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Working Daze by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

Working Daze

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  1. belgarathmth commented on Non Sequitur about 1 month ago

    @debugger, traditionally, Wiley does something different on Sundays, usually either this continuing saga of “Homer, the Reluctant Soul”, or one of Eddie’s tall tales.

    Even during the week, he alternates between following Danae and her family and doing one-strip standalones of ironic and pointed humor.

    I think it’s one of the great things about this strip that it’s got these several different things going on, and you never know what you’re going to get day by day – “like a box of chocolates” :)

  2. belgarathmth commented on Wizard of Id 3 months ago

    I love the D&D jokes – probably because I play D&D.

  3. belgarathmth commented on Working Daze 3 months ago

    I’ve been enjoying the history, myself. It’s been interesting to watch the strip evolve. As of today’s sample, it’s starting to look more familiar, and like the Working Daze I know. As I’ve said before, I had no idea this strip was so old.

    The artistic style here looks like Zits. I wonder if there might have been some cross-influence.

  4. belgarathmth commented on Cathy 4 months ago

    I like those gift basket crackers – they usually come with really delicious cheese to put on them. Cathy and her parents must have gobbled up all the cheese without putting it on the special crackers.

  5. belgarathmth commented on Calvin and Hobbes 4 months ago

    Aaron, it’s because of the age of the comic. There was no internet. Newspapers ran daily comics in black and white, and only the Sunday comics were in color. Having daily colored comics on the internet is a new thing. My local newspaper still runs the dailies in black and white, so I read them online so I can see them in color.

  6. belgarathmth commented on Wizard of Id 4 months ago

    Love your “Order of the Stick” connection, Nab. Our favorite comics Wiz is no match for Vaarsuvius, I’m afraid.

  7. belgarathmth commented on The Boondocks 4 months ago

    I believe it becomes a running joke through the comic’s run that Riley’s “street thug” act is a cover for a soft, gentle nature, and that he actually likes a lot of things considered sensitive and even “girly”.

    The grandfather likely did what was best for both boys by getting them out of inner city Chicago. I’ve always liked this strip – it’s very funny and insightful about racial issues, and was perhaps a bit ahead of its time, given the number of newspapers that refused to run it or dropped it after only a few weeks.

  8. belgarathmth commented on Wizard of Id 4 months ago

    I love the idea here, because misuse of the word “literally” is one of my pet peeves. We need that word, because sometimes it helps to clarify, when what you’ve said could be taken as a figure of speech, but you don’t mean it that way. Too bad about the misspelled “vise”, though – which is kind of ironic, since the intention of the strip seems to be to throw a bone to people who care about good and correct writing and speaking.

  9. belgarathmth commented on Monty 4 months ago

    He’s got his own beer in his right hand, so he sipped his own beer. He took Monty’s beer in his left hand, then set it down on an unseen surface to his left to do his facepalm with his left hand, then picked it back up from the left to hand back to Monty.

  10. belgarathmth commented on Working Daze 5 months ago

    I have a friend who works as a software manager at a big company. He worked his way up to management from starting as a level one programmer. Their hours are officially 8 to 5, but nobody leaves at 5, and everybody there knows better than to try it – it would be career suicide. Being paid salary for 40 hours and actually working 60 hours is the norm. So, this strip is spot on reality in the software industry.