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?


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