Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mark Trail: I don't think they ever plan to let us go, Sassy.

And Rusty continues to deserve to die.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Pearls Before Swine: Now death...that's real.

The thing about this cartoon is that I'm just not sure it's dark enough.

Pluggers: A plugger's icemaker comes in either plastic or aluminum.

This cartoon is hilarious because pluggers are too poor to afford refrigerators with icemakers.

And what's with all the comics about refrigerators, today?

Family Circus: There's no more room on our 'frigerator.

This cartoon is hilarious because the refrigerator is already completely covered in Dolly's crappy artwork. And also because she called the refrigerator a 'frigerator.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Speed Bump: It appears to be some sort of joke.

Either that or it's some kind of right-wing propaganda about how the president was actually born in an African country and worships false gods.

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith: Who is this Pete guy, anyway?

Me, I'm wondering who this Barney Google guy is.

Mark Trail: Rusty should have been home by now!

Judging by their clothing, Larry and Moe are obviously time bandits from the seventies.

Meanwhile, Rusty still deserves to die.

Family Circus: Mommy! Is it lunch time?

This cartoon is hilarious because Jeffy is hungry.

UPDATE: People inform me that this cartoon is actually hilarious because Dolly says that Jeffy's tummy is gargling when it is in fact gurgling.

Personally, I don't consider saying that a stomach is gargling to be that much of a bastardization, but Google suggests that I'm outvoted. I, like Dolly, am shamed.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pogo: We have met the enemy and he is us.

In the interest of providing a genuinely good Earth Day comic for the readers of this fine blog, here's what is probably the most famous installment of Pogo ever committed to ink.

Those images, by the way, come from Jaime Weinman's TV Guidance, and this post includes another Pogo, as well as some commentary, well worth your time.

Agnes: France is in Europe...Please write that down.

I think I speak for everyone at the National Review when I say that Agnes is to be commended for standing up to the leftist instructor trying to indoctrinate her with propaganda about the socialist Hell that is France.

The Phantom: Earth Day

It's nice that The Phantom could work in such an organic reference to today's holiday.

Seriously, if this is the best you can do, don't bother.

A Softer World: Pride and Prejudice and kittens.

Yeah, I'll still take Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, thanks. Though I do love kittens. Just not to read about. Maybe if there were pictures...

xkcd: Together

My favorite thing about this cartoon is the way Randall Munroe denotes old age by drawing his stick figures with wiggly lines.

Also, I really like how the comic comments on humanity's reductive tendencies.

Mark Trail: This kid has fouled up our plans!

I wonder if we're supposed to read "fouled up" as a euphemism here. On the one hand, no one ever actually says "fouled up" unless they're on basic cable and having all their profanities dubbed over. On the other hand, nobody talks like a real human being in Mark Trail anyway.

UPDATE: Here are two tangentially related links about dubbing profanities that make me smile.

Family Circus: Know why she's called "Grandma"?

This cartoon is hilarious because Billy misunderstands the etymology of the word "Grandma."

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Softer World: We love you, you ignorant prick.

People are, like, complex and stuff.

Family Circus: To remember something, you pull your eyes inside your head and look 'round till you find it.

This cartoon is hilarious because that is not, in fact, how you remember something.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Pearls Before Swine: If you'll excuse me, I need to kick my Business Development Manager in the oompa loompas.

Stephan Pastis has some sizable oompa loompas.

Family Circus: Goody! I was hopin' to get a new puppy!

This cartoon is hilarious because Jeffy has misunderstood his father's cliched idiom and thinks that actual cats and dogs are falling from the sky. Why he believes a puppy could survive such a fall remains a mystery.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Family Circus: There are no such things as monsters.

I don't want to make too much fun of this Family Circus, because it's actually pretty decent, as far as these things go. But I do want to point out the absurdity of lumping taxation in with all the other demons in the final panel, especially considering that properly employed taxation can be incredibly useful in fighting them off here in the real world.

Blondie: It's just Mr. B. pitching in to keep the planet environmentally friendly.

The moral of this cartoon is that you shouldn't try to help protect the environment because you'll probably just get stung by lots of bees.