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December 12, 2007

Comics That Made Me Laugh Out Loud Up Through the End of Chanukah



Sal Biondo:


Morris Keesan:


Autumnal Harvest:


Nicole sent this one in as both a Comic That Made Her Laugh Out Loud, and one for the Ewww Files:



  1. Are we missing a caption on the one with the peacocks or something? It’s a CIDU for me.

    Comment by Count Shrimpula — December 12, 2007 @ 5:50 pm

  2. Think “ecdysiast”

    Comment by Cidu Bill — December 12, 2007 @ 6:15 pm

  3. A peacock has all the fancy feathers, a peahen is rather drab (from a human point of view).

    The comic shows a peahen on stage, with peacocks watching. Sort of Miss America (or burlesque) style.

    At least that’s what I U from the C

    Comment by Rammy M — December 12, 2007 @ 6:20 pm

  4. While I suspect that Rammy M is correct, my first thought was that the cock brought extra feathers with him. Sort of the cliche of the guy filling a room with dozens of roses, only with a peacock mating display instead.

    Comment by PepperjackCandy — December 12, 2007 @ 11:19 pm

  5. Was the “Dave Coverly” tag intended to be “Robert Lovely”?

    ([singing the finale] oh, would…n’t “they”… be Lo-ver-ly… [higher] Loverly… [back again] Loverly…?)

    [Delete me]

    Comment by Kevin Andresen — December 12, 2007 @ 11:31 pm

  6. No, Coverly is the writer of Speed Bump.

    Comment by Cidu Bill — December 12, 2007 @ 11:39 pm

  7. I don’t get the Off-The-Mark one.

    Comment by Kiki — December 13, 2007 @ 12:27 am

  8. Okay, true. but I don’t see any Speed Bump panel (not since Whistler’s Dog and the blonde good conscience fairy that smelled cookies). Nor any Robert Lovely tag.
    (My bad for failing to include the Speed Bump tag in my earlier comment.)

    Comment by Kevin Andresen — December 13, 2007 @ 12:56 am

  9. Perhaps it’s WordPress’s use of the word “tag” that’s confusing here. I meant the “Filed under:” categories.

    Comment by Kevin Andresen — December 13, 2007 @ 1:00 am

  10. Mystery solved: I’d moved the Speed Bump comic elsewhere, and forgot to remove the “category” listing. And for the record I don’t understand tags either.

    Comment by Cidu Bill — December 13, 2007 @ 1:46 am

  11. The Get Fuzzy strip made me laugh and cry simultaneously. Which makes it absolutely brilliant in my books.

    Comment by dagbrown in Tokyo — December 13, 2007 @ 6:03 am

  12. Sorry, I just don’t see how we’re supposed to know that the peahen is doing a striptease. She doesn’t have anything to take off, does she?

    Comment by Powers — December 13, 2007 @ 7:27 am

  13. As for the peafowl–when we human males go to a show featuring a desirable woman acting sexy, a part of our anatomy becomes more … how shall I say this? … a part of our anatomy rises up and becomes more vertical as a salute to her beauty.

    Notice that the peacocks’ tail feathers are rather, er, erect.

    Comment by Carl — December 13, 2007 @ 7:51 am

  14. Huh, ok, so I did understand the peacock one. I just thought I didn’t because it didn’t make me LOL. Oh well.

    Comment by Count Shrimpula — December 13, 2007 @ 9:25 am

  15. The Peacock one is still really confusing for me, not the least of which is the composition. There’s a vertical line on the left side of the drawing. It makes it look like the hen is on some sort of puppet-theater stage. I thought maybe that was the joke and I wasn’t getting it. I think people are right with the strip-tease angle… then why the weird look of the stage?

    Comment by El Santo — December 13, 2007 @ 11:29 am

  16. I second dagbrown at 11 – Get Fuzzy made me sad – of course, I saw it the day after Al Scaduto died, and everyone was posting about it at the CC, and then this – it was brilliant.

    I love Satchel.

    Comment by Kaitlyn — December 14, 2007 @ 12:53 am

  17. To Kiki at #11- I think the Janitor found the book, which was most likely dropped by the dress dummies as they wait for the perfect moment to strike! Whether that is strike, as in attack and take over the world or strike, as in quit working until their demands are met I don’t know.

    Comment by shennydenny — December 14, 2007 @ 3:31 pm

  18. or strike a pose?

    Comment by Lola — December 14, 2007 @ 4:19 pm

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