Friday, July 18, 2014

But Which One Influenced Which?

So now Brutus is either going to take Kewpie to an animal shelter or Kewpie is going to run away and join a better family.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

You're the One Watching Me Read the Crossword Answers

Back in middle school, I was in home room reading. I can't remember what I was reading. It was either Adam of the Road or Time Cat but I know it was one of my favorite books at the time. I was sitting across from this girl and she kept staring at me while I was reading. I finally looked up from my book and asked, "What?" She looked at me and responded, "Nothing. You're just weird."

I can't even remember what my response to that was. I think at most I shrugged and said "Okay," and went back to reading. What are you supposed to say to that? I could've asked why I was weird because I was just reading or made it seem being weird was kind of cool by going "And?" but I just went back to reading, which is probably the best choice in this scenario. Anyway, what I'm getting at with this is that...
...that girl grew up to be Gladys. Gladys even has the same hair style that the girl did back then. Luckily, it seems as if Brutus has figured out a way to tune her out.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

No Bubbles in the Watercooler This Time

Wait. Are you saying that a person who inherited his money and company from his father and who never really had to work his entire life feels entitled? That doesn't sound right...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Does Brutus' Neck Look Fatter Today?

I understand why Brutus is depressed this morning and it's not because of work. It's because my comic commentary is coming to an end on Friday.

I know I've said that a lot but trying to keep something going that hasn't filled anyone with joy since 2011 is just a sign of insanity. I hope to have something new up as soon as possible but in the meantime, there is still The Point of Beginning.

Monday, July 14, 2014

And No, I'm Not Going to Mention the Physically Impossible Way That the Tennis Ball Bounced Off Brutus' Head and Around the Door

When I read this last night I actually chuckled at it but upon looking at it again this afternoon I have to say something about this. Notice that the door opens into Veeblefester's office. That's all well and good, I have to problem with that. It's the placement of Veeblefester's name on the door that bothers me. Either Veeblefester had "The Office of R.W. Veeblefester" etched into both sides of the door (thereby notifying people they are entering his office and, as they leave, reminding them that money talks and Veeblefester has all the money) or Brutus is actually leaving Veeblefester's office and meeting Veeblefester in the hallway.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

And the Rains Fall...

Why a quarter? Why not a dollar? For a quarter, Brutus doesn't deserve his umbrella but does deserve the pneumonia he's going to get.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Translation: You Sucked At Life Better Today

Luckily the Thornapples subscribe to the motto "Win or lose, we still booze." Wilberforce needs to start young because he will boozing many, many times in his life.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Catching Up

"She just makes me so mad. Some nights, I just stare at her in the dark wondering if I could convince anyone that she died naturally when I actually smothered her with my pillow."

He's just know becoming an organ donor. I guess it's never too late. If only the next day's strip would been someone at the Thornapple door.

Man: Brutus Thornapple?

Brutus: Yes.

Man: I see on my list that you are an organ donor.

Brutus: Yes...?

Man: I'm going to need one of your eyes and a kidney.

If Veeblefester is so wealthy then he should make Forbes annual list of people with more money than you. Also, I bet you could just ask him and he will gladly tell you since he has a record of telling people just how wonderfully wealthy he is.

All of them, I guess? Screw it, I'll just take another basket of free bread, some ice tea and the check.

Monday, July 07, 2014

But I'm Only...Thirty...Sixty...Seventy Minutes? That's Pretty Damn Late

Doesn't Veeblefester have better things to do than just stand in Brutus' office waiting for him to come to work?

Sunday, July 06, 2014

I Hate This Game, Let's Play It Always

Weekends are pretty sparse around here. Saturdays aren't too bad but Sundays need a little boost. Currently over on The Point of Beginning I post links to old Thursday Comics posts. Those end next Sunday and I don't know what to replace them with. I guess I could just leave Sunday open and not do anything but I would like to have something every day of the week. We'll see what happens. Let me know if you have any ideas or if you would like to contribute even if it's just occasionally.

Ugh, golf. But at least they aren't talking about the World Cup. Also, Arnie!!

Saturday, July 05, 2014

That's What Happened to Their Neighbor, Clarice

Maybe Rocky (Really? Rocky?) doesn't exactly know what his dad does. Maybe his dad is just some wacko who cuts the faces off CPR dummies and puts them on his own face.

Friday, July 04, 2014

Gladys Is Distracted By Bright, Loud, Shiny Things

What is she looking at? Are they inside? Outside? I'd say outside but the pink background throws me off. Maybe that's a sunset. I don't know. Happy Fourth of July. Enjoy your day and be safe.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

He's Dressed the Same as Brutus

Did this guy think Brutus was going to punch him or something? It looks like he wants to pick a fight. That's how companies decide who gets promoted, right? Punching contest? I haven't worked for a corporation in years so I don't know how things work these days.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Just Use Vinegar

"Mom, why must you turn our house into a HOUSE OF LIES!? There are people I can call to protect me from your pathological lies!"