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September 7, 2007

Arlo Page or Ewww Files?

It was sent to me by three people: one with one label, one with the other, and one with both.

September 6, 2007

Arlo Wears Argyle

There’s no interpretation of today’s Argyle Sweater strip that doesn’t place it on the Arlo Page. The syndicate’s editors must have been napping when this one came by.

As always, the password is the name of Bill Clinton’s most famous girlfriend (don’t forget to capitalize the M).

August 30, 2007

Not Quite Arlo

Christian Schumann-Curtis: So does this mean that this one made it past the censors? Are the round things in the painting anatomically correct abstract boobs? Is there an abstract vagina in there somewhere? Or am I simply a pervert (though I suppose those questions aren’t mutually exclusive)?

August 17, 2007

Let’s Go See…


Rasheed Khaleel: I don’t know which is scarier: talking genitalia or the fact it refers to itself as a plural.

Just a warning: Some of the responses to this comic are well into NSFW territory — which I should have seen coming -Bill


July 19, 2007

Arlo and Troy

For your responses to an “Arlo Page” comic from just before the switchover, please click here (and when prompted for a password, enter the first name of Bill Clinton’s most well-known girlfriend, case-sensitive).

We’ve also added some additional “Arlo” material, including a CIDU I’m not entirely sure I want explained.

(One more comic was added mid-morning Thursday)

July 12, 2007

I Could Understand If She Were Miss Amish…



Amy Polumbo, Miss New Jersey, was reportedly being blackmailed over these photos, but decided instead to release them herself — partly because people were circulating far more explicit doctored photos purporting to be the blackmail shots. The directors of the Miss America Pageant are expected to decide today whether these photos violate the pageant’s morals clause.

The fact that this is even an issue either says a lot about how puritanical the United States still is, or how out of touch with reality the Miss America Pageant is.

Those Vanessa Williams photos that turned up some years back… okay, I can see how the Pageant had a case there. But these??

This one (click the thumbnail for a larger version)


is the only one of the lot that might legitimately bother her parents (though remember, she is 22 years old). You have to wonder whether the pageant would have even considered the matter if not for the publicity generated by the blackmail attempt.

These photos had originally been, by the way, posted on a web site that was supposed to be accessible to friends only. Just one more lesson that nothing online is private.

Update: Polumbo will remain Miss New Jersey after all.

Probably the days’s best headline comes from the Philadelphia Weekly: “Miss NJ Releases Photos; World Bored”

July 2, 2007

F Who?

There was some controversy in May when New York Yankee third-baseman Alex Rodriguez was spotted, during a road trip in Toronto, going to a club with a Las Vegas stripper, and one of the New York tabloids gave this front-page coverage. After all, a ballplayer doing this sort of thing during road trips isn’t shocking news, and there’s always been a sort of “gentleman’s agreement” under which the media considered this the players’ own business.

This past weekend, at Yankee Stadium, Rodriguez’s wife Cynthia — who understandably does not feel that her husband partying with strippers is his own business, showed up at Yankee Stadium wearing a tank-top not entirely appropriate for the ballpark, and once again the New York Post was there (and just for the record, those letters were blurred on the tank top itself — that wasn’t the Post censoring itself, assuming they would have).

So the question is (since Cynthia hasn’t elaborated): Was she sending a message to Alex, the team management, the fans, or the media? Or did she just grab the first shirt she could find before coming to the ballgame with her 2-year-old daughter?

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