People say things like this are sick and twisted of parents to do, but look what a valuable lesson has stuck with Rick all these years? Maybe more holidays should be spiked with a good after-school bit or moralizing in as disturbing a manner as possible. What horrible ways could you teach kids to chew with their mouths closed?
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It would be hard to be a pirate these days. If the French military isn’t chasing you off the coast of Africa, apparently all the artists of the world collectively hate you. I wonder if that means Johnny Depp is full of self-loathing?
There’s always an awkward moment when people flirt with someone more or less cool than themselves. It breaks one of the fundamental laws of the universe, and you can simply pray that the reverberations from it don’t destroy us all. In other words? If you know what Doctor Who is, don’t try flirting with people who don’t.
I’m always amazed by what companies are able to market and actually sell as “sexy.” Obvious thing like clothing are sold in this manner, but also more peculiar products like shampoo. It must work.
Commonly confused terminology often results in humorous situations. Okay, that’s a given. However, commonly confused terminology also often results in spectacularly creative lies, which are usually far funnier.
There’s a lot of opining these days about what happened to men, because in schools they’re slipping behind their female classmates. Maybe the women are just doing the studies wrong? Nope, on second thought, this sort of thinking is probably what’s wrong with men.
Either way, the fun of this strip is that both sexes can read it however they want and be angry.
When you think about the lyrics, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” is actually a pretty creepy song. Still, it isn’t exactly giving children nightmares like “O Tannenbaum.” Thank you, Germans.
For those confused, Rick’s line is a reference to the Saw film franchise.
Doing the Black Friday strips are fun for us, because we don’t have to worry about character personalities or logic in anyway. Now, I know you’re thinking we never do that in the first place, and of course, you’re right. We just feel less bad about it with the Black Friday strips.
Maybe someday we’ll do a whole comic book based on one of the films.
Sometimes humor comes from explaining a commonly explained concept from a slightly different perspective. It always helps if there’s a smoking cat involved. But yes, people love pathos, empathy, bathos, and catharsis. One of their favorite topics.
We always assume our memories of a holiday mesh with those of others. It’s what makes the scene in Gremlins so powerful when she explains why she hates Christmas. It doesn’t jive with most of our feelings. It’s what makes it real, and also heartbreaking. I always wondered how diabetic kids felt around this time of year.