the goofy one..
Be glad he got THAT close. He keeps looking at me like Ellie somehow got smaller.
You sayin’ I’m fat?
We should have played more pranks on him growing up since we’re twins, Ellie.
Yeah, pretty sure he can tell US apart more than any other. :((((
She just watched the Parent Trap on Netflix. She think’s you two could pull that off. I tried reasoning with her.
Pull off what? Our parents don’t need reuniting, plus they live in the same house.
I’ll level with you.. I really just wanted to sing the songs.
LET’S GET TOGETHERRRR! YA YA YA
I wonder how long you’d go on if comments weren’t limited to 10 levels. =P
We just do this
When did this start? Why doesn’t anyone ever tell me anything?
It started after McFatFat ran out of WHAM songs to listen to.
*Just stares at teh dumb one with mouth full of turkey.* Percy, did she just say that?
Wow, even you know the difference between identical and fraternal twins.
And how do you still have turkey left to eat? Hurry up before Grampa gets cranky.
Sorry, got distracted by that comment. *Proceeds to destroy turkey with extreme prejudice.*
I know where Pumpkin’s gravatar comes from…
Still trying to figure out what the source of Ellie’s is.
I don’t know where Pumpkin’s avatar comes from? Nickelodeon?
Google the character “Gum” from the game “Jet Set Radio Future” and you’ll find the original un-retouched pic easily. It bugged me for a while because I KNEW I had seen it somewhere before.
Ellie’s gravvy at first impression looks like a photshopped picture of a young Britney Spears but I could be wrong.
I did, and I even watched a you tube video on it, and I don’t think that she looks like it. But then, I don’t play that game much, xbox, playstation, whatever it is you young people do today with those things in your hands.
Here’s the pic of Gum that Pumkins avvy is from.
Okay, thanks. I see it now.
I never met a meta I didn’t like.
What about the one that tried to kill all the Reds and Blues?
That one is the coolest Meta there is.
Not for trying to kill them, but for being the scariest f-ing mute in the universe.
I never metaphor I didn’t like.
I just got here. How am I supposed to do the avatar thing? Does it know it’s me, or … ??
And why do I look so tired in the comic? Do I really look that bad?? Omg if I look that bad I want to see these first. How many have I been in so far?
That’s not me. That’s your roommate. I just saw the cast page. I’m not always yelling at the kids. Everyone’s going to think that now. Now I’m like the bitchy one to everyone seeing this. Ugh
ginger, i love you.. but SHUTUP
Ginger you look great right now. You definitely look better awake than half dead on a La-Z Boy.
Isn’t it gross when she drools in her sleep?
As long as you don’t drool while awake you’ve got things covered.
As her child, you’re supposed to take pictures of that sort of thing or ask her about her drooling around other adults not related to you. Then act innocent and pretend you don’t understand why you weren’t supposed to do that because it really was interesting and you were impressed that she could drool that much because you haven’t ever reached that distance that you’ve noticed. Then keep doing that as long as you can get away with it. It’s a time honored tradition.
If she reads this I won’t be able to get away with that ever again.
Andy, c’mere. We need to talk.
It’s OK, I’ve gotten plenty of pics with my 3DGS. Look, you can see it in 3D!
Awesome. You are the best.
You forgot the plentiful use of cherry kool-aid.
Ellie knows how the picture thing works, it isn’t that hard.
You totally yell sometimes though.
Yeah, you just got to wait until someone says that yer icon is “High Art” because it’s a cartooned attempt at a classical art representation of a cartoon.
Calvin and Hobbes said so before then went to the CalvinBall pit mine.
We always had the family tradition of trying to sneak as much sugar to other people’s kids as possible. Teaching them the fundamentals of CalvinBall would be a good idea in that vein too.
Darn straight there, Skippy.
I’ve been reading about Calvin Ball since Hector was a pup.
Is Calvin Ball like Madden? I’m not really into sports games.
Calvin Ball is the ultimate in un organized sports play. No two games are alike. The rules are always changing, and it depends on who has the Calvin Ball.
Huh, so the reason the parents don’t have the “family birthmark”, is because it skips a generation. Interesting “plot twist”. I approve.
Also, why is pops in such a big hurry to finish eating? Are they going to play some rugby after dinner?
Indoor ricochet death frisbee.
Black Friday Shopping is my bet. rugby sounds like more fun though.
I’m going to go with “Murder She Wrote” is on and Pappa B NEVER misses it but isn’t allowed to leave the table until N% of people are done.
I’m also wondering which side of the family the birthmark hails from.
What is the percent of lightning bolts, anyway?
Lightning bolts? I’d have to say more than 1.21 jigga-percent.
I am curious about what Papa Buckingham’s hurry is. On another note, Ginger’s baby is adorable. And poor Quinn’s hair XD
Asperand and McFatFat both seem to find it irresistible. Both are characters that we wouldn’t generally consider fully cognizant of the world around them and expected social proprieties.
Now I’m wondering if Cinn or Juniper will join in before Thanksgiving is over…
I like Ginger. She has a kind face in that panel, when she’s not under stress.
Was gunna say something about asperands, but I was thinking ampersand… bit of a throw off, as the kid doesn’t have the a in the middle so his cheek is just a spiral. So I’m wondering if ginger named her kids after the birthmarks, or are just using them for nicknames similar to Herb is doing to Ellie.
Herb! (giggle) how did I miss that the Dad’s name is Herb?!
Chris mentioned it somewhere deep in the comments of the previous comic.
I think that you need to look a bit higher than that. He took the first name mentioned, otherwise I’d still be petitioning for “Gerund”
You are thinking of William, Gingers husband. Herb is the one in a hurry to finish eating.
Yeah, I just got that all mixed up, under the assumption that first he was talking about William, and then Herb being the same person, as they are both fathers.
What with all the rush in my lame hiliarity, I got confused. Was it six jokes or five?
So you have to ask yourself… do I feel lucky? Well, do ya? Punk?
I do now.
My future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades.
Pop was in the military, wasn’t he.
He has to get to the store before all of the people that the cashier’s like to complain about show up.
How is this taking longer than 5 minutes? Are you people actually trying to TASTE the food?
I’m guessing that either he was born in New York, or his parents moved to Florida to branch out their muffler business.
Quinn’s dad is definitely military (still I think), but I don’t recall that being mentioned for Ellie’s dad. Doesn’t mean I didn’t miss it, though.
So one of the sub themes to this comic is the apparently the overall abuse of Quinn’s hair.
Violently removed by her roommate? Check.
Munched on by her roommate’s cat? Check.
Munched on by her roommate’s nephew? Check.
Set fire to by her roommate’s (randomizer go!)? Pending…
Clearly one of the squirrels will be responsible for setting it on fire.
No, it’ll be Ian, when he sets up a new show and accidently lights Quinn instead of the “Sorta Cool Ring of Fire.”
Are you sure that it’s not Clark W. Grizzwold?
No. He’d set it on fire when he was setting up the Christmas lights or trying to make smores. Not sure which.
And here I just thought that it would be some crazy accident with a stick of glue and the Thomas Magnum BB Gun.
I think setting Quinn’s hair on fire would be a good intro for the character in a stocking cap that was in the vote picture for the story arc we’re on. That’s make a good roommate introduction. Ellie could even offer to try to negotiate Pumpkin into sticking with the family discount instead of charging emergency prices on a wig as an apology.
Seriously, he’d be at least a quarter of the reader base’s favorite new character if he set Quinn’s hair on fire within his first ten comic appearances. At least for a while.
To quote Dunesbury, “He doesn’t flinch.”
“Dune”sbury? Fear is the mindkiller, Zonker…
Setting Quinn’s hair on fire would be an awesome way to introduce a new character.
Shouldn’t Ginger’s kids not have them if it skips a generation?
Or somfing lik that.
That’s why Ginger’s kids all have the caps-lock version. The letters skipped.
Maybe caps skipped numbers to special characters and Ginger’s grandchildren will skip the lack of birthmark and get lower case letters?
My theory is that the family birthmark is from either dominant or recessive genes. However, seeing as how they both have to be present in the dominant dominant or recessive recessive configuration, then both mother and father needed to have at least 50% of the DNA to foster onto the children’s genetic material.
However, I submit that if one parent is 100% dominant or recessive in terms of the birthmark, and the other is 50%, then there is at least a 50% chance that someone could have been born without the birthmark.
Now that I think of it, I think I’ll just bunk it and toss it all in the waste bin.
I was actually just thinking along those lines. Woo genetics.
Whew, the comments have really taken a weird turn today; no more long weekends for any of you…
hey, wait a minute! I called it!
NOW, you have something to put in the forum. :D
EAT THE HAAAIIIRRRRR.
When I have hair in my mouth I freak out until I can find it and remove it. I don’t understand the need to put hair in ones mouth. Silly Babies ;}
Also, Anise is the only one who eats three servings?? That family needs to kick their thanksgiving celebrations up a knotch. Hahaha
When you’ve only got a spork, a proper feeding can be difficult to engineer.
I respectfully submit that there may be two weird ones, but in this family, the father may not be entirely cognizant of the sistercouncil.
“Goofy” could be talking about Cinn’s eyes too. I mean, that’s a valid parental positive spin on “more soulless and dead than any of your twin’s stuffed animals.”
That was my intent with the lack of direct reference.
I thought you were thinking Pumpkin was second goofy one on the assumption she frequently cosplays around the house. Frequent random cosplaying seems like the sort of thing Pa Buckingham would call goofy.
If that was all that she did, I think that he’d call her sane.
Besides, I’m betting that she’s one of the few girls that ever hit pop up for money.
Where’s a next generation joke when you need one…
Make it so.
This made me smile
Wait so are the Nephew names Andy (&) Percy (%) and uh… Hash (#)?
The only names I established were Percy % in comments and Asperand @ in the above strip. Hash is close for #. But I’m planning on it actually being “Tag” (even though it’s properly called an octothorpe.)
“Andy” for the fourth nephew is a fan commentor taking a stab at it, I think. ;P
My vote for Hashpound has been for naught.
I kind of like Thorpe actually.
I like it, while going on the earlier Professor and Ginger, I definitely get a Thurston Howell, III vibe going with Thorpe.
It would be more like Andrew maybe
Worhol or Rooney?
Ah, man. I haven’t commented here in forever.
…You commented just to say that?
Yes, you just did.
BABY EATING HAIR. SHO CUTEEEEE.
Ahahaha, seriously, I think the cuteness in your webcomic is the best!
Wait, if it skips every other generation, how do the grandkids have them?
Well, they aren’t really….letters. I guess? I don’t know. That made me scratch my head to. Maybe Ellie is just mistaken.
“Lightning bolts”…”goofy one”…he can’t keep _any_ of their names straight, can he?
Its exhausting for him.
It, it’s easier than keeping flash cards, phone cheats and writing on their foreheads. Which, I think that if he were to do that, he’d have to apply the goofy moniker to himself as well.
I’d have to guess that it is a matter of boys get it in the next generation, where girls don’t. Dad doesn’t have the marks because its not from his family, its from mom’s family – so mom doesn’t have them, daughters do. If their were granddaughters, there would be no marks on them, but grandsons get marks.
100th comment just wanted ta late y’all know
Yer autocorrect is off kilter there bub
Onward, to 200 posts!
Is he rushing the Thanksgiving feast to go shop???
That would be my guess.
To get it over with.
Well of course, what else are we going to do?
And am I meeting you guys there or at the house? I may have been slightly drunk and deleted the text you sent me. Or you never sent me one. Either way I was drunk.
Think about it.
A man runs into the store, he gets what he wants and something to drink. Less than three minutes, unless the donuts are almost finished.
A woman runs into the store, she has to access her mental menu for the month, compare that to what’s on sale, best bargains in aisle six, what can be frozen, how much space is in the freezer, what can be scrapped for dinner this week to get space in the freezer by putting it into the fridge after they get home. etc.,. etc., etc., gossip, gossip, gossip., comment on what that trashy woman is wearing while she leads that goofy looking guy with spiky black hair and scissors for hands into that place where he runs out less than three minutes later.
I tell you, a guy knows how to get out of a store.
Now, I’m kind of wondering where the hair thing started. Ginger used the pronoun, “WE.” I’m thinking that while she is the first sister, she may have been on the receiving as well as giving end a few times with the sharp stuff. You know, like that one guy had for hands when he was led into that store where that trashy woman led him in. And he came back out in about less than two minutes.
Pretty sure that’s not the formal “we”. Google Church Lady and you’ll see it’s a flip on the “royal we” to be condenscending.
Tarra was introduced as the only one to avoid receiving an amateur haircut, so Ginger being on the receiving end has already been confirmed.
so Anise has a glass eye?
Or Juniper has an eye on her glass.
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