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July 9, 2007

I Don’t Follow…

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, Jeff Gordon, Jump Start — Cidu Bill @ 12:10 am


And yes, I know Jeff Gordon’s a race car driver; but what’s Joe’s mom getting at (or, as she’d prefer, at what is Joe’s Mom getting)?



  1. She’s not getting at anything, and she’s not getting anything he’s saying either, which is why you didn’t get it – ’cause there’s nothing here to get (apart from the obvious fact that they’re not gonna get to a common understanding if they keep talking that way… i.e. past each other).

    Comment by Ron Obvious — July 9, 2007 @ 4:26 am

  2. Well if Jeff Gordan is driving 2 inches away from the car in front of him, then he’s a dangerous driver. Never mind the fact that she’s driving 1 inch away from the car in front of her. Of course like all mothers, she isn’t doing anything wrong in her eyes. She’d rather correct his grammar than correct her driving.

    Comment by Cedric — July 9, 2007 @ 10:08 am

  3. How does Jeff Gordon sound like a scary driver. Doesn’t she mean he seems to be a scary driver from his description? If she doesn’t know who he is, how does she know what noises he makes on the track?

    For someone so attuned to grammar, she’s off base.

    Comment by Krusher — July 9, 2007 @ 1:12 pm

  4. The kid is wildly overreacting (as guys will do) to his mother’s driving. She’s probably just fine but of course he has to make a fuss, so she tries to defuse him by correcting his word choice.

    She hasn’t a clue who Jeff Gordon is, and quite frankly neither did I until I googled.

    Comment by Charlene — July 9, 2007 @ 1:53 pm

  5. Charlene,

    If you follow the strip at all, you will notice that there is evidence to back up the claim that the mother is an overly aggressive driver.

    Comment by Krusher — July 9, 2007 @ 4:22 pm

  6. this feels like a critique from my former art class. good points made. i do this a lot with advertisements i see. good blog.

    Comment by blackatticus — July 10, 2007 @ 12:06 am

  7. When DID Joe shave his mustache and grow a goat? Our paper dropped the strip around the millenium, and I lost track of it. They still have two kids?

    Comment by Rasheed — July 10, 2007 @ 3:39 pm

  8. Rasheed, Joe and Marcy both had makeovers a few years ago which had the net effect of making them look younger. They also have a set of twin babies now.

    Comment by Cidu Bill — July 10, 2007 @ 3:43 pm

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