Saturday, January 30, 2010

Saturday January 30th

The comic:

Are those his teeth?

This is just disturbing!

And wouldn't he have dentures by now?

Ew, I'm out of here! The possibilities are endless, but almost everything I think of for dirty teeth (especially down here) would get your beard a little dirty. My dad smoked and part of his mustache turned yellow.

And since when are they so prissy? Does he bleach it? Metrosexual! (Dated word, dated comic.)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Friday January 29th

The comic:

I'm surprised they get reception in there.

I don't have much to say - I do this with my mom all the time.

I'm quite surprised Pluggers do this, it's a bit 21st century for them, isn't it?

But "mainly," so they don't use it for other things, like calling a tow truck when their car dies or making their children touch base by phone. (We no longer have a landline, so everything is done on the cell phone.)

So since they "mainly" use their phones as walkie talkies while shopping, they're better than the rest of us.

And of course, they're at a Sam's Club/Costco type store. Those stores were fun - so many samples! But now you need a membership to get in the door! Eff that.

Thursday January 28th

The comic:

The Plugger knows how to surf the web? Duuuuuuuuude, freak me out! Or they call their grandkids and ask them to do it, which is no fun. (Click there, where I'm pointing! God, I'll do it myself!)

Pluggers are hypochondriacs. Pluggers have the money and knowledge to use the internet and the money to go to a doctor.


Pluggers are elite!

I have chronic pain and I have had other illnesses since I was 13. (Thyroid. It's now out, and I have to take medication everyday or die.) I refuse to look medical stuff up online. If I have a concern, I talk to a professional either over the phone or in the office/pharmacy. The internet can be helpful if you're not prone to hypochondria or are relatively healthy, but when it's ongoing, eff that nonsense. Besides, according to WebMD, I should be dead!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wednesday January 27th

The comic:

The Steelers aren't going to the Super Bowl, way to be timely!

I can't talk - my more expensive clothing ends up in the back of my closet, passed over for comfy favorites (yes it's 50% hole, but I love it! No!!! The washing machine destroyed it!).

But no NFL stuff, as much as I enjoy watching the game with my mom. (Not by myself, with my mom. Sports are meant to be enjoyed together, because they're really effing boring when you're alone and don't bet.)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Tuesday January 26th

The comic:

I have no idea what that sentence means.

You invest in your hair? So when you go bald, all the money you sank into it as a '50s greaser or '70s (or '80s) Disco King is now worthless?

I just don't get it.

And you don't debate price when they've got the scissors by your head! I've always paid after.

Plus, his glasses should not be on, and if he's got so little hair that his glasses won't get dirty, what is he doing getting a haircut?

I am just lost.

And the animal thing is just so weird! Especially since he's a dog, and I know that dog haircuts cost a lot, no matter how old they are. Does he have mange? Isn't that contagious? Should he even be at the barbershop?

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Monday January 25th

The comic:

He's talking to the car.

Purple duct tape FOREVER!

Also, Pluggers are easily amused. And does that mean the car is a former military car? I mean, any shade of "olive", especially "drab" screams military.

And what is up with Pluggerville Hardware having non gray duct tape? Freaky, dude.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Saturday January 23rd

The comic:

You're a Plugger if your kids don't know basic (American) history.

That is sad.

And struggling out of a comfy chair sucks, so stay there, nice and comfy and warm, pretending this comic never happened. (We were spared the creator of the depression, give thanks.)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday January 22nd

The comic:

Painted hubcaps are awesome.

I assume they only exist for decorative purposes.

Since Pluggers are selfish jerks, I assume she's not "Oh no!"ing about the potential damage the cap will cause, but because it has a bumper sticker on it.

Also - that's a dashed line. You don't cross those.

No wait, most lines are solid...

I am so not a driver, and a week on campus (with two expeditions by car) has left me lost.

I also thought she was on the wrong side of the car (too much Bollywood).

It's my sister's birthday! She's been driving haphazardly for 3-4 years now and has never lost a hubcap. Go Becky!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thursday January 21st

The comic:

But I would think a female Plugger in charge of such things would be, you know, fussy, and love to decorate everything come Christmas time, matchy matchy! So these would be stored, not used callously throughout the year!

Also, new hand towels? I know the last time somebody in my family bought a hand towel - August or September 2007, when I moved into the dorm. Unfortunately, I soon learned that I could have spent one dollar instead of ten. But I still have it, so that's something.

And that is one scary looking Rudolph.

(The best post-holiday bargains are on candy, duh!)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Wednesday January 20th

The comic:

You're a Plugger if you're old.

Or you're a Plugger if you've lived more than a certain number of years (this day in history could be as far away as 100 years and as close as 10).

Pluggers live.

Through events.

True story.

Makes you think.

About why anyone would publish this waste of ink and energy and money and gah! (I'm sure I'd be angrier if I personally knew a comic writer struggling to get papers, or if I read the newspaper instead of reading all the comics I want every day thanks to the magical TV with the typrewriter.)

Tuesday January 19th

The comic:

Ha! Pluggers are fat and old and that makes them worry!

Isn't that the funniest damn thing you've ever seen?


What's wrong with you?

Oh, it's not supposed to be funny - it's supposed to be heartwarming, like the Family Circus.

Well, my funny bone hasn't been tickled and my cold evil heart is still cold.

So what purpose does this serve? Yeah, I love being reminded of my weight and age - oh and there's my real name! (presumably)

What the fuck, Pluggers. This is just... weird.

And by weird, I mean weird by Pluggers standards, not you know, reality.

And I just thought of the reason this was published - smugness. Ha, I may be over 50, but my belt size sure isn't! Smugness for the Plugger readership, or smugness from the author - either way, stay classy, Pluggers.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday January 18th

The comic:

You know, I'm a liberal elitist but not a vegetarian and I've never had anything called "surf and turf." I know it refers to steak and ... some kind of seafood in the same meal, but I hate steak.

I like fried spam sometimes, and I love me some tuna (but let me make it, you don't know how!), but spam and tuna together? Barf city!

But hey - RhinoMan can afford both tuna and spam - not to mention bread! 2010 is starting nicely for him.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Saturday January 16th

The comic:

Ew ew ew!

Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday January 15th

The comic:

Fishers exaggerate.

So all fishers are Pluggers - or at least those who get in a boat and do it often enough to have "it was th-----is long" tall tales.

Not a sad thing for me, since fishing bores me silly.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thursday January 14th

The comic:

Wow, Pluggers live long lives and/or have kids young.

And you know which one's the kid because his belly is smaller.

When do senior discounts kick in, anyway? I don't mean Medicare or retirement, I mean the local fried food place offering discounts - 55? 60?

And who offers senior discounts these days besides theatres?

So Pluggers and their spawn will live forever. What a cheery thought to start the semester with!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wednesday January 13th

The comic:

Uh... that's pretty sad.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tuesday January 12th

The comic:

Pluggers don't need no gubmint in their medicine! Now, where did I put my Medicare check?

Or are Pluggers realists? Or just cheap? (Nah, if they were cheap, they'd read the paper at the library.)

And notice how scared he is? He's had to do many newspaper "treatments" and "cures" and he doesn't know if he'll survive this one.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday January 11th

The comic:

Good for him.

(There are fashion trends for cars? This was sent in by a man from Texas, and we all know Pluggers are walking stereotypes, so he would know about that.)

I'm surprised his car looks that good - previous car days have showed decrepit POSs running on a whim and a prayer.

Of course, it merely looks good, that doesn't mean it can move on its own.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Saturday January 9th

The comic:

Why is he holding her purse? I've never understood this gag, because most places women can go, their purses can also go.


Friday, January 8, 2010

Friday January 8th

The comic:

So is it an outhouse or a shack over another hole in the ice? (I saw that on "That '70s Show.")

But they're furry animals... this is disturbing in many ways, but no visible Pluggers, so happy Friday!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Thursday January 7th

The comic:

So do I! Well not the first step, usually after I burst into my room, I forget why I went up there and go downstairs and then go back up and back down until I ask my mom if she knows what I'm looking for.

But I'm not a male, so I'm not a Plugger! Truly, an occasion for celebration.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wednesday January 6th

The comic:

I don't need a seat warmer, I need a seat cooler. I'd rather freeze than burn my skin. But that's me.

Isn't that kind of dangerous, to leave your dog unattended in extreme temps in the car? And what now, the dog is going with her? Is it her kid?

Are cold car seats really a problem?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tuesday January 5th

The comic:

Like... paper? Money?

(Since it's RhinoMan, we can assume it's money he got through a pawn shop or by selling bodily fluids and/or parts.)

This makes no effing sense. Pluggers are packrats? (female) Pluggers don't carry purses? What the hell?

Monday, January 4, 2010

Monday January 4th

The comic:

And then there were papercuts! I like the kind that are like stickers.

Is 2010 the year Pluggers finally admit the "modern" world isn't all that bad?

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Saturday January 2nd

The comic:

And yet, they seek out information that will make them angry and confused. (Also - a printed guide to the games?)

Pluggers make no sense.

And we called the Rose Bowl the Rose Bowl, even if we didn't watch it.

Pluggers hate capitalism. Yup.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Friday January 1st

The comic:

That's it, set the bar low!

My resolution for 2010 is to watch more Bollywood.

And possibly update this on a more regular basis. (I just wasn't in the mood for the countdown and I had surgery on Wednesday and whine whine whine.)

Happy 2010! 2000 wasn't the future, but surely 2010 will be!


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