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Thursday, July 16, 2009

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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.
 

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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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