Metapost: Februtastic COTW
It’s your first comment of the week of the shortest month! Highly anticipated!
“It’s so great that every student has a different expression. As touched as I am by the elephant’s wistful struggle to understand, my favorite is that duck, clearly having to work very hard but utterly determined to Get It.” –Poteet
And your very funny runners up!
“Hagar may be a mass murdering pirate who targets defenseless peasants, but his worst crime? His dislike of Fleetwood Mac.” –Evelyn Waughluigi, on Twitter
“Crock and Outlook are certainly made from the same material (i.e., deleted scenes from March or Die that were left on the cutting room floor for violating sundry international treaties).” –Wayne Ferrebee, on Twitter
“At first I thought Slylock was sitting in the chair backwards to look cool for the kids, but then I realized with his voluminous tail that’s the only way he could sit in the human designed chair.” –nescio
“Feeling called out now for owning commemorative Snuffy Smith® hand towels.” –The Great Joe Bivins
“The real question is: why would Weirdly be throwing soup cans through windows? Petty crimes and vandalism are more Slick Smitty’s department. Weirdly would use the pea soup as blood for the giant vegetable golem he’s constructing in the dungeon of his ominous castle.” –TheDiva
“Despite it’s age, Gasoline Alley still manages to keep current by giving its characters cell phones and making them ‘raise the roof’ periodically.” –pugfuggly
“I don’t know exactly what’s happening here either. But I do know one thing: the lady in the blue T-shirt did not ask.” –Joe Blevins
“I was going to try to craft a joke around a fake doctor wearing a head mirror because all he can think of is the antiquated stereotype, so I thought I would Google up the technical name for them. To my utter disappointment the technical name is ‘head mirror.’ No wonder so many people turn to quackery.” –Tabby Lavalamp
“Interesting that ‘License-Grantin’ License’ is the only one with colloquial spelling. I guess they didn’t want to telegraph the joke, but there’s no way Doc Pritchart knows how to spell ‘Optometry.’” –Pozzo
“A true friend will help you set up a gag, no matter how far-fetched. Shoe knows perfectly well the Perfesser has never had a girlfriend.” –Peanut Gallery
“He had muscles in places I don’t even have places! That’s what GMO gets you, man, these massive chickens with eight legs and muscle meat. Me, I’m free range, raised on scotch and Doritos. Quality meat.” –Voshkod
“Kids these days will ‘bust a sag.’ But pluggers ‘bust a sad‘ … ammirite?” –grsblvnyk
“I’d like to point out that the caterpillars in Six Chix are not fuzzy. The Wooly Bear is a fuzzy caterpillar; these are not. The proper punchline would be ‘chilly and pulpy.’” –BeckoningChasm
“‘I might die on the operating table,’ thought Funky, ‘and damn it, I’m not going to have it end here without fulfilling my lifelong dream of committing sexual harassment predicated by stupid word play.’” –Tabby Lavalamp
“Somewhere out there a junior brand manager who thought a sponsored name drop in Gil Thorp would be an edgy and cost-effective way to raise Mountain Dew’s brand awareness in a key demographic clears her morning schedule to try and get Neal Rubin on the phone so she can tell him ‘I don’t know what the hell that’s supposed to mean, but I’m certain it’s not what we discussed.’” –Francisco Arrowroot
“I just want to announce that I’ve actually spent time trying to figure out whether the hands on the strollers in today’s Marvin have human-norm four fingers or cartoon-norm three. O, when is this pandemic ever going to end?!” –Handsome Harry Backstayge, Idol of a Million Other Women
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