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Christmas Shoppers Are My Tenth Circle of Hell

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2008-12-12

I need to take a lesson from Bitsy and get all my holiday shopping done by the end of summer. The swarms of people is maddening, and this is just another reason why I should live in a small cabin in the woods and not a big-time city full of hustle and bustle. I just don’t like crowds; I can’t concentrate as well, and there’s a cow mentality (moooooo) that just gets under my skin.

Question of the day: What’s your favorite circle of hell from Dante’s Inferno?

Mine would be the Third Circle. Down with gluttons, down with gluttons!

Them stories that you tell me are so hard to swallow
You said “Go to hell” but I know you’d just follow
The future’s closing in quicker than you think
and hanging with you I know why Henry drinks

– “Why Henry Drinks” by Drive-By Truckers

Written by Paul

December 12, 2008 at 11:41 am

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Dreaming of an Xbox 360 and More

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2008-11-14

EDIT: Oops. That second panel should read “I feel like if I don’t, I’ll do something rash…like buy an Xbox 360.”

Games that are specifically calling to me for the Xbox 360 are Fable 2 (you get a dog!), Oblivion (you get swords and magic spells!), and Fallout 3 (you get to be evil or good or somewhere in the middle/you get a dog!). These are the sort of games that really allow a player to…roleplay. Which is right up my alley. I love the idea of open-world games, and I’ve yet to really play one other than the early PS2 Grand Theft Auto games. Those were okay, but as you know Bob I’m a fantasy junkie. Not a car fiend. So in the mean time I’m trying to beat some ignored games from my collection and save up some cash.

But oh, if when I do get an Xbox 360, I promise y’all the first thing we will do is frolic in a field.

If you take it, I am yours

I’m up and doing circles

I’m taken, I am yours, I’m up and doing circles

– “Are You Ten Years Ago?” by Tegan and Sara

Written by Paul

November 14, 2008 at 11:30 am

My Shopping Cart Gets Stolen

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2008-11-13

So, guess who it was that stole my shopping cart:
A. Regina Spektor
B. Victoria’s Secret lingerie model
C. Michael Caine in the role of Alfred Pennyworth
D. A smelly old lady that made me feel bad cause I was totally ready to yell at her but then she feigned memory loss or whatever and pretended like she never stole my cart in the first place, but merely misplaced it somewhere over by the paper products aisle.

Take your time, really. No pressure. I’m here all day.

Go lightly from the ledge, babe
Go lightly on the ground
I’m not the one you want, babe
I will only let you down

– “It Ain’t Me, Babe” by Bob Dylan

Written by Paul

November 13, 2008 at 11:49 am

Forgetting a Bag of Yogurts Sucks

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2008-10-23

Maybe I should just take this as a sign to buy more Ramen noodles over buying healthy-wealthy yogurt? Yes? Agree with me. You’ll make my wallet very happy.

Fun fact time! You can spell this magical dairy product lots of ways, see: yoghurt, yogurt, yoghourt, youghurt, or yogourt.

A knocked down dragged out fight
Fat lips and open wounds
Another wasted night and no one will take the fall

– “Worry Rock” by Green Day

Written by Paul

October 23, 2008 at 7:00 pm

Everyone Laugh at the Dewey Pyle

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2008-10-19

I’m not sure why I drew myself looking angry in that final panel, but I definitely wasn’t anything but a jolly zombie with my raccoon eyes. Oh, and here’s the video for the final commercial, where you can see me in undead form hug attack Tara in a mall parking lot:

Yes, folks. That’s right. Not an ounce of acting skills in my body. And of course, what you can’t see is that I’m holding a Starbucks bottled frappuccino drink the entire time…

Just don’t forget this
We won’t regret this
We’ve got one chance to get it right

– “We All Roll Along” by The Maine

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October 19, 2008 at 9:12 pm

Calling the Bank Proves Easy

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It turns out that if you create a savings account to keep all the money you got from your college graduation party and then, after three to four years, never make a deposit or withdrawal, the bank people will send you a letter threatening to turn the money over to the state unless, ya know, you prove you are alive.

::waves hands:: Hello, alive person here! ::keeps on waving::

Ninety-nine dreams I have had
And every one a red balloon
It’s all over, and I’m standing pretty
In the dust that was a city
I could find a souvenir
Just to prove the world was here
Here it is, a red balloon
I think of you and let it go

– “99 Red Balloons” as sung by Goldfinger

Written by Paul

October 8, 2008 at 7:37 pm

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The Gift Card Conundrum

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I immediately went home and threw it in the trashcan. Either way, I still can’t get the Target kid’s look of abstract horror out of my mind. I mean, really, who in their right mind gets a card with $0.01 on it? Only a madman, that’s who! All right, I’m going to go work on my evil robot then…

REMINDER: I’m posting TWO comics a day until the week is over. Check below for an earlier comic!

They tell me to be discreet for all intended purposes
They tell me revenge is sweet and from where they stand, I’m sure it is
But I feel nothing for their game where beauty goes unrecognized
All I feel is heat and flame and all I see are dark eyes

– “Dark Eyes” by Bob Dylan

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September 25, 2008 at 7:11 pm

Dollar Store Totals

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Poor kid. He didn’t have that seven cents, and I wasn’t about to fish around in my pocket for it. He must’ve gone hungry or something cause he didn’t get his microwavable meal of chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, and string beans (with a warm brownie dessert!).

And the youth of our nation sure are a lewd bunch. I blame it on Pokemon…

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August 12, 2008 at 7:21 pm

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#357 – Recession Check

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Officially my second letter stating that my check was coming soon. Gee, thanks. How ’bout you just send me the check, IRS people? Hmm? Well, the letter said I should be getting it by today though I won’t be able to check my mail until I return to my apartment late Monday. So, really, it doesn’t matter. For now. I’m still not spending the money in my head until I have the actual check in my hands…but I’m toying with the idea of a laptop (cause it really is silly for me to think I’d ever buy a new videogame system when I barely have time to play anything nowadays as is)…

The weekend is here. Yay! I have Monday off from worky work, which means no new comic until Tuesday. As they’d say in that big British land across the pond, I’m taking a holiday. I’m also making the big drive down to South Jersey to enjoy the next three days with Momma Dukes, Dadster, and D. There will be wine and games and sleep and relaxing and DSing and just mmm doing a lot of nothing as well. Clearly, I’m excited.

But what about y’all? Any big plans for the Memorial Day weekend?

Over here the ladies all want sweet perfume
But there’s never a rose
And over the roses are frightened to bloom
So they never can grow

– “Lost in the Habour” by Tom Waits

Written by Paul

May 23, 2008 at 12:00 am

#340 – Best Buy Trip

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On purpose, I drove to Best Buy to purchase something. Anything. I wanted a new thing. Call it a spasm of materialisticism (not a word) or whatever, but I wanted something. So I first went and looked at the DVD for Sin City, which is on my list for next movies to buy before other movies (it’s an ongoing process). There were two versions, one with no bonus features and one with a ton yet a higher price. I studied them, studied them like a college goer crams for his/her biology final three hours prior to it; I squinted and stared at the cases, turned them over in my hand endlessly…and then I put them back on the shelf and walked away.

Then I went and looked at XBox 360. I picked up the box that held the lime green videogame thing. It was heavy. Someone once told me the heavier a thing is, the more you’ll pay for it. I didn’t take too much time deciding that, no, I’m not going to buy it. Not now.

I spent the rest of the time drifting, watching others pick out their prizes. All their eyes said the same thing: MINE, MINE, MINE.

So why did I go out there? To waste an hour of my day? It really isn’t that I’m dead broke, but that I’d rather not go into debt. Also, I can’t help but feel horrible when I buy things I don’t need…

I guess it was a compulsion of sorts, a wanting of being out and being a consumer. Yet I failed. I returned empty-handed and I still don’t understand why…

This public musing has been brought to you by Paul, who is just waiting for the weekend to arrive.

When you’re walking downtown
Do you wish I was there?
Do you wish it was me?
With the windows clear and the mannequins’ eyes
Do they all look like mine?

– “Come Pick Me Up” by Ryan Adams

Written by Paul

April 30, 2008 at 12:05 am