Fear of Farm Girls

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I made a mistake in today’s Sunday comic and I didn’t catch it until it was too late to stop it from getting into print. I’ve posted the corrected version here but the inferior one is in papers all over the world today. In the version with the screw-up, the caption reads, “Farm Bizarro 05-17-15 WEBgirls, scarecrows and tin men, oh my!” I guess I was writing it correctly, instead of mimicking the way the similar line was said in the film, with the extra “and” between “farm girls” and “scarecrows”. Arrrrggghh. I know it’s no big deal but it bugs me and I wish I’d caught it sooner. On the bright side, there are still seven secret symbols to look for, which you can find more easily by clicking the image and making it larger.

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Let’s review the rest of the cartoons from the past seven days, shall we? (I’ll take your silence as a yes.)

Monday: I once did a cartoon about a guy playing checkers with a dog, I think, so here’s someone playing Scrabble with a cat. Most of the cats I’ve lived with seem to enjoy sitting on whatever I’m working on: artwork, keyboard, sandwiches, you name it.

Tuesday: I used to see commercials on TV all the time for the Hair Club for Men but I haven’t in a while so I hope it’s still a thing people remember. I don’t watch TV commercials at all, really, so I’ve no idea if these guys still advertise. They have a website, of course, but so does everyone and everything that has ever existed since the Big Bang.

Wednesday: Olive Oyl and I moved to a neighborhood recently that has a lot of big parrots screaming through the skies. I’ve seen the small parakeet-sized ones in American cities before but these are larger and look like the ones in this cartoon. They’re descended from escaped victims of the pet industry, of course, so that’s why they inspired this cartoon.

Thursday: Yes, I know almost no one uses a telephone with a cord and receiver like the one in this picture anymore, but I couldn’t do the gag without the old-fashioned phone so let’s just pretend these guys are “retro”.

Friday: I came up with this gag because I get stopped in public often by people who think I’m Bradedict Cumberpitt (a combo of Benedict Cumberbatch and Brad Pitt.)  But seriously folks, I was actually asked about a week ago if I was Les Claypool. I knew he was a musical type affiliated with a band called Primus but I had no idea what he looked like so I Googled him just now and was quite surprised by the resemblance. Since I’ve grown a beard, I not only look a lot like him, we dress very much alike, too. I hope no one thinks I’m a fanboy. Ugh.

Saturday: I like this gag about the wildebeest. Wildebeests are one of those rare things whose name is easy to imagine the roots of. European explorer from ages ago on his first trip to Africa: “What are those wild beasts?” Other guy with him: “No idea. You get to name them.” First guy: “Let’s call them Wildebeests.” Second guy: “Okay, but I get to name those things over there and I’m not going to call them ‘Stripy Horses’.”

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15 thoughts on “Fear of Farm Girls

  1. In the comment for Thursday, those vintage telephones have a ‘cord’, but in my experience, never have a ‘chord’. (Unless they’re connected to a guitar, used for the ringer, which might be a novel Rube Goldberg setup.)

  2. Those all made me laugh out loud.. I love the farm girl bit, being’s I was raised a farm girl.. and yeah you better fear us! We are a crafty breed lol

  3. Wildebeest actually means “wild cattle”, but I still love the carto.. Xdjmmas aer er, sorry, trying to type with a cat on the keyboard….

  4. Whenever some stranger asks me if I’m someone they’ve mistaken me for I always say yes because it’s so much fun. Unless they flash law enforcement credentials first and then I pretend to be foreign and speak in what I can only call Andy Kaufman Latka-speak…

    • I’ve often considered that option but my innate honesty always leads me to blurt out the correct answer before I even think. :^}

  5. “Okay, but I get to name those things over there and I’m not going to call them ‘Stripy Horses’.” — Love it! That guy was Charles E. Referee, right?

  6. I was thinking you were going for a week of “animal” drawings in your strip! The one exception could count for the animals in the print frames on the wall…8-)

  7. One of the reasons I love your work is because it often makes me think. I have to work to get the gag (generally over breakfast… so not at my brightest). I have to confess that the Wizard of Oz gag is completely impenetrable to me. I have no idea why it’s funny (never saw the film). Anyone care to enlighten my darkness?

  8. Especially great artwork angles in the parrot and chicken, and the man-on-the-phone comics. They’re all great fun. I can’t look at that horrifying Mickey Mouse face from any angle, though. Please don’t do that again!

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