comics: wholesome, yet disturbing…?

Family Circus comic from December 26, 2008

I think about the only time I read the comics in the newspaper is when I visit the family for the holidays, and I just found this Family Circus strip disturbing! I’m sure it’s supposed to represent a cute little family moment, but it comes across as sounding much more like “Sweet Daddy Bear” to me.

The holidays have been ok, but I’m definitely ready to get back home and have at least a little time off to myself or with friends before I have to head back to the office. Even though there’s very little to do here but watch tv, eat or play with the dog, it’s just not as relaxing as it should be. (Yes, I totally should have installed WoW on my MacBook!) There’s just something about being away from your home turf out of obligation and not fun. This isn’t a house or area I grew up in, so at this point in my life DC is my home, not this place where my parents happen to live right now.

My mother, however, can still throw down when it comes to making a holiday meal. Just thinking about leftovers right now… I think I’ll bring this entry to a close and make a fridge raid. Season’s Eatings, y’all! :mrgreen:

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10 Responses

  1. Fredo says:

    Okay… “Sweet Daddy Bear.” Seriously, WTF mate?! 😯

    latest entry: ‘Atheist’s Guide to a Charlie Brown Christmas’

  2. Lolypup says:

    Now that would be a great Bobby Flay Throwdown, him against a mother for Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner….

    Im sorry but when you ended it with “Seasons’s Eatings, y’all,” I pictured you swallowing a stick of butter and smiling at the camera.

  3. Fredo says:

    @Lolypup: I always imagine Ms. Paula freezing her sticks of butter and doing something unspeakable with them.

    latest entry: ‘Atheist’s Guide to a Charlie Brown Christmas’

  4. brian says:

    @Fredo: Hm, that reminds me of a tale that started out at the Eagle and will not be detailed here. 😈

  5. Lolypup says:

    A tale that started at the Eagle, by any chance did it end in your bedroom? But that does remind me of the time.. Well I guess thats another tale that shouldnt be told here but it did leave a nasty stain on my friends couch. I had to turn over the cushion and I assume he never noticed but then again he never invited me to house sit again either!

  6. Fredo says:

    @brian: You. Me. Booze. (Wings?) Story time ❗

  7. Sean West says:

    Your Christmas sounds exactly like mine. Don’t get me wrong, I love hanging with the family for a couple of days but it is all about obligations. I don’t really get to have any “fun” and do things on my own.

    However, what bothers me the absolute MOST about coming here is that when I tell my friends (and others) that I’m coming here for Christmas they invariably say, “Oh! So you’re going home for Christmas.” *ugh* No, no I’m not. California is home… for all of us… my brother and I are native Californians… THEY all are the ones who left home, not me. So I’m not going home for Christmas, I’m going to my parents’ house for Christmas, a house in a city and a state in which I have spent a total of less than a month of my entire life.

    Merry Christmas to You. 😕

    latest entry: Two Bailouts with One Plan

  8. Esprix says:

    Comic? Innocent. That clip? HORRIFIC. Hand me the bleach for my BRAINS.

    latest entry: Whatnot?

  9. brian says:

    @Esprix: I’m not sure there’s any leftover considering that you’ve been using it for sunscreen for years now. 😉

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