Panel 1 of 3: a bottle sits on a table. The label reads "Juice that awakens you to the absurdity of existence". Panel 2 of 3: A stick figure tips the bottle back and drinks deeply from it, thinking, "This is fundamentally meaningless." Panel 3 of 3: A second figure asks the first, "Oh hey, how's that juice?" The first replies, "I choose to drink more."

You shouldn't have encouraged me yesterday if you didn't want me to drop everything and do more juiceposting.


With great power


A person stands on a table with a manic expression and agitated body language, saying, "I'm here to fix everything!" A second person is sitting at the table, having lifted their steaming mug off the table, and staring frozen at the one on the table. The mug is printed with the words "OH NO". Bottom caption: "With great power comes the delusion that every problem can be solved with great power."

Just something to keep in mind if you ever happen to acquire great power.


This is a message to you


Various birds bring compact discs in their beaks and talons to an exasperated and mystified person, who says, "I don't know what it means!" The bottom caption reads, "But the birds continued to bring me America Online CDs."

Did non-USians get anything like these in the mail in the 90s? They were, in one little patch of spacetime through which I traveled, inescapable.

(I could have redrawn this digitally, but at what cost? Anyway, if you need help decoding the handwriting, the accessibility text can help you.)




A person opens a closet door and cradles head in hand while looking inside, where multiple other doors appear on the walls. Bottom caption: So tired of my closets sprouting other closets. END

"The inspector says it's only slightly haunted," you said. "Think of the savings," you said.


Giant onion


Seen from inside a house, the front door is open and night seen outside from behind a giant purple onion blocking most of the doorway. A stick figure looks alarmed and places hands on head in distress: "Giant onion? But we buried you!" The onion says, "Yes, but I am a versatile and ubiquitous ingredient". That's it. That's the whole thing.

I don't know what to tell you. This was apparently really funny to the version of me that was awake through the weeèst hours of the night, so much so in fact that that version of me threatened me with serious consequences if I didn't post it now, in the curdled light of day.


He is doing fine


Stick figure in a huge jar wearing big over-ear headphones. Sign in front reads "Please don't break jar! He has plenty of air holes and is listening to lo-fi era Mountain Goats".

Classic case of "drew a stick figure in a jar & couldn't bear to let it go to waste".


Regrettable creation


Headline: Scientists create duck with underbite Pull quote: "We shouldn't have done this. We're going to try to fix it," they say. Pictured: a stick figure with gigantic eyeglasses holds a disgruntled duck with a major underbite. Both person and duck look disappointed.
"We already feel bad, so no need to pile on," added Dr. Anatidaesian.




A figure sits in the palm of a giant hand; in the background, even larger hands emerge from the ground and reach upward. Bottom caption: Manfredo Desjardins, superstar handscaper.

Look, they can't all be winners. But they CAN all not be winners.


Say what


One of two facing stick figures at (presumably) a party (in a featureless void) is holding forth, saying, "Say what you will about saying what you will; at least I don't say what I won't." The other looks down at their drink, perplexed.

"First idea, best idea" can be true if you only have one idea.


How would you say


Title above frame: (I used to be a linguist) Two stick figures sit across from each other at a table. One, looking at a notebook and using a recording device, says, "How would you say, 'I want to go to the party' in your language?" The other, looking almost offended, answers into the microphone, "I certainly would not."

(This is a pretty exciting answer to get when you're documenting a language.)
(Also, I'm with the native speaker on this one.)


Reflection reflected

A person looks at their reflection in a puddle. "Is that really what I look like?" they ask, appearing a little disappointed or distraught. The reflection, or perhaps the puddle itself, says, "No, you don't seem nearly so wet."


No, I don't know where Grambo went. We're not panicking yet, but please let us know of any possible sightings.