Man, after reading this week’s comic I have to say there is something seriously wrong with me. I mean, it is a pretty sweet comic, I must admit, but still… talk about your Debbie Downers. Well, someone has to tell it like it is, right? Hell, Louis C.K. can be pretty depressing and he’s the funniest, hippest comic out there right now. Not that I’m even a tiny fraction as funny as he is but I think I could definitely challenge him in the pessimistic and sad department.
Good times. Enjoy your holidays!
PS I was originally going to make fun of Tea Partiers instead of Libertarians since I actually do like really Libertarians quite a bit even though I think they believe in magic. But this joke just worked out better than a Tea Party guy bitching about his taxes going to Santa’s sleigh subsidies.
Oh man, the camera I refer to in this week’s Dustinland is going to be the present ever. It’s really some addicting fun. It does take a while to put these little videos together though, so don’t expect a new one every week. Oh, and also there’s this thing called copyright laws, so it’s possible I’ll have to take this video down since I don’t own the song. You know, because I’m really hurting the The 69 Boyz by using their song “What You Want For Christmas.” But who knows, maybe they’ll like it and let me leave it up. Either way, it’s a funny song, and a funny video (at least I think so).
Last week, before I drew this comic, my mom called me, and we had this conversation:
MOM: Are you going to do a holiday comic next week?
DUSTIN: I think so.
MOM: Is it going to be positive?
DUSTIN: Probably not.
I was going to draw a comic called “The tree of spite,” which I have been planning for years. But, I think it will have to wait at least another year, because I decided to go the happy route instead (well, as happy as my comics can get). I really do try and enjoy the holidays. Christmas, Chanukah, Hanukah, Hristmas… it’s just nice to be festive.
So happy holidays, and yes, that really is my awesome fake fireplace!
Yup. Present time. Yay. Okay, okay, I won’t be a Scrooge. Buying presents can actually be kinda fun — when you actually have good ideas of what to get someone. I feel like you always get good present ideas for people in April, but then when the holidays come around you completely blank.
P.S. I’m not really kidding in that last panel.
This week’s Dustinland isn‘t the most joyous holiday celebration, but you know what: I think it’s pretty awesome. And it makes you think of the lyrics to Santa Claus Is Coming To Town in a completely different light. Here they are, with just a teeny bit of editing.
You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not pout. He’s making his list. He’s checking it twice. Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice. He’s sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good.
Man, that is pretty damn creepy. Either that or Santa Claus is just a big metaphor for a vengeful God in this song.
Anyway, sorry to depress you with such a holiday downer of a strip, but I think if you can laugh at a situation, you’ll be able to deal with it better. I once read this quote in a really shitty new age book: “I’d rather be a humorous fool than a serious jackass.” So put that in your pipe and smoke it. If you can afford a pipe these days.