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July 9, 2007

Pair of Argyle Sweaters



Okay, I’m assuming they all ate Big Bird without cooking him properly — and that you’ll all quickly correct me if I’m wrong. This one, on the other hand, remains a mystery to me:




  1. The Indian “scalped” Jed Baker’s lawn — that is, cut it very short.

    Comment by Alan Hamilton — July 9, 2007 @ 1:27 am

  2. #1 It must have been Big Bird (feathers on the ground for some reason). Took me awhile to realize it’s Oscar the Grouch on the left.

    #2 Yes, scalping the yard is to use the lowest height settting on a power mower. I don’t know if it’s regional or not.

    Comment by Rasheed — July 9, 2007 @ 11:32 am

  3. So why did they bring the feathers with them? Or, did they eat Big Bird right there in the emergency room?

    Comment by Tim Tjarks — July 9, 2007 @ 11:46 am

  4. I think those cowboys are from Jed Baker’s HOA, and they were getting ready to give him a nasty letter regarding the height of his grass.

    Or they’re from the IRS and wanted to catch the Indian in the act of working under the table.

    Comment by Krusher — July 9, 2007 @ 1:15 pm

  5. The only explanation I can come up with why Big Bird’s feathers are there is someone was coughing them up.

    Comment by Rasheed — July 10, 2007 @ 12:55 pm

  6. Tim, maybe the feathers were inside when the various characters arrived, and during their interminable wait, the inevidable happened – a “reversal” as they call it in the world of professional eating.

    Comment by ecrofefil — July 10, 2007 @ 12:55 pm

  7. There’s a deeper meaning to this which is being sadly missed. The key isn’t so much that they’ve eaten Big Bird (and yes, he was surely delicious) but that KERMIT (an amphibian) was the one who cooked him for the gang. As an infectious disease epidemiologist- let me shed some light on the subject: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year in the United States, exposure to reptiles and amphibians accounts for an estimated 74,000 salmonella infections. This cartoon, sadly, depicts what happens when amphibians and otherwise delicious foods come too close together… I mean if kids are supposed to wash their hands after touching frogs, what’s a frog to do ?!?

    Comment by Alain Labrique — July 10, 2007 @ 1:54 pm

  8. Here’s a picture of them caught in the act:

    And given the rule of thumb about cooking the turkey for 30 minutes per pound, doesn’t this mean it would take the better part of a week to thoroughly cook Big Bird?

    Comment by Kris Gallimore — July 14, 2007 @ 1:11 pm

  9. i checked the picture, but kermit wasnt there. where was he?

    Comment by bethbeth — September 26, 2007 @ 11:56 pm

  10. Upper left-hand corner, on the chair

    Comment by Cidu Bill — September 27, 2007 @ 12:20 am

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