Archive: Non Sequitur

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Non Sequitur, 3/13/06

Ah, “nitwittery!” A fine addition to anyone’s quiver of invective, to be fired off from the bow of rage in the service of, um, grumpiness.

Still, it’s no jackassery. I don’t mean to be a hater, but I gotta speak the truth.

Nevertheless, I do like the little stars and swirlies emitting from Danae’s mouth in panel two. And the the fact that her grumpy thought balloon has the same Punisher logo that that we can see half of on her chest.

But: not quite a worthy successor to jackassery. I’m just sayin’. Keep working on it.

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Non Sequitur, 11/11-12/05

Yes, leaf blowers sure are powerful! Why, conceivably, a leaf blower could be designed and constructed so as to be powerful enough to uproot a tree! Then, in some sense, the wielder of such a leaf blower might be “the leaf blower king!”

Also! Evolution! It takes the form of a series of changes over time, eventually culminating in a cave man of some sort. But watch out! Some people, possibly driving stubby, mail-truck-type vehicles, oppose the teaching of this sound doctrine! They’ll back right into that cave man! In a metaphorical way!

Seriously, I have no idea what the hell either of these comics are supposed to be about. Sorry, Non Sequitur, but I think maybe it’s time to take a step back from the brink.

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Non Sequitur, 4/25/05

I’m not going to beat around the bush here: I think Wiley, of Wiley fame, is going insane. I think we can all agree that his Sunday strips have slowly evolved from tepid, ham-handed satires (e.g., “Esme in the Land Before Time” or what have you) into completely whacked-out text-heavy Jules Verne pastiches involving floating Victorian cities, mustachioed balloon-sized men right out of a Thomas Nast cartoon, and pterodactyls being shot out of the sky by evil harpoon-wielding Germans. This has been alternating with weekly strips that have for months now focused relentlessly on Danae, the most evil little girl who has ever lived, who is apparently supposed to represent the horror that is modern American life, only without the charm. Today, however, we’re taking things in a new direction, as we’re apparently going to be treated to a series about a dead hobo’s adorable puppy finding his own way in the world. I’m sure it will be uplifting and won’t make you once want to shoot yourself in the head. Hopefully.