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December 23, 2007

Hammer Time!

Filed under: Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, Christmas, CIDU, comic strips, comics, hammers, humor, Jimmy Johnson — Cidu Bill @ 1:03 am



  1. Because, with the actual day of Christmas comes an end to the relentless hammering of Christmas commercialism. It may not be 100% over, but the end of 24/7 carols and lights and stuff is in sight.

    Comment by Dave Van Domelen — December 23, 2007 @ 1:10 am

  2. I think this is a comment about how every year we put ourselves through the craziness that Christmas has become, which Arlo is comparing to hitting oneself on the head with a hammer. I can’t tell from the last panel of this is actually after Christmas or not, but it is clear the he and Janis have ‘stopped the madness’ at least for the moment, and it feels very good.

    Comment by Nicole — December 23, 2007 @ 1:44 am

  3. I think, temporally, this comic is located at the point at which all Christmas preparation is finished, and as much as the rush of present shopping and tree decorating etc can be stressful. It feels so good when you’re done and you know that Christmas is going to go ok.

    Comment by yourcomicrelief — December 23, 2007 @ 2:59 am

  4. yourcomicrelief is 100% correct.

    Comment by Powers — December 23, 2007 @ 10:57 am

  5. A&J is the best. Look how Johnson depicts coziness so simply. Have you seen the wikipedia entry?

    Comment by panelist — December 23, 2007 @ 3:49 pm

  6. He does show the coziness very well. And I have to say, it’s probably one of the best feelings in the world.

    Comment by Tim H — December 23, 2007 @ 4:00 pm

  7. One reminder – Christmas is only crazy when you let it be. Simplify!

    Comment by L.B. Wylie — December 24, 2007 @ 12:28 pm

  8. “Simplify” is a recurring theme for Johnson.

    Comment by panelist — December 24, 2007 @ 9:36 pm

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