Archive: Sam and Silo

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Hi and Lois, 11/19/19

Yes, the joke is that “Ha ha, what if an … unlikely person used social media, wouldn’t that be something” (I guarantee that just about every garbageman in America has at least one social media account), but the real story here is Hi. Why does Hi feel compelled to come out at some ungodly hour of the morning to talk to the guys who pick up his trash? Isn’t the whole point that you put it out at the curb the night before and then they pick it up as they come by? Today he looks particularly miserable to have been forced by his pitiless Creator out of a nice warm bed to be the wordless sounding board for a terrible “PHONES, amiright folks” joke. It must be particularly galling that he could just look at this picture on Instagram whenever he wanted, at his leisure.

Sam and Silo, 11/19/19

Ha ha, the town’s only cops are sexually aggressively pursuing local women, as is their wont! “Like in a horror movie,” one of the women says, “but in this case, it’s true.” What a fun, whimsical strip!

Mary Worth, 11/19/19

The bouquet of roses is apparently Wilbur’s go-to “NOOOO, TAKE ME BACK” move, but this time around he decided to have them delivered rather than just attempting to ambush her with them — a wise move to avoid immediate, face-to-face, extremely funny disappointment.

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Family Circus, 10/28/19

Definitely what makes this panel worthwhile is the slight smile, right on the cusp between smugness and cruelty, on Big Daddy Keane’s face. “That’s right,” he’s thinking, as he looks knowingly out of the panel straight at us. “Thel’s out for the night and I’m getting these little shits all hepped up on ice cream and you know what? They fuckin’ love me for it. When they can’t fall asleep tonight because of all the sugar coursing through their veins? That’s Thel’s problem. When they demand ice cream for dinner for the rest of the week? That’s Thel’s problem. Serves her right for leaving the house for two hours!”

Sam and Silo, 10/28/19

Big news, everyone! I’ve been reading Sam and Silo for nearly a year, and I’ve finally learned that the guy with the mustache and the hat and the robe (?) and the bible (???) has a name, and that name is “Funny Floyd.” Still don’t really have a handle on literally anything else about his whole deal but with this piece of the puzzle in place maybe we’re on our way to finally cracking the case!

Pluggers, 10/28/19

GOD DAMN IT PLUGGERS

THESE ARE LITERALLY THE ONLY THREE OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO ANYONE, PLUGGER OR NON-PLUGGER ALIKE, WHEN THEY GET TOO BIG FOR A BELT

THERE IS NO PLUGGER-SPECIFIC CONTENT IN THIS PANEL AT ALL

YOU OUGHT TO BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF

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Mary Worth, 9/6/19

“Yes, ma cherie, I decided I wanted to give you a keepsake, back in the car when I realized you were going to make this a whole … how do you say? … thing. Par bonheur, I had time to duck into the airport gift shop when you were in the bathroom, weeping.”

Sam and Silo, 9/6/19

Ha ha, it’s funny because these women are literally running away from the overt and clearly unwanted sexual advances of their town’s only policemen!

Six Chix, 9/6/19

Hey, guys, the weekend’s coming up! Do you have any plans? Gonna hang out with some friends? Maybe do some late summer barbecuing? Go see a movie? Me, I’m going to be staying in, staring at today’s Six Chix, and trying to figure out what the fuck the quote marks around “like” are supposed to be doing.