Thursday, December 31, 2009
Speaking of opinions...there are many questions that people do not ever, ever want to be asked in polite conversation. These include, "Are you for or against abortion?" "How much money do you make?" and "What do you think of my finger paintings?" This is because most all of us try to avoid conflict.
A great social experiment to try would be to ask co-workers or strangers for their opinions and see if they give you complimentary answers. For example, try asking your co-worker if she thinks getting a flaming Harley Davidson logo tattooed on your neck would impress business clients. My guess is she'll tell you it would look quite lovely, when she is actually thinking, "this guy is a psychopath who shouldn't be allowed to own a stapler."
And if a crazy lady comes up to you in the mall and asks you what you think of her eyebrows that aren't eyebrows at all but actually painted on red lipstick, you'll probably say, "Looks good!" and dive behind the Isotoner Gloves display in order to avoid any conflict.
Basically, there are only a few people we can count on to give us an honest opinion. Namely, our spouses and our case workers.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Today, if you are a small dog such as a Chihuahua or Dennis Kucinich, you are no longer Man's Best Friend. Women have claimed you as a fashion accessory.
From what I've seen, this is just fine with the dogs. They get to go to all kinds of places in purses or little carrying cases that no large dog or other animal could ever dream of going. You never see a woman in an airplane take that little bag of peanuts and hand it to the squirrel in her purse.
Personally, I would rather carry a more useful animal with me in case of an emergency. Something with thumbs, like a raccoon. That way, when I would be out hunting, with the sights of my gun locked onto an unsuspecting mallard, I could at least have somebody to open my beer.
More animal accessories here.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
If you get the question correct, you will find the answer's corresponding strip. If you're wrong you will see an early In the Sticks animation test.
Who is Cosmo's girlfriend?
A) A pink flamingo lawn ornament
B) A red breasted nuthatch
C) A golf club head cover
What does Cosmo prefer to use for driving golfers crazy?
A) Scary hats
B) The sound of ripping Velcro
C) Post-1995 R.E.M.
What do Flip and Cosmo take offense to while at their "Reality Checkpoint"?
A) The reality show "Jersey Shore"
B) Guys who wear polyester and grow ponytails
C) Hipsters who ride fixed gear bikes
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Here's the complete strip:http://www.gocomics.com/inthesticks/2009/11/30/
Sunday, November 29, 2009
As in the "kick me" signs kids might put on each others' backs. All the characters in this strip seemed like they were going around in life unknowingly wearing one of those signs.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
This is an ad for Blondie and Cathy TV specials from CBS circa 1987. Imagine a young kid's excitement:
Mom: "Hey son, there are going to be some animated comic strip specials on TV tonight, would you like to stay up late and watch them?"
Son: "Oh boy! Yeah! What are they? Calvin and Hobbes?! Garfield?! The Wee Pals?!"
Mom: "Blondie and Cathy"
Mom: "TV Guide says 'Lonnie Anderson stars as the voice of Blondie followed by the nuerotic adventures of Cathy!'"
Son: "Isn't Lonnie Anderson dating Burt Reynolds?"
Mom: "On second thought, maybe you shouldn't be staying up so late."
It's too bad there aren't as many animated comic strip TV shows as there were in the 80's, and both of these are fun to watch if you can find the complete shows.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
His hobbies include listening to vintage Art Bell podcasts and collecting back issues of "Love and Ammo Quarterly".
Flip is of the North American Beaver species, as opposed to the European Beaver, which can be identified by its' preference for tight jeans.
I'm not sure what the ruling would be for having a bird with a spork run through your putting line.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Cosmo and Dewey will be tuning in tonight to that great autumn television event everyone loves (no, not The Martha Stewart Halloween Special ): It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Cosmo was so named because he was originally very philosophical, such as he wondered about the "cosmos".
As all amateur ornithologists are aware, blue jays' beaks are black, not yellow like Cosmo's. Cosmo won't admit it, but all his friends know he dyes his beak to look younger.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Did you know the top Google searches for "armpit" are rash, pain, lump, fat, stains, hair and sweat? What about armpit music? Or as Dewey would put it, "The Sweet Science?" or is that "The Sweat Science?" Either way, you should really hear him squeeze out the Rice-A-Roni jingle.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Visitors to Blooming Dogleg never leave without a few items sporting the Country Club's unique logo, such as golf balls, towels, and shirts. Individuals who sign up for a lifetime club membership may opt for something more permanent:
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
As you can see, Dewey is emphatic about his love for Blooming Dogleg Country Club and its amenities. However, if you visit, you may want to watch out for the many water hazards and the rather large sand trap on hole number twelve. More Blooming Dogleg info to come...
Monday, August 17, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
This poetry-writing blue jay is the eyes, ears and wings of Blooming Dogleg Country Club. His idea of an "early-bird special" is taking a soak in the breakfast buffet's guacamole dip. And when Cosmo dons the velvet fez he found in the caddy shack men’s room, he transforms from North American blue jay to "THE SWEET BIRD OF TRUTH!"
Dewey is a sweet, lovable bear who's not afraid to express his emotions. He's an occasional caddy for the country club's members, although he has yet to perfect his knowledge of golf lingo (he often calls for a repairman when somebody's putt breaks). Dewey believes that the fairway lawnmower is out to get him and his luscious pelt.
Friday, August 14, 2009
In The Sticks has been picked up for syndication by Universal Press Syndicate. Its a comic strip about an ex-golf pro who's inherited the dilapidated Blooming Dogleg Country Club and the three odd animals who live there. Check out some sample strips here: http://www.amuniversal.com/ups/features/in_the_sticks/index.htm