Hahahaha! The joke in the last panel doesn’t make much sense story-wise, but it made me laugh.
Do-It-Yourself humor. Because if you don’t laugh at your own jokes, who will?
Snerk… That’s what stud finders are for! For Hanging Pictures!
Story arc theory: They’re somehow going to be able to stay in The Big Pink House and they’re going to find another, walled-off room adjacent to their apartment that will be incorporated into it so that the Boy and Girl will each have their own bedroom!♥
Now with the stud finder, we’ll be able to find Invisible Lupin when he disappears…
In every life we have some trouble
When you worry you make it double
Don’t worry, Woman, be happy.
Sometimes the thing you need most in life is a silly joke to break the pressure.
Sometimes silliness is in order.
Say the words “stud finder” and grown women turn into twelve-year-old boys.
Okay, in all seriousness for a moment…the stud finder never, ever finds a stud where I want to hang the picture so the picture is never centered if I use that. It’s always off. I have a teeny, tiny bit of OCD, just enough that if things are off like that, I’d rather rip it off the wall than have it wrong! I can’t stand it. So I have to use a different type of hanger and not rely on a stud finder. *beside that, mine is usually at work when I’m hanging pictures anyway ;)
One nice thing about building a house is that you can plan ahead for not just furniture placement but also for hanging objects. We had some heavy mirrors that were going to need several carefully placed hanging points, so I had the carpenters add extra cross braces in the appropriate walls. Worked well. Oh, and I also took photos of exactly where those extra braces were as well and while I was at it I got photos of the electrical and plumbing runs as well.
The Woman is anxiously venting and Pucky is there to be the little spoon of comfort.
Shared joy is twice the joy, shared sorrow is half (paraphrasing from a proverb I read a long time ago).
Meanwhile, Back on the Nile
Beatrixia: After a day’s journey, here we are at the Very Good Pyramid.
Elvis-Anum: I’m glad I wore my most comfortable sandals.
Puckmosis: Vi, can you translate the hieroglyphs above the entrance?
Violet-Ifa: They say, "I Queen Cleocatra, do hereby declare this pyramid open for business.
Puckmosis: Wonder what business were here.
Bea: You know, we really don’t know much about this pyramid.
Ta-Natash: Well, shall we enter?
Elvis: I don’t know how I feel about this.
Puckmosis: Don’t worry. We have your back.
Bea: There are some unusual hieroglyphs on the North Wall. Can you translate them, Vi?
Vi: I’ll have to study them further, but it seems to say something about Story Hour. Elvis, do you mind writing them down?
Elvis: Not a problem.
Vi: And I think the hieroglyphs on that room nearby say “Kitten’s Department.”
What will the stud finder find? Probably not the Man, but perhaps some hidden areas of the house that the Robber Mice referenced. I notice Freddie is absent, probably confused by another weird calculator-looking thing.
An interesting dilemma, to be sure. The Mann Family (we don’t know their actual names) having their own home would allow for what the woman said, as well as more room for the cats to report on. But housing prices are inflated and the US is deep into an overall sellers’ market. I think the resolution will come from that mysterious room that was referenced recently.
“When in worry or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.”
Stud finder…..hilarious, even though I understood the reference.
Mine never works right, too much interference.
It would of course be Bookstore Woman who supplies the punchline. Ceiling Woman may have, were she at the gathering. Why isn’t she? And is the bookshop open and in the care of Trevor & Bea?
Where is Ceiling Woman in all this?
“Finder”, he-he, she said “finder”.
Good morning, Puck! Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day!
In the UK we have little devices called “cavity wall fixings” which mean that you can hang things where there are no studs! Aren’t we lucky.
That stud finder should point right to “the man”, as he is one fine looking work of artistic handsomeness.
It is Black Cat Appreciation Day!
Happy, happy day to all the Black Panthers out there; Pucky, Hamilton, Belle, and everycat else.
This day is for you.
Fortunately the cats were absent from the last panel.
You wanna talk about DIY humor. When I worked in a very large hardware store this poor young house wife who didn’t know one end of a screwdriver from another came into the hardware dept blushing from head to toe. There were 4 of us putting away merchandise and we stopped and asked what we could help her with. She stammered a little looked around and said, “My husband sent me in here I swear to god looking for a tool. He said to ask for a pair of d!kes.” We all burst out laughing got the tool she needed and a couple people that were waiting on her said or did he mean us? The customer burst out laughing too.
There isn’t a man alive who doesn’t take a stud finder and point it at himself, saying it’s going crazy.
Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day Puck!
Freddie does. She’s got to figure out a way to help Mr. Doctor save the Big Pink House while you three moan and groan and crack jokes.
OT, but what the hey. Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day to Cookie, Croissant, Candy and her littles: Taffy, Tootsie, Twix, Aero, and Pez. Also to BT and Ryker, along with all the panthers of the Happy Forest.
I sense an intentional community …
Who is the woman with glasses?
February 26, 2016