January 2, 2008
December 31, 2007
I think the difference between fathers and mothers is that fathers deliberately embarrass their pre-teen and teenage children, while mothers just… do. (more…)
December 30, 2007
December 23, 2007
December 21, 2007
December 18, 2007
I have to admit, I feel as old as Arlo (as indeed I guess I am) whenever he comes up with one of these trivial “I remember when” comments and I remember when as well.
December 14, 2007
Okay, so what he’s saying in the follow-up is that massive consumerism (if indeed that’s what getting a toy rocket ship is) is a good thing?
December 10, 2007
The advice being “Frustrate your new husband to the point where he can’t think straight”? I suppose next she’ll be seeking advice from Janis on clever ways to avoid having sex.
November 30, 2007
November 24, 2007
But if this is the point of the comic, why did they change the calendar between September and November (because Gene is clearly home from college for Thanksgiving weekend) rather than, say, on New Year’s Day?
November 13, 2007
November 7, 2007
- Arlo & Janis’s Jimmy Johnson put forth what I thought was a fairly simple trivia question today. If you know the answer, tell him, not me.
November 5, 2007
October 16, 2007
October 11, 2007
September 29, 2007
Peter Byrnes and I shared this selection:
Autumn Harvest sent this one:
September 25, 2007
September 4, 2007
It so happens that my own son, like Arlo and Janis’s, just went off to college. Unlike Arlo and Janis, however, I know my son’s telephone number.
Or am I missing another joke here?
A couple of weeks ago, by the way, Gene’s departure was the subject of a clever “breaking the fourth wall” strip:
August 12, 2007
August 8, 2007
August 6, 2007
July 23, 2007
July 18, 2007
July 16, 2007
Arlo and Janis is consistently one of the best comic strips out there, but every once in a while Jimmy Johnson hits a home run the way nobody else does: Just as Zits nails the way parents and children act, Arlo and Janis nails the way they think.
July 14, 2007
Okay, it took some time, but I’m finally getting to all your explanations of CIDUs appearing on the old CIDU Page. The rest of the Comics I Didn’t Understand will be uploaded here on Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 2 (alternating with the Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule of new CIDUs)
My question here was: “Arlo is saying that ‘it’ was his idea the night Gene was conceived, but what’s JANIS getting at?”
Gary Ansok: I think it’s more that Arlo wants credit for doing Janis’s share of the parenting duties one night. Janis starts thinking of all the times she took over Arlo’s share of the parenting…
Robert Warden: I’m not sure what Janis is getting at either, but it’s a pretty good bet that nothing will get conceived onor this year.
Charlene Vickers: He’s trying to steal her thunder and take
by taking full credit for the conception.
She might point out onthat the kid was only born because she didn’t have an abortion.
Shari Jackson: If Janis is supposed to be grateful to Arlo on Mother’s Day for his part in making her a mother, just think how grateful Arlo better be to Janis on Father’s Day for her part in making him a father (including carrying the kid for 9 months and going through labor and childbirth).
Joe Blevins: Janis is going to have sex with Arlo and get pregnant purely out of spite. Then the next time Father’s Day rolls around, she’s going to point out that THIS baby was all HER idea. Meanwhile the kid winds up in therapy, I guess. This is a bad marriage. I never thought so until now but bringing a child into the world just to win an argument is extremely petty.
Or else Janis is going to castrate Arlo while he sleeps. Either way, a bad marriage.