Sunday, December 30, 2018

Mustard the Troops

Last comic of 2018! Time to get your act together? Fit as many puns in as you can! It's the best way to spend your time, clearly.

G: Why are my men covered in a yellow sauce?
P: You told me to mustard the troops.
G: ...I'll catch up with you later.
P: I don't relish that.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Pencil In Plans

Sometimes I doodle comics during meetings. This one is on the back of a page-a-day calendar page which is showing through a little. It's a Liz Climo comic calendar and I've enjoyed it all year. I also enjoy when meetings have concrete details.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

A Spinosaurus for Christmas

If someone has the pleasure of recording this amazing cover, please send me a link.

I want a Spinosaurus for Christmas
Only a Spinosaurus will do
Don't want a doll, no dinkey tinker toy
I want a Spinosaurus to play with and enjoy
I want a Spinosaurus for Christmas
I don't think Santa Claus will mind, do you?
He won't have to use a dirty chimney flue
Just bring him through the front door
That's the easy thing to do
I can see me now on Christmas morning
Creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy, what surprise
When I open up my eyes
To see a Spinosaurus standing there
I want a Spinosaurus for Christmas
Only a Spinosaurus will do
No Velociraptors, no Triceratopses
I only likes Spinosauruses
And Spinosauruses like me, too
(Original songwriter: John Jefferson Rox)

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Christmas Fringe

Oh, those lovely cats. I do not have any pets and I would not like to ever have a cat (I am very much a dog person - I enjoy pet sitting for friends).
We got new Christmas stockings last year (well, post-Christmas sales the year before but last year was our first year using them) and they are Captain America and Iron Man (from their Civil War movie). I like them a lot. Our previous ones were the classic red with white trim. I considered crocheting stockings for us but realized that is A LOT of work and I really like our Marvel ones so I'm not gonna do that any time soon.
Also, I can't call something "in" without thinking of the Netflix "Series of Unfortunate Events" episode where they were declaring absurd things fashionably "in" and "out" - that's the episode with the Salmonella Restaurant and that part had me crying with laughter.

W: The cat destroyed the stockings and the tree skirt!!!
H: Well, I believe fringe is in.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Shaved Chocolate

And this is a classic example of why you don't use non-food-safe implements in the kitchen.
On a much tastier note (which really wouldn't take much) I noticed several outposts of Girl Scouts selling their wares around town and I bought three boxes - I love the Thin Mints, I've enjoyed the Smores, and the Lemonade ones are always good. I helped the kids learn math skills because I paid with a $20 and the boxes are $4 each.

M: Why is my Gillette razor in the kitchen?
L: I needed to shave some chocolate for this cake.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tobias and Phobias

Well that's just taking name rhyming a bit too far. There's a comic about name rhyming in the Pickles comic - Pearl considered marrying Earl and naming their kids Merle, Burl, and such, Oh, here it is.
I'm all for naming your kids on a theme, but maybe don't use non-name words to make the theme work. Maybe just pick a new theme.
Now the question is, how do they pronounce Phobias' name? I would think they make it fit the cadence of Tobias rather than pronouncing it the correct way. Which would just be annoying for the entirety of that child's life.

P: Here are my kids, Tobias and Phobias.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Aria and Cadence and Staccato

We were at my sister-in-law's church and there was a family who's kid was named Cadence and I started thinking why are some musical notations name-worthy but others aren't? Well, per a quick Google search for 'musical names for children' (I was trying to find the comic/post that inspired this where it starts out with normal musical names and slowly gets to ridiculous ones) there are quite a few musical terms that some people deem name-worthy but I don't.

S: You've met my sisters, Aria and Cadence.
F: Oh, now you're name makes more sense, Staccato.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Olive and Pimento

A pimento is a type of pepper that is used for a variety of things but specifically it's the red thing stuffed into green olives. I'm not sure why some foods are considered name-worthy but others aren't.
We were watching a show called Manifest but stopped because we realized we didn't like any of the characters on the show. One of the characters is named Olive and her twin brother is called Cal and I don't know his full name but I've decided it's Kalamata (which is a type of olive).

P: Here are my kids, Olive and Pimento.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Hill and Dale

For some reason, my siblings don't appreciate my name suggestions for their kids. I feel like these kids would be great at hide and seek - you'd be searching everywhere to find them.

P: Here are my kids, Hill and Dale.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Stewart and Stewartess

On a similar theme, maybe don't name your kids too similarly - people will never get their names straight and won't even try because they have an excuse ("I just can't keep them straight"). I remember there's an old Disney channel movie about motocross and the twins are named Andrew and Andrea but both go by Andy.

D: Here are my kids, Stewart and Stewartess.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Wearing Multiple Hats

I thought this one up during a meeting as well. You know there are so many kinds of hats out there, but it's hard to think of ones to draw when you need to make a stack of them. Yes, he's holding the Fantasia hat and a fez.

B: You are so good at wearing hats - here are two more for you!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Beating a Dead Horse

I sketched this one during a meeting (it was a virtual meeting so they couldn't see me doodling). Sometimes (haha, all the time) communication is hard and we keep trying to get a point across but it's not landing and it's just painful.
And yes, that's a Princess Bride reference - such a quotable movie.

(people holding bats, standing around a dead horse)
A: Are we done here?
B: No, it's only mostly dead.

Also, Happy Birthday to my eldest sister!!!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Guest Comic: Shortness

This comic is by my nine-year-old nephew - it's a rather good one on perspective. He told me he's drawn it before, so maybe he'll keep making comics, then start a comic blog some day and I can draw a guest comic for him!

Tiny person: I'm short.
Average person: So am I!
Giant: I'm not!