Wet A While


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I’ve got family in town this week so I’m taking as much of a week-off as I can. I’m going to make this post short as a result and hope you, my reader, will understand.

Here’s a cartoon about the Moses myth where he parts the Red Sea and escapes the Egyptians. Legend has it that the whole “flight from Egypt” was a long and grueling journey but a little gravity-free swimming might have been a lovely––if temporary––diversion.

Everyone’s mouth has a mind of its own and mine often wonders this time of year why anyone would want anything that is pumpkin-spice flavored in theirs. I’ve not experienced a pumpkin-spice colonoscopy, so I can’t say with any authority if that would be any more fun than an original-flavored colonoscopy.

In the world of dry cleaner humor, this one has been very popular. Especially in Egypt, where they still have mummies.

This kind of cartoon will always get a few comments along the lines of, “This isn’t funny”. They are right. It is not funny and that is sort of the point.

This exoskeleton cartoon got a crazy large amount of “likes” on Instagram for some reason. I can never predict when this will happen and I rarely understand why. Perhaps insects have Instagram now. Would not surprise me in the least.

You might wonder why I didn’t hold this cartoon a few more days and use it on Halloween. I am wondering that myself right now, in fact.

Some monsters spend all their money on clothing, some on a place to live. Unless you have unlimited income, you have to decide where you’re going to place your efforts in the competition for status.

Thanks for putting up with me for another week, Jazz Pickles. I hope you’re having a dandy Halloween week and encourage you to be smart, be happy, be nice, and resist stupidity and fascism.

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12 thoughts on “Wet A While

  1. The pumpkin spice colonoscopy reminds me of when I used to work night shift in a small community hospital ER. When it was slow, I’d sometimes hang out with the x-ray tech. One of his jobs on the night shift was mixing up barium slurry for any barium enemas scheduled for the next day. Every now and then he would bring in a gallon of milk and a quart of ice cream and mix up milk shakes for us in the ER. The only thing was, he used the same blender he used to mix the barium enemas. I still drank mine, though.

  2. My favorite: “I told you those kids ahead of us were real zombies.” Wow!

    I have an idea for a cartoon. Two Crayons are talking:
    Red: “You’re the prettiest color.”
    Blue: “No, you’re the prettiest color.”
    Red: “No you are,”
    Blue: “No, you are.”

    Caption: Complimentary Colors

  3. Thanks for the laughs! The Moses gag is a hoot. I wanted to let you know that every time I wear my WWJD? shirt I find two types of people. Those that can’t handle reality and those that are new Jazz Pickles who want to know were to get the shirt. Thanks for your work. Happy Halloween!

  4. I note the clever way that you dealt with how those that accompanied Moses on his desert trek got themselves cleaned and refreshed. :-) Reminds me of hiking with a group of college students for a week in 1971 in the California Mojave desert – and then encountering a group of tourists who were touring the Mitchell Caverns, one of the few places with interesting caves in the state. All of us could smell the perfume on the tourists. (You could guess what the tourists smelled from our group – definitely not perfume!) Sadly, the Mitchell Caverns were closed for six years after being vandalized. They are scheduled to reopen on November 3, 2017. :-)

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