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Of course you have, we all have. And the message of this cartoon is to pay more attention to your paddle than to your wardrobe. Of course, if you’re up sh*t creek without a paddle, this advice is useless. And if you’re out canoeing in one of those smiley face shirts, you deserve whatever you get because everybody hates those things. Unless you’re wearing it ironically, in which case you probably deserve to be visited by hillbillies, ala Deliverance. (Wow, that was bitter. I didn’t know until I typed this how much pent up aggression I have toward ironic shirts.)
This cartoon about light reading is a bit of nonsense with no particular message. Unless it would be that if you find yourself bored enough to read the ends of light bulbs over and over, it’s probably time to quit your job, leave your wife, and go on a violent odyssey of some sort, ala Going Native, by Stephen Wright. (One of my favorite books, but not written by the Steven Wright who is a stand-up comedian and not funny.)
As long as we’re discussing my damaged psyche, let’s take a quick visit to Sigmund’s Couch. I quite like this old cartoon from 1997, written and drawn two years after my divorce and the most therapy-intensive period of my life. Notice you can read “ID” on the sign above the door to rhyme with “bid,” which is a Freudian term! Hahahahahahah! Also notice that back then I was often drawing the cartoon outside the borders. I did it because I liked it, I stopped doing it for reasons unknown. Probably laziness.
Let’s hear it from all those readers who have enjoyed psychotherapy at some point in their lives. I only go when I’m really troubled, but I have to admit I love it. Something so soothing about talking about myself for 45 minutes without fear of interruption.
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