I suspect Andy would like to meet with this vet-in-training and discuss the situation.
He IS a sick dog…
Well, like i said a Dai/so ago not lots of betting-theme in my latest batch; so just so random Strips, then. In It’s current dilution Andy isn’t the me-first Pig; Thirty Years ago the fact Andy ISN’t acting irrational [a glaring exception now commonplace] was the basis for the Joke.
How often nowdays does Andy ‘chase Skirt’? not like when.You know Andy claims not to-be Buster’s Father but that was never proven.
Our daughter, 5’1", 115lbs, decided she wanted to become a vet. Went to CalPoly San Luis Obispo, First time they had to do pregnancy tests on cows she rethought her major! Turns out her arm wasn’t long enough! lol (graduated from Cal Eureka with a degree in studio art)
I put my hand into a cows stomach once. Once was enough.It was like this
Let It All Hang Out
soso at best, and you can see the punchline coming from a mile away, 4/10, it all would have worked much better if flo were shown laughing at her own sarcasm in the last panel (Which is how Smythe would have done it, HIS Flo was a paragon of sarcasm…helped keep her sane)
There now, doesn’t THAT work better?
Hmm… they just took my redo of yesterday’s strip… oh well, I have to answer some leftover comments about it anyway, so…
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Leftover from yesterday…
JPuzzleWhiz said, about 14 hours ago @Mikeyj Too generous. Zero.^^I gave a point for the last panel, the punch line was actually pretty good, but, the first 5 panels were terrible
I felt that not even the punchline could salvage it. Nice redo! I always get a kick out of how you “sign” them!^^I try to have fun with it
John Pike said, about 11 hours ago
Thanks, Mr. J. I couldn’t have done it better meself. In fact I couldn’t do it meself.^^The thing you need to remember is, NEVER give away the punch line, or add extra panels that are superfluous (Not that these guys seem to know that)
Godfreydaniel said, about 10 hours ago
@MikeyjYou probably won’t see this comment, but excellent re-do! (Like always, and didn’t you leave one of Andy’s ancestors stranded on a desert island?) I think the crew of today’s original strip, with their unoriginal thumbs-up signs, must be recent graduates of Cartooning 101. In which case I would like a recount…..Why, why, do they not credit their readers with some intellect, and why do they have to telegraph absolutely everything, from the punch lines to their characters’ inner thoughts? I don’t mind breaking the fourth wall (Smythe did it fairly often), but do it with a dash of flavor!^^I did see it :p Someday I hope to continue the saga of Captain Capplumbus, but, lately I have been very busy doing my Shonen Knife fan comic for my Shonen Knife Forum…I am the World’s hardest working unpaid cartoonist :P And yes, these guys don’t seem to know the most fundamental rules of making a cartoon strip; one of the most important being, as you said, don’t telegraph anything, other wise, the punchline becomes superfluous and loses it’s impact!
Shikamoo said, about 14 hours ago Now that is a very funny redux MIKEYJ.^^I came up with the idea "How would Andy react to this new “uptown” version of Percy?" And that is what I believe would have happened (With Andy’s true Smythian character, I mean)
And buys ’em dinner!
May I ask an off-topic question? Is there someone here who posts regularly from Malta? I’m headed there Friday and would love some insider tips. Tnx.
That would be Our Gaffer, Afficionado. The regularest!
Dog racing is not banned in the US. It is still legal in 7 states.
We used to have a combination dog and horse track in town (technically on the Kansas side, of course). Never went to see the dogs run, but saw the horses a couple of times. My luck was kind of like Andy’s, though…….
I could never be a Vet… Giving animals injections to put them to sleep would probably make me cry and that would be ‘unprofessional’
Sorry to be so soft.
Gweedo Murray said, 4 days ago
You’re right about that ! I don’t outright recall the Lord character. -Thanks ! Today was still pleasant though cooler. Joe got the last two windows in the wall. He goofed on the measurement for the horizontal slider window that goes over the sink. We didn’t take that one out of the hole since we knew it would be some time before getting to put a new one back in. Guesstimated the size somewhat as it is hard to be exact with the old window and slider hardware in place. He cut a strip of wood to go at the top of the frame hole so the window frame would have something to lay up against. It will need to be trimmed but is sealed against the weather. Good thing, since tomorrow is projected to be a bad good deal cooler. -A happy fish Fry-day to you._________________________________________
It sounds like everything is going great with the windows from what I’ve read… Well apart from the measurement confusion but I’m sure it’s quite common for a lot of people to slip up with those type of things. -I wouldn’t know though. -Hope everything has been going fine with you. -I really laughed at Andy Capp (Oct 4th) I still read the comics when I’m absent.-Happy Monday to you!
Horse Racing in California alone destroys on-average about 200 lives, per-Year. But It’s so entertaining. and the Jockeys hardly ever die; so no prob… bet that Meat’s tasty, too.
The fast bananaphone link would have got me too jazzed up to sleep. hahaha I had seen the link.
As it was, the dang thing gave me a brain worm!And no, I’m not a vet. But I have read all of James Herriot’s books! ; )
A single guy decided life would be more fun if he had a pet. So he went to the pet store and told the owner that he wanted to buy an unusual pet.After some discussion, he finally bought a talking centipede, which came in a little white box to use for his house. He took the box back home, found a good spot for the box, and decided he would start off by taking his new pet to the pub for a drink with him.
So he asked the centipede in the box, “Would you like to go down the pub with me today? We’ll have a good time.”
But there was no answer from his new pet.
This bothered him a bit, but he waited a few minutes and then asked again, “How about going down the pub with me ?”
But again, there was no answer from his new friend and pet. So he waited a few minutes more, thinking about the situation. The guy decided to invite the centipede one last time.
This time he put his face up against the centipede’s box and shouted, “Hey, in there! Would you like to go to the pub with me?
This time, a little voice came out of the box, “I heard you the first time! I ’m putting my shoes on!”
I suspect Flo and the mysterious woman are aware the 3 cowboys can’t draw vehicles – otherwise they wouldn’t be standing in the road.
@MikeyjOnce again you improved on the original. You made a great point about the true Flo, and how she was so much more likely to be sarcastic or snarky instead of going ballistic. (The current team has a problem with characters being way too loud for their circumstances; sometimes it makes my ears ring.) I do especially enjoy one classic example of Flo going ballistic, though. (I’m paraphrasing here.) She and Andy are at the pub, and Flo starts to leave. Andy: “Twit, yer don’t have ter go home early, yer off tomorrow! Let’s drink to yer day off.” Flo: “And let’s drink to YOURS: all 365 of them!!” Andy turns to the reader and comments, “She can get nasty when she’s had a few.”
Sorry to hear that. At least you found a way to get it running more ’normally’ again.I am glad to hear the auction went well. Did it last very long?My Monday has been ‘magnificent’ now that I’m back here.Hope yours is going just as great!
I think there is a problem with getting them to aim into the little bottle.=====LOL LOL
The books are:“All Creatures Great and Small”, “All Things Bright and Beautiful”, and “All Things Wise and Wonderful”. I bet you would enjoy them very much!
I think it’s more of a question of feeling whether the foetus is in the correct position. I’m sure that (were I female) I wouldn’t want any form of physical intervention.
If you have a redo for today’s, I don’t see it.^^What I redid was the faces in the last panel, showing the girls having a laugh at Andy’s expense, which is what Smythe usually had her do in that circumstance. I believe the joke works much better that way!
Strange, I see it fine
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Thanks! I always love a good clean centipede joke too! hahaha
Well, G it’s like the tv series. Sometimes quite touching and other times hysterically funny. But keep the kleenex in the room. One thing is it’s never boring. : )
July 08, 2017