Thursday, October 9, 2008

It's Funny 'Cause It's True!

Ah, what better way to start the day than by waking up with the significant other of your dreams and sharing a mimosa on the deck, marveling at the splendor of the sunrise? While this is obviously a rhetorical question, for those of you who don’t cotton much to the rhetorical, the answer is “There isn’t one, Dead Acorn. There simply isn’t one.”

As not everyone is so fortunate as to wake to such heavenly bliss, I’d like to suggest a somewhat more realizable eye-opener: the funnies. My favorite currently drawn comic strip is Pearls Before Swine, though I never leave the house without also reading Frazz and Get Fuzzy (links to all three over there on the right side of the page).

A number of Pearls Before Swine strips have poked fun at the phenomenon of blogging that’s exploded over the last couple of years. It is a sublime exemplar of irony that no one will ever see these strips by reading them here:

And while mimosas are perhaps not the most fitting drink for sitting in front of the computer at 6:30 a.m. in your underwear catching up on the antics of Pig, Rat, and Goat, it's not at all unreasonable to go ahead and take a slug off that warm half-full Schlitz tallboy you left on the coffee table last night. Go on ... live a little!

1 comment:

Kate said...

I felt sorry for you so I thought I would leave you a little pity comment or two on your blog. Ahem:

Those cartoons are hilarious! I read every single one.