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We here in the war room of GoComics HQ were struck by this cartoon, but couldn't say exactly why. Sure, there's the strange concept of the U.S. Navy accepting a sentient pretzel-person into its ranks, and the serendipity of this strip running just as the Northeast is buried in a metric butt-load of snow. And don't get us started about using one's own self-produced sodium as a method of de-icing. No, it was none of those run-of-the-mill, prosaic things. Just as we'd resigned ourselves to living forever in mystery and got ready to bed down for our mid-workday nap, we hit upon the reason: the scene's resemblance to several shots of John Wayne in John Ford's classic-smelling western "The Searchers." Here's one example: Framing Mr. Salty through a doorway, just as Ford did Wayne's tortured antihero, brings out the tragic undercurrent that was always lurking in wait. Though Salty's wife (or mistress?) beckons him inside, we know he'll always remain out in the cold, a crunchy snack without a ship, dusting off parts of himself to temporarily melt the hoarfrost of a harsh and unfeeling world. Read more Brevity by Dan Thompson at GoComics. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at Laugh Tracks
The only question left unanswered by this comic -- Between the Smith & Wesson in his left pocket and the Colt revolver in his right, which one is the "security system" and which is the "backup"? OK, one more unanswered question: Isn't connecting your suspenders directly to your belt loops a fundamentally "insecure system"? Read more Plugger mysteries here. Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Laugh Tracks
Your first reaction to this tasty Brevity cartoon might be to gag, but we rush to inform you that that panini is from a Michelin-star restaurant. If your first reaction was to make a sandwich, we suggest you seek psycholigical as well as gastronomical help. Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2011 at Laugh Tracks
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