Friday, January 16, 2009

Weather Whiplash

Bizarro is brought to you today by Nature's Cruelty.

As I said in my previous couple of posts, I've been in Hawaii for a couple of weeks. It's real dandy there. They have weather that you hardly even feel when you walk outside and things you can eat just grow on trees. There is also a great deal of water, which is cold this time of year but you can get used to it. I saw some fish in it.

In the very near future, I'll post a bunch of pictures from our trip and attempt to amuse you with my comments. If you've never seen a professional cartoonist in swim trunks, you'll not want to miss it.

Meanwhile, I missed posting a lot of cartoons while I was gone, so here are a couple of random ones from the pile.

I particularly like the first one here. If you have ever known a person who has squeezed out a kid or even bought one from an agency, this cartoon should ring true. Something about having a mini-me around the house saps your brain's ability to think or speak of anything else. I did it myself back when my kids were small, try as I did to avoid it. When you've got a little bundle from heaven around the house, somehow their every bowel movement is more fascinating than the second coming of Christ or anything else.

This second cartoon was a random thought about tattoos. I was wondering if anyone had ever had hair tattooed on their head and the bowling ball idea sprang from there. Tattooed hair would be an interesting look, but I know from experience that large expanses of solid color are particularly painful, especially black, which has to be gone over several times to insure a smooth field. I've heard head tattoos are more painful than other parts of the body, too, but I have no intention of finding that out for myself. Although a realistic face on the back of your head would be a pretty great tattoo. I did a cartoon about that years ago, but can't find it right now. Sorry, I'm still bleary from climate shock.

Just so you won't hate me for having a tan in January, I'm scheduled to spend next week in Indianapolis. Yin and yang.

9 comments:

Leigh said...

Written like someone who hates being a parent.

Anonymous said...

"Am I the biggest bowling fanatic you've had in here?" Uh. huh.

GuateVegan said...

I hate kids haha... I'm 17 :P

Anonymous said...

completely off-topic, Dan, but today's Non Sequitur looks eerily familiar.

[think back to 03.13.08...]

munchy365 said...

I just got one of your books and I know which comic you're talking about.

derekamalo said...

hey everyone,

looks lik epiraro boy is alive, im guessing thees a lrt less lax time in indiana..just a bunch of bitter colt fans..

being from new england i say screw pats Im glad they didnt make it and go ravens this week..

anyways also off the topic..

ive noticed for quite sometime the new real world was set in brooklynnn, any chance dan ends up on tv...anyone see the transgender chick hahaha

doug nicodemus said...

welcome back

EM said...

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“…it's an online forum where you can share your ideas, and rate or offer comments on the ideas of others.

The best-rated ones will rise to the top, and after the Inauguration, we'll print them out and gather them into a binder like the ones the President receives every day from experts and advisors. If you participate, your idea could be included in the Citizen's Briefing Book to be delivered to President Obama.”

THERE ARE A FEW “POPULAR IDEAS” RISING TO THE TOP THAT WOULD HAVE A POSITIVE EFFECT ON ANIMAL COMPASSION, SUCH AS REDUCED SCALE FARMING, LOCAL FOOD/PRODUCE INITIATIVE, HEALTHY SCHOOL LUNCHES. I ENCOURAGE READERS OF THIS BLOG TO VOTE.

If you’re so inclined to spend the time, you’ll also find numerous less popular ideas, both pro and con, about animal issues that you can vote up or down. I don’t know if anyone will be looking at these low activity topics, but I felt compelled to vote on them anyway.

http://citizensbriefingbook.change.gov/

James A Woods said...

Nice to see you back in action. It sounds like your time in Hawaii went really well.