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.


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