Sunday, February 28, 2010

Flip the Executioner

This is a good look for Flip. I have a feeling he doesn't just use this outfit for Halloween.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Professor Cosmo?

Featuring today's strip, Cosmo Blue Jay would like to officially announce his candidacy for the open position of professor of poetry at Oxford University, which you can read about here.

He's experienced in ballads, odes, haikus, you name it. He even owns his own rhyming dictionary and knows a bunch of words that rhyme with Oxford (if you count the word fjord). He would even be willing to double as University mascot if provided a small stipend of grub worms.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Nasal Flare-Up of Love

Dewey suggests Del show his love through nostril flaring. According to this scholarly article on the scientific research site "" nostril flare is an obvious sign that, according to these researchers, "he's way into you." Or he has severe allergies. Who knows.

But if you think about it, this makes perfect sense. What is the time of year when relationships are most likely to blossom? Without Googling it, I'll say springtime. Which is also allergy season, or when nasal flare-up is most likely to occur. The point? If you fell in love with your significant other in the spring, you may have fallen for each other not through subconscious body language, but thanks to pollen buildup.

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Golden Bear

The Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus just turned 70. As for Dewey, In the Sticks' own golden bear, well, he's not telling.

In related news, Dewey just heard his cousin, a filmmaker, has been nominated for the coveted Golden Bear Award for his documentary work on Behind the Music: The Gummi Bears.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Back When Del Was a Woman

OK, so maybe Del himself was never a woman, but for a short time his role was filled by a woman named Linda, who was the golf pro at Blooming Dogleg Country Club. I like to think she left to pursue a better career, perhaps in the snow plowing industry. Also, Cosmo was known as "The All-Knowing Bird of Enlightenment". This was thankfully shortened to "Sweet Bird of Truth" for brevity's sake.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Grandpa, tell us about a "VCR"...

Yes, that is a VCR tape in Friday's strip. Record players, typewriters, VCRs, Joan Rivers... I suppose everything grows obselete at some point in time.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Reality TV

I'm not a big fan of reality programing, except shows that show real Americans, doing real things we can all relate to. I'm referring to, of course, COPS. I'm not sure who would want to be on a show that expose you every negative personality trait, but there are obviously plenty of desperate people who will doing anything for a little exposure.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Del's Doppelganger

I was watching yesterday's coverage of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament. That's right, I was watching golf on TV. Some say it's as boring as watching paint dry, but if you're sitting in a poorly ventilated room, watching paint dry isn't so bad, if you know what I mean.
One of the top 20 finishers was Troy Merritt, who looks a lot like Del. Obviously, this is a coincidence; I don't think Mr. Merritt intentionally grew sideburns to look like Del.