Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday December 18th

The comic:

Pluggers will use anything as an excuse to be lazy.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thursday December 17th

The comic:

Too bad I had to sell the family for gas money! Just you and me, ol' girl.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wednesday December 16th

The comic:


They only have pictures of their kids when they were young?

Man, Pluggers like to wrap nothing in some confusing phrases.

Plus, the pictures of my mom as a toddler look nothing like the pictures of me as a toddler - they don't even feel the same sometimes. Time to get your eyes checked!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tuesday December 15th

The comic:

Well, if you have a Plugger delivering your mail, you never have to worry about him reading them - but how does he know where to deliver it?

Oh, you mean that Pluggers aren't elitist snobs who go to college. Fuck you very much, I am incredibly depressed and anxious just trying to keep my head above water this semester (which will be over tomorrow... I hope) and just shut up. College isn't easy.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Wednesday December 9th

The comic:

People without children or grandchildren - people who are too young for grandchildren - have chronic health problems. You FAIL, pluggers.

Plus, who keeps them on the fridge? We write the dates down in at least 2 calendars (a wall calendar and a "weekly planner" type) and keep the appointment cards in the car.

And how dare they mention my sister's birthday? Eek, I hope I don't have an appointment on her birthday. That's only happened once.

Tuesday December 8th

The comic:

I'm somewhat smaller than a rhinoceros and my dog is bigger than the one in the drawing.

She doesn't like me resting my feet on her. Unless I'm using my feet to give her a belly rub.

So basically... this is wrong. Because my personal experience is just as valid as Greg Wilson's. And he's in Oregon, the elitist! I'm in Tennessee, where the real people are.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Monday December 7th

The comic:

Commies! UPS and FedEx exist for a reason, man. *Glenn Beck tears*

Luddites - but that's par for the course. And I looooooooove getting mail, because look, I'm important! I'm a grown-up! (A card for my 5th birthday party addressed to ME, not my mom.)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Saturday December 5th

The comic:

Pluggers name their POS cars.


I wonder if he got paid by Ford for this. (Ford is all American and they've got Mike Rowe!) I say the drawing is bad - and it is - but I can't draw this well. Think xkcd, but without that level of skill. (Straight lines are beyond me, even with a guide.)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday December 4th

The comic:

How can he afford a coffee maker? Or the electricity to run it? I am confused.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thursday December 3rd

The comic:

Ha! Babies throw food. And dogs eat food of the floor, saving the mom about .5 minutes of cleaning. It's so funny!

Does anyone actually use a vacuum on food? That sounds like a recipe (ha!) for a busted vacuum, especially with wet food.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wednesday December 2nd

The comic:

And if your grandkids call you "Grammy." What do they call Grandpa? "Grappy?"

What the hell.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tuesday December 1st

The comic:

Ooh, new logo for the "classics"!

All Pluggers drive, and all Pluggers work from their cars. No Plugger works in an office. Wow. 80% of Americans work in their cars.

What a waste of a comic strip. What a waste of money.

It's so blah.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday November 30th

The comic:

Pluggers have memory problems. Isn't that hilarious?

Or is it sweet?

I'm not sure. (I was going to say I forget, but that seems beneath me.)

Basically, what is the point?

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Saturday November 28th

The comic:

This is sweet.

Swinging is so much fun, except most swings are meant to be used before puberty hits.

I like the idea of "grown-ups" playing. Maturity is optional.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Friday November 27th

The comic:

Man, those Pluggers are wild! Hand-holding! In the park!

I have the vapors.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wednesday November 25th

The comic:

First, this gag is older than me.

Second, I refuse to believe a Plugger, even a young one full of sass, is allowed to want things like that.

Third, ignore the second, because somebody thinks RhinoMan looks rich.

Fourth - "jean look" ??? Isn't the distressed look - does RhinoMan look like a pair of jeans?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tuesday November 24th

No, I'm not better yet, but I had a procedure today and I'm just killing time til I stop being kind of lazy and put a movie on. It wasn't kidney stones, just my chronic pain condition acting up. It still hurts to walk more than a few feet, but hey, I'm starting new medication!

But you don't care about me, you care about Pluggers. You're weird.

The comic:

Pluggers plan things out and then leave the things for the plans at home.

They forget things.

They are so unique.

I mean, I never forget things. No, not me. (Even before the drugs today, I couldn't remember the name of the procedure and I still don't.)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Try to contain your disappointment, people.

I'm a sick person, that's well established, and everything is usually under control.

Not right now.

A kidney stone is attacking me, I feel like, in addition to the usual knives, I'm being ripped apart if I do something outrageous like get off my bed.

Something like that requires some pain medication. That pain medication makes me sleepy and foggy.

Also, I'm in pain.

So fuck Pluggers til I feel better/get bored.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Monday November 9th

The comic:

But that only happens if you shave that spot in the first place - who shaves the top of their ears? What? This makes no sense at all. Maybe I'm hallucinating? Nah, I may be boring, but not that boring.

I hope.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Saturday November 7th

The comic:

Pluggers are cruel, fickle beasts.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday November 6th

The comic:

She'll just use the computer to watch movies, don't worry.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

November 5th

The comic:

Pluggers have trouble walking. That is sad.

But not so sad that I can't mock them on other times.

Like, I couldn't walk yesterday. But you could still bash me for other things. A disability does not define a person.

I can respect that Pluggers have trouble walking while still considering them idiots.

Also, didn't Cain kill his brother? Are all Pluggers in prison for fratricide?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wednesday November 4th

The comic:

Chocolate has an expiration date?

And talk about your generic generics! "Milk Choklit"? Surprised they spelled Milk right.

I can't tell what that's supposed to be - it looks like either an extra larger chocolate bar or some kind of (usually bitter) baking chocolate. So they bake a lot?

Or they like chocolate.

Sent in by a man, illustrated with a female creature. Bien sûr.

Actually, I think I've had Hershey's Kisses past their "best eaten by" date. They'd melted and fused with the wax paper and/or they were rock hard.

Anyways, what sets Pluggers apart from the rest of us? Chocolate - except for baking chocolate - isn't meant to last. It's for eating.

But no, this is supposed to suggest that Pluggers eat a lot, especially the ladies, ya know what I mean? Ha ha ha. Isn't it HILARIOUS? Why aren't you laughing?

No, wait, what was it in MAD's parody of Mad About You (Too Bad About You)? They replaced the laugh track with a "how true, how true" track. (Don't have book with me.)

But Pluggers can't make up its mind - either we're busting a gut laughing at ourselves, or we're nodding thoughtfully, how true, how true. That's the intent.

My reactions are divided into two categories - WTF?! and ::sigh:: Occasionally I get "inspired" and read something dark into it - treason, murder, cannibalism - but usually it's me blathering on about how little sense/how boring it is.

And then we all suffer.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Tuesday November 3rd

The comic:

But that would require book larnin', wouldn't it?

Slide rules aren't that old - in one of my Bloom County books, a slide rule asks Oliver why he doesn't use him any more, and Oliver can't be more than ten. So... people younger than my mom used slide rules. Or could have. She's never mentioned them. Of course, Oliver is a special case.

Slide rules - the abacus heaved a sigh of relief when it was replaced as the go to "Old stuff good! New stuff bad!" punchline in "jokes."

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Monday November 2nd

The comic:

Glory be! I know ya'll were tense, lord knows I was. (Especially since on the day the first bit of horrifying news was published, the issue had already been resolved - aw, comics try to stay current! They're so cute! Except Mallard Fillmore - that delay just ugh.)

Anyways, wouldn't most Pluggers drive up to the post office dropbox?

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Saturday October 31st

The comic:

And they're a great source of protein, too!

Not that my dogs have eaten birds, they mainly kill them and carry/bury the corpses, growling at everyone until the wittle birdy can be disposed of. Then it's out of sight, out of - ooh, shiny!


*goes into a corner to weep*

Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday October 30th

The comic:

So everyone is a Plugger.

Because we cannot escape "history" or the flow of time, though I just finished a Thursday Next book that says you can, but then I get a headache.

Okay, now I'm wondering if comics exist in BookWorld. I mean, there are book collections of most comics out there... Granted, it's a British series and... where'd everybody go? Hey, these books are not only funnier than Pluggers, they're funnier than I think I am!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thursday October 29th

The comic:

Pluggers don't need no guvmint help!

They'll rummage through rich people's furniture by themselves, thankyouverymuch!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wednesday October 28th

The comic:

This hurts my head.

Do Pluggers have no control over their minds? Bodies "know" with the mind...

I like RhinoMan's kicky little sweatband. Stylin'!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday October 27th

The comic:

Most cars have change holders, you know.

This is better than I expected - I thought it would be about purses, because stereotypes are funny in Pluggerville.

But now I'm just.



Sunday, October 25, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Saturday October 24th

The comic:

I'm glad they have their own barber shops.

And who knew Pluggers were so vain? Eyebrow trimming! Well, we discovered they were preppies this week, so who knows.

And yes, old men have hair in their ears. Isn't that the funniest thing you've ever heard? (If you can hear through all that hair.)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Friday October 23rd

The comic:

Wow, a lot of qualifiers in this one. Only "some" of the shirts? They're not full time preppies/yuppies?

Wait... Pluggers wearing Polo?

They really are out of touch. Or I am.

Probably a bit of each.

And why would the kid care - ooh, an alligator on Pop-pop's shirt, cool! Not "What IS that." No question mark.

Weird, weird, weird.

Oh, it's from Virginia. Maybe that explains it.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Thursday October 22nd

The comic:

Haven't they already done this "gag"?

And they're not helping the environment at all, unless that guy is going to junk that POS as soon as he gets home. Take that, trees!

Argh, I have a test in Arabic tomorrow. And one in French. And I never remember the vocabulary.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Wednesday October 21st

The comic:

Change is scary.

Also, isn't that expensive? I know it's more expensive to replace something every year, but when it's 54 years old, I think the parts cost more than a new one.

Tuesday October 20th

The comic:



That grandfather Plugger looks scared or angry. Probably not even his grandkid.

I just... what?

I used to carry my cousin around on my shoulders when she was younger, but referring to myself as a Segway? The fuck is wrong with Pluggers?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Monday October 19th

The comic:

Do most people even have or know what frozen assets are?

Oh well, any excuse to show Pluggers eating! And, look, he's happy. Perhaps I've lost it, but I like to see them happy. He could look guilty (it's probably after 7) or miserable, which implies he's not enjoying the food.

I'm insane.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Saturday October 17th

The comic:

I'm just a poor college student. Despite being a **Southern Lady**, I know little about fashion.

The only thing I can think of is the episode where The Who come to Springfield, and Mr. Burns chides Smithers for ironing creases into his dungarees and making him look like a square. Of course, the creases are really his brittle old-man bones poking through. Which is excellent.

Also, are those cowboy boots? Somehow this seems more suited for a stereotypical view of Texas, not Florida. (And how cool is the name "Niceville" for a town? Seriously, not making fun.)

So what is the point?

Pluggers have "dress jeans." They have creases, therefore they are ironed regularly, or rarely worn. If it's the latter, they're repeating their "gag" about Pluggers and suits and how infrequently they wear them. (They're either outdated, ill-fitting, or both.)

Okay, I spend a lot of time in sweats. (Or "yoga pants.") Whatever, they're not made of denim.

But even I don't see jeans as dressy or formal. I have dress pants and a kind-of formal dress. They have served me well.

Basically, what the flying fuck are "dress jeans"?

Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday October 16th

The comic:

What's the vintage? Last month? I bet it came from a box.

Also, too much caption. Show her snoring, him with the remote after "get lucky..."

Pluggers don't have more than one TV. Or more than one hooked up to cable.

Also, they drug their wives so they can watch... whatever the hell Pluggers watch. Desperate Housewives? Reruns of Full House? Porn?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thursday October 15th

The comic:

And they live in their bomb shelters to this day, thankfully.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wednesday October 14th

The comic:

Geez, it's not the end of the world. E-mail addresses are free, and most towns have libraries with these things called computers... oh just text your grandkid and ask them to do it.

The inconvenience? I'm going to hurt myself rolling my eyes.

Also, what kind of comic syndicate doesn't have a street address? And if the post office in my zip code changed and I depended on a PO Box, I'd go to the next one and buy another one.

Sadly, the Plugger is overreacting. This does not spell the end of the "comic." So you still have me. Whoo.

And I'm too much of a Southern, gentile lady to mention it, but Hahahhahaha

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tuesday October 13th

The comic:

Because they're being guilted by their mom.

Why isn't grandpa involved?

Pluggers texting... geez, draw smaller fingers or bigger phones!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Monday October 12th

The comic:

Where's the supposed funny?

And Pluggers are terrible people, no imagination. OR it didn't come out of the blue, she'd been obsessing over it for a long time, getting more and more bitter and crazy that all she sees are the chores he will never do.

One of them will end up dead, but who'll have to do the cleaning? She will.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Saturday October 10th

The comic:

Because they're terrible fishers?

The cat as Plugger today is funny, I guess.

This is really stupid. I hate fishing.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday October 9th

The comic:

I think I can see some sense in this - smoking is an addiction, and a hard one to quit.

So you'd remember the day you stopped. I don't know how long, I'm not a smoker.

However, the "man forgetting the anniversary" gag is played out, older than Cracker Barrel, boring.

Speaking of Cracker Barrel, reservations? What? I admit it's been a few years since I went to one, but damn. Reservations? Really?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thursday October 8th

The comic:

That's not how piercing works!

I mean, yes, technically, they are piercing your flesh. But it heals. On purpose.

So Pluggers get the flu shot.

How... timely, for them.

And last time I got a band-aid, it was a plain one. They never offer me licensed characters. The most I ever got was a sparkly one. Pluggers get all the breaks.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Wednesday October 7th

The comic:

I saw the head of the Plugger today and was like, ooh new animal!

And now I know why. A beard wouldn't look right on a bear/dog. (Though Wickett has the cutest little nevermind.)

But that's not a ponytail. That's just hair. I don't see any elastic ponytail holder.

Do people actually do that with facial hair? According to Bernie Lange, Pluggers do.

Tuesday October 6th

The comic:

I think this "joke" or "observation" is older than me, next!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Monday October 5th

The comic:

Wow, someone in Pluggerville can use sarcasm. I assume they'll be killed and eaten soon.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Saturday October 3rd

The comic:

You're a Plugger if you're old and can prove it! Why doesn't Obama produce a 1961 coin, huh, why don't he?

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Friday October 2nd

The comic:

Pluggers don't care about their carpet, but they do care about "looking good" by wearing uncomfortable shoes. What?


The comic is reproduced here for purposes of review only, and all rights remain with the creator, Gary Brookins.