Archive for October, 2009

Baby Blues (10/31/09)

October 31, 2009

10-31-09 (Baby Blues)

It’s been a long time since I’ve eaten a bowl of sugary cereal for breakfast. I didn’t eat gobs of the stuff as a child, but I was allowed the occasional bowl of Lucky Charms, which was a curious cereal for my mom to be lax about considering the fact that it’s mostly marshmallows. I also indulged in Cocoa Crispies from time to time, which generated a nice little pool of chocolate milk at the end. I’m tempted to go buy a box right now, although I’m sure I could replicate the experience (and the dental work) by pouring milk over a handful of leftover M&Ms and chowing down.

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Pooch Cafe (10/30/09)

October 30, 2009

10-30-09 (Pooch Cafe)

The woman in this strip looks sour, but she should thank her lucky starts that she was “cheated” out of her bagel by her husband’s voracious pet dog. As a fan of circular bread products with holes punched in the middle, I can attest that the loss of a hard, stale, dried out bagel is nothing to fret over. If you’re having trouble cutting through a bagel with a kitchen knife, then it’s definitely not worth eating. Fortunately, this woman now has the opportunity to walk over to her local bakery (or deli, or Starbucks) and find herself a fresh bagel that’s worthy of the family toaster oven.

Spot the Frog (10/29/09)

October 29, 2009

10-29-09 (Spot the Frog)

Yesterday was a sick day, meaning I spent the entire day in bed with a terrible headache that made it hard for me to sleep and killed my appetite to boot. It was so bad that I didn’t even venture outside in the rain to gather my daily newspapers, which were no doubt soaked or stolen (or both) by the time I finally woke up at 1:00. Also, my Comics.com subscription went on the fritz late last week and of the eight strips I subscribe to I’ve only been receiving Spot the Frog. So this is the only strip I read yesterday and will have to suffice. Fortunately, it has some terrific, moody shading that’s very much in the spirit of its current Halloween story arc.

Monty (10/28/09)

October 28, 2009

10-28-09 (Monty)

While I understand the urge to munch, especially around Halloween, I don’t think I could be convinced to eat soybean molasses chews unless I was trapped in a bunker with no other source of food. Then again, everyone has different tastes. I remember my grandmother keeping a giant jar of molasses in her kitchen. She would pour a healthy amount of the stuff onto a plate and then sop it up with bread. I tried molasses once, out of curiosity, which was enough for me to know that it wasn’t my cup of tea. And even though I find soybeans to be a delightful snack, I’m sure their light, nutty flavor would be completely overwhelmed by even the tiniest hint of molasses.

Deflocked (10/27/09)

October 27, 2009

10-27-09 (Deflocked)

I’ve always struggled to come up with clever Halloween costumes. As a child, I dressed up as Homey the Clown from the TV show, In Living Color, but was unable to adopt a gruff, cynical demeanor to go along with my multicolored wig. As an adult, I fashioned myself after a Red Eye newspaper box but nobody except me found the commuter rag’s soundbite-driven style of journalism to be particularly scary. Needless to say, I’ve never come up with anything as cool as Captain Bubblewrap. I suppose I could steal the costume from the dog in this strip, but I’m sure my only reward would be an evening of pinching and giggling at the hands of friends and acquaintances.

Zits (10/26/09)

October 26, 2009

10-26-09 (Zits)

I’m no expert when it comes to zombies. Sure, I’ve seen Night of the Living Dead, thumbed through  World War Z, heard good things about Zombieland, and played a game or two of Resident Evil, but I take those experiences as proof that the undead have come to dominate popular culture and not as an indicator of my interest in the subject. That said, it seems to me that the parents in today’s Zits resemble rotting corpses rather than bloodthirsty zombies. If they were from beyond the grave, they would almost certainly be drooling over the opportunity to get at their son’s braaaaains.

Bizarro (10/25/09)

October 25, 2009

10-25-09 (Bizarro)

There’s a grocery store in my neighborhood that sells pinatas alongside their incredibly fresh produce and (ahem) startlingly complete selection of pig parts. Unfortunately, all of these pinatas are American cartoon characters or superheroes, like Batman and Dora the Explorer. If I could find a multicolored steer like the one galloping up to the trough in today’s Bizarro, I would almost certainly buy it and find some way, any way, to incorporate it into the rapidly approaching Halloween holiday.