Emoji-terrestrial

For the most part, I have made a living commenting on what is commonly called “the human condition.” I wasn’t required to do that––I could have just created amusing cartoons that simply make people smile and left it at that.

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Human Beans

One might think the theme of this cartoon is to be careful what you wish for—the folks in this conference room wanted more comfortable chairs but now they can’t reach the table. But is the answer to get their old chairs back or should they invest further by getting rid of the table, too?…

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Hammer Vision

I picked up some kind of horrid chest cold late last week and spent the weekend wishing I was dead. I’m sure you’ve been there. I didn’t have enough energy to do much more than lie around and not be able to sleep, so I got some reading done between fevered hallucinations.

Something I read yesterday and can recommend wholeheartedly is…

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Straw Man

Some of you more observant readers may notice that I sometimes use backgrounds more than once. The above cartoon is a restaurant scene I’ve used a bunch of times, changing various elements to facilitate the gag. If you’re the sort who enjoys comparing the two images,…

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Nutty Bean

Most of you who read my cartoons and blog posts don’t think of me as a guy who does “adult” humor, but that’s only because I can’t use it in Bizarro; newspaper editors don’t print so-called “dirty jokes”. Sometimes, however…

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When Pigs Fly

My more astute readers may have noticed that I did not post a blog last week. I am loathe to leave all twelve of you dangling without good reason, but I think I have a fairly good one this time: Olive Oyl and I were…

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Ships 'n' Lips

Your comments regarding this hot political topic are welcome, as always. If you’ve failed to detect the satire and sarcasm in the above paragraph and wish to say something foolish, they are especially welcome.

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Topside

I once visited a medical building for something called a colonoscopy, which, if you don’t know, is one of the most fun things you can pay strangers to do to you.

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Plains Sweeping

As a kid, I spent a lot of time dressed up as a cowboy and much of that time I had a broom between my legs as a makeshift horse. Do they still make these things? I had a red one and put thousands of miles on it, into the sunset and otherwise.

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Mongrel Money

If you’re a person who enjoys knowing the behind-the-scenes workings of the syndicated cartoon world, you’ve found the right blog because I’m way more honest about that stuff than I probably should be. Whatever.

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Garage Duo

Even most hardcore fans of Batman have no idea that his first secret hideout was not in a cave and his first Batmobile was brought to court by Ralph Nader. Get the straight poop and more, below.

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Dials in the Sun

A recent study found that, thanks to The Flintstones, approximately one third of Americans believe that the early versions of household appliances were powered by small animals.

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Embedded

I won’t say that the Mueller Report inspired this cartoon but it could have. With a Manchurian Candidate in the White House, anything can happen as the entire world is now so painfully aware. Who knows how many Russians he has hiding in his nest? I’m anxious to find out and am betting the phrase “money laundering” will be included—perhaps often enough for a drinking game.

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Home Again

With income disparity in the U.S. being what it is these days, adult children are returning home in record numbers. One of my own daughters recently spent a few months with us down here in Mexico. Even though Olive Oyl and I enjoyed her stay immensely and found her to be a perfect house guest, it was her visit that inspired this cartoon.

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Cephalosistance

It is my understanding that octopuses are extremely intelligent. So much so that even though they could learn to do a lot of things that could support humans, they would not do so because they’re smart enough to recognize we do not have their best interests at heart. If only Trump supporters were as intelligent as octopuses. 

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Detachable Snout

When choosing a plastic surgeon, it can be helpful to ask what the “plastic” refers to. Furthermore, if you see the name “Dr. P. Head” on an office door, you may want to know what the “P” stands for. If it’s “Paul” or “Patrick” or “Pablo,” it would be unfortunate but not alarming. If it stands for “Potato” or “Peter,” it may be wise to get the giggling out of your system before entering.

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Triggers

You Jazz Pickles in countries with reasonable gun ownership laws have likely not seen many roadsigns shot to pieces. But in the United States, where it is every person’s constitutional right to own killing machines—often even if they are mentally ill and/or have a history of violence—and no one’s right to be safe at schools, churches, concerts, parades, movie theaters and the like, one sees this fairly routinely in more rural areas.

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