The punchline here is very secondary, although if you look at a dog’s face when you rub them behind the ears, it is a very apt comparison. But the strip really hangs on the main truism, which I wrote from the heart.
I almost love getting caught in the cold damp rain, because the feeling a warm shower, putting on a dry bathrobe and slippers, and then even better — a fire and some cocoa, has got to be one of the most divine things ever. Which is funny, because you need the awfulness of being cold and damp or else it’s not the same.
This is one of those strips that crosses the weird line, of the fact that we eat eggs, but if animals talked to each other, eggs would be the precursor to being their children. Which makes it super funny in my eyes. :)
Heck, panel two simply makes me laugh regardless the context or rest of the strip.
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This gag was led up to all week, by the fact that these are the first words to come from the Turkey’s mouth. And those first words being so outrageous. Not sure if it works, but it certainly had thought put into it.
As a child I remember that when everyone came over for Thanksgiving, that the puzzles always came out. Puzzles create great opportunities for not having to talk (and still be a part of things) for those moments when you need that.
One of the things I enjoyed about writing Ted is his understatement. he could’ve flown off the handle at vachel, but setting another place at the table is such a quiet statement, which says EVERYTHING he wants to say.
Heh. And Blake with the tofu.
Okay, polar bears are north pole, penguins are south pole, so of COURSE if penguins drove this far north it would be enticing for the polar bears to get in their triumph and seek the penguins out.