This week’s new Dustinland comic is obviously a parody. I guess the premise is, what if some shady character cooked up a fake comic convention that used a bunch of bootleg hero rips offs to swindle people out of their money. But really it’s just an excuse to do a comic book version of Tim and Eric’s “Sports.”
I had a lot more of these but only so much time for drawing. I think my favorites are Fingerblast, No-Eye Joe and Silly String.
Man, like I say in this week’s new Dustinland comic, you really come to understand just how many awful things happen in the world when you accidentally stick your kid in front of the nightly news. Even NPR, to be honest. I never watch the news myself, mostly because it’s awful — although local news is very unintentionally funny. I read the news. And I listen to NPR. But there have been many times on the ride to drop kiddo off at daycare in the morning when I’ve had to quickly switch stations. Not all the time, but sometimes.
But yeah. News. Oh and sorry if you are a religious person who is offended by that last panel. Taking the lord’s name in vain and what not. We’re probably not going to come to terms on this one but hey, at least I said sorry. That goes over well in church, right?
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In this week’s new Dustinland comic, I pretty much say all I have to say on the matter of being skinny. I mean, of course if I had to choose I’d rather be underweight than overweight. So I’m not actually complaining about that part of it. I’m complaining about the part where people think that it’s okay to openly mock someone for being skinny, even though you would never comment on another person’s weight, height, complexion etc… Actually, I bet tall people get it as much as skinny people do. You’re so tall! How do you drive a car? Where do you find pants? Sort of the same thing. Tall people, if I ever did that to you, my bad.
This week’s Dustinland comic is about public bathrooms. It’s title “Toe Flush.” I think that says it all. We’ve all done it. But what inspired me to draw a comic about it was watching my son do it. At home. He didn’t actually learn it from me. He learned it from his mom. They were out at some dirty public bathroom and she did the old toe flush and now he tries doing it even at home. He just thinks it’s fun. He doesn’t get the concept of not wanting to touch a filthy public poop handle.
As for the caption, well, some of you may remember this classic PSA from back in the day. So there you have it.
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Would you consider this week’s Dustinland comic to be NSFW? I think it’s debatable. I mean, asshole is a curse, but it’s certainly not a four-letter word. It’s one of those borderline curses. Like, I wouldn’t want my kid using it but if he was 14 and it slipped out, it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. I mean, we all say it. We all think it. It’s just the perfect word for that kind of person. And sadly that kind of person is everywhere. And I have been thinking about it a lot lately, because there are so many troubles in the world today being caused by so few people. It just seems like assholism will be an eternal problem that we may never be able to fully combat.
I don’t know if it’s fair to call a three-year-old a bully, but you can certainly say he’s on the right path. As I say in this week’s Dustinland comic, it’s hard teaching your kids to stick up for themselves. A lot of it seems to be within them, at least at an early age. My kid is sort of nice and sensitive, just like I was. I’m trying to toughen him up a little, but it doesn’t seem to be working. He’s just a nice guy who doesn’t like to get physical in a violent way. Except with me, I guess. He has no problem punching me in the nuts or kicking me in the face. Happens quite often, and usually unprovoked. Maybe that’s the answer. “Just pretend the mean boy is daddy.”
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