Off the Mark by Mark Parisi

Off the Mark

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    He certainly complied…

  2. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, almost 4 years ago


    Yes he did.

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 4 years ago

    That’s like the “Great Bean Explosion of 198X”

    I think it was 1986. I was working in a mexican restaurant and the pressure cooker developed a problem. It wouldn’t get up to pressure. Or so it seemed to the guy trying to get the beans cooked. The guage wouldn’t indicate the proper pressure. Apparently the counterweight was somehow stuck. So was the pressure relief plug, that was supposed to pop out if the pressure was too high.
    The fellow in the kitchen noticed the cooker start making weird noises and he ran out of the kitchen. BOOOM! I was called in to help clean up the beans. It blew them into every place imaginable. And some less so, as for months we’d find the beans behind things. The lid was broken in half and knocked out all of the hood fan filters as it traveled into the ceiling panels.

  4. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, almost 4 years ago

    Reminds me of a Don Martin cartoon from MAD. An employee is reminded by his boss to wash his hands before returning to work. He washes his hands, then goes back to work … cleaning the urinals!

  5. runar

    runar said, almost 4 years ago

    I was in a produce market where the men’s room had a sign that said, “EMPLOYEES MUST WASH HANDS”. I waited twenty minutes, but no employees showed up so I had to do it myself.

  6. win

    win said, almost 4 years ago



  7. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, almost 4 years ago

    I visited Wales (quite seriously Land of My Fathers, or at least grandfathers) once in the 80s. I used the bathroom in Tesco, a large supermarket chainstore. On the inside of the cubicle door, there was a large poster, “Now wash your hands.” The “now” cracked me up. I had visions of some idiot washing their hands in the bowl…

  8. J K

    J K said, almost 4 years ago

    Peanuts Pig Pen is all grown up!

  9. LafInLarry

    LafInLarry GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I can remember back when I was a kid and had learned to read, but still didn’t have a huge vocabulary. There was a sign like that in the restroom of the drive-in my dad managed.* The word Employees was much bigger than the other words and I thought employees was a disease you could catch if you didn’t wash.
    *How long ago that was and thus how old I am is demonstrated by the fact that we were very comfortably middle class. Try it with that job today.

  10. Lisa  4romMpls

    Lisa 4romMpls said, almost 4 years ago

    Peanut’s Pig Pen as an adult.

  11. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s like going into a restaurant wearing only a shirt and shoes.

  12. waykirk

    waykirk said, almost 4 years ago

    When I was playing in a rock and roll band in the sixties at a very nice nightclub in DC, someone had crossed out hands on the sign in the men’s room and wrote in dixks. It was all rock and roll to me.

    The old Sarge

  13. BROOKfan

    BROOKfan said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s interesting to note that a lot of restrooms have hot air dryers and no paper towels. Open the door and you contaminate your hands on the dirty handle that was touched by the people who don’t wash their hands.

  14. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, almost 4 years ago


    In my city, there are usually no paper towels even if there’s a dispenser, and the hot air dryer is either disconnected or broken (or both). I always carry a cloth handkerchief for contingencies.

  15. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 4 years ago

    Stephen Gilberg: Invented in the 1960s to refuse service to hippies despite the Public Accomodation Act. There is no health law in the country requiring it, despite the lies of the uninformed.

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