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Thursday, July 16, 2009

38 comments
Pencils are kind of a strange representation of human aging. Withering and grinding down to nothing. Although I'd kill to be able to erase a few things, and stab a few more with my sharp point.
 

What Say You (38)

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Chris Ellis wrote at 10:37am Jul 16
Where are grandfather tree and grandmother graphite?
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m wrote at 11:01am Jul 16
finally a better one
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m wrote at 11:01am Jul 16
i meant that as a good thing.
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kitty wrote at 11:14am Jul 16
i dont get it. help me out?
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Nielsen wrote at 11:53am Jul 16
Kitty: You know how pencils are kinda long and not sharpened when they are new? And how they are kinda short when they've been used for a while? Well, the baby boy is that new pencil. Actually I think the old pencils should have bitemarks in them. Who has a pencil without bitemarks?
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hg wrote at 12:03pm Jul 17
ok, but why is it a boy?
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etorw wrote at 12:20pm Jul 17
It's funny because pencils get smaller the more they are used.
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Gary Busey wrote at 12:27pm Jul 17
I get the joke, I just find it appallingly unfunny.
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John wrote at 12:33pm Jul 17
This comic seems to be pretty hit-and-miss. Going to bookmark and hope the future brings more hit than miss :) Love the artsy "existential" ones.
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Domohawk wrote at 3:40am Jul 17
:) Nice!
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Mechanical "Cyborg" Pencil wrote at 4:43am Jul 17
I... I... I am a monnnnsterrrr!!!!!
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Unconditional Fan wrote at 6:43am Jul 17
I'm torn between the existential and the obscene. I thought today's was hilarious, but I'm a big fan of people being clever. But seriously, Mike, you need to make more abortion jokes.
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Mike Gioia wrote at 6:54am Jul 17
Abortion jokes are my bread and butter. I'll see what I can whip up for next week.
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Daniel wrote at 7:37am Jul 17
Haha, nice one
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danineteen wrote at 8:13am Jul 17
Awesome! That's soooo clever! :P
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Qwerty wrote at 8:34am Jul 17
Aah! Monetization!
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danineteen wrote at 10:09am Jul 17
Loved the alt-text.
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asdfgh wrote at 11:05am Jul 17
to answer the person who asked, "why is it a boy?" i think its because its like and unsharpened pencil? so like new born...un..sharpened. i think..
나도 몰라!
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Gazared wrote at 12:03pm Jul 17
It's a beautiful baby boy because they all start with 'b'! It just rolls off the tongue more easily than 'beautiful baby girl' or 'beautiful baby what-the-hell-is-that', don't you think?

Actually, I kinda like the second one...
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Chad wrote at 1:06am Jul 17
I love your comics, well most of them, but there is nothing funny about killing babies!
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The World's Funniest Baby Joke wrote at 2:32am Jul 17
What's the difference between a trunk full of bowling balls and a trunk full of dead babies?

You can't use a pitchfork on the bowling balls.
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MONKOR wrote at 6:14am Jul 17
It's a boy because he has lead in his . . . self.
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Dan wrote at 11:16am Jul 18
its a boy an uncircumcised one
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Kev wrote at 3:22am Jul 19
the fact that it's a boy is irrelevant to the funny.

He could have stopped at "oh what a beautiful baby" but decided to let you know the sex. It is not central to the punch line.
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Sean wrote at 9:06am Jul 19
To the people commenting: why does the gender matter, and how does this have anything to do with abortion?

It's a great comic that made me laugh... why ruin it
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a-co wrote at 3:30am Jul 23
@ Chris Ellis, tree and graphite wouldn't work cuz pencils do not become that as they get older. The grandparents would just be like erasers
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Chris Ellis wrote at 10:44am Jul 23
@a-co Hmm, that raises many questions on the reproductive process of a pencil.
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a dingo ate your baby wrote at 11:34am Jul 25
aw how thoughtful. someone brought her a salad...that she's storing on top of the...safe by her bed?
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Caitie wrote at 9:33am Aug 1
This is awful.
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munchkin wrote at 12:59am Oct 20
took me a sec to get it but then i was was like ^_^
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Lin-Z wrote at 8:58pm Nov 18
You are amazing, and this is awesome
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ozy wrote at 2:32pm Dec 4
personify more nub
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EdoI wrote at 3:34am Dec 12
This one would be better if boys were presented as sharpened, and girls not. But still funny.
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jf wrote at 9:03pm Dec 19
for people that commented. nice way of wasting your time people lol
kool comic
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Miss Kshizz wrote at 8:38am Mar 26
zomg alt text win! ^^
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itsnunofyobusiness wrote at 11:19am May 12
i wondered what made it a boy.
and killing babies is very funny
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Trev wrote at 10:18am Apr 14
scared for the day we run out of trees.
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Kicsii wrote at 1:29am Aug 11
Finding happiness all comes down to one thing, and that's hsonety. Honesty with yourself first and foremost about who you are in the truest sense, and what your needs are as opposed to your wants.I meet all kinds of people from all kinds of backgrounds, and I do this all day, every day. Many of these people I get to know as people, and it never ceases to amaze me how many of them have sold out. Sold their souls in the name of money, & perception. I call it that I'm kind of a big deal syndrome. They work jobs they hate, to buy shit they don't need, and marry people they don't like, and have kids they don't want in an effort to keep up with the Jones. They fall in love with these conceptions of what the perfect little life is, and how they're viewed by others, but when it comes down to brass tacks, their lives are as big a mess as anyones.I know it sounds a little tree huggerish , but I don't think it's possible to ever really be happy, until people know themselves, and what it is that makes their engine run smooth. That's what life is, it's about finding purpose, and reason to be here .it's purely functional. Once we find our function, and are honest about what we need in life as opposed to what we want, I honestly believe that happiness is inevitable

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