thoughts from New England

The Nietzsche Family Circus October 10, 2006

Filed under: comics,wiggity — tim @ 3:19 pm

Out of damp and gloomy days, out of solitude, out of
loveless words directed at us, conclusions grow up in us like fungus:
one morning they are there, we know not how, and they gaze upon us,
morose and gray. Woe to the thinker who is not the gardener but only
the soil of the plants that grow in him.

A random Family Circus cartoon with a random quote from the philosopher Nietzsche. Watch the big words fly out of little Jeffy’s mouth like Billy flies around the neighborhood leaving his black lines everywhere.

At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.


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Best. Site. Ever. September 5, 2006

Filed under: comics — tim @ 12:44 am

all of my daily gripes, done for me. Big, big shoutout to Keren on this one.

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While I’m on the subject of comix April 13, 2006

Filed under: comics,wack — tim @ 11:51 pm

front page of valley news 4/13/06My local paper, the Valley News, has the worst comics page of all time. I'd call it the funnies pages, but there is not a single funny thing about this. The picture to the left is not an example of these comics, but rather an example of what gets run on the front page just about every day. This guy is making an example out of someone on some selectboard, as Selectboards are great ways to not run your town. 

First of all, the daily paper carries one set of crappy comics while the Sunday paper carries a somewhat different set. For example, it's really a bummer when I can follow the adventures of Cathy all week long but then get denied on Sunday!? Cathy-blocked — Ack! And who determined that Beetle Bailey and Hagar the Horrible have earned the right to be in my comics all week, yet B.C. only berate and humble me on the Sabbath?

We get snivel like Sally Forth and Zits on Sundays, but thankfully we don't have to hear their whiny pseudo-teenage pseudo-complaints during the week. But against all of my wishes, I'm forced t be glued to every day's worth of For Better Or For Worse. I always wonder if this is a question that the author is asking me — and no matter what I answer, they say "nope, worse." Could there be any more depressing plot lines? And not to mention, every strip never fails to end with someone getting a cold steel rod shoved down their pants and the said person looks shocked and exasperated. (it's true, look in your daily paper. Don't get that pre-web "paper"? too bad, you'll have to take my word for it.) So, reasons that For Better or For Worse is the most depressing comic out there:

1. It takes place in Canada

2. cold steel rods in pants daily

3. I can't keep track of the characters and their seemingly real lives 

So I'll be writing a letter to the Valley Snooze to get to the bottom of this comic strip mystery. Ha — comic strip mystery — what is this, Apartment 3G? That would be an improvement over Shoe!


Zippy The Pinhead on the J!

Filed under: comics,wiggity,zippy — tim @ 11:27 pm


I already love Zippy the Pinhead's alternate view of the universe, and this was Wednesday's strip. Oddly enough (or was it planned) — Zippy was featured in a J! answer on Wednesday. Hmm…..