Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Seeing the New Year in

And when you're seeing the New Year in or doing any other count down you need to keep an eye on the time.

Friday, 12 December 2014

It only makes him want coffee

First thing in the morning I have some water. Ice cold and straight from the tap. When I smoked used to have a cigarette with it, after this I have my first coffee of the day. Don't try to make much sense out of me before that first cup of coffee.

Diesel Sweeties deals with a similar effect

Friday, 14 November 2014

Clothing care labels

 The Doghouse informs us that clothing care labels are getting ever more complicated. Of course given that "fashion" now includes "Distressed (pre-torn) jeans" one really has to wonder.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Clean skin

From Callous, you may think your skin is clean, but scrub as you like you'll never get rid of the bacteria. Even if you get rid of the surface ones, your inner bits probably have more bacteria than human cells. This works because bacteria are a lot smaller.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Food and camping special

Another myth. Two guys sharing a bed must be head to foot (Strangely enough when I was a  child it was called "Head to Tail" which if you think about it is even weirder) failing which they will turn gay.

 What is it about being gay that it is so easy to become? I've never noticed a strong desire to switch from fish to chestnuts. Are these all tales told by closeted gays who are in denial to explain their lapses?

Original on Amazing Super Powers.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Anti-vaccine or pro-polio?

Another from Carbon dating. This time on the anti-vaxxers, challenging them on if they are anti vaccine or pro-polio. I have no idea why we let these people spread harmful nonsense like pro-polio and pro-caries (anti fluoride) without any comeback. I'd like to see them made personally responsible for any harm they cause.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Special food issue

 I found I'd been saving a whole bunch of food related cartoons in this time period. I've bumped a few non food related ones to the next posting but this is basically as it happened in my twisted mind.

First up today we have a debut on bacon sandwiches from Callous Comics.  Callous occasionally makes me laugh out loud but more often just gives me a wry smile. I also tend to confuse it with both Donald Duck and with  the PhD comic. I don't follow Donald Duck and no anthropomorphic animals are in PhD so I don't understand why the confusion.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Placebo effect monkey

This is the first entry in my archives for Kyle Sanders' sceptical webcomic Carbon Dating. As a cynic and sceptic myself, I look forward to reading his cartoons Here he discusses the logical fallacy argument from antiquity especially as related to the placebo effect as related to needle bearing monkeys.

Friday, 23 May 2014

Using Smartwatches

WOW.  I can't believe that this was the first XKCD I saved, that's almost as crazy as not having found a Dilbert yet. I was reading both of them long before I left Google Reader and started this collection.

This was was long before the Apple watch came out, but it's good to see that Randall used the Smartwatch as an accessory for an Apple iPhone.

Monday, 31 March 2014

I sing the chargers electric

The second half of March was pretty lean as well, but it did contain Abstruse Goose's take on our struggle to keep our gadgets charged.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Driving in Lebanon

The start of March was a bit lean, but does include my first entry from  Sareen Akharjalian's ongoing strip Ink on the Side about middle class life in Lebanon. It's funny seeing how so many of her concerns are shared with "the West" while some are manifestly issues of her homeland.

Anyone who's ever used the Auckland Motorway system will appreciate this view of the Lebanese motorway system.

Friday, 28 February 2014

Dumb Phone February

This is interesting. February 2014 was a month where I only kept enough in my archives to do one page. Obviously I wasn't planning this blog back then. It's been very rewarding reading back through all the strips I kept. Some I had forgotten and others revisited on a regular basis. Some, naturally I no longer understand why I kept them, but you don't get to see them.

The best of the month again goes to Wrong Hands for this piece on the Vintage Smartphone.

Friday, 31 January 2014

That first cup of coffee

I have to admit that I'm a great fan of coffee and not just for the caffeine. When I was a child and long before I drank coffee the grocery shops had large grinders where people selected the coffee they liked and then ground the beans. When I accompanied Mum to the grocers I loved standing by those machines and breathing the coffee aroma.

Wrong Hands gets the first place again on the last day of January 2014 for the caffeine causality loop.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Monotony: an epic tale

A fortnight's worth this time, leading off with an epic tale from John Atkinson's Wrong Hands, published under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported licence. I like the way he's taken cliche's and turned them into ordinary aspects of everyday life.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Have you had your 'flu shot?

If he's been there long enough to have ripped clothes and grown a beard that long he won't be up-to-date with the flu shots. Sure the desert island gag is a standard, but I'd not seen this specific treatment before and so it worked for me.