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No fuss, no muss: just your comments of the week!

“Mary’s fresh muffins are made with raisins, bran and a lot of love. But mostly bran. These two won’t be worrying about their love lives for at least the next couple of hours, because they’ll be busy fighting over the bathroom.” –BigTed

And the hilarious runners up!

“You can only see a tiny bit of the animal trivia mural he painted on his wall, which reads:

HAVE SEVEN SENSES” –Schroduck, on Twitter

“Joey hasn’t even started going to school yet. You’re not a menace, Dennis, you’re an asshole.” –Naked Bunny with a Whip

“Chip’s look of disgust in the penultimate panel is priceless. ‘Oh, man,’ he thinks. ‘There go my afternoon plans of swimming naked in the town square, begging the populace for spare change, and siccing my dogs on unsuspecting passersby.’” –Joe Blevins

“This rare blood type, is it purple? Because that’s what’s coming out of Connor.” –Hogenmogen

“I didn’t have Newspaper Spider-Man pegged as a public transit advocate, but what better way to avoid gridlock and reach major employment centers like hospitals than Miami Metro?” –NoVan

“Change dot org petition to prevent any Funkyverse character from ever again being referred to as an ‘Old Baller.’” –Dan

“The Weston family calendar looks pretty empty, now that Wilbur’s erased ‘splashing’ and ‘stalking’ from his schedule. ‘Eating four more muffins’ does not count as a life-plan, buddy.” –Hopesters

“Today Wilbur starts his new book, I Survived but I Wish I Hadn’t.” –Mikey

“No I didn’t misspeak. When I say see him laugh, I mean it. As we’re solely a visual medium void of all sounds. I’m not sure whether to be thankful that I can’t hear these assholes I have to spend time with, or … no, scratch that, I am very very thankful.” –DimensionalOtter

Giraffes are gentle herbivores but when it comes to Rusty I hope they’ll make an exception.” –Escape Zeppelin

“Ah, I see the squirrels of Lost Forest have finally completed their giraffe-mech. Let’s watch that little bastard Andy chase them now!” –Voshkod

“The Lockhorns are ‘life partners‘ because it’s not legal in their state to marry your identical cousin.” –Miles O’Thrillhouse, on Twitter

That’s the response of a mom who offered to help earlier in the week and is now smugly watching their child try to complete the project as the bus approaches. THIS mid-morning sherry will be extra sweet.” –Kevin on Earth

“The shovel’s purpose is clear. This is now the only way that Bull can have a bowel movement. If a bear shits in the woods, a Bull shits on the football field.” –seismic-2

“Aside from any of the women at all, is there a duller Funky Winkerbean character than Buck? He’s sort of a lunkhead ex machina.” –Uncle Lumpy

“If Lucky Eddie is literate at all (unlikely) it would be in the rune marks of his people, certainly not in handwritten modern English. I think he’s disturbed because he can only assume the incomprehensible chirography on the woman’s hand is some form of eldritch script and he’s doomed to go mad from even a glimpse of it.” –TheDiva

“Ok, Hagar might lose points for ignoring their illiteracy, but you have to give some credit for the woman’s outfit. Sure, at first glance it looks like a low-cut pink top of today. But they went out of their way to show the whole thing was woven from coarse scratchy fibers, something from before their were more comfortable fabrics. The color would have to be orchil so is quite faded, reflecting a time when such garments would be expensive enough to pass down as heirlooms. And I don’t know that Norse women actually turned away would-be suitors by carrying dismembered hands to set them up with, but it seems plausible.” –pachoo

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Hello everybody! It’s the first Friday of the month, so you should come to my live comedy show, The Internet Read Aloud, if you’re anywhere near Los Angeles tonight! I don’t like to spoil the surprises, but allow me to whisper onto the wind the phrase “bitcoin failures!”

Here’s the Facebook event with all the relevant info!

And now, here’s the always relevant comment of the week!

“The point of AA is to stop drinking with the help of a higher power, not in defiance of it.” –grsblvnyk

And the very funny runners up!

“Look, Honey, I’m Ugly Crystal! Ugly Crystal! It’s not much, but at least it’s an identity. Don’t take that away from me. It’s literally the only thing I have.” –Joe Blevins

“In a refrigerator you can find dead birds without feathers or even skin, cold as ice. Are we having a glimpse into the Perfesser’s dark fantasies?” –Ettore

“Gil scowls grimly and says, ‘Gary is pushing your son toward music,’ much as if he were saying, ‘Gary is pushing your son toward heroin.’ Really, Gil, what do you have against music? I suppose classical music is too artsy-fartsy and feminine, whereas jazz and rock lead to depraved activities such as s-x. It’s much better for a teenager to stick with activities that lead to healthy, masculine concussions.” –jana_ch

“We don’t want specialization. In fact, we’re getting rid of naming the positions like ‘center’, ‘power forward’ and all of that. We are going to train the kids to swarm the ball and score when they can. Classical economics dictates that everyone acting in their own self interest brings a greater result for the whole, right? Well, it’s a whole lot easier to coach that way, so I’m certainly acting in my own self interest.” –Hogenmogen

“I hope that comical spring noise accompanies Spider-Man on his entire parkour-run to the hospital.” –TheDiva

“When you have a patient with a gaping wound, it’s always wise to SPROINNGG him for miles to the hospital! It saves so much in costs on any further medical treatment.” –seismic-2

“The only thing that can bring joy into pluggers’ blighted lives is the memory of past cruelties they inflicted on others.” –Peanut Gallery

“I assume Mark’s referring there to famed archaeologist Howard Carter, and ‘old’ refers not to the length of their friendship but rather the fact that Carter was born in 1874.” –Truckosaurus

I’m beginning to think true love is a myth, at least for me! It’s like, you cheat on one lousy girlfriend, and suddenly the fates inexplicably conspire to make her no longer want to be with you! I must be cursed.” –Dan

“We can all sympathize with the difficulty of finding high-quality journalism to masturbate to.” –Spunky the Wonder Squid

“Sure, he kisses the oven mitt, then fucks the pork roast. All about balance!” –pugfuggly

When Good Food Goes Bad tells the tragic story of various meat birds in the Shoeverse and their increasing violent attempts to escape their fates. The Perfesser is right to be depressed.” –Voshkod

“It’s remarkable how Blondie can cook an entire roast in a kitchen with no countertops, cabinets, or sink, but still a little weird that she’s serving it on a tiny table with just one chair. Dagwood must be so grateful because he’s about to devour 10 pounds of beef by himself, while the rest of the family watches in amazement.” –BigTed

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Hello everyone! Your slightly truncated end-of-year COTW in a moment, but first, a couple of important notes. First, as he does every year, faithful reader Wanders has put together The Worthy Awards, celebrating the best Mary Worth had to offer in 2017. Vote in classic categories like “Outstanding Floating Head” and new ones like “Outstanding Stunt!”

Secondly, if you are going to be in LA in the new year and already are worried about how you’ll entertain yourself, why not commit to attending The Internet Read Aloud at 8 pm on Friday January 5th! It’s a live show hosted by me that includes many jokes about the Internet that you’ll probably enjoy!

As is traditional, I’m taking the next week and change off, but will be back in the comics-mocking saddle sometime … oh, let’s say January 2nd-ish. Have a happy Christmas and New Year and I’ll see you in 2018! In the meantime, enjoy this final comment of the week for the year:

“Why is the bear wearing a hard hat? Alternatively, why is nobody else wearing one? Slylock really ought to be using those reasoning skills to see if maybe he’s underneath something heavy.” –Drew

These runners up are hilarious as well!

Claude Manx is a very international name for a plugger. I wonder, what brought this cat from his Franco-Gaelic homeland to blue-collar America? Was he once a French millionaire who tried to hide his ill-gotten gains in the notorious tax haven, only to lose it all and flee to the States under a transparent assumed name? Was he the son of a Vichyste captured by the Allies and interned on the Isle of Man, trying to escape the shadow of his father’s crimes? Was he… oh, it’s meant to sound like ‘Clawed,’ I get it.” –Schroduck

“‘That’s it! We’ll go caroling!’ said Lois, to no one at all, in a manic kind of way that makes me worry about where her children are.” –pugfuggly

“Rex’s order from the Franklin Mint goes south.” Kevin on Earth

“The dove of peace looks pretty threatening to the cardinal. What’s he going to do, shit on the cardinal’s car?” –Northernlurker

“‘Kelly is on her computer all day…’ It’s called a webcam.” –Liam Astle, on Facebook

“He’s so well-groomed. If only I could grow stubble like that! Hmm, maybe a chin-combover?” –Peanut Gallery

“I want — no, I need — wallpaper of Wilbur stalking behind the landscaping. I don’t mean computer wallpaper. I want this on the wall in my kitchen, reminding everyone to use condiments responsibly.” –Nekrotzar

“Please God let this be a shrubbery costume he’s wearing all around town.” –Anne Elisabeth Dillon, on Facebook

Is he a professional or into illegal activities? Let me stalk him, maybe install a camera to spy on him in his home, maybe go through his garbage looking for something incriminating. I’ll find out if he is a no good creep!” –Joe Momma

“I didn’t know that Wilbur could move like that! In that I mean he has the ability to crouch and hide. I hope his knockoff Members Only pants will be able to keep up with these new activities.” –Government Cheese

“I am puzzled how Mark Trail’s going to get involved in the diamond smuggling/incipient murder that’s going on in his strip. Maybe the murder of an endangered raccoon-bearded Tut cosplayer (Procyonbarba tutankhamun, if you need the binomial name) will get his attention?” –Voshkod

“I like that, even though Dirty is a criminal lowlife whose nickname suggests filth, he keeps his T-shirt blindingly white and his hair as well-manicured as the grass at a Major League ballpark.” –Joe Blevins

She would’ve loved it. I, on the other hand, think it’s melodramatic, self-indulgent, and badly written. She had terrible taste.” –Ettorre

“This is just like The Jazz Singer … but with football … and no father … or jazz. Okay, it’s nothing like The Jazz Singer.” –Dennis Jimenez

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