Monthly Archives: July 2011

Chocolate Covered Nuts

Okay, so this one didn’t work out too well.

It’s NOT, as some over at gocomics are opining, that Hammy is really evil and wants to eat his friends.  It’s just a lame gag about how RJ and Verne are the real chocolate covered nuts.   The problem is there’s no bridge between the word “nuts” in the second panel and visual pun in the last panel.

My bad.

We really are going to get on those roughs.  Really.  Honest.

I swear.

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Fred Is My Co-Pilot

My favorite Fred Willard character is the clueless dog show announcer Buck Laughlin from “Best in Show.”  Here’s two great Buck quotes from the film:

“I went to one of those obedience places once… it was all going well until they spilled hot candle wax on my private parts.

“Doctor, question that’s always bothered me and a lot of people: Mayflower, combined with Philadelphia – a no-brainer, right? Cause this is where the Mayflower landed. Not so. It turns out Columbus actually set foot somewhere down in the West Indies. Little known fact.

 

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Starbucks is Nowhere

If Starbucks is everywhere it makes sense it’d be nowhere as well.

For a cool cosmological comment thread (our biggest ever) on yesterday’s cartoon head over to gocomics.com

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What Was There Before the Big Bang?

Haven’t you always thought there was something squirrely about nothing becoming something?

Well, now you know.

You’re welcome.

 

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Time Lord Hammy

This isn’t exactly what I wrote, but I guess it works okay.   T just hates to draw this sort of cross panel time bendy kind of thing.  I don’t care.  It’s fun.  And strange.  And maybe doesn’t quite make sense.

Over the Hedge:  Two artists annoying each other for your amusement since 1995.

(Oo!  Speaking of Time Lords…  Dr. Who’s Karen Gilliam is on Craig Ferguson tonight (I’ve got a creepy old guy crush on her).  And Dr. Who himself Matt Smith is on Craig Ferguson on Friday.  And Craig Ferguson is on every night.  But you already knew that.)

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Eskimos vs. Aliens

Top 5 Reasons Eskimos Always Kick Alien Butt in Thumb Wrestling

5.  Eskimos slather thumbs with slippery seal blubber.

4.  Aliens especially vulnerable to depression from Seasonal Affected Disorder rendering them into whiny, pathetic puddles of frozen green goo.

3.  Eskimo’s train with polar bears (thumb vs. paw).

2.  Alien thumbs all wiggly.

1.  Green alien blood freezes at -5°F

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Good Morning Hammy

The idea here was that Verne is kept up all night by Hammy and finally goes to sleep ten seconds before sunrise.  T has Verne asleep in the second panel.

Okay, we’re going back to roughs.  Too many mistakes.  Too much confusion.

Too much rope for T to hang himself.

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The One Where We Quote Dostoevsky

You ever wonder why parachutists scream, “Geronimo”?  I did.  Here’s what I found on TheStraightDope.com:

The custom of yelling “Geronimo!” is attributed to Aubrey Eberhardt, a member of the U.S. Army’s parachute “test platoon” that demonstrated the feasibility of parachute troop drops at Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1940. To speed up the drops, the brass decided to try a mass jump, in which the chutists would jump from the plane in quick succession. The men were nervous about this, and to relieve the tension a group of them went to see a western at the post movie house the night before the jump. The movie featured the cavalry mixing it up with the famous Apache chief Geronimo. None of our sources said exactly what movie this was, but one supposes it was Geronimo (1939) with Andy Devine and Gene Lockhart.

After the movie the men went to the post beer garden to further calm their nerves, and after a few hours were feeling pretty courageous. Strolling back to camp, Private Eberhardt announced that he expected the next day’s jump to be no different than any other. His friends immediately began to razz him, saying he’d be so scared he’d barely remember his name. This ticked off the six-foot-eight Eberhardt, who was known for his confidence and powers of concentration. According to Gerard M. Devlin, author of Paratrooper! (1979), he declared, “All right, dammit! I tell you jokers what I’m gonna do! To prove to you that I’m not scared out of my wits when I jump, I’m gonna yell `Geronimo’ loud as hell when I go out that door tomorrow!”

Next morning half the platoon strapped on their chutes and boarded planes while the other half sat by the edge of the jump field to watch the drop. By now everyone had heard about Eberhardt’s promise. The lead plane flew over the field at low altitude and the men began spilling out as planned. As the chutes popped open, the guys on the ground could clearly hear a shout of “Geronimo!” followed by an Indian war whoop. Eberhardt had made good on his boast and the unofficial yell of U.S. airborne troops had been born.

I had no idea.  Did you?

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Slap Shtick

This made me laugh out loud.   The third panel is perfect.   Nice job, T.

Now get back to work.

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Are We Having Pun Now?

 

Double Groan.

Nice touch by T to make the playing cards proportional to the players.

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