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Bonus Comics from August 2008, Part Four

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All righty, here’s the last two bonus MyLifeComics from August 2008 that never made it online until now. Hope all two of you reading this have enjoyed them, and I’m sure I’ll have some new stuff up…eventually.

I absolutely love game shows, but not game shows like this:

2008-08-22B

If you’re a Home Movies fan (and no, I’m not talking about those mini videos you and your significant other make late at night in your bedroom), I love you and we need to get together for a marathon real soon because the truth of the matter is that McGuirk is our nation’s greatest overachiever and I want to be 94% like him when I hit my mid-forties:

2008-08-23B

Today’s been a career day
Futures made and fortunes lost
As I’m standing in the lobby
I’m waiting for the elevator to take
Me away

– “Career Day” by The Format (R.I.P.)

Written by Paul

May 14, 2009 at 6:59 pm

Don’t Say Anything Dumb is a Good Mantra

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2008-12-20

Who watches the Watchmen?

Sorry, couldn’t help myself on that one. Anyways, despite this being the 12/20/08 comic, I’m really posting it on 02/08/09 (yes, I know, it’s stupidly confusing), which means I’m back from New York Comic Con. And it. Was. Awesome! How awesome, Paul, you ask? Well, I went there with three hopes: (1) Meet Bryan Lee O’Malley and pick up the new Scott Pilgrim book; (2) Meet Aaron Douglas, a.k.a. Chief Galen Tyrol from Battlestar Galactica; and (3) buy a new Munchkin set.

Of those, the first two were successfully met, and that more or less means it was an awesome con. Definitely wanna hit it up again in October 2010. Below are three photos for y’all to enjoy (thanks, Mon!):

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Written by Paul

December 20, 2008 at 10:38 pm

Kissing Goodbye Before the Entire World

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2008-10-25

Despite the irony that my initials spell out PDA, I’ve never been one to really smooch in front of family…or more pertinently, in front of the smoochie’s family. I’m such a dorkasaur that I even asked Tara beforehand if it’d be okay to kiss her goodbye, and still, the nervousness came. Oh well. We smooched, the world didn’t burn us to the ground, and as I turned to leave her embrace I tripped over a pot cemented to the ground.

Goooooooooooooo me!

Conceptual paths wide open, I’m scared to death
Existential weight no longer holds you back
Conceptual paths wide open, I’m scared to death
I’m ready for the future, I’m ready for what happens next

– “Conceptual Paths” by Tom Gabel

Written by Paul

October 25, 2008 at 9:19 pm

Ocean City Air Show Accident-Free

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Those planes do some crazy maneuvers, twisting and turning like drunk snakes, soaring straight up into the sky until they flip themselves upside-down or zooming along beside their brothers. It’s enough to tighten one’s heartstrings, even if it is also exciting at the same time. I have vague memories of going to one or two air shows with my father when I was younger, but all that really materializes for me is the blur of something large and the whoosh it leaves in its wake…

On a note completely unrelated to today’s comic, I’ve discovered a song and music video that completely and unarguably summarizes everything that terrorizes me about the 1980s:

I’m sorry. (Did you see the robot?)

It’s hard to see your way out
When you live in a house in a house
Cause you don’t realize
That the windows were open the whole time

– “Talking Bird” by Death Cab for Cutie

Written by Paul

September 14, 2008 at 6:23 pm

#386 – Crabby Morning

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Did the sun succeed? Was it worth all the trouble he went through to pinpoint me, zero in, and focus its little deathray-esque eyes on the back of my legs? Well, you be the judge:

In Fortuitous Twist news, the second page of Chapter One is now up. Go check it out! Also, D, you know you can add the site to your RSS reader so you won’t miss a thang, yes? Get to it.

Well, the weekend is here. My big plans are seeing The Dark Knight, which might really be the first film of 2008 that I truly am excited to see. This will also mark down another day in history because I normally abhor going to the movie theaters on opening night, but this time I am willing to deal with the hordes of rowdy teenagers and stupid cell phone users. Yay, America! I mean…Batman!

What are you up to?

Snapple Real Fact #76: The average person spends about two years on the phone in a lifetime.

I am no masterpiece where innocence is painted green.
Isn’t it strange to think that you created all of me?

– “Masterpiece” by Meg & Dia

Written by Paul

July 18, 2008 at 12:00 am

#381 – “What If” Situations

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Wouldn’t you do the same?

Thanks, everybody, for the birthday wishes! Tara was waiting with cake for me when I got home from work. We went out to din-din at Applebee’s where I watched in horror as THREE other people got birthday songs sung at them. Ugh. Why would anyone wish such torture upon themselves? Thankfully, none of the employees caught wind of my day-of-birth, and I enjoyed a glass of red apple sangria (though it deceptively contained green apples) in peace. THEN cake devouring happened, and man oh man can she make a yummy cake. Yes, I exist just to make you all jealous.

The weekend is here, too. W00t. Mine is jam-packed with shtuff: tonight I’ll be seeing Some Guy with a Guitar, tomorrow I’ll be seeing RUSH in concert (!!!), and Sunday I’ll be seeing myself slicing and dicing up the golf course as I’m wont to do. What are y’all up to these next days?

Snapple Real Fact #12: Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards.

Sweet memories
Flashing very quickly by
Reminding me
And giving me a reason why
I know that
My goal is more than a thought
I’ll be there
When I teach what I’ve been taught
And I’ve been taught…

– “Lessons” by Rush

Written by Paul

July 11, 2008 at 12:00 am

#376 – Rocky Hike

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Woah! Check out that Schindler’s List usage of color! Hmm. I wonder what it symbolizes? Sacrifice? Despair? Directions? Aqua?

Wow, it’s Friday already. Know what that means, kiddos? Vacation officially begins one week from today. To say I’m beyond excited is…well, it tis what it tis. For now, the weekend consists of two things I absolutely hate doing: getting a haircut and buying a bathsuit. FUN FACT: I have not bought a bathing suit in at least…five years. Gah. I hope y’all are doing something more enjoyable than that. Hmm? Hmm?

Question of the day:
Why on Earth do men think they look good in speedos?

Haven’t you heard it’s a battle of words
The poster bearer cried
Listen son, said the man with the gun
There’s room for you inside

“Us and Them” by Pink Floyd

Written by Paul

June 20, 2008 at 12:00 am

#372 – No Real Comic

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I did this in three seconds. I know, you’re all impressed.

Real comics to come tomorrow, I promise.

I know what I know
I’ll sing what I said
We come and we go
That’s a thing that I keep
In the back of my head

– “I Know What I Know” by Paul Simon

Written by Paul

June 16, 2008 at 8:35 am

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#371 – Bitsy’s Favorite Videogame

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Happy birthday, Bitsy! May it be filled with presents drifting from balloons, pantless chipmunks, and pixelated cakestuff! I can’t wait for you to come home for summer vacation so we can visit each other’s towns and fish and decorate our houses (by that, of course, I mean you give me rare furniture to make mine prettier). We’re almost there! Can you smell the beach, shoobies, and boardwalk za?

The birthday girl also told me to search this video out, a mesh of old school dance footage that is synced flawlessly with some rap song, which I will admit is pretty entertaining:

If I had one-fifth of the dancing skills as the lovely ladies above here have I could rule the world..

To those reading this that are not my sister (that’d be most of you), the weekend has arrived. What does that mean for y’all? I’ll be avoiding the heat, hanging out with the girlfriend, and possibly making the big purchase I alluded to earlier. You all assumed I already made it, and you know what assuming does, right? ASS-U-ME. For shame! Anyways, give me your plans. You will receive bonus points if you use any of the following three words: lull, escapade, or zenith.

No time frame, for what I need to do today
Here at the yellow house. I think I’m gonna play
With free-livin’ lads down the street aways away
As I feel the moon rise
The time that all feels is the right time
Here in our sleepy house

– “Sleepy House” by Blind Melon

Written by Paul

June 13, 2008 at 12:00 am

#366 – Trashy Woman

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I can already hear Momma Dukes now: “Have you made an appointment to get your eyes checked yet?!” Nah, being blind isn’t too bad. It has some pros to it. When I figure out what those are, I’ll be sure to inform each and every one of you.

But let’s play a game. It’s called How Many Shots of Grain Alcohol Did These People Take Before Getting on the Internet to Google Around and Find MyLifeComics? Okay, it’s a bit long, but it’s more or less a work-in-progress. Got some very interesting term searches this week. See for yourself:

  • can horses get herpes?
  • comic strip about paper or plastic
  • spiderman lingerie
  • dislike of bright colors
  • how to build a redneck
  • how birds mate
  • make me a comic strip now

Yeah, my guess is…three shots of grain alcohol.

The weekend is here. Please tell me your plans so that I may imagine myself beside you, sharing said plans with you, all without being the least bit creepy. I promise. Maybe. Just consider me your personal Jiminy Cricket or whatever. I might be making a big purchase over the weekend, thanks for my recession check. You want a hint? It’s not an orange.

Smeared black ink, your palms are sweaty
And I’m barely listening to last demands
I’m staring at the asphalt wondering what’s buried underneath where I am

– “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight” by The Postal Service

Written by Paul

June 6, 2008 at 12:00 am