Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Death to Cupid (repost)

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This was originally posted on February 10, 2022. It was a Valentine's Day comic, but I think it fits for Halloween too. I didn't have any inspiration for Halloween this year (I don't really like the holiday - too many creepy things) but one of my kids has a koala suit and the other has a fairy costume. They're both cuties. 

Title: Death to Cupid
Death: Stop making people flirt with me!!!
Cupid: No

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Inconsistent Bread Pudding

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This is the same person that looked for the recipe for Soup du Jour. And now I have that song in my head - "Soup du jour, hot hors d'oeuvres, why we only live to serve!" 

Explanation: Bread pudding is made using the day-old pastries, so the ingredients change based on what was leftover the day before. Sometimes it has raisins, sometimes it has nuts, it all depends on what was tossed together. Sometimes they don't have it on the menu because there weren't enough leftovers! Much like soup du jour, it depends on the day.

A: What do you think of this bakery?
B: They don't have a consistent bread pudding recipe. 

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Food for Thought

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I'm reminded of a comic I saw about a vampire saying "it's the thought that counts, and I'm the Count that... thoughts." And now I want a snack as I try to remember what sparked this comic. I'm pretty sure it was a discussion while making dinner. 

M: Well there's some food for thought.
L: I'd rather dine and dash.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Baby Teeth Rate

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This is like the "you did the math wrong but got the right answer" situation. People have 32 teeth and I looked up when an average kid gets all their teeth, and it is when they're about 88 weeks old. Also there's 88 keys on a piano. Surely that's relevant.

Explanation: Getting one tooth a week does NOT mean you'll have them all in 88 weeks - you would have them all at 32 weeks if that were the case but it's NOT and it turns out 88 weeks is about 22 month and if you get your two-year molars in a little early then yep. 

L: He got his first tooth last week and another popped up this week! At this rate, he'll have all his teeth in 88 weeks.
A: No. But, sort of, yes?

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Donuts vs Vinegar

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Apparently it's a healthy thing to drink apple cider vinegar and people who do that like to abbreviate it to ACV. I much prefer ACD and at time of scheduling I'm still trying to find a farm that has them in stock - they are best from a farm that has an apple orchard, that's just a fact of life. I really miss New England at times like this. 

Explanation: Apple Cider Vinegar is a healthy thing people drink. Apple Cider Donuts are super tasty and are a happy thing to eat. 

A: Have you been having your daily dose of apple cider vinegar?
L: Oh, I thought you said ACD.

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Bluey Card

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The show "Bluey" is a pretty good kids show, with competent parents and good lessons learned and each episode is like 7 minutes so you aren't locked in for half an hour or whatever. Robin really likes the show and she doesn't understand that "bingo" is more than just a cartoon dog's name. Also she says "watch" when she wants to watch a show. 

Explanation: On the children's show "Bluey" there are the main characters Bluey and her sister Bingo. The phrase "that's not on my bingo card" means that something unexpected and/or surprising has happened. I'm not sure what would be on your Bluey Card - maybe "silly games" since they do those nearly every episode. 

M: I didn't have that on my bingo card.
L: Did you have it on your Bluey card?

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Folding Fitted Sheets

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Happy Birthday to my brother-in-law!

So this one is from a few summers ago when I found out that not everyone knows how to fold up a fitted sheet. I learned in college because I had a speech class which had a demonstration speech as one of the projects and I did origami but someone else very helpfully did how to fold a fitted sheet and I have used that knowledge every time I have to fold a fitted sheet. [You have to line up the corner seams and nest them together and make a rectangle then fold as desired.] 

*taking down a picnic canopy*
L: We just need to fold it like a fitted sheet.
N: So, poorly?

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Do the Best

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Clearly, set your sights high? I drew this one a while ago and I think it was inspired by the phrase "the enemy of the best idea is a good idea," either that or the good-better-best progression. But please use this comic's response whenever someone calls you a do-gooder. 

Explanation: This is a play on "best" being better than "good." 

A: Who are you, some do-gooder?
B: *scoff* I'm a do-bester. 

Thursday, October 12, 2023


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Happy Birthday to my niece!
So I thought this up after Halloween last year and held onto it for a whole year and what do you know, October 13 is indeed a Friday! Celebrate by.... asking people who come to your house to give you candy? That would be a surprise to the solicitor. 

Explanation: Halloween is on October 31, and if you reverse those numbers you get 13. If you flip the word "Halloween" backwards you get "Neewollah." And Friday the 13th is traditionally unlucky, which fits the Halloween vibe of black cats and such. 

A: Why are you so excited about October 13 being a Friday?
B: *holding a jack-o-lantern, wearing a witch hat* Neewollah :)

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

West Virginian Hair

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And now I have the "Country Roads, Take Me Home" song stuck in my head. So the slogan of West Virginia is "wild and wonderful" and I wasn't sure how well known that fact is so I wanted to include it. Robin's hair is getting curly and she has spectacular bedhead which needs to be tamed so it isn't WV. 

Extra pun: the "state" of her hair is WV. Wanted to make sure everyone catches that.

M: Darling, just look at the state of your hair!!
R: It's West Virginia.
M: Yes, wild and wonderful.

Sunday, October 8, 2023

Tempural Consequences

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So a few weeks ago, my pastor mentioned "temporal consequences" when teaching about the life of David and the king's sins. I thought "temporal" sounded like "tempura" and here we are. 

Explanation: Stealing is bad. A temporal consequence of stealing could be jail time and a criminal record. A tempural consequence would be getting the item coated in a thin batter then deep fried. 

D: You're battering and frying the vegetables that I stole?!?
N: Tempural consequences!

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Science Perfumes

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Happy late birthday to my nephew and early anniversary to my sister and brother-in-law!
There's a joke about the opposite of formaldehyde being casualdejekyll, which a friend of mine said sounds like perfume names, and here we are. 

Explanation: Formaldehyde is a compound that I thought was used to preserve the specimens in high school biology dissection labs, but after reading the wiki pages I'm not seeing that use so *shrug* it's a compound with many uses. The joke is if you break up the name you see the words "formal" and "Hyde", and the opposites of those are "casual" and "Jekyll". 

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Spoilt Children

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A great response when someone says that you're spoiling your kid, is to take it to the next level and act like that's normal. Maybe someday I will be bold enough to say something like this. Who knows! 
And I just realized I already have a comic titled "Spoiled Children" so I guess it's a good thing that I titled this one "Spoilt Children."

A: So spoiled - are you going to get her a pony?
M: Don't be ridiculous. Two ponies, otherwise the one might get lonely.
R: *eating ice cream*

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Months of the Year

He returns! I should make a compilation comic of all the times he has popped up. My blog has a search bar that can be used to find OctoBear in the meantime while I think about making that compilation. 

Explanation: "October" sounds like "Octo-bear", which is a creature I made up to be a merge of "octopus" and "bear", hence the bear with eight tentacles. In truth, I think octopi are super creepy and I don't like them, but I do like my concept of an OctoBear. 

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - OctoBear!