Saturday, February 27, 2010

Saturday February 27th

The comic:

If I wanted to be nice, I'd say at least he cares.

But I don't. Way to screw up your kid's game!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday February 26th

The comic:

She doesn't seem to care.

The caption is odd. "One solution"? No, we don't offer choices - this is the only solution, this is the Plugger way. Also - big TV, great. But I think new glasses would be a better investment because we don't spend all our time watching TV, not even Pluggers. They drive, for instance.

Also, they're totally rotting out their eyes!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thursday February 25th

The comic:

Oh well, the money they save DIYing the truck will pay for their hospital or funeral bills! So thoughtful.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wednesday February 24th

The comic:

I don't buy it.

Also, I like Homer's invention where the chair has 6 legs so you don't fall and hurt yourself.

(My dorm switched from still chairs to rocking chairs for our desks and for the first few weeks I freaked myself out every time I leaned back and it leaned naturally!)

I'll throw in sloth because he's lazing about.

Pluggers read the paper? Of course they do.

So is he at work? Like, slacking off? At some kind of desk or table? Ooh, fancy!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesday February 23rd

The comic:

And your point is?

And that is not an SUV. That is a pick up truck (kinda small) with a camper on top. I have ridden in the back of a truck with a camper on top. The backseats of SUV - with or without all in the caption - are nothing like the back of a truck. Because, hello, seatbelts?

It's not a damn SUV.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday February 22nd

The comic:

Pluggers have credit (or debit) cards? They use phones for shopping?

Get me my fainting couch, ma!

(Thank goodness it wasn't cordless or I'd never recover!)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Saturday February 20th

The comic:

Good for him.

The point?

Also. It is February. This is from Wisconsin. Even in Memphis we don't do yard sales in February.

This is smart - yard sale tips (newspapers and news sites reprint them every spring to fill up space) tell you to plug in electric things. And if I were buying a CD, I'd check to make sure it wasn't horribly scratched.

But no, eight-tracks. Of course. Did she test the lamps, or is this all about ha ha, no one listens to eight-tracks anymore?

It is. Move along.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday February 19th

The comic:

Why does she look confused? Can she see the caption too?

I can't make sense of it - how would Pluggers now stockholding terms, hmm? They're elitists, I knew it!

Or she doesn't look confused. She looks blank.

And I don't think restaurants would let you do that - and why are they in a fancy place with waiters?

Most places have dishes meant to be divided up, but they are about to be out on their asses. There's no problem with sharing food, but he should order the sandwich, while she gets fries and a glass of water. Or you know, a fast food place really won't care. And there's always to go, or getting her half wrapped up.

This is just wrong.

But it's a creative way to describe being cheap, because I didn't get it for a while. (And I hope they don't hold stock in that restaurant, way to screw yourself over!)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thursday February 18th

The comic:

That's not fucking dyslexia.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wednesday February 17th

The comic:

Ha ha, their names are like body parts, it's so funny! Don't you agree?

And damn they are lucky. Tricare sucks beyond all suckitude, but I have to suck it up because I have insurance. For the time being. God, I hate this country sometimes. If you're on vacation and get sick, depending on your insurer, you are SOL.

But because they're businesses, well it's okay not to insure me (even though, hypothetically, I have money) because I'd cost them money.

Yeah, I'm getting pretty damn socialist in my college years. Get over it, and start your own conservative blog mocking Pluggers.

Of course, part of it is total selfishness - not "I got mine Jack, screw you" but "I won't have mine, help me! and hey, help other people too."

Also, those calls are frustrating. Playing phone tag with nurses (never doctors!) is so much fun! The calls will say, "You have an appointment at this time, just a reminder!" or "Call us back." And by the time you do, they're gone. Or your doc is out of town for a week, well excuse the hell out of me for getting sick at a bad time for you, Dr Stupid. If you have a note on my file that only you can treat me, then you better be here!

Where was I?

Oh yeah, shut up Pluggers.

I may have sympathy if they're hounding you about bills, but that's just conjecture.

Of course, this could be bragging - "I'm friends with doctors/my kids are doctors/are married to doctors!"

Take your pick and leave me to fume and plot my escape.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tuesday February 16th

The comic:

Pluggers have no patience and cannot amuse themselves when stuck in a line.

It's called a book. It's also called an mp3 player, though that doesn't always work because you might miss your name or number being called. Or an expensive cell phone - surf the web while you wait! I have an ipod with no connection to the internet, but I uploaded some funny videos and I watched them one day while waiting for class to start.

Of course, this assumes you like reading. That's the most basic thing. Why else would I carry a purse? I always take a book, even on a 2 am Taco Bell run - you never know!

So what do Pluggers do? Whine about the situation and do nothing to make it better. I'm not the most social person, but if the line was that bad, I may start talking to the people around me. We all deal with the weather. And long lines.

But Pluggers don't want life to be fun, they want to whine. No sympathy!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Monday February 15th

Did you enjoy Valentine's Day? I didn't get any chocolate, but I finally got itunes working and organized just right! Also, horrible horrible pain. Pretty typical. If I didn't have horrible horrible pain, I'd walk to Walgreens this afternoon and get me some cheap chocolate! That's what holidays are all about!

Also, if you have today off (President's Day) shut up! I have... like one class, it's an hour long, o the misery.

Oh yeah, you don't care. Onto the comic:

That is one tiny kid!

And it's called preschool, thank you very much! I went to preschool and kindergarten. Don't most schools start with kindergarten now?

But yes, you're a Plugger if your grandchildren live in a different world than you do. Alert the media, things change.

This is funny? Or maybe some lucky brat who has today off will see this because they like to read all the comics (shut up) and ask their parents if it's true. Is that the point?

Of course, it makes me sad, because Grandpa Plugger grew up in a world where both parents didn't have to work, so he didn't need to be shoved out as soon as possible. (I'm assuming Grandpa Plugger was middle class, stable and above all, white.)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Saturday February 13th

The comic:

It's not a t-shirt and I don't see any visible stains, so stop giving my man the stink-eye, you snobs!

Wait - a cocktail party? Pluggers drink cocktails? Pluggers go to cocktail parties? Pluggers officially have more social snob cred than I do. Okay, so I hate parties, but I've never even been invited. (Do they put "cocktail party" on the invites? Sophisticated Plugger readers - help!)

They probably think he's there to fix something.

The drawing of "society" types is just bad, though the proportions aren't as bad as with my man.

This raises so many questions - who throws cocktail parties in Pluggerville? New arrivals who have yet to be replaced by pod people? Is cocktail party a euphemism for some kind of sacrifice to keep Pluggers alive? Is this an initiation ceremony for the snobby couple pictured? Is RhinoMan an innocent and not allowed to see these kind of things? Was he sent by his company for the electrical part of the initiation?

So many questions, but none answer my question of why my brand new computer won't install itunes so I can rock out with youtube. Plus, I really need to add new songs because guess who's seeing My Name Is Khan? Yeah, me. I bet the people who are mean to the title character are Pluggers, except they live in San Fran, and I don't think Pluggers like California.

Questions questions...

For those who do, enjoy Valentine's Day. For me? I may see MNIK a second time, do homework, watch the Simpsons, study, and do a snow day dance.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday February 12th

The comic:

I did not need to know this, I did not need to see this.

Off to get some brain bleach!

In the form of My Name is Khan this weekend! Yay!!!! Bollywood is like a million miles away from Pluggerville. I checked on my map.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thursday February 11th

The comic:

Electrical tape?!

Well, I guess I should feel good that I still have duct tape.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wednesday February 10th

The comic:

The smart thing would have been to take the magnifying glass to the store so you'd buy the low sodium canned object, instead of buying what you wanted.

I'm not sure what this is saying.

Pluggers have trouble seeing, even with glasses, and require magnifying glasses to do every day tasks? Or they only used said glasses to read food labels and have food everywhere? I'm lost.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tuesday February 9th

The comic:

Ha ha, she's telling him where to go, but he's driving the car! HI-larious, everyone knows passengers - especially women! - should STFU or walk. Because the passenger never knows how to get there but the driver doesn't. I mean, I didn't tell my mom how to get somewhere just because I'd been there earlier and she hadn't, by gum, she was the driver, so we drove around Memphis for hours, lost, hopelessly lost. Also, my mom is a woman, so even with directions, she would have gotten us lost - lady drivers, amirite? Huh huh?

Why aren't you laughing?

It's funny, just like that super bowl ad that made fun of a man for being nice to his girlfriend!

Women don't watch TV, drive, or read comics. We just don't, we're too busy emasculating men or getting pregnant. At the same time.

I have a new laptop!!! And because the computer repair people backed up my stuff (and charged me 30 bucks) onto an external hard drive, I got all my goodies on my new computer. Now, off to play!

I mean, do my homework. That's why I had to buy a laptop today instead of just getting a new motherboard. Also, my computer had 2-3 horizontal lines on the screen, one missing key, one loose key, and one stuck key. (The keys can be blamed on the dog. At least the loose and missing ones.) And who knows what else. Now I've got the new Windows and I have yet to ruin this one. Give me time.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday February 8th

The comic:

"Open a jar"? Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

Friday, February 5, 2010

Saturday February 6th

The comic:

I don't like concerts - too many people, too much noise.

I just don't get this.

Pluggers are grandparents. Got that.

But Pluggers have children that spend money on music lessons? That doesn't sound very Pluggerish to me!

Also, why just grandchild? Do the parents not care? Or count? Or is it cuter because it involves "old people"?

Seriously - eff that nonsense. I know many grandparents that are only ~20 years older than their kids, and/or have kids that married and procreated around 20. So you can be a grandparent without being "old" or even retirement age in the US (65, right?). Of course, age is a state of mind for the most part - some people are old at 10, and some are young at 100. It's about attitude.

But Pluggers are fussy and as soon as they have a grandkid, they're old. Or possibly as soon as a gray hair pops up.

My mom could be a grandmother - I wouldn't be a teen mother. Or if she'd been like other people in her area, she could have a kid that would be 30 this year. Or even a few years older.

Old people are not cute, they are not funny*, they are not jokes. Ha ha, you're old!

*By default. Some "old" people are hilarious because they are hilarious PEOPLE, not because of their age.

Pluggers is terrible - more old attitudes about age and life recycled again and again and of course he gets paid for it, it's the fucking status quo and preserving that is key.

Friday February 5th

The comic:

Their pets are Pluggers! Finally, proof!

Also, daily puppy pills are damn expensive.

I just... don't get it.

And I do fill up my pill box on a weekly basis, though mine is cooler because I have to take pills at different times so it's bigger. Oh, that's not cool at all.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Thursday February 4th

The comic:

Now, I live in Memphis, but I'm no native.

And I like Elvis's music fine. I'm not such a fan of the die hard fans, mostly because the cameras and big groups come out in August for the anniversary of his death. In Memphis. The man was born in January. It's usually quite nice in January - no one dies from heatstroke! (This has happened. In August. To a fan.)

I pride myself on having never been to Graceland.

Point number two - I am no art snob. I like cheesy movies, silly books, and a range of posters because they're "pretty".

So velvet Elvises do not bother me.

This is the exception.

Why can't we have a Plugger Elvis?* Why is he human?

Also, since it's from Reed Hoover, I feel like he's reveling in his "I have no taste!" moment and being a right snot.

*No cracks about his weight. That is definitely tacky.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wednesday February 3rd

The comic:

Pluggers have support systems.

But they're not good enough to make sure the Plugger doesn't die - as fun as it looks, I'm pretty sure you're not allowed to ride in a vehicle as it's being towed. Like legally.

So their friends and family want them dead, in jail, or fined into bankruptcy (don't forget the repair bills and the towing bills!).

Nice folks.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tuesday February 2nd

The comic:

Pluggers are farmers now. Or they live in places where it's legal to keep chickens.

They are also very literal.

There is no joke today, I don't find it heart-warming. It's just stating a fact.

This tripe is insulting.

Also, my dog prefers to kill chickens rather than mess with their eggs. I did like gathering eggs when I stayed at my aunt's in Nebraska - but no one has just 4 or 5 chickens. She had 2 less after we left because of Dixie, chicken killer, but she had plenty - 20 or more. And my aunt and uncle aren't farmers, they have chickens.

Also, I don't remember if I used a basket.

Plus, 4 or 5 chickens don't make that many eggs on daily basis.

This is just made of fail in so many ways - it's not funny, it's not sweet, it doesn't apply to 80% of America (or Canada), and it just doesn't make sense!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Monday February 1st

The comic:

No, save Branson!

Also, Pluggers live on the edge. You don't forget your meds.


This is a bad comic, a dangerous comic. You do not do this! Yes, you're all on blood pressure meds. But are they the same dosage? Eh, they can't gamble in Branson, so they'll gamble with their LIVES?!

Mucho hate today.


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