Drivel that cannot fit in a single panel comic.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Love is...

I missed it! One of the two days a week that I don't read Mary Worth and I miss the big kiss. I found it on Comics Curmudgeon. Walter and I attempted to recreate the pose but failed. We concluded it was only possible if Walter's nose had some kind of niche that my nose could fit into. Love is a willingness to recreate poses from Mary Worth comics just for my gratification. A little something that was not in the marriage vows but Walter did it anyway.

Today's comics:

Thel goes retro today.

This is one of the great comics that newspaper editors could have selected but instead they choose to run crap. Little Dee will continue to run at Bookmark it. Add it to your daily reading list. This comic deserves a huge readership.

But can you still smoke anywhere?

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Personality Type

Click to view my Personality Profile page

Saw this on some other blog. I like to take quizzes. This is the first iteration of the Meyers-Brigg that I have taken that I scored strongly in areas other than introvert. I always score 100% introvert. The "I" in my Meyers-Brigg profile stands for "I hate people". I guess other than my introversion the other scores depend on my mood, the questions asked, the phase of the moon and the direction the quarks are spinning.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Running Log

This week I ran 16.63 miles, burned 2,089 calories and weigh 176.3 pounds.

Monday: 2.99 miles in 35:00
Wednesday: 5.43 miles in 65:00
Saturday: 7.0 miles in 1:37:00. A 13:51 mile pace. I started this run around 11:00 am. It was very hot and humid. I took walk breaks to compensate for the heat. Thankfully, the McDonald's on this route does not mind runners coming in and putting ice in their water bottles. Today's high reached 86 degrees but the humidity made it feel like 93 degrees. I need to get my butt out of bed and start these long runs around 7:00 am when it's cooler and to simulate various starting condition scenarios. The San Antonio marathon starts at 7:00 am.

Next weeks training schedule:
Monday - 30 minute easy run
Tuesday - weights and calisthenics
Wednesday - Tempo Run - 6 miles - 3 miles @ 10:59. This will be a challenge since I have to go outside for this run. The miles exceed my ability to do this within the gym treadmill time limit.
Thursday - weights and calisthenics
Friday - rest
Saturday - 8 miles @ 12:38. This time I will get out of bed and run this in the early morning.
Sunday - rest

Friday, July 27, 2007

Killing Me Softly With Her Song

I love Mrs. Yannes' line in the last panel. I plan on using that excuse when I get older.

What a lovely frock. Gold linoleum - Harvest Gold linoleum
Somehow my ears hurt while reading the lyrics to this song. I read elsewhere that an MP3 is available at the official For Better or For Worse site but those who have listened to the song reported that a substantial part of them died. I felt a small part of my soul wither away just reading the lyrics. I cannot afford to lose anymore of my soul. Especially, if I want to live to become a crazy old lady who cannot be held responsible for anything she says. It has happened to Lynn Johnston.
I felt sympathy pains in my nether regions (I should grow up and use the word vagina but I don't want to take away any one's innocence) when I saw Dawn riding the horse in the second panel. I'm glad Giella found the horse clip art and drew Dawn around it.


I need to teach the someone how to update the Sunday Services page so that it does not do the funky stuff.

Thursday, July 26, 2007


Get yourself Simpsonized

A credible likeness. I don't normally wear a choker but added one for fun.

Ga Ud Endeligt Nedsla!

I did not update my cartoon last night because of a thunder storm and I was a bit tired from doing speed work last night. In lieu of my cartoon here are some other people's cartoons.

Rhymes with Orange gives us a slightly surrealistic pun. The older generation is familiar with nose rings just not used to seeing them on Americans.

The artist has captured the essence of cat.

I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who enjoys the calming influence of Danish thrash metal. When I layed out the orders of service for my church I listened to Scandinavian death metal.

I can feel the love that Giella put into rendering those bits of hair in Wilbur's comb over. Dawn is withholding information because Wilbur and others at Charterstone will stage an intervention and suck all the life and happiness out of her.

Holy crap! Those are big flys.
Another slightly surrealistic pun.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

A Short Story

Once upon a time, in The Philippines, lived a boy who loved to dance and to teach others to dance. He dreamed of becoming a great choreographer but his parents would not allow it.

His father told him, "I am a warden of a prison, my father was a prison warden and so was his father and his father. You will become a prison warden, too."

This made the boy sad but he obeyed his father and pursued a degree in criminal justice and put aside his dreams of becoming a choreographer.

Eventually, the boy, now a man, received his own prison to serve as warden but the yearning to do choreography remained strong.

One day while over looking the prison yard and seeing all the prisoners just milling about, the man got an idea. "All these men have to obey me because I am the warden. Why not make them do dances that I choreograph?", thought the warden.

He could use the power of dance to help his prisoners reform. He fulfilled his dream of being a choreographer and pleased the president by being the best prison warden in the country because all his prisoners were happy and became upright citizens when they left the prison.

This is the only way that this video makes sense.

Leaky Plumbing and Missing Parts

The first panel is fine but I did not need to know about General Halftrack's leaky parts.

WRONG! This gag does not work in a desert setting. WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!!!

Giant mutant killer chihuahua!

Illicit sex or an abortion?

Pluggers have so little regard for themselves or others that they will not pull over until the storm passes.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Edgar - Video Star

A little video I shot, edited and added music. I'm kind of proud of myself for learning how to do this. This video is of Edgar, our parakeet. Unlike Salvador, his cockatiel brother, he does not do much in front of a camera. I decided that overly dramatic music inappropriate to the action was in order. It took me 45 minutes to film, edit and upload the video.

Several Weeks Later...

Damn, that brick throwing lady has a great arm! A south paw no less.

I see that even Karen Moy got bored with the Dawn - Dr. Drew Corey lunch conversation or sex occurred and we were spared images of... Oh Gawd, I just imagined... I need photos of kittens now! Okay, deep breath - pay attention to the breath - do not imagine Drew Corey and Dawn in awkwardly rendered coitus while having long thought balloon soliloquies. Pay attention to the breath and go look at the kittens. Dawn would be top or she might like to - stop that train of thought, now! KITTENS, KITTENS, KITTENS!

A poster at the Comics Curmudgeon correctly predicted that any horseback riding action would take place off panel.
I find drawings of flattened animals funny. It's a sickness.
The Chronicle's abbreviation for They'll Do It Every Time - TDIE. Given Al Scaduto's 1950's sensibilities I have to wonder who the extra woman is. Ol' Ragweed, a polygamist?

Something Slightly Disturbing

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Monday, July 23, 2007

Lack of update

I did not update my site last night because I got caught up in reading other things and was too tired by the time I finished.

99 Bottle of Beer on the Wall

This depicts my meditation yesterday. The monkey mind was going wild. Get back on the cushion and try again. Or not try. The cartoon is funnier given Buddhism's admonition against consuming substances that cloud the mind.

News Flash! Everyone's teen years were painful. Dawn does not know how to flirt and is starting to scare Dr. Drew Corey. He has moved from the seat next to Dawn and moved to the seat across from her. Even scarier is that people have come in, eaten and left since this dinner has gone on. People disappeared between panels.


Proud auntie moment: my older nephew was mentioned in Dale Campbell's 2007 Texas Football magazine as a prospect to watch in the next high school football season. I bought a copy of the magazine and scanned the cover and page he was mentioned. I will send it to the rest of the family. We are all proud of him. I'm sure he will live up to the "hype".

I was the only person in the Barnes and Noble that day that did not buy the last Harry Potter book. I bought a Star Trek book, an anthology of Tales from the Captain's Table.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Running Log

This week I ran 15.59 miles, burned 1811.8 and 176.8 pounds.

Monday: 2.96 miles in 35:00
Wednesday: 5 miles in 57:00
Saturday: 6.49 miles in 1:20:49 - 12:27 mile - 4.82mph

Misread a mapped route and ran a 1/2 mile further than intended.

Next week:
Monday - 30 minute easy run
Tuesday - Cross Train - Calisthenics
Wednesday - Speed work; 2 x 1600m @ 10:22 w/ 800m jogs in between
Thursday - Cross Train - Calisthenics
Friday - Rest
Saturday - 7 mile run at 12:38

Friday, July 20, 2007

Three variable funny test

Your Score: the Prankster

(42% dark, 30% spontaneous, 15% vulgar)

your humor style:

Your humor has an intellectual, even conceptual slant to it. You're not pretentious, but you're not into what some would call 'low humor' either. You'll laugh at a good dirty joke, but you definitely prefer something clever to something moist.

You probably like well-thought-out pranks and/or spoofs and it's highly likely you've tried one of these things yourself. In a lot of ways, yours is the most entertaining type of humor because it's smart without being mean-spirited.

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Conan O'Brian - Ashton Kutcher

The 3-Variable Funny Test!
- it rules -

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Two variable intuition

Your Score: Much More Scientific

You have:

The graph on the right represents your place in Intuition 2-Space. As you can see, you scored about average on emotional intuition and well above average on scientific intuition.Keep in mind that very few people score high on both! In effect, you can compare your two intuition scores with each other to learn what kind of intuition you're best at. Your scientific intuition is stronger than your emotional intuition.

Your Emotional Intuition score is a measure of how well you understand people, especially their unspoken needs and sympathies. A high score score usually indicates social grace and persuasiveness. A low score usually means you're good at Quake.

Your Scientific Intuition score tells you how in tune you are with the world around you; how well you understand your physical and intellectual environment. People with high scores here are apt to succeed in business and, of course, the sciences.

Try my other test!
The 3 Variable Funny Test
It rules.

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Everybody's Gonna Dance Tonight

This commercial annoys me every time it airs. Thankfully, it has not aired for a while.

Paul McCartney is just phoning it in. He knows, everyone knows it, but no one will call him on it.

It probably took all of five minutes to write this song and it's a hit. Only Paul McCartney, excuse me, SIR Paul McCartney can get away with this. If I performed a song like this people would think I'm some kind of idiot and boo my ass off the stage but Paul McCartney, he does not have to try anymore. Granted, he's 60 years old and has had a long, productive career and maybe does not feel the need to put forth that much effort. McCartney is probably thinking, hell if this stupid little song is a hit, let's figure out how much less effort I can put into the next hit. I'm afraid by the time Paul McCartney makes it to 70 that his latest hit song will nothing but the sound of his farts. Maybe throw in a few silent ones to give it some edginess.

Paul McCartney farts and sells millions of downloads on iTunes.

Embracing the Armored Lifestyle

Your daughter's needs are beyond what the public school system can offer. It's time to consider alternatives.

Popeye really enjoys his girl fights. Judging by the splat it appears mud has become involved. Trench coat guy becomes repulsed and turned on at the same time.

Have your considered calling the police and charging the Forths with trespassing? Quite simple. If the Forths lived in Texas and visited the neighbor's pool at night, the couple in the comic can shoot them. I think a warning shot has to be fired though.

I love the bubble gum. I wonder if the armored lifestyle includes armor camps and resorts. I suppose Ren Fairs and Festivals could count. If the Forth's neighbors take more extreme measures to keep them out of the pool then they may benefit from the armored lifestyle.

I did not know the Family Circus kids had friends outside the family. Jeffy is visiting a friend because with 4 kids the Keanes cannot afford a big screen, flat panel TV mounted on the floor.
Packing them in like sardines. The lady in the background is drinking some kind of potion that magically brings you closer to the objects in the foreground.

Had to include this one because of the department where I work.
You're plugger if you are retarded. Usually, the driver is out of the vehicle when locking the car and setting off the quick honk.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Girl Fight!

Now, I want to see where this ride ends. Ruthie has gone beyond childhood imagination and has lost her grip on reality.

Popeye likes to watch women fight. Tomorrow he will ask the trench coat guy to turn on the sprinklers. To continue the insanity Sweet and Olive need to break out into a Bollywood style musical number instead of a fight.

I choose my cell phones based on the camera rather than on the main function. I'm still learning how to discreetly take photos of fat chicks with tramp stamps.

I wonder about the Bumstead's closet arrangements. Did Dagwood choose the pants while sleep walking?

Wendy, the word you are looking for is moron.
Lola needs to get rid of the black sweater because it shortens her arms.
Red wine goes with beige unidentifiable chunks while beer goes with light yellow and green unidentifiable chunks. Dawn's hair - organic material or sheet metal?

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Heart of Darkness in Four Panels or Less

Your honor, that's when I shot her. I got tired of her misinterpreting my intentions. Combine this with yesterday's comic, I don't think a jury would convict Stanley.

Jeffy is a little too into this pirate game. Billy and Dolly's blank expression scares me.

A good question in the last panel. The answer, in most cases, is no.

Roger was helping rock the baby to sleep by reading Shirley Jackson's, "The Lottery" and adding some elements to make the story more interesting for the baby to hear.

Further down the rabbit hole of Ruthie's madness.

I've added Popeye to my comics list because of the Comics Curmudgeon. The storyline has become quite insane. I forgot to save today's Popeye with its inappropriate sound effect.