Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thursday April 21st

The comic:


That is one bizarre and terrifying image.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wednesday April 20th

The comic:

He looks so sad.

He has a recliner, but no TV. This is Rhinoman, after all.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tuesday April 19th

The comic:

Yeah, but is the grandma's face clean enough? My paternal grandmother smokes like a chimney. And I can't picture her wanting to pick me up when I'm all muddy and kissing me.

My maternal grandmother would kiss me, I guess. I just haven't spent a lot of time with her, considering she lives in New Mexico and all. My dad's stepmother shows her love in other ways, though she loves hugging me.

I don't like being kissed or hugged all that much.

And mud pies just sounds dirty - he made a mud pie in his pants, look at those eyes!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday April 18th

The comic:

It's April. Wouldn't this have been better in January? Oh well, better than some old "joke" about taxes.

That will probably be in September.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Saturday April 16th

The comic:

No wonder his eyes are bad, he's way too close to the TV!

Also, he looks stoned - still loopy from the surgery, I guess.

To be fair, I do understand this. When I first got glasses, I was like wow! Everything's so sharp! And then repeated myself each time I got new glasses. It's just like, no way man, you always see the world like this? Whoa.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday April 15th

The comic:

I have a hole in my chin, okay?!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thursday April 14th

The comic:

But no Plugger have a job where they need to wear a suit and tie. I call shenanigans!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wednesday April 13th

The comic:

I don't think this is true. Not all bus drivers are Pluggers, or at least not all bus drivers that drive their buses home are Pluggers. I've only seen one house with a bus outside it, most are in a yard by a school. And the one house that did have a bus outside it was in a rural county.

Now, my uncle was a truck driver and his truck was often at his house. A trucker seems more Plugger-like. Maybe that's what Mr. Shepardson had in mind.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tuesday April 12th

The comic:

I call foul - my Dixie would be knocking my arm around while Wickett shoved the book out of the way. They would not gaze adoringly at me as I read.

I seriously doubt he's a farmer. And the almanac would not be able to tell me the important weather related things, like how far away that fucking tornado is. Or if school is closed because of snow.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Monday April 11th

The comic:
Isn't dieting only a concern when you're not as poor as we know Rhino-Man is?

Maybe it's time to throw away the scale, eh?

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Saturday April 9th

The comic:

That is the smartest thing I've ever seen a Plugger do. Though I'd leave something sweet at the end too, so I leave with a sweet taste in my mouth.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday April 8th

The comic:

Pluggers remember things. Not a problem. What is a problem is renaming it - Just say "In my day, we didn't have iPods, we had transistor radios!"

My mom has a touch screen phone and she uses Pandora on it, but I don't call her phone a transistor radio.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Thursday April 7th

The comic:

Even though he's already wearing a belt.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wednesday April 6th

The comic:

This is as bad as Tim Pawlenty's attempt to act with it.

I make Twitter "Tweets" all the time.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tuesday April 5th

The comic:

Look, either you take great care of your car, or you don't! Show some damn consistency, Pluggers!

ETA to fix the date. Apparently I still have two more days of class this week.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Monday April 4th

The comic:

But most of the sit down restaurants I've been to have pictures as well.

And they don't change the pictures daily, he's just being a jerk.

Actually my favorite BBQ place does not have pictures of the food on the menu and I'd say that place is more stereotypically Plugger than a fast food chain - southern, BBQ, everyone knows everyone, BBQ...

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Saturday April 2nd

The comic:

Why don't they just get a divorce? She knows he doesn't like tucking in his shirt, he knows she hates it. God what miserable people.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Friday April 1st

It is 1:30pm on April 1st. In Memphis, Tennessee. And it is only 55 degrees. Talk about April Fools!

The comic:


I like this.

I really do.

I really really do. It's sweet.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thursday March 31st

The comic:

I don't think that's one of the first things he does, unless he got dressed in the car.

Their faces are so weird, nobody's looking at anybody else, they all seem quite resigned. Depressing.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wednesday March 30th

The comic:

And if you think you're witty for saying this every time you watch a DVD.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday March 29th

Do you even notice when I miss a day and don't make it up?

The comic:

Pluggers don't understand inflation. I know it's not all inflation, but come on. The dollar was worth a lot more when gas was a quarter a gallon.

Also, yes, Pluggers remember things. I am shocked. Again.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Saturday March 26th

The comic:


Friday March 25th

The comic:

Yes, you remember things from the past. That is newsworthy.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thursday March 24th

The comic:

Pluggers are hipsters?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wednesday March 23rd

The comic:

But the hassle! And where do they live that they have regular pay phones but not home phones?

You know, people often say "We didn't have cell phones when we were kids" right before telling their kids to call them via cell phone. We don't have a home phone, we just have our cells now. Which means we need to update our dogs' ID tags, but we're lazy. As our are dogs.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tuesday March 22nd

The comic:

Andy doesn't look sad, he looks confused. If it's not a "good sign", he should look sad.

And they look formal as well - jeans? a tucked in shirt? a belt? Well, Mr. Fancy Pants!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday March 21st

The comic:

I want to try a Kindle, but I also don't want to spend so much money getting the same books I already own on it. That's one of the big limitations of an e-reader for me. That and there aren't a lot of library books available for one, not enough to justify the purchase.

I read a brick of a book in January, A Suitable Boy, and if that was available as an e-book, I'd have been very happy. But it wasn't.

I ordered a book from Amazon and the Kindle version was more expensive than the paperback copy! Forget that.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Saturday March 19th

The comic:

Change is scary.

But since the TV is new, you can keep the remote with you since you don't have to get up to turn it on. It's freaky.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday March 18th

The comic:

Pluggers marry non-Pluggers?

She seems resigned to her fate, not pissed. And it doesn't look like they're driving, it looks like they're parked at Lovers' Lane or whatever.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thursday March 17h

The comic:

You're a senior plugger if you recycle a joke from the '80s and botch it - normally people say "child proof," not "tamper-proof" because ha ha, only a child can open it.

They used it on the Simpsons recently, when they went to a pharmaceutical company and Homer couldn't figure out how to open the door.

You know, I take a lot of medication, I've seen many a prescription bottle in my day and I've never thought about the child proof thing while opening one. Though I do gripe about the tamper stuff in OTC bottles - the mouth is so tiny and there's so much cotton and I can't get it out and I can't get the pills out until I get the cotton out and why is it the aspirin? My head hurts.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wednesday March 16th

The comic:

Wow, that makes them pretty unique, being able to remember things from when they were younger.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tuesday March 15th

The comic:

And they always give you slightly imperfect parts so you'll return!

This is nothing - my mom knows the mechanics at her Toyota dealership (for the oil change maintenance stuff) so well that she can call former employees for help when the current ones are not being good.

A non-car example is the library by my dorm - I've been sending books there from other branches since August 2007, they definitely know me and go get the holds before I ask. This was most surprising this semester because I hadn't been in since last May.

I was going to be nice and assume that this happened because Pluggers are friendly people, but he looks so miserable that that can't be the case. "If I took better care of my car, they wouldn't know me so well..."

Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday March 14th

The comic:

Naps are nice, I don't want to see them attached to Pluggers.

And apparently Pluggers are in college!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saturday March 12th

The comic:

Ha ha, they're cliches!

They don't care about things that matter to their partners. That's so funny.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday March 11th

The comic:

This is really sad.

They can't afford a car they can actually ride in. It looks like it's a good height, but something's off.

If I had money, I'd live in a better drawn cartoon, I sure would.

Pity the Pluggers, stuck in Pluggerville, doomed to poor drawing forever.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thursday March 10th

The comic:

Why does he have a helmet on?

Pluggers eat pizza. Wow. That sure is unique behavior.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wednesday March 9th

The comic:

Ha! They're too poor to afford more than one suit, even though the one they have is too small!

Okay, maybe it's not supposed to be bleak and they're just lazy and hate shopping. I hate shopping too, but if I had the money, I'd go buy a new fancy/dress outfit if I needed one.

Then again, I wore the same tennis shoes for a few years until the hole in sole became a problem (hint: snow). And then when I decided I needed new ones, I had to wait until I had the money.

Or are they hard working Americans who don't need suits outside of funerals/weddings and I'm overthinking this.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tuesday March 8th

The comic:

Another way of saying Pluggers are fat. That is so worth the paycheck Brookins gets.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday March 7th

The comic:
But don't cars already have one? It's not super expensive or rare.

Yes, he's checking the engine with a flashlight. Got that.

Not really.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Saturday March 5th

The comic:

Wow. I saw the picture before the caption, so I figured it was taking place at a hardware place and he was giving directions to some tool aisle.

Is this an "old" thing? Well this is depressing. Or reassuring. Knowing where the bathrooms are when your stomach is about to explode is always a good thing.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday March 4th

The comic:

But they use too many - what's wrong with "senior discount" - is it trademarked or something?

And someone who does not "mince words" is generally not considered polite, so the please is unnecessary as well.

Also, this isn't even... what does this mean? What the hell is this about? Besides being old and saving money, of course.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thursday March 3rd

The comic:

It's funny because our healthcare system will bankrupt you!

And only 6 bottles? Amateur.

Question - is it really investing if most of them are generics?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wednesday March 2nd

The comic:

But don't they still need to fit?

Why don't they buy clothes that fit?

Why is this here?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tuesday March 1st

The comic:

It's not unexplained - the Straight Dope - and they're right by a computer that may have the internet, so google away.

I'm guessing she's about to roll her eyes.

And yes, when people bring up "life's unexplained mysteries", I do look for the answer online if I don't already know it.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday February 28th

The comic:

Because you all live and work in the same small town?

This describes us, that's for sure... when we actually call the repairman and not my uncle...

Though we're not creeped out or scared when he approaches us.

I thought they were supposed to be cheap and handy, so they'd try to fix their own refrigerators before calling someone to do it. So much to learn.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Saturday February 26th

The comic:

I've been there. It's not fun, nor is it funny.

And you know why you don't donate it all and buy a new wardrobe? Because you can't afford it.

I think most people read this comic and don't think about it beyond "yeah, that's true" and then go on to Popeye or Rex Morgan. It's not designed for critical thought.

Though who wears their baseball cap indoors and while wearing their PJs? Honestly!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday February 25th

The comic:

Why would I care?

Why would anyone care?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thursday February 24th

The comic:

Because Scooters are used by people who cannot walk or stand for long periods of time.

Isn't that funny? I'm dying here.

No wait, I'm not.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wednesday February 23rd

The comic:

Who does that? Pancakes are sticky!

He doesn't look happy about this.

This is way way too specific and a bit... I don't know, but just... no.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tuesday February 22nd

The comic:
Well, that's disturbing. And it makes no sense. Yes, the gate keeps undesirables out, like kids and pets, but it's not a community.

Going by their height, the only difference is the dog can jump over the gate.


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