly from a friend or aged relative, so support Mr. Rhino’s stuff habit?

  3. BassoGap
    July 11th, 2006 at 9:57 pm [Reply]

    But Bill (#1), be honest, that’s like being the tallest guy at the Little People’s convention.

    And I think I know why Alpo Stalker is doing his C3PO impersonation–that’s a young Carrie Fisher in panel 1, and he just can’t help himself. It’s what he does at all the Star Wars conventions. He does Scotty at the ST fairs, too. I’ll bet he offers to show Mary his closet full of authentic costumes.

    If it *is* scat Mark’s sniffing (“But I did…not…inhale.”), how does he figure the bear will be easy to follow? Unless it’s more of a puddle than a pile, there’s only going to be that one. Yes, and you’re welcome for that mental image.

    If only Mark and Rick had some way of putting the bear to sleep, from a distance. Too bad they don’t have something along the lines of a tranquilizer dart handy…maybe a rifle to shoot it, even. Hey, Rick…what’s that slung over your shoulder?

  4. treedweller
    July 11th, 2006 at 10:01 pm [Reply]

    So, MT can get photo-shooting close to the bear, but the it was out of range of the tranquilizer rifle they’re carrying? Folks, we all need to face the facts. Our parks system is woefully underfunded. I think I can see the “Daisy” logo on the side of that weapon.

  5. monkeyhawk
    July 11th, 2006 at 10:01 pm [Reply]

    EPIPHANY!!

    I wore my official (Margo be damned) “More information on licorice can be found on the internet” t-shirt in public today.

    I got the feeling women must get from guys (okay, like me) who can’t make eye contact because they’re looking at your chest. At the Post Office. At the grocery check-out. At the hamburger joint.

    Who would have guessed so many people were interested in licorice?

  6. treedweller
    July 11th, 2006 at 10:06 pm [Reply]

    Re: Pluggers
    The ATM is not the pawn shop, it’s the TV: Aerial Television Machine. The plugger rhino is just so clueless about how to make it work (note the crumpled rabbit ears) that he’s going to the pawn shop to trade it in on Curtis’ old boom box.

  7. Tom T.
    July 11th, 2006 at 10:15 pm [Reply]

    Rhino-man can’t very well work a shotgun without thumbs, can he?

  8. Aldo Kelrast
    July 11th, 2006 at 10:18 pm [Reply]

    For some reason I initially completely misread “Pluggers” and thought that he was *looting* the pawnshop. Suddenly, “Pluggers” starts endorsing the criminal lifestyle. Can’t come up with the moolah to buy Mrs. Rhino a new TV? Just stop by the “ATM”.

  9. Concerned Citizen
    July 11th, 2006 at 10:20 pm [Reply]

    MW is like Vertigo without Hitchcock and nice looking Hollywood stars. At least the sick obsession is going to be there. It’s going to be a great summer at the condos despite the absence of Gary Glitter’s personal physician.

    I know the faces in Gil Thorp look like the faces in other cars during a cross country acid trip but Von’s head is particularly surreal in the first panel.

  10. Da Scrodfather
    July 11th, 2006 at 10:23 pm [Reply]

    No, Mark Trail is obviously bending forward to better admire the “Jack Elrod” bubble in front of him.
    And what’s happening to me when Mary Worth makes me laugh harder (BEFORE reading any deeper meaning into it) than Pearls Before Swine? Aldo jabbing his finger in Mary’s face while talking about his late wife– undoubtedly murdered and buried in her flower garden– brought a roar of laughter as soon as I saw it.

  11. Josh
    July 11th, 2006 at 10:31 pm [Reply]

    I’m pretty sure that that’s Evil Spock in GIl Thorp.

  12. Jennifer
    July 11th, 2006 at 10:40 pm [Reply]

    Yes, but Evil Spock became good Spock, too, leaving us with no Evil Spocks!

    I never realized we had this deficit. No wonder the Trek franchise dissolved into chaos. The center could not hold.

  13. Matt McIrvin
    July 11th, 2006 at 10:41 pm [Reply]

    Ming Ming is drawn like a Sanrio character. Apparently adopting a Chinese baby transports you to a Japanese superdeformed universe.

  14. Rusty
    July 11th, 2006 at 10:52 pm [Reply]

    Pluggers: Further proof it is set in an Appalachian world.

    DTGT: Marty Moon was wearing a goatee years before every aging hipster and trying-too-hard suburban dad broke them out. Sorry Josh. Marty Moon is actually the bizarro world Gil Thorp.

  15. Scumbaggioni
    July 11th, 2006 at 11:00 pm [Reply]

    Oh, damns, I hope Mark Trail ends up like Richard Jaeckel in Grizzly. Are we EVER going to learn which omnipotent supervillain etched “Jack Elrod” onto the surface of the Moon?

  16. Power of 1000 Lemons
    July 11th, 2006 at 11:01 pm [Reply]

    I swore at first that those were supposed to be recoil lines behind Mary’s head, but they turned out to be birds. Still, pretty tellingly placed birds, aren’t they? I don’t think that was entirely unintentional.

  17. Fred P.
    July 11th, 2006 at 11:10 pm [Reply]

    The dude in TDIET obviously is nowhere near the level of frowziness that the captionist accuses him of, not with those snappy distressed jeans that are all the rage at the fashion palaces of TDIETville.

  18. NotThatGuy
    July 12th, 2006 at 12:00 am [Reply]

    I think they’d be more inclined garnish a Rhino-Plugger’s wage by chopping off its horns…which would actually be valuable should said Rhino-Plugger be plugging away in Yemen, for instance.

  19. Ponzicar
    July 12th, 2006 at 12:27 am [Reply]

    That cash strapped rhino in Pluggers can always sell his horn to traditional Chinese medicine practitioners. The only risk is Mark Trail apprehending him as a collaborator to the tiger penis trade.

  20. Grendell
    July 12th, 2006 at 12:30 am [Reply]

    Topographical, that was the word I was looking for, thank you, I haven’t found sleep over that. But “Sea depth map” cut it just as well, don’t you think.
    BUT you didn’t mention that Mary is also running the fingers of her right hand through Aldo’s arm hair. Oh, yeah!

  21. Scumbaggioni
    July 12th, 2006 at 12:53 am [Reply]

    Nice gesturing, A Old Stalker. People love it when you do that. Erase your word balloon, and you might as well be saying “Smell my finger. SMELL IT!” or “I picked this for youuuuuuuuuuuuu.”

  22. Lupin the 3rd
    July 12th, 2006 at 12:53 am [Reply]

    Those are birds? I didn’t even question that they might not be recoil lines… I mean, I’D recoil if someone stuck their finger in my face while yelling about how I resemble a dead person…

  23. Ferd Berfel
    July 12th, 2006 at 1:07 am [Reply]

    Wednesday the 12th…

    A3G – Isn’t about time for Margo to wander in and defuse the situation with one of her wonderfully callous remarks? “Oh, hi Ted. Say, I saw Lucy with her friend from the poetry group. Wow, he can iambic my pentameter any time he wants! Woof!”

    DT – What’s going on? More has happened in the last two strips than the previous two months. Faked shootings, indiscriminate cell phone use by terrorists, transexuals with soft hearts, APBs, Dick’s plane flight, B.O. & Gertie vamoosing and fiding a cop, all within 12 panels or so. Last month they repeated the same limo crash in more panels than that.

    FBOW – I keep hoping Mike will snap and kill the entire family. Anyone want to bet that Kelpfroth is running the heating down below? I’d live in a 24/7 sauna just to torture those Patterson rat bastards living above me. One poster correctly predicted Johnston would skip over to Mike & Co. once Lardass moved back from Miggiewiggiewhizbang. Great crystal ball you’ve got their fellow C.C.er!

    GA – Mark Trail crossover this week. Perhaps Mark and Ranger Rick will mistake Slim for the wounded grizzly and fire a tranquilizer dart deep into his soft, pink, rump. It’s high time this strip started killing people off again and Slim should be on the top of the list.

    GF – I’ve come to the realisation that Rob is just as insane as Satchel and Bucky. Just look at the way he eats. The city or county must have someone swing by and check on him every so often. You know, just to make sure he isn’t stockpiling any guns or stuff.

    (DT)GT – A week ago or so I asked what Marty Moon does during the summer when there aren’t dozens of pointless high school sporting events for him to broadcast. Now I’m sorry I know. He’s a low rent golf hustler. Marty’s trying to grind a $10 nassau out of a college student. Guess he can’t pad the station’s expense account for meals at A&W or Dairy Queen if he isn’t working the Milford JV curling try-outs. The guy will be raiding bird feeders next.

    Luann – This is all very funny until Tiffany’s feelings get hurt. Then Luann will learn an Important Lesson.

    MT – Ranger Rick has had that tranq rifle welded to his right hand for the past two weeks. Yet he somehow doesn’t have it when the grizzly destroys their camp and chases them up a nearby tree. I guess it will be up to Andy to subdue and heal the bear. The dog seems to do most of what passes as thinking in this strip.

    MW – Some pretty horrific sad sacks have stumbled into Charterstone over the past few years. Ritzilla’s cousin and the advice columnist just to name the most recent, but Captain Stalker-roo has got to be the sackiest of the lot. Spitoon haircut, Wilford Diabeetis Brimley mustache, body by Kool Whip, clothes from Dick Van Patten, this guy has it all. I can just hear his high adenoidal whine as tells Mary about his dead wife. We’re going to witness something very rare in this strip, Mary trying to avoid someone’s company as much as everyone else tries to avoid her’s! (I don’t think Stalker-roo’s wife is dead. She’s just using it as an excuse.)

    Popeye – Gotta love this story arc. Molly Mudhook is bribing Wimpy to throw the case. Not that it’s hard to bribe Wimpy. Popeye’s going to have to open two cans of spinach to sort this one out.

    RMMD – The Chesty – Skanky showdown hasn’t played out as I dreamed it would. I think we all would have preferred something involving torn clothing, hair pulling, and the wholly gratuitous use of large amounts massage oil. sigh… By the way, why does Checty have $40K squirreled away in her safe deposit box? Saving for reduction surgery perhaps? The backaches do get old after a while I’m told.

  24. jonnya
    July 12th, 2006 at 1:40 am [Reply]

  25. NJP
    July 12th, 2006 at 2:50 am [Reply]

    I can’t even look at that Pluggers panel anymore. I find it unspeakably depressing and sad. Damn my empathy for anthropomorphized, poverty stricken rhinos.

  26. Scumbaggioni
    July 12th, 2006 at 4:46 am [Reply]

    #13: Perhaps, but she will never compete with the likes of Beer-chan.

    http://www.san-x.co.jp/charageki/beer/images/Beerchan.swf

  27. Mibbitmaker
    July 12th, 2006 at 7:33 am [Reply]

    Marvin: Josh is really at the hight of his satirical writing here. In other words, I liked it.

    MW: Aldo Morose* here should be sorry he pointed so harshly at Mary’s face. It would seem (I haven’t seen today’s MW) that the force of his finger-jutting will knock him over backwards before it even begins crashing into the far-further-along-than-middle-aged biddy’s schnoz.

    MT: Actually, it’ll be easy following the wounded bear because they only have to follow the bouncing Jack Elrod ball that’s conveniently poised to go. (Though I do like the written-on-the-moon explanation better)

    * I think the statute of limitations has run out by now on joking references to a 1978-assassinated Italian head of state. No metaphoric head-butting here.

  28. Dan B
    July 12th, 2006 at 7:50 am [Reply]

    MW: Holy Crap! Now Stalkeraldo is breaking out into some Otis Redding? Is that really necessary? I almost, ALMOST, feel bad for Mary Worth.

    A3G: Ted’s been straightening out that tie for days now. Is that a tic? Again, no wonder Lucy is looking elsewhere. You’re like Debbie freaking Downer, Ted. I think we should rename him Eeyore.

    MT: That third panel has a knack for making strange objects speak. On July 7, the bear was talking. Today, mountain is talking. How can that be?

  29. Joan
    July 12th, 2006 at 7:59 am [Reply]

    15. Scumbagglioni — and on the other side it says CHA.

  30. ez_E
    July 12th, 2006 at 8:03 am [Reply]

    “Are you a fan of fauna and flora in general…?” – that line has never been nor ever will be uttered by a living being.

    I picture A Old Stalker in the last panel saying, “Don’t touch me! Nothing gives you that right!”

    Plugger Pornography – the underwear section of the JCPenney catalog

  31. Thelonious_Nick
    July 12th, 2006 at 8:48 am [Reply]

    Is it a bad thing if I think Ming-Ming is really adorable? I’ve never liked Marvin before, and I promise I never will again, but today, for just one shining moment, I saw something in that strip that touched my heart.

  32. Bootsybooks
    July 12th, 2006 at 9:38 am [Reply]

    MW: the guy in the Banlon shirt and sans-a-belt slacks is using the same index finger waves of electro magnetic energy that Mary herself used the other day! That’s what you see over Mary’s head, not birds. Her whole head is engulfed in an invisible…shit, I cannot sustain this. I’m going back to the Phantom.

  33. Hogenmogen
    July 12th, 2006 at 9:53 am [Reply]

    Ming Ming doesn’t look Oriental to me. I don’t want to get into the particulars on facial features, but an Asian person that I once knew was fond of calling those of European or African decent “round-eyes”. Ming Ming’s eyes are not in the least bit slanted. In fact, they are so round that they are actually longer in the vertical axis than the horizontal. Her skin is pretty white, too. If her name wasn’t Ming Ming, she would pass for a Brittney Brittney.

  34. treedweller
    July 12th, 2006 at 10:03 am [Reply]

    7/12

    Wizard of Id: Can someone tell me the difference between an “itinerant unemployed vagrant” and a regular vagrant?

    FOOB: More evidence for my demons-in-the-fan theory today. Note the demons’ giant spermatazoa that are dripping down onto Mike’s deranged face and neck.

  35. tefflan
    July 12th, 2006 at 10:38 am [Reply]

    MW: If Aldo had replied that he enjoyed “things that are alive,” that would have ruined the surprise dessert that Mary has planned for him at dinner this very evening (“this evening” in Mary Worth time is next January). “My late wife” is Aldoese for “I’m a murderer.”

    MT: Mark’s bending over, all right, but it ain’t to sniff the bear scat.

    Marvin: I’m married to an oriental. Believe me, making ‘em is so much more fun than adopting ‘em. Oh, yeah!

  36. tefflan
    July 12th, 2006 at 11:24 am [Reply]

    Pluggers: It’s far, far into the future, and all of the humans are gone. Lower forms of life have evolved and become intelligent. Rhinos, bears, and coyotes wear clothes and try to hold down jobs. Will they succeed where we humans failed? No. There’s a rhino going to the pawn shop to trade in his son’s television so that he can pay for his daily dose of methadone. Man, woman, life, death, infinity…and the cosmic ballet continues.

  37. dre
    July 12th, 2006 at 11:46 am [Reply]

    i know this post didn’t feature TDIET, but one can’t help but mention it whenever possible (well, ‘one’ meaning me). i think that, considering josh knows some presumably educated comic writers, and that some younger, arguably hipper, comic writers also read this blog, we have to consider that it is entirely possible that whoever puts TDIET together is an anti-comic writer intentionally making it as stupid and awkward as possible as a reaction to the other, uh, ‘real’ strips we see every day.

    maybe it’s meant to be mocking, or that weird mix of sarcasm, irony, and nonsense that reflects a boiling inner anger at our society (wait, not the simple sarcastic anger it purports to present, but the more malevolent, writhing, spitting, poison-the-water-supply kind). every day it seems to go a little further into the twilight zone.

    does anyone here know this scaduto guy? can anyone prove he actually exists? is he really a couple of ohio university dorks getting high in a dormroom, or a guy in a shed in idaho? maybe TDIET is funny when you consider it as a pointed exercise in grammatical transgression. maybe not.

  38. King Folderol
    July 12th, 2006 at 11:46 am [Reply]

    GT – I thought a “Nassau” meant that we were going to get some of the Rex-on-Troy action that RMMD teased us with but then left us dry oh so many weeks ago.

    Marvin – This will go about as well as Beetle Bailey’s prescient introduction of Corporal Yo into the strip in the late 80s/early 90s. Rule of thumb: if you’re introducing a minority character, make damn sure that character is funny, because all of the complaints you get just aren’t going to be worth it. Since Marvin has never been funny in its entire history, the writer should stick to the white bread world he only knows too well.

    MW – I actually think Mary Worth is in the right here. While she has no business touching Captain Kangaroo like this, his double exclamation point screams are not suitable, as it’s not like she pulled down his pants and stuck a Wiffle Ball bat up his rectum.

    MT – Mark is “airing it out”.

  39. dre
    July 12th, 2006 at 11:50 am [Reply]

    “…considering josh knows some presumably educated comic writers, and that some younger, arguably hipper, comic writers also read this blog…”

    what i meant was that these things are evidence that not all comics writers are stay-at-home shutins that like to scrapbook when they’re not creating storyboards full of whimsy. others may be just regular folks and some of them may be dangerous sociopaths. can we guess which ones are which?

  40. Merdz
    July 12th, 2006 at 12:23 pm [Reply]

    The Marvin strips you should have commented on were last week.

    http://www.chron.com/apps/comics/showComick.mpl?date=20060705&name=Marvin

    Haha, those crazy Chinese and their names!

    http://www.chron.com/apps/comics/showComick.mpl?date=20060706&name=Marvin

    Haha, adopted children are like trade goods!

  41. Cornwhacker
    July 12th, 2006 at 1:23 pm [Reply]

    dre: I think it might be more a matter of a cartoonist who just likes using the old slang & idioms he grew up reading. Hatlo’s TDIET was probably already embarassingly anachronistic when Scaduto was a kid; I think that’s part of its appeal to us, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was for him, too.

    A lot of the cartoonists I know love old comics and old things in general, collect antiques/vintage clothing/records/books, etc. And that’s reflected in their cartooning style.

    Or he could just be a dangerous sociopath. I know a few cartoonists who fall into that category, too.

  42. Bootsybooks
    July 12th, 2006 at 1:45 pm [Reply]

    Is the guy in Dinette Set today wearing a shirt that says “Matt Helm Disease Carrier”? As in fictional detective Matt Helm? i don’t read this one much so if somebody ‘splains it to me, I could be happy again.

    TDIET: Cars go Phoom? Like “tape tape tape” are we now just making up onemonepoetic stuff?

    When I drive now, I sit behind the wheel of my little car saying “drive drive drive” now insterad of the classic chestnut vroom vroom vroom.

  43. Pozzo
    July 12th, 2006 at 1:48 pm [Reply]

    “You should see the sap I found last week at Twin Oaks.”

    That wouldn’t have been of much use. Now, if you had found sap at Twin Maples, at least you could have made syrup.

    Thanks, I’ll be here all week. (Try the veal.)

  44. Grendell
    July 12th, 2006 at 3:14 pm [Reply]

  45. MotoMike
    July 12th, 2006 at 3:57 pm [Reply]

    I thought the same thing when I saw Mark Trail (by the way, I didn’t used to read MT before I started following this blog. Woweee … to think I was missing it for all of those years! Kind of like never having eaten Surf ‘n’ Turf down at the Red Bibster).
    I had to wonder if Elrod knew exactly what he was doing this panel – ol’ Mark leanin’ down to examine the freshness of the latest steamin heap.

    And the Pluggers comments …. priceless. They wouldn’t be so on topic if the original panel wasn’t so bleak (is this the Pluggers Tess of the D’urberVilles – has their double-wide been repossessed by Acme Finance?) It is kind of a shock, though, to see a contrast to the usual “Hee-haw – ain’t life a hoot among us just plain folks?” shtick – which, I guarantee ya, a little bit of goes a long long way. How about
    – “Plugger pick-me-up” – visiting the local meth dealer
    – … wait. I can’t go on. “Plugger debutante ball?” “Plugger dinner party?”
    I have to say, though, that “Plugger therapy” was … funny and cruel at the same time. Not that there’s anything …

  46. MotoMike
    July 12th, 2006 at 3:59 pm [Reply]

    dre (#39) – hey, lay off Tinsley!

  47. tefflan
    July 12th, 2006 at 4:30 pm [Reply]

    TDIET: Panel 1: “Dad cuts a rug for hours with a flapper with fancy gams at the local gin mill!”

    Panel 2: “Then guess who can’t seem to find the strength to mow the lawn on Saturday!”

    Thanks, and a tip of the Scaduto hat to:
    Elmer J. Buggins
    Walla Walla Washington

  48. JeffM
    July 12th, 2006 at 5:06 pm [Reply]

    #24 – Thanks for Spidey-Worth! I’ve been spending the last week completely sick over the idea that anyone would find Mary Worth desireable. ICK!!!! But thanks to your comic, it now seems more funny than sick.

  49. King Folderol
    July 12th, 2006 at 9:39 pm [Reply]

    #47 – These are fun, tefflan!

    TDIET Panel 1 – Squeamish Snuffles hates the sight of blood. CAPTION – “Ow, a paper cut! Mommy!”

    Panel 2 – But guess who the town’s resident ax murderer is?

  50. Rusty
    July 12th, 2006 at 10:38 pm [Reply]

    TDIET:

    Panel 1: Cookie Crabs has no problem dripping his own nose mucous into his kettle of soup du jour.;

    Panel 2 But who is the first one to bitch when he finds a hair in his salad when eating at a competing diner? Oh yeah!

  51. RetroVirus
    July 13th, 2006 at 12:40 am [Reply]

    33 Hogenmogen:

    I’m Asian, but as far as I can tell, my eyes aren’t slanted, either. Not that they’re vertically stretched, as Ming Ming’s are, but still.

  52. treedweller
    July 13th, 2006 at 1:06 am [Reply]

    TDIET: Linda Lucemorrels loves to dance at the strip club on the weekends for cash.

    BUT . . . she’s the first one to call the school board when her kid is assigned Romeo & Juliet because of the kissing. Oh, Yeah!

  53. Scumbaggioni
    July 13th, 2006 at 3:14 am [Reply]

    Okay, THIS is the last damn straw. I’ve sat through a lot of crappy Pluggers strips, without a word because everyone else here usually says more than enough…but phewwwwwwwww, dat stankin’. Cheap ****heads ain’t wonderful people.

  54. ez_E
    July 13th, 2006 at 8:04 am [Reply]

    #53 – guhhh, that’s moving into the realm of Howard Hughes-save-your-urine-in-bottles crazy. Are there actually people who reuse vacuum bags?

    Plugger’s cigarette machine is a public ashtray.

    TDIET today – “Whyizzit?”

  55. MI
    July 13th, 2006 at 9:44 am [Reply]

    >>does anyone here know this scaduto guy?

    Oh, yeah. Al’s incredibly nice…and old-fashioned. His work is genuine.

  56. ez_E
    July 13th, 2006 at 12:35 pm [Reply]

    >>does anyone here know this scaduto guy?

    he once touched me in a way that me me feel uncomfortable

  57. philip
    July 13th, 2006 at 12:39 pm [Reply]

    Just when I thought Gil Thorpe might actually get interesting . . . I am very disappointed that a “$10 Nassau” is not as dirty as it sounds.

  58. Tamara
    July 14th, 2006 at 3:38 am [Reply]

    Oh, shit, please don’t tell me we might see a red (orange?) mustache-ridin’ Mary … please, Dr. Jeff, COME HOME … helping dying children (leave that to Brangelina, k?) simply is not a good enough reason to subect us to that possibility … please, god, no, please…

  59. kostia
    July 15th, 2006 at 12:42 am [Reply]

    #31: I was about to say the same thing. Yes, I think she’s adorable too, and yes, I think it’s wrong that I was about to print her out and stick her on the bulletin board.

  60. Hillary
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