Heavenly Nostrils by Dana Simpson

Heavenly Nostrils

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, 12 months ago

    Marigold jealous because she can’t do finger quotes with hooves.

  2. Luuuuuuuuuuuuu

    Luuuuuuuuuuuuu said, 12 months ago

    ‘The Gesture of Double Bunny-Ear Superiority’

  3. Masterius

    Masterius said, 12 months ago

    Aren’t they called “air quotes”?

    Marigold looks so relaxed and indolent sprawled atop that wall. I have to admit, that’s a pose I would have never imagined for a unicorn!

  4. Monster Hesh

    Monster Hesh said, 12 months ago

    I understand why Little Miss No-Fingers doesn’t like it, but why do “finger quotes” (or “air quotes”) enrage so many humans? It’s a gesture expressing legitimate meaning—not unlike Marigold’s swishy tail in those last two panels. Between the tail and the wall-lounging she’s totally being a cat in today’s strip.

  5. kaykeyser

    kaykeyser said, 12 months ago

    Oh Marigold, you and your finger envy. Air quotes is an essential form of communication. Let her do it. Also I love that image of a unicorn on a wall chillin. also I wounder how Marigold feels about American Sign Language and other gestures?

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago

    @Monster Hesh

    You can indicate by your voice said quotes without the added gestures. For some reason some people find it annoying. Why? Only they know for sure.

  7. blackshire

    blackshire said, 12 months ago

    Maybe Marigold is jealous because she can do “air quotes,” but only in an imperative way (by rearing, so that she’ll have “both forehooves free” for gesturing with them). Being creatures who prefer subtlety, unicorns wouldn’t be able—without working some major levitation magic, which by definition wouldn’t be subtle—to do “air quotes” with their hooves in any way other than the gestural equivalent of shouting.

  8. Weapon Brown

    Weapon Brown said, 12 months ago

    George Carlin had something interesting to say about finger quotes.

  9. Q4horse

    Q4horse said, 12 months ago

    My horse has finger envy too! “Scratch my ears! Scratch my butt!!, A little lower and to the right, Please!!”

  10. Dampwaffle

    Dampwaffle said, 12 months ago

    I agree with the horn horse. Everybody, never do that again.

  11. PJBower1701

    PJBower1701 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    “Air quotes” are annoying when people don’t use them correctly.

  12. blackshire

    blackshire said, 12 months ago


    I concur. The “talking with one’s hands” which Italians and Jews (and some other nationalities/ethnic groups) do as an adjunct to their verbal speech is eloquent, expressing many gradations of emotion—and they appear (at least from what I’ve seen) to do it without using any “air quotes” at all.

  13. Hag5000

    Hag5000 said, 12 months ago

    I like Marigold perched on the wall.
    I suspect she would do sparkle quotes instead of hoof quotes.

  14. Reynard61

    Reynard61 said, 12 months ago

    @ Weapon Brown: George Carlin had something interesting to say about pretty much everything. Too bad we didn’t always listen…

  15. Me3000

    Me3000 said, 12 months ago

    I said it before, and I’ll say it again I want a unicorn friend

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