Wednesday, January 28, 2015

1124: I Have Bright Yellow Work Gloves

I just realized what my biggest online regret is. Why didn't I name this blog "The Blog Loser"? I figured that out about a week ago and immediately lamented the lost opportunity. And after seven years, it's kind of odd to change the name now, right?

Gladys is so high right now. "Isn't it strange that gloves are both a part of us and yet not?"

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

1123: Juxtaposition

How can I forget the smell of burning flesh that constantly filled the air? Or the heartbreak of children torn from their mothers? Those shouts of terror will ring in my ears until I am laid to rest.”
-Roman Kent, chairman of the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants, speaking at the 70th anniversary of Auschwitz's liberation.

"At Auschwitz-Birkenau, Holocaust Survivors, Ever Dwindling in Number, Gather to Remember."

"Haven't given it much thought"? It's this weekend! I don't know who I'm rooting for. I guess the Seahawks because Patriot fans have been real tools during this deflate-gate debacle. Why does the team get to touch and use game balls in the first place?

Monday, January 26, 2015

1122: What an Oddly Worded Second Panel

I don't care how many strips we get telling us that Brutus needs glasses, we are never going to see Brutus in glasses other than reading glasses.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

1121: Is Uncle Ted Brutus' Last Surviving Relative?

Why are you ruining your rum with diet cola? Also, is Uncle Ted actually drinking a rum and cola while Brutus is drinking coffee or tea? Maybe it's a hot toddy.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

1120: I Love Sitting At Home On Saturdays Watching TV

I always figured that Brutus and Gladys were the same age and they probably are but Brutus is lamenting the fact that Gladys married someone her own age 20-some years ago instead of someone 10 years younger because nothing says love like a 25-year-old marrying a 15-year-old.

I'm probably on some sort of list now for writing that.

Friday, January 23, 2015

1119: She Did It So He Suffocates

Maybe it's not a hairball. Maybe Kewpie ate too much food or drank too much water, or too much grass or not enough grass, or ate a leaf or got into something in the trash or re-ate her puke or ate her poop. Basically, if your dog is hacking something up, just assumed it ate the wrong thing.

As noted in the first strip--and in every other strip he wears that red sweater in, Brutus does wear only V-neck sweaters. But considering both the Thornapples and the Gargle seem to have big noses in the family, you would think Mother Gargle would've thought of that.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

1118: I Would Love To See Some Strips With Gladys Working At a Candy Factory

I don't understand why families who barely live paycheck-to-paycheck continue to keep their wives at home. I get it if you have 17 children but Brutus and Gladys only have one.

Frankly, I would much rather take care of the home than have a real job. I think I'd make a good wife.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

1117: Sports Week, I Guess

Or Brutus has very early-onset dementia and you're just laughing at him, ignoring the cries and screams for help in his brain. Selfish Gladys.