Category Archives: Cartoons

My Space or Yours? Cartoons | Jokes & other Funny Stuff 17 JAN 2008

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ActionTrip comics ran this little gem a little while ago, and I couldn’t help but pick it up and make a comment. No matter who you speak to, the story is the same. The minute you get married you immediately lose the right to any interior decorating urge whatsoever. At best you might be …loaned’ a study or den to do with what you please, but even then you have strict rules on what is and what is not acceptable. What might have once been your space is now forever lost, destined to be covered with family portraits and yellow daffodils.

Could this be the subtle, subconscious way in which women try to subvert us men? Is it a challenge to show who actually wears the pants in the house?

It doesn’t matter how big and strong you as a man are. It doesn’t matter how stubborn or how much of a pig you may be. The minute you and your wife move into together, kiss your style goodbye!

(Um, is it okay to post this love?)

Related link: http://www.actiontrip.com/index/comics.phtml

What the Code Giveth Cartoons | My Life 09 DEC 2007

PhD Coder
(As always, click on the cartoon to see it in all its glory)

Oh yeah baby, that’s exactly how I feel at the moment!

This weekend I’m actually working, trying to get as much code in as possible so as to meet my self-imposed deadline of Thursday 13 December for the SAN Access System.

So far so good, I’ve nailed some really important and tricky aspects of the system down, particularly the integration of my FTP and HTTP calls. Today is no exception and my PHP recursion functions are working beautifully, bringing a very well deserved smile to my face…

…and of course that’s when I remember that what I’ve just achieved pales in comparison with what I still need to do. One small step at a time – I guess :(

Truly what the Code giveth, the Code taketh away.

Expose! Cartoons 30 NOV 2007

Okay, this one pulled a chuckle from my mom, so you KNOW it is post-worthy then. Of course, you have to know a little bit about hospital gowns to catch this one, but c’mon, who doesn’t know anything about those pesky excuses for garments!

Bound and Gagged

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Today’s comic is courtesy of Bound and Gagged, more of which can be found here.

Why Oprah Must Go Cartoons 27 NOV 2007

Presented below is further compelling evidence that either Oprah must be banned from television completely or restricted to day-time television where only bored housewives can watch it and manly men all over the world get to keep their manliness.

big top cartoon why oprah must go

The comic strip above is from the always funny ‘Big Top’ (by Rob Harrell) strip. Google it if you must.

Space Pants Cartoons 21 NOV 2007

I wonder if all women are like this when they finally find something that: a) fits b) looks good c) WILL break their man’s bank account? I somehow imagine that they do! :)

Actually, it also kind of reminds me of that cheesiest of cheesiest ‘compliments’ that you can pay to any lady. It goes a little like this:

He says “Wow, those must be space pants that you are wearing!”

She gives a puzzled look. “How so?”

He replies “Because your ass is just so out of this world!”

…followed by a big cheesy grin. And possibly a smack to the cheek (She slaps him, not the other way around. That would be sexual harassment you know).

As always, click on the image to view the comic in all its glory.

Today’s comic comes from Tatsuya Ishida’s Sinfest webcomic, a comic that is always blasphemous, always funny and always a true reflection of people and how they live today (well mostly). Check out his website for all things Sinfest.

Javascript and Flash Cartoons 15 NOV 2007

9 out of 10 times Dilbert has me chuckling to myself. This one in particular had me laughing out aloud :)

Don’t worry if you don’t know what Flash and Javascript in computing terms are – you should still be able to get the gist of the joke, even though it isn’t quite as funny then as it is to us technical people :P

Dilbert

As always, click on the image to view the comic in its full glory.

Related link: http://www.dilbert.com

Lecture Attendance Cartoons 27 OCT 2007

I just had to post this cartoon from one of my favourite online comic strips, PhD Comics, best known for providing global up-to-the-minute procrastination. It has captured the spirit of university lecture attendance perfectly, and I dare any fellow university attendees (current or past) to disagree! –

It is a proven fact that the more learning materials a lecturer provides for their classes, the less people actually bother attending them. Usually the young, fresh lecturers fall into this trap, generating tons of materials, specifically online materials, only to scratch their heads in puzzlement over the dropping attendance rate and subsequent lower rating they receive from their peers. More experienced lecturers make a point of providing you with as little as possible materials, thereby forcing you into the lecture theatre to at least just copy their damn slides down. Of course the more sadistic lecturers take absolute delight in leaving their slides up for as short a period as possible! I remember hating those guys! (Actually, the Maths lecturers were the worst of the lot. They used to scribble on the board, meaning you needed to first translate their scribbles and then hurriedly copy them down before the board got wiped for the next set of scribbles!)

And then of course the extremely senior lecturers turn this theory around on it head, by pinching as much material from their TAs and other lecturers as possible, making it freely available to students and then sit back and take leisurely time off as the students fail to pitch up for lectures! And who says you cant teach an old dog new tricks?

PhD Comic

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Related link: http://www.phdcomics.com

Old Age Bono Cartoons 23 OCT 2007

I haven’t heard from my buddy Karl in ages, so every now and then I find I can check his pulse by posting a cartoon featuring some aspect of U2 and await a response.

Note: This cartoon is only funny if you recognise the song it plays off ;)

Old Bono

Super Heroes Race Cartoons 02 OCT 2007

You know, I kind of get the idea that this is exactly how Batman beat the Flash in a race. Wally West never was one of the smartest heroes on the block :)

Super Hero Race

As always, click on the image for the full-size cartoon.

The cartoon is from Ink Pen, a fairly mediocre comic strip that only shines every now and then. For more info on it, click on the related link below.

Related link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ink_pen