A Week of Chucklies

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Wow, I just went an entire week without posting on this blog. I’m a terrible human being who needs to get his priorities straight. But I’m back on the straight and narrow now and promise not to let this happen again until it does.

Let us now review this week’s cartoons.

Monday: A simple joke that I came up with because I wanted an excuse to draw a ghost in a cowboy outfit. I like drawing ghosts as sheets with holes cut for the eyes. I think it’s funny. There’s another one in the archival section of the end of this post.

Tuesday: This gag is a little behind the times since everyone takes selfies now, but I’ve known a few older women who could not take a decent picture with a real camera if their life depended on it. I’m sure there are men with this problem, too, so don’t get all accusatory about my presumed sexism.

Wednesday: A friend of mine asked me about this gag, thinking the sign said “canoeing”. It doesn’t. This idea came from my friend and colleague, Dan McConnell.

Thursday: This gag was inspired a bit by a book I read not long ago that I found fascinating…Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What it Means for Modern Relationships. It’s essentially about what anthropology, sociology, and zoology tells us about the prehistoric sexual behavior of humans and the origins of marriage and monogamy. Such a great read.

Friday: My favorite gag of the week, this one speaks to the human compulsion toward mythology. In the past year, I’ve substantially changed my attitude about where this comes from and why, not that that has anything to do with this cartoon. It’s just a topic that’s been on my mind.

Saturday: This gag came from my good buddy Cliff The King Of Wordplay. If you don’t get the joke, your brain is likely reading “improve” as “improv.” Tell it not to do that.

OLD BIZNESS: Here’s another fun ghost cartoon for your eyeholes. Click it to see it with more biggerness.

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13 thoughts on “A Week of Chucklies

  1. I am thrilled to find your comics after so many years. I introduced them into my corporate culture back in the day. Several made their way into corporate presentations. Thanks

  2. Aaaaannnd you offend again. Those of us who are members of the ‘couldn’t read upside down words if our lives depended on it, can’t stand on our heads, and read your comics on a tablet’ are left unable to get the joke…when I turn my tablet upside down to read the answers, my tablet inverts the picture…I keep trying to outfit the tablet but it’s just too fast. Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhh crap!!!!!

  3. Why did your ghost lineup make me giggle out loud? Was it because (unlike Doug) I was reading the upside-down names so slowly that the cat (sleeping) caught me by surprise? Was it because the letter F was a truly silly ghost? (I like silly.) Perhaps because Worm was just so darn cute? Or, was it because I guessed Pie before I read it and was pleased with my superior knowledge of ghosts? Whatever the reason, thank you.

  4. I couldn’t help but think of a couple you missed: The Ghost of Christmas Present (a box with a sheet over it and a ribbon over the sheet) and The Spirit of ’76 (a sheet over the number 76). Also Slimer.

  5. As an avid amateur photographer who does indeed walk up to strangers offering to take their picture for them — I always love these “may I take…” gags!

  6. Actually, I thought that your “Evening at the Emprove” was even funnier when I readit as “Evening at the Improv.” Because the come-on line for a website that says,”You can cut down on belly fat by using this weird one trick,” is a gag line all by itself, I saw the comedian on stage using the one-liner as a stand-alone joke. The Evening at the Improve works but I still like my first impression,. Anyway, thanks for your work.

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