Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Spider Person

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I've never held a tarantula, but I used to see them in the wild every now and then when I lived in Oklahoma and Texas. The first time I ever saw one was in 1963 when my dad came home from the golf course with one in a paper bag. He and his golfing buddies had seen it on the course and coaxed it into a small paper bag, like the kind they give you when you buy a pack of gum. (Dad had no idea at the time that they could jump many feet into the air.) He brought it home, called the kids out into the front yard and let it go. My sisters screamed, I thought it was the coolest thing in the world and wanted to keep it. Apparently we were a typical American family right off of a sit-com from the period, except that we didn't have a black maid. No idea what happened to the tarantula after that, my memory isn't what it used to be. (cough, cough, wheeze, creak)

I'm not all that happy with the bulldog-man's line here but it was the best I could come up with when I drew it. Now I think, "What's your tarantula's name?" would have been funnier.

Here's a guy who only wants to be awakened for food, thus assuring him a long nap. They don't serve food on airplanes anymore, unless the flight is overseas (and even then you may not be willing to call what they serve "food") or if you're up front in Snooty Class. I'd like to suggest that right now, all of us who are relegated to flying coach send out very bad vibes to everyone who flies First Class. Just take a moment to close your eyes and hate them and wish them ill fortune. It won't bother them in the least and they'll never even know we did it, but it might make us feel better.

I admit that there have been a ton of eye doctor jokes with funny messages in the eye chart. I've done a few myself. But something about this one made me feel it was different enough to warrant dusting off the motif again so here it is. All he wants is a laugh. Let's give him one now, shall we? Just throw your head back and laugh like a psychotic sausage vendor.

Now, don't you feel better?

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Kalli said...

I think Dave Coverly and you have been on a wavelength lately...
Apropos of nothing, how is your lady recovering?

Liana Sposto said...

On Tahiti Nui flights, they give you little packets o' goodies for your flying pleasure, like socks, eye masks, headphones, earplugs, in a small, well-designed plastic sack. They also include stickers that say "Please wake me for meals". Pretty nice airline, only have about 6 or 7 planes. They give you little bottles on wine on your flight to France and back, if you ask.

idsvil said...

The look on the bulldog is perfect, he expects to be carried around. You can just imagine him having a snooty accent ,but then again, they can be a slobbery breed.

rob said...

Like the second two today. The pope one on the previous was priceless.

What if the tarantula guy was just a dude with major dreadlocks? Personally, I'm so sick of seeing nerdy white dudes with dreads.

The Wrong Girl said...

hahaha I love the plane guy. I am always that guy/girl.

I linked to your blog the other day after discovering your cartoons. Love em :D